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2018 Hyundai Sonata Milwaukee

What’s New in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata?

Making its North American debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata will soon be available. Boasting a redesign that makes the new Sonata sleeker and more stylish than ever, the 2018 Sonata has many new features that drivers will be sure to enjoy. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

Features and Specs of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata now offers drivers LED daytime running lights to complement the new body design. The new lights will brighten the driving path when it gets dark to further make sure you’re safe out on the road.

The 2018 Sonata has also had improvements made to its handling. Hyundai engineers were able to increase the stiffness of the torsion bar by 12 percent and improved the steering calibration to allow drivers to have a stronger steering response. Along with the improved steering, the new Hyundai sedan will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. The new engine will be able to generate 245 horsepower.

Rear view of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata
New LED lights in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata
Steering wheel and touchscreen display in 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Read more: Color options for the 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

The new Sonata will also come standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display. The Sonata offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and drivers will be able to charge their smartphones on the go with the available Qi wireless charging pad. The infotainment system can also be used for navigation, and it offers other features such as a bird’s eye view, traffic flow and incident data.

“It’s all about making an impact. We wanted to deliver an exciting expressive car to our customers and show the world how passionate Hyundai is about design and craftsmanship. The objective was to make an impact, this design provides the visual excitement and unique identity our customers associate with Sonata.”

– Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai North American Design Center

For more information regarding what’s new in the 2018 Hyundai Sonata, be sure to follow our blog. Feel free to also contact us at John Amato Hyundai to see more of the upcoming releases

Best New SUV under $20,000

Autobytel released its awards for the best SUV’s to buy priced under $20,000  The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport made the top 3 on the list.

The Outlander Sport has been described as an example of style and affordability.

According to Mitsubishi, standard safety features on the new Outlander include Active Stability Control with Traction Control Logic, Tire Pressure Monitoring, anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. The Outlander Top Safety Pick+ award also demonstrates the new model can withstand crashes from every direction.

“Since its redesign in 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander with available Forward Collision Mitigation has been an IIHS Top Safety Pick+,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “With over 100 improvements from the previous model year, the 2016 Outlander truly serves as an ambassador for the brand’s dedication to superior safety and reliability.”

Available safety options included Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, among other active features. Mitsubishi has also recently developed an SEL Advanced Safety Package to make these upgrades available at all trims, not just upper-level models.

Schedule your time to come into John Amato Mitsubishi and test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport today. www.milwaukeemitsubishi.com

Second Chance Finance Auto Loan after Default near Milwaukee

A credit default occurs when a borrower is unable to repay the credit.  And this reflects on your ability to meet timely payments, putting off lenders from offering you reliable car loans after Default near Milwaukee,WI.

But, do not worry, John Amato Hyundai and John Amato Mitsubishi work with a huge network of lenders who look at you current repayment potential and are willing to take a chance with you. This way , you get various affordable rates of interest on reliable vehicles.  You can take you time to discuss your options with one of our numerous credit specialists.  Whether you get a loan from one of our lenders or our in-house finance program, we report to the credit agency, so when you make your payments on time future lenders will be happy with the positive change to your credit score.

Our Second Chance Finance are two pronged:  We help you get into a car and we also assist on getting your credit score back on track. .  Another reason to choose John Amato Hyundai and John Amato Mitsubishi is our huge selection of used vehicles.

We offer a wide selection of sedans, trucks, SUV, minivans and  sports cars.  Our brand selection is not limited to Mitsubishi and Hyundai, we also carry Acura, Audi, BMW, Dodge, Cadillac, Chevrolet and more.  You can take a peak at our inventory online.  Our vehicles are carefully inspected before we take them in so you need not to worry about safety or upkeep.  Like our reliable car loans after default, our cars too come in various price ranges so that there is something for every need, taste, and budget.  We take the time to listen to your financial situation,and we work hard to find you a vehicle and financing plan that works.

Even if you had a bankruptcy, divorce, repossession on your record it is not a problem.  We feel that our customers deserve a second chance.  Talking about prices, we offer internet specials, extended warranty programs and other financial  perks to all of our clients.  So there is savings at every corner.  For more details on starting your transaction contact John Amato Hyundai or                 John Amato Mitsubishi to start the process.

What Does Hyundai Active Eco Feature Do?

In today’s vehicle market, many dealers have vehicle features that benefit the consumer.  But not all consumers know what the features do.  Today we will discuss Hyundai Active Eco Feature.

