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Is it obligatory to switch the air filter for 2018 Santa Fe each six months?

Q: Each time I convey my 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe in for an oil change they promote me an air filter. Is that this wanted each six months? In that case, can I do it myself?

A: Engine air filters usually can final two to a few years earlier than they want alternative. The exception could be should you drive on very dusty roads and even in excessive pollen areas.

The Hyundai Santa-Fe has one of many best air filters to alter. The air filter housing is out within the open and the filter slides out simply. Test the filter at every oil change and change it when it’s soiled.

Q: Can my wheel — that acquired all banged up from hitting a curb — actually be repaired? Can I do it myself?

A: Wheel restore is quite common as of late, however it is dependent upon the quantity of injury. Look points from bumping a curb are usually simply repaired.

Extra in depth harm resembling bent wheels and cracks must be evaluated on a person foundation.

You’ll be able to definitely restore minor harm your self and repaint the wheel and even fill in chips with epoxy. Similar to any portray challenge, preparation is the important thing to a very good consequence.

Q: I’ve a 2010 Honda Accord Sedan. The TPMS mild intermittently comes on stable for days at a time. Not the low-pressure indicator; we all know the right way to add air. It is a downside as a result of when this mild is on, your potential to come back out of traction management/VSA is disabled. Getting out of snow is a harmful downside when the system is disabled.

That is now my 18-year-old’s automobile, and, truthfully, it provides a level of fear on wintery nights.

I’ve been to 4 mechanics, together with a tire middle, two unbiased retailers and a dealership. Their treatment has been to “reset the TPMS.” They are saying the in-tire TPMS signifies that it is being charged and is related/transmitting.

This has been a irritating downside, as a result of it doesn’t go away error code tracks and retains occurring. Ought to we proactively change the on-car TPMS, or ought to we red-flag the automobile and never function it in winter climate? It is a good automobile that we now have maintained correctly. Any ideas?

A: There are a number of potentialities, though the most typical difficulty is that the wheel sensors are nearing the top of their helpful life. Usually, the kind of wheel sensor in your automobile that electronically transmits the tire strain to the pc has a couple of 10-year life.

Essentially the most economical time to switch these sensors is if you end up changing the tires. There are additionally some good-quality and cost-effective replacements that may be an alternative choice to the manufacturing unit half.

Relating to parking the automobile for the winter, TPMS and stability management are security programs, and that may be a private resolution. These programs are useful to a brand new driver, though whenever you had been his age, your automobile didn’t have these programs.

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Q: Not too long ago I noticed an image on Fb of a truck on the market, and the window sticker had a $499 cost for lifetime nitrogen fill within the tires. The sticker additionally had a $10,000 market adjustment. Are these actual numbers? Is nitrogen definitely worth the cash?

A: In these odd occasions, with semiconductor shortages and provide chain points, there’s a scarcity of latest (and used) vehicles.

As a consequence of this, some sellers are marking up vehicles. So long as shoppers are keen to pay the value, the market will decide the precise worth of the automobile.

Relating to nitrogen, since common air is 78% nitrogen and it’s free, I’d by no means pay for a nitrogen tire package deal.

AAA’s Automotive Physician, John Paul

John Paul is the AAA Northeast Automotive Physician. He has greater than 40 years of expertise within the car business and is an ASE-Licensed Grasp Technician. Write to John Paul, The Automotive Physician, at 110 Royal Little Drive, Windfall, RI 02904. Or e mail [email protected] and put “Automotive Physician” within the topic subject. Observe him on Twitter @johnfpaul or on Fb.

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