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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

 

Auto Financing 101- John Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

When choosing auto financing the cutomer may have two options : direct lending or dealership financing

Direct Lending may offer you 

  • Comparisons- You have the chance to shop around and ask lenders directly about their terms before you agree to purchase a specific vehicle
  • Credit terms in advance – By getting financing before you purchase a vehicle, you will know your rate and terms when you start your shopping

Dealership Financing 

In dealership offered financing, you get your financing through the dealership where you are purchasing your vehicle.  You and a dealer will enter into a contract where you buy a vehicle and agree to pay the amount financed and the finance charge.  The dealer may in return the contract to the bank , finance company or credit union, that services the account and collects your payments.

Dealership financing may offer you:

  • Convenience- Dealers offer vehicles and financing in one location, and often have extended hours including evenings and weekends
  • Multiple financing options – The dealer’s relationships with multiple banks and finance companies may mean it can offer you a range of financing choices
  • Special Programs – Dealers sometimes offer manufacturer-sponsored, low-rate or incentive programs to buyers.  The programs may be limited to certain vehicles or may have special requirements, like a larger down payment or shorter contract length.  These programs might be only certain credit rating statuses.

Before you Buy or Lease a Vehicle.

Determine How Much you Can Afford

Before you finance or lease a vehicle, take a look at your current financial situation to make sure you have enough income to cover your monthly living expenses.  Then, if you want to finance a vehicle, know the total amount you will pay.  This will depend on several factors, including the price you negotiate for the vehicle, the Annual Percentage Rate (APR), which may be negotiable, and the length of the credit contract.

 

Finance or lease a vehicle only when you are able to take on a new obligation.  Check the overall cost of the purchase of lease.  Consider the monthly payment in finance or lease negotiations.

The only time to consider taking on additional debt is when you are spending less than you take home.  The additional debt load should not cut into any amount you have committed to saving for emergencies and other top priorities.  Saving for a down payment or trading in a vehicle can reduce the amount you need to finance and reduce your financing costs.  In some cases, your trade in vehicle will take care of the down payment ton your new vehicle.

If you owe more on your vehicle then its market value, you have negative equity in your vehicle.  This is a consideration if you plan to use your vehicle as a trade in. The longer your new credit contract, the longer it will be before you have positive equity in the new vehicle – that is, before it is worth more than you owe.  If you have negative equity, you may need a bigger down payment to try and cover some of the inequity in you current vehicle and to get a qualification loan call from a lender.  If you take all of the negative equity into your new loan, your monthly payments will increase.   If you have negative equity, consider paying down the debt before you purchase another vehicle.

When You Apply For Financing 

Most dealerships have a Fiance and Insurance (F&I) Department that will explain to you your fiancneing options.  The F&I Deparment mangaer will ask you to complete a credit application that will include :

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Current place of residence and length of stay
  • Current and previous places of employment and length
  • Occupation
  • Sources of Income
  • Total Gross Monthly Income
  • Current Debt Obligations

Most dealerships will get a copy of your credit report, which has information about your current and past credit obligations,  your payment record, and data from public records.  For each account, you credit report shows your account number, the type and terms of the accounts and the credit limit.  This also includes Credit limits, most recent payments and balances owed.  This also includes creditors summary of past due information, legal steps and and any collection obligations

The dealership will submit your application of credit to one or more potential lending institutions.  They will determine their willingness to buy your contract

The finance company will evaluate your credit application using automatic techniques, like credit scoring, where the factors like your credit history, length of employment, income and expenses may be weighed and scored

The potential lender will not deal directly with the customer when you finance through a dealer.  It bases its evaluation on your credit report and credit score, the completed credit application, and the terms of the sale, including trade in or down payment.  The potential lender will decide whether it is willing to buy the contract, notifies the dealership of its decision along with their stipulations of the loan and guidelines

Your dealership may offer manufacture incentives, such as reduced finance rates or cash back on certain models.  The dealer will also check to see if you qualify for any additional rebates or cash back.  Generally these discounted rates are non negotiable, and it may be limited by the consumer’s credit history, and may be available only on certain makes and models

Dealers who promote rebates, discounts or special prices will show you if or how you qualify for the incentives or discounts.  For example, some offers may include recent college graduates, military members etc.  These are set by the manufacturer passed to the dealer and the consumer must meet the requirements to gain the extra rebate.

 

 

 

 

Dealership Financing is right at Amato Hyundai Milwaukee

When you are ready to start the search for your next vehicle but need financing to complete the transaction, do not forget about the many benefits dealership financing has to offer to its customers.  At John Amato Hyundai Superstore’s financing department, we specialize in finding the right auto loan for your specific financial needs.  Even if you have experienced credit issues in the past, our dedicated team may still be able to find you a finance package that makes sense for your budget.