Active Eco Feature was first introduced to the market in 2011, it is in fact a performance feature that is located on the left side of the steering wheel.  It modifies your Hyundai Engine operation and transmission control by smoothing out throttle responses.  It creates a smoother, smarter accelerations which in fact leads to better fuel economy.

Some of the benefits of Active Eco is that by controlling the engine and the trans axle, it reduces RPM’s during normal driving.  After selecting the Active ECO button, most drivers can realize up to 7 % increase in fuel economy

Active Eco is available on the following models:

  • Accent
  • Elantra
  • Sonata
  • Tucson
  • Santa FE

Take and Active Eco Equipped Hyundai for a spin at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee

 

Hyundai Genesis Standard of Luxury

The new standard of luxury is here.  The Hyundai Genesis in now available at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in  Milwaukee, WI.  Packed with a number of luxurious details and features and  top notch safety features.  Equipped with dozens of advanced safety features, including Hyundai innovative driver assistance technologies, the Genesis stands out

Here is a list of a few of the safety features:

  1.   Automatic Emergency Braking – Using a combined system of a camera and radar sensor, the Genesis monitors the vehicles ahead.  If the system detects a potential collision, and the driver does not react, the Automatic Emergency Braking instinctively kicks in.  If a crash is imminent with no driver response, the system can even apply the vehicle full brakes , stopping power from 5 to 50 mph
  2. Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist – When traveling at speeds above 44 mph, Lane Departure Warning will alert the driver when they begin to drift outside of their lane without signaling.  If the driver does not respond to the gentle steering wheel vibration alert of a visual cue, Lane keep Assist will apply corrective steering assistance to guide the vehicle back into its lane.
  3. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert –   Using an advanced radar system, the Hyundai Genesis constantly monitors the vehicle’s surrounding areas.  When the system detects the vehicle has enters the driver’s blind spot, it will provide both and audio and visual alert.  When the Genesis is in reverse the system scans for objects in the vehicle’s rear cross path and will alert the driver with the same cues should an object be detected.
  4.  Smart Cruise Control –  With Smart Cruise Control on the Hyundai Genesis, the system automatically adjusts the vehicle’s speed to maintain the driver’s pre-selected distance from the vehicle ahead.  Should the vehicle come to a complete stop, the stop/start technology allows the Genesis to come to a complete stop and then automatically start moving forward again if the vehicle ahead begins moving forward within 3 seconds
  5. Heads-Up Display –   If luxury is what you seek, look no further than its Head-Up Display.  Using a system of lasers, this feature displays all of the vehicle’s pertinent information on the windscreen.  Speed, navigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detection all conveniently located.

Come see The Genesis today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

We serve Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha.  Click here to see our inventory

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Milwaukee

Looking for a sharp SUV inside and out.  Check out the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is sized between the three row Santa Fe and the Tucson.  This year’s Sport takes a little from each model to round out its potion as Hyundai’s popular 2 row SUV.

Despite being mechanically unchanged from last year’s model, this year it received new front fascia, headlights, trim panels, taillights, rear fascia and more.

In total the design has matured in the Santa Fe Sport into something closer to the redesigned Tucson.   The Sport is still rated the best looking of the Hyundai crossover SUV trio.  It has hexagonal grille bracketed in place with coordinated fog-lamps trimmed with LED lighting.  The side sills stand out in relief up and over the rear wheel wells, and the rear door handles sit will back of the rear wheel openings.

The interior of the Sport is further refined from the previous years.  Hyundai is stuffing the Santa Fe Sport with more available technology.  Which includes an available 8 inch touch screen  and electrolunenescent gauges

The base engine that comes in the Santa Fe Sport is a 2.4 liter inline 4 that is also used in the Hyundai Sonata.  The engine makes 185 horsepower.  It is equipped with a direct injection that is paired with a 6 speed automatic.

In terms of SUV size, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is in the middle of the pack when compared to other SUV in its class.  It is close in size to the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Cherokee and Chevrolet Equinox.  It does have a slightly larger wheel base than the Ford Escape.

The Santa Fe Sport has more room than most of its rivals.  It has great leg room and knee room for the taller drivers.  The seats have sufficient bolstering on the bottom cushion and well shaped backrests.  Power seat is standard on most versions.

The rear seats splits and folds to flex in its available space.  The seats fold into a 40/20/20  which means that the middle section can give way to narrow objects without losing seating space.

