Monthly Archives: November 2013
Unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show two days ago, a new version of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo is coming to the Boston Area, called the Veloster Turbo R-Spec.
This new Veloster has improved handling with higher spring rates, retuned steering settings, a more rigid transmission mount, and a B&M short-shifter for the six-speed manual transmission. (The R-Spec isn’t offered with an automatic.)
This new version of the Hyundai Veloster will come with increased performance at a lower price. The MSRP starts at at $22,110 (including the $810 destination fee), which makes it the least expensive Veloster Turbo model.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer in Arlington, Ma.
Hyundai Supports College Football.
Photo: Kenny Ryan and Jason Kurker of Mirak Hyundai recently dropped off Hyundai cars to support The BC Eagles Football team.
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Mirak Hyundai is a Hyundai Dealership near Boston, MA.
Our service department is one of the largest in New England and we are open nights and weekends. We have a full service collision center and our service department can handle any situation your vehicle could run into. Whether it is a simple service or a major repair we got you covered.
With hundreds of cars being scheduled for service it is often tough for our customer care department to get to every incoming phone call right away. We do try, but with such high call volume it is tough.
We hate having you wait, so on our website we have a Service/ Parts section where you will find the “Schedule a Service Appointment” option. On this page you can schedule your next appointment at times that are available and also convenient for you. Save time and don’t worry about ever getting placed on hold.
(If you need help with setting this up please call us and someone from the customer care department will help you. 781-873-1211)
Our service department here at Mirak Hyundai is one of the largest automotive service facilities in the Boston Area– and all of New England. We are open more hours than most to accommodate our customers’ busy schedules. (Click here for our complete hours.)
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai Dealer
Searching for a high quality, low mileage vehicle in like-new condition in the Boston Area? Selecting a Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle from Mirak Hyundai is the clear, confidence-inspiring choice. Besides the great fuel economy, safety, style and technology found in all Hyundai vehicles, the following benefits make purchasing a Hyundai CPO vehicle a confident choice:
- A 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty+ plus the remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile new vehicle limited warranty
- A Comprehensive 150-Point* Inspection
- 10-Year/Unlimited Mileage Roadside Assistance+ *
- 1st-Day Rental Car reimbursement for covered repairs
Every Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle also comes with:
- 90 Days of No-Charge Satellite Radio
- And the peace-of-mind provided by a complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
View Our Current Inventory of Hyundai Certified Pre-owned Vehicles
+From original in-service date and zero (0) miles. *154-Point Inspection for Sonata Hybrid; 166-Point Inspection for Equus.
|Hyundai Certified Cars in the Boston Area|
The Damage Caused by a Pothole
Boston area cities and towns experience extensive freeze/thaw cycles. You can expect to see more potholes in the winter and spring, following periods of cold temperatures and rain or snow. Unfortunately, as any seasoned Boston Area driver can tell you, hitting a pothole can wreak havoc on your car.
The damage caused by a pothole can vary widely, depending on several factors, such as the depth of the hole and the speed at which it is hit. Often the first casualty from hitting a pothole is the tires. Obviously, flat tires by way of punctures are a concern. Excessive tread wear and damage can also be a result of damage caused by potholes.
There are some subtle warning signs that a tire may have sustained damage caused by potholes. A bulge appearing in the sidewall of tires means there is a problem that needs to be looked at by the service professionals at the Mirak Service Center before a blowout occurs. Exhaust systems can be damaged when hitting a pothole as well. If new, different and louder, or just plain weird sounds coming from the muffler or exhaust pipe are in evidence it may mean there is a leak in the system or that some other component has been damaged and it should be looked at before it leads to something worse and generally more expensive.
Besides the tires, the suspension systems, (including the shocks and struts), are particularly vulnerable to damage caused by potholes. Since those components are designed to absorb the rough rides we sometimes subject our vehicles to in the Boston Area, the sudden jolt of hitting a deep pothole may be too much for the suspension system to handle, leading to potentially costly repairs.
Another classic pothole injury is having the alignment thrown off. This can be evident if the steering wheel must be held at an angle to keep the car traveling straight down the road. Since most of the wheel rims on modern vehicles are made of aluminum alloys, dings and dents can be easily inflicted by potholes.
Ways to Avoid Pothole Damage
The ways to avoid damage caused by potholes are pretty simple and straightforward. Be sure to keep the tires on vehicles inflated to the proper pressure. Over or under inflated tires are far more susceptible to pothole damage. So check your tire pressure often during pothole season.
Don’t tailgate, as this affords you less time to see a potential hazard approaching. If the weather is bad and visibility is compromised, slow down and again, leave plenty of space between vehicles so you have the most time possible to avoid potholes.
The Boston Globe maintains a current online map of potholes around the Boston Area.
The City of Boston now has a pothole app for mobile phones. This new technology could help you immediately tell someone who can do something about the pothole. The new app called “Street Bump” allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards to the city, Street Bump: http://bit.ly/MMbA85
To report a pothole on state-owned roads, motorists can call 511 using mobile devices or dial 617-973-7800, the Commonwealth’s Highway Division switchboard.
Repairing the Damage
Any damage caused by potholes can easily be diagnosed and fixed by the highly qualified professionals at the Mirak Service Center. We are prepared to work on any make or model of vehicle and have the ability to make appointments online in the Boston Area by visiting the Service Appointment Page, found here.
Of special interest to Pothole Victims, is that our Service Department often has special offers for front-end alignments. (Check our Service Specials Page, here.)
Sadly, sometimes a pothole can do more damage than an alignment can fix. Just look at this wheel after it came across an unfriendly pothole. This situation can be expensive if the only fix is to buy a new wheel. New car alloy wheels can easily cost as much as $500 each.
Mirak Hyundai offers a great Road Hazard Tire & Wheel Protection Program. This coverage is up to 5 yrs and the coverage has no deductible. This will cover your tires for repairs or replacement should your tires become damaged by road hazards. It covers the wheels as well as the tires. For more information, give us a call or use the link below and ask for the Finance and Insurance Manager.
How can I file a claim for damage caused to my car by a pothole?
Often times the damage caused by a pothole will be reimbursed by the city or town where the damage occurred. Document your loss as best as possible- photograph the pothole in question and save receipts to document your loss. Then file a Notice of Claim form with the town clerk’s office in the city or town in question.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer in Arlington, MA.
Currently, the midsize car considered the most reliable is- the Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata recently received the honor of having been judged most dependable by J.D. Power and Associates in their Vehicle Dependability Study. The annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors.
The Sonata offers striking Fluidic Design, high fuel efficiency and comes equipped with Hyundai’s own Blue Link infotainment system.
“In one of the most competitive segments in the Boston Area, Sonata places highest in its class,” said Norm Belzil, sales manager at Mirak Hyundai. “Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”
Click here to view our Hyundai Sonata inventory.
This year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.
The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles, and includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealership in Arlington, MA.