Our dealership has been working with a network of lenders that know everyone has different needs where auto-loans are concerned.  Whether you are looking to finance a new or pre-owned vehicle from John Amato Hyundai, we are sure to find the right financing deal so you can drive off our dealership lot as a satisfied customer.

One of the many benefits of dealership financing is the fact you never have to leave our building to go through the entire car buying process.  You can pre-qualify for an auto loan, select the Hyundai model that you liked best, and complete the entire transaction with ease.  Our financing department is experienced and our sales team is knowledgeable so we assist you in making the best purchase decision as possible.

Another benefit of dealership financing is the ability to find loan packaging that are not available through other lenders. Our network of lenders may have exactly the right solution for your auto loan needs that traditional lenders and banks do not have.  We can review the various options for which  you qualify so you can choose the right loan package for your budget.

Finally, dealership financing may make you eligible for the many deals and special offers available from our dealership as well as the manufacturer.  You never know what kind of great deals we are offering unless you keep in touch with us.  Utilize our store services to discover the vehicles in our inventory and the many sales and services available at our dealership.  Don’t forget to check out the various specials we have going on so when you are ready to purchase, you’ll know exactly what we have to offer.

Contact our Hyundai financing department today to get pre-qualified for the right auto loan.  We here at John Amato Hyundai Superstore are here to make your entire car buying experience is pleasant and leave our dealership lot happy in your new Hyundai

Auto Loan Pre- Approval Instantly

Auto Loan Instant Pre- Approval serving Milwaukee Waukesha Areas at John Amato Hyundai Superstore

While many consumers are familiar with bad or blemished credit, they do not have as many options to auto loans as others.

Here at John Amato Hyundai Superstore, we are one of the exclusive dealerships in the Milwaukee area that can give you an instant decision for Pre-Approval.

In order to bridge the gap for many consumers, John Amato Hyundai Superstore offers our consumers with more options.  Most dealerships only use banks or major lenders for people with ‘prime” credit.  Here at John Amato Hyundai we give people more options.  Not only do we work with those lending companies, we have built relationships with third party lenders and have our own in house financing available.

Other dealers are not flexible or understanding when it comes to dealing with customers who have had complicated credit situations.  John Amato Hyundai specializes in it including bankruptcy and repossession.  We are here to help you rebuild and reestablish your credit.

How can we help you?

Here at John Amato Hyundai Superstore, we have been assisting people with credit issues for over 25 years.  We work with you and your credit along with our new Instant Pre Approval for Auto Loans to get you driving quicker and easier than before We also report to the major credit bureaus to get you re established and back on track to rebuild your credit.  So when it comes around to trading in your vehicle, you will have more options when it comes to auto loan.

So if you are serious about getting a vehicle and getting your credit back on track, begin with your Auto Loan Instant Pre Approval.

John Amato Hyundai Superstore – Driven to make you Happy

 

 

Ten Reasons to Purchase a 2016 Hyundai Elantra

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is gaining ground in it’s class. It has been named a great alternative to a full size sedan.  In terms of safety rating the 2016 Hyundai Elantra still remains one of the safest rides in its price range

Here are 10 reasons to purchase the 2016 Hyundai Elantra

1.   Safety rating –

The Hyundai Elantra has superior crash test scores  and it received a 5 star safety rating.  Hyundai equipped the Elantra with side impact beams which helps protect all passengers.  The other safety features include, Hillstart assist control, electronic stability control and anti-lock braking system

2.  Economical Price Point –

The Hyundai Elantra is quite affordable.  The base price starts right around $18000 with the loaded Limited can bring you right around $22600

3.  Styling-

Appearance alone, the Hyundai Elantra is quite stylish.  The Elantra has a sleek design which is visually impressive.

4.  Interior Room –

The Hyundai Elantra has more standard interior room than the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla.  When needed, the rear seats can be folded down to further increase the cargo space.

5.  More Standard Features –

In the SE Model alone some of the standard features include: Bluetooth technology, Keyless entry, USB Port, 172 watt audio system. When stepping up to the Sport  you get push button start, heated seats and more

6.  Sports like handling-

The 2016 Elantra Sport is equipped with performance- tuned suspension system that handles the road better.  It also comes with 17 inch performance tires.

7.  Optional Engine-

With the choice of the 1.8 liter or the 2.0 liter engine this little 4 cylinder can push out 173 horsepower.