 

Test drive your next SUV at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee

 

2013 BMW 328i For Sale Milwaukee

Come to John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when you are searching for high quality preowned vehicles.  Featured today is this 2013 BMW 328i sedan.

This BMW has only 47465 miles and is already priced $4500 below market value.  This BMW in Milwaukee is a 1-owner vehicle.   Other options include:

  • AWD
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Dual Zone AC
  • Hands-free bluetooth
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Memory Seating
  • Moonroof
  • Remote Keyless Entry

 

With summer just starting this is the perfect vehicle for truly enjoying your driving day or night.  This BMW is a great example of how you get down the roan in style

At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, Milwaukee we also include Warranty Forever on our vehicles.  This is a true benefit to our customers

This is a powertrain warranty that you are covered for as long as you own your vehicle.

The Warranty Forever Guarantee:

If you ever have a powertrain failure that exceeds your vehicle’s value, the Warranty Forever contract will pay you FULL NADA RETAIL VALUE of you vehicle at the time of the vehicle, and you KEEP your vehicle.

Research and see what other warranty is willing to provide you a guarantee like that?

 

Test drive this vehicle today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee, Wi

Hyundai Tucson receives top award by IIHS

Drivers in the market for a compact crossover who want protection not only for themselves but also for their passengers, should put the 2016 Hyundai Tucson on the top of their list.

In a recent study by the IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, shows that the Tucson was the only small SUV out of the seven studied that provided good driver-side and passenger side small overlap ratings.

The IIHS developed the small overlap test in 2012 to see what happens  when the front corner of a vehicle crashes into an object or another vehicle.  The test looks at a width of 25% on the driver and passenger sides.  IIHS also has a moderate overlap test, which involves looking at 40% of the width of the vehicle.  IIHS said that the results from the overlap test has prompted vehicle manufactures to make safety changes.

Hyundai indicated that it is pleased with the results of the IIHS study and said it shows Hyundai’s commitment to ensuring its drivers and passengers are safe and protected.   In 2014 more than 1600 people died from frontal crashes.

Since the small overlap crash test started 13 manufactures have made changes to 97 vehicles to improve safety.

Overall the Toyota Rav4 was the worst performer in the passenger side test according to the IIHS.  IIHS indicated that intrusion measure shows how well the vehicle can hold up in a crash, plus the greater the intrusion the more likely a person will sustain a serious injury.

 

Schedule you test drive of the Hyundai Tucson at www.johnamatohyundai.com

Attention Milwaukee Area Uber Drivers

Uber is a civilian car transportation service that offers rides to customers destination just as a taxi or shuttle service would.  With an easy to use app that you can download right  to your phone.  Uber drivers are just a click away.

For a limited time only, Hyundai is offering a $1000 rebate to Uber drivers to go towards the purchase of a qualifying Hyundai model.  This is in addition to all other rebates on vehicles to be used for Uber service.

This rebate can be combined with other rebates available:

  • Hyundai Circle A Plan discount (for those who qualify)
  • The incentive must be applied to the vehicle deal
  • Customer must be a registered Uber Driver
  • Customer must provide a copy of the Uber Driver Dashboard showing their registration at the time of purchase

When becoming an Uber Driver you are offered discounts from certain manufactures like Hyundai and John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee.

One factor to consider is the cost of ownership, which not only includes the purchase price and depreciation, but also fuel costs, insurance and maintenance.  Kelley Blue Book complies 5 Year cost to Own data that takes account all these factors to come up with an average total cost of ownership.  While not Uber driver specific, this can be an important factor in your new car buying decision.  And Hyundai was rated #1 in cost of ownership vs cost to maintain

 

Schedule your appointment today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

Vehicle purchase after repossession

Many customers do not know what to do for their next vehicle purchase after a repossession.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore we specialize in establishing and re-establishing credit even after a vehicle repossession.

What is the Vehicle Repossession Process?

The vehicle repossession process is pretty straightforward.  First, you may receive a letter stating  your loan payment is past due.  This does not always happen.  If it is specified in  your loan contract, you will get a letter.  A few days after the letter is sent,  you will get a phone call from the loan company stating that the payment is late and what you plan to do to avoid repossession.  After a “grace period”  expires the loan company hires a repossession company and they take the vehicle.  You will then receive a letter telling you how much you owe for the loan payments and repo fees.

After Repossession

It may feel like the world stopped because your vehicle was repossessed.  But, in fact it was a vehicle that you could not afford.  It is however a large step back in your financial life, but it won’t stop you from moving forward.  Lenders have been loosing the reigns on the car loan requirements and are now willing to assist customer with problems in their credit.