8.  Gas Economy-

With the budget minded vehicle shopper the 2016 Hyundai Elantra soars with outstanding gas mileage. The highway fuel economy rating is up to 38 mpg.  Even if the customer chooses the 2.0 engine the mpg is an impressive 34

9.   Hyundai’s Versatile Automatic Transmission-

Even though Hyundai offers a smooth-shifting manual gearbox, the Shiftronic 6 speed automatic transmission will appeal to most of the consumers.  In an effort to maximize the sedan’s fuel efficiency, Hyundai designed the transmission with an effective Active ECO system.  The Shiftronic transmission versatility enables drivers to save fuel without sacrificing the performance

10. Driver Select Steering Mode-

Every 2016 Hyundai Elantra comes standard with the Driver Select Steering Mode system.  This allows drivers to choose what mode they wish to drive their vehicle in .  Hyundai drivers can choose between comfort mode, sport mode and normal mode.

 

There is no better time to drive a Hyundai Elantra.  Test Drive yours today at John Amato Hyundai Superstore in Milwaukee Wi

 

 

 

 

Winter tips for your vehicle preperation

With the winter season right around the corner its time to start preparing your vehicle. An investment of your time of an hour to ensure your vehicle is checked to have peace of mind and to avoid the cost of a breakdown in inclement weather.

Scheduling your vehicle for an inspection at John Amato Hyundai Superstore is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs

Here are a few suggestions

  1.  Have the battery and charging system check for optimum performance
  2. Clean, flush and have new antifreeze put in the cooling system.  As a general rule you should have this done at least every 18 months
  3. Have the heaters, defrosters, and windshield wipers inspected.  Wipers should be replaced at least every 6 months
  4. Have your tire tread depth and tire pressure checked.  If snow and ice are a problem consider special tires designed to grip the road.  During the winter months have your tire pressure checked weekly
  5. An oil change is necessary.  Keep with the manufacturer guidelines.  Dirty oil can spell trouble for your engine.  Have the technicians at John Amato Hyundai Superstore also check the air and transmission filters at the same time.  If needed have them changed
  6. Consider having a tune up.  Winter weather magnifies existing problems, such as hard starts, sluggish performance and rough idling.
  7. Have your brakes inspected.
  8. Check your exhaust system  Carbon monoxide leaks are especially dangerous during cold weather driving when windows are closed
  9. Have your exterior and interior lights checked to make sure they are working properly and aimed correctly

If you have any questions please feel free to reach John Amato Hyundai Superstore Service  Center

414-357-8500 or www.johnamatohyundai.com

Knowing how to handle a vehicle breakdown

Knowing how to handle a vehicle breakdown is half the battle (the other half, getting your car fixed, comes later). Here we explain how to stay safe in 8 easy steps — especially when your car breaks down in a not-so-convenient location.

the first few minutes after a breakdown

Your first steps after a  vehicle breakdown depend on where and when it happens. A quiet residential street is one thing — a busy highway during rush hour is quite another. But either way, your safety and the safety of your passengers always come first. These 8 steps can help:

  1. Turn on your hazard lights: This warns other drivers that something’s wrong. Keep your hazards on until the car’s safely towed.
  2. Pull over (if the car’s still moving):In an ideal situation, you’ll want to aim for the right shoulder of the road. If you find yourself on a road that doesn’t have a safe place to pull into, put on your turn signal and try to get into the right-hand lane as quickly as possible. Pulling into the left-hand shoulder is a last resort. If you’re driving on residential streets, try to pull into a free parking spot or parking lot if one’s nearby.
  3. Turn your wheel away from the road and put the emergency brake on: This prevents your car from rolling if you’re stuck on any kind of hill
  4. Triple-check before getting out of the car: Make absolutely sure the coast is clear before attempting to get out of your car, especially on a busy highway. Trust your gut here — if you feel you’d be safer in the car, go with your instincts and stay inside with your seat belt on. If you made it to the right-hand side of the road, get out through the passenger-side door. And if your engine’s smoking or you see flames, get out of Dodge.
  5. Call for help: If you have a roadside assistance provider, give them a call. If you don’t, call for a tow truck or call 9-1-1 if you need further assistance.
  6. Set up your flares or triangles if you have them: You want to put both flares behind your car (one near your vehicle, usually about 10 feet behind it, and the other one further away, so long as it’s safe). The California DMV suggests placing them 200–300 feet behind your disabled car.
  7. Pop your hood: A popped hood is the universal sign of a breakdown. Once you’re safely out of the car, pop your hood to let other drivers know what’s happened.
  8. Wait for help: Don’t try to fix your car by yourself

Before your roadtrip it is advised to have your vehicle inspected.  Schedule your inspection at John Amato Hyundai Supersotre