A vehicle repo can greatly lower your credit score and move you down the standings in credit categories.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, we don’t turn away customers that have had issues in the past.  We are here to finance your future  not your past.   We work out a deal that fits you into a budget, but there are a few things that you can do to help

Determine Where your Credit Stands and Repair it

You know your credit score is going to go down because of the repossession.  But it may not be as bad as you think.

Auto loans can be a complicated process and getting approved should not be your only concern.  You want to get favorable terms on the loan as well so  you can afford your payment.  This is all determined by what your credit report says to the lender.  For example, your score is not the only factor

Other factors that impact your loan is:

  • Slow payments or late payments on loans
  • Defaults on loans
  • Repossession
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collection notices

Anyone with these on their credit report will be subject to higher interest rates because they pose a risk to the lender.  You must re-establish your standings for long term loan.  You need to repair your old debt for better future loans and debt.

If you are behind on payments on other loans, you need to bring those payments current.  This shows lenders that you are making an effort to make good with your creditors.  Remember, that rebuilding your credit is not an easy or quick process. It takes time, commitment and discipline to stay on top of your bills.  But, in the end it is worth it to receive better interest rates and terms in the future.

 

Be Prepared when you Visit John Amato Hyundai Superstore

Having a down-payment is generally a requirement of anyone with less than perfect credit looking to get an approval for an auto loan.  The bigger the down-payment the more options you may have.  Having a down-payment tells lenders that you have control over your finances, which in turn, means they are more favorable to approve your loan application

 

If you don’t have a down-payment, you can trade in your vehicle, whatever equity you have in your vehicle will be used as a down-payment.

After you have figured out your money situation, and schedule a time to come into John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee, you need to bring in the following items to turn into the lender

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Proof of Income (pay stub)
  • Bill with your name and address on it (utility bill)

You should always bring in the documentation the same day of your visit, so it does not interrupt the loan application with the lenders.  It makes the process go by quicker and smoother and will allow the lender to see that you are organized and serious about making a purchase.

When you are speaking with the finance manager at John Amato Hyundai Superstore, keep in mind they are making sure that everything you say is accurate, so it is best to be completely honest.  Do not lie about past credit or income.  If that happens your loan application may be automatically declined.

Set your Goals Realistically.

You have already been down the road with a vehicle you could not afford the payments on , so do not do that again.  Instead come to terms that in fact the car  you can afford may not have navigation or leather or a sunroof.

Look at cars that fit into your budget and the parameters that the lender set up.  You need to show the banks that you can make on time payments, they are giving you a second chance.  Stick to a vehicle with what you need for now.  Make your payments on time and your  credit will improve, then the next vehicle will probably have all the options that you wanted.

As We See It

Repossession is not the end of the world, it is only a minor set back that you need to correct.  You do not have to give up all hope of ever owning a vehicle again, because we can help you.  We are a special financing dealership that has the tools and experience to get you into another vehicle.  Which in the end rebuilds your credit score.

 

Get started today by beginning your application at John Amato Hyundai Superstore Milwaukee

4 indications your vehicle needs new tires

When should you change your tires?

As seasons change, it’s always a good idea to take inventory of your vehicle’s needs.  For many people that means routine maintenance and the regular oil change.  While these are important steps in the life of your vehicle, it is also a good idea to keep an eye on your tires.

Tread Wear

Not sure if your vehicle has low tread?  Do the penny test.  Simply put the penny with Lincoln’s head down between the tread of the tire. If you can see Lincoln’s head then  you tire needs to be replaced soon.

Tire Pressure

If you are finding yourself having to stop and refill your vehicle’s tires multiple times during the week, you might need new tires.  It’s normal for tires to deflate about one pound per square inch per month, but increased loss of pressure is a warning sign

Cracks

These typically go hand in hand with low tire pressure.  When a tire deflates, its normal for the tire to then crack and bulge out.  So if you are seeing cracks, gouges or bulges, you might have a slow air leak.  Either way, its a good idea to get it checked out to see if it can be repaired or you just need new tires.

Strange Noises

Hearing thumping or getting vibration when driving your vehicle down the road?  It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to John Amato Hyundai Superstore Service Center as soon as possible.  A rear tire could be out of balance or there could be another issue.  Either way, get it checked out.

At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, you will find an exceptional team of experts dedicated on getting the repair right the first time.