Nov 18

J.D. Power Technology Study Finds Tucson and Genesis as Winners

J.D. Power usually includes in-vehicle technology in its Initial Quality Study but now the firm is spinning technology into its own category. The company recently performed its first US Tech Experience Index Study and the results are in. Hyundai walked away with several top scores in the J.D. Power technology study.

The new study looks at technology in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. The study covers a number of technological variants, like smartphone mirroring, collision protection, and entertainment. A total of 17,864 owners and lessees took part in the initial study.

In the end, the Hyundai took home the model-level awards for the Tucson and Genesis. Other winners included BMW with two model awards and Kia, Chevrolet, and Nissan with one award each.

The first J.D. Power technology study found that drivers are most satisfied with collision-avoidance technology. Drivers were least satisfied with navigation systems. The study found that many drivers chose to use a third-party application over the built-in navigation systems.

The new study allows technology-oriented complaints to be categorized accordingly rather than bring the vehicle’s overall score down. With this new information in hand, drivers can select the best vehicle for them by taking technology out of the equation and putting into its own study.

We here at Glenbrook Hyundai are happy to see two incredible vehicles getting the recognition they deserve!

Nov 04

Why the Fort Wayne Air Show is the Best Around

Attending an airshow is a great way for kids and adults to spend the weekend without breaking the bank. In fact, the Fort Wayne Air Show is entirely free to the public! There are plenty of airshows all over the country but there’s only one here in Fort Wayne. Here are a few reasons why the Fort Wayne Air Show is the best around from us here at Glenbrook Hyundai!

Tribute

The Air Force Thunderbirds paid tribute to the military in a major way. 14 flying acts over a five hour span as well as dozens of other activities taking place on the ground attracted visitors from surrounding states. A number of planes, helicopters, and other military vehicles were on display at no extra cost as well.

Free and Open

The entire event was free and open to the public thanks to a number of donations, help from volunteers, and fundraising efforts that took place throughout the year. While there were fees for parking and better seats as well as concessions and rides, the airshow itself was open to all who wanted to attend.

Family

The Fort Wayne Air Show was a perfect spot for families. The fair-like ground attractions brought in more than 60,000 attendees for the weekend, even with a spot of rain. A children’s fun area and other public displays were sure to amaze kids and adults alike!

Oct 24

Trendy Costume Ideas for Halloween

Here are some costume ideas for Halloween.

A costume for Halloween is necessary. Donuts are optional.

October is finally here and for many people, this is the best time of the year. We get to enjoy pumpkin-flavored everything, watch as much football as we want, and, of course go all out with spooky Halloween decorations. If you haven’t picked out a costume yet, here are five on point costume ideas for Halloween sure to impress your friends.

  1. Gene Wilder. We were all saddened by Gene Wilder’s passing. Honor his legacy by choosing a costume from one his movies. Willy Wonka would be an excellent choice, as would Jim from Blazing Saddles.
  2. Wonder Woman. Empower your inner Amazon by dressing as the modern version of this iconic super hero.
  3. Star Wars. Update your Star Wars costume repertoire with characters from the new trilogy like Kylo Ren, Rey, or Finn.
  4. Marvel characters. Choose your favorite Marvel comic book hero and save the neighborhood. Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Black Widow would be great choices.
  5. Family costumes. If you have young kids, try a family costume theme. Movies like Inside Out, The Incredibles, and other kid favorites would be a lot of fun.

What costume ideas for Halloween are thinking about this year?

Oct 03

Hyundai’s NFL Campaign Brings Excitement

Football should be a bit more interesting this year with Hyundai’s NFL campaign that showcases how loyal fans show their dedication to the game, sometimes to the extreme. Hyundai kicked off its official NFL sponsorship with the 2016 NFL Kickoff in Denver.

Dean Evans, CMO, Hyundai Motor America, said, “We are excited to start our second year as an NFL sponsor with the 2016 NFL Kickoff Presented by Hyundai, providing fans exclusive access to NFL Legends and exciting, top-notch entertainment to celebrate the start of the season. Our creative and social media campaigns will help bring fans closer to the game they love.”

NFL fans will also get to see two new creative spots while they enjoy their favorite games on TV. The first spot, titled “Fishing Trip,” shows how a diehard Miami Dolphins fan improves his Sunday in an unexpected way.

In the second spot, a dedicated father and loyal Steelers fan takes care of his infant son without missing a moment of the game thanks to the innovative 8-inch Touch Screen with SiriusXM Recording Feature available on the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Both TV spots end with the phrase “We Don’t Judge” and the hashtag #BecauseFootball. Hyundai knows fans sometime show their loyalty in strange ways, but those routines and traditions are what makes football such a great game.

What would you sacrifice to ensure you never missed a minute of your favorite NFL team?

Sep 27

Why Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Are Better Than Used

Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned is the way to go. Ask anyone of us here at Glenbrook Hyundai in Fort Wayne, IN!

With a certified used car, you know you’re getting a vehicle that is not too new and not too old at a great price.

If you’re thinking about buying a pre-owned car, you are inevitably going to have to decide whether you’re going to buy certified pre-owned or used. There are certainly advantages and disadvantages to each option, but purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle from a Hyundai dealer is hands down the best choice for you. Here’s why.

Quality

When you’re buying a used car, it’s difficult to know what you’re really getting from the seller. Unless you’re an expert on cars, the issues that some used cars have just aren’t apparent from a test drive.

That’s what makes purchasing a Hyundai certified pre-owned car so much better. When you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from a Hyundai dealer, you get a vehicle that has been through a 150-point inspection, which includes a 37-point mechanical inspection, a 16-point test drive, and a 57-point interior inspection.

Peace of Mind

Along with the inspection, you also get a complimentary Carfax vehicle history report to see everything your car has been through and a 10-year, 100,000 mile warranty so that you’re fully protected against any mechanical issues.

There is nothing quite like giving yourself the peace of mind that comes along with a certified pre-owned vehicle, and you only get that from a certified Hyundai dealer.

If you are interested in learning more, come down to your local Hyundai dealer at Glenbrook Hyundai to see what kind of options we have for you.

Sep 13

2017 Tucson and Sonata Get Apple CarPlay Technology

Apple CarPlay technology will reside in the 2017 Sonata and Tucson from Hyundai.

Inside the all-new 2017 Sonata, Siri will read your text messages aloud through Apple CarPlay technology.

Everyone agrees that texting and using your phone while driving is dangerous, but it continues to happen every day. Apple’s solution to this problem, CarPlay, allows users to perform tasks on their phones without ever taking their eyes off of the road. The latest vehicles in the Hyundai lineup to get on board with Apple CarPlay technology are the 2017 Tucson and Sonata.

In the Tucson, drivers will have access to an intuitive five-inch screen that gives them access to CarPlay, while the Sonata will offer CarPlay on its eight-inch screen.

Users will have access to apps like Siri Eyes Free that allow drivers to answer calls, listen to music, navigate directions, and respond to text messages without ever having to take their eyes off of the road.

Siri will read your text messages out loud to you, and you can then respond to the message by using voice to text software. The information from your phone will show up on your display screen so that you can control everything without looking down.

Come and see us today to explore the Apple CarPlay system, take a test drive, and have a consultation to see what option would work best for you.

Aug 29

Back to School Tips for Parents and Students

Follow our back to school safety tips to stay organized and less overwhelmed.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Get organized!

We all know how the first day of school can mount up butterflies in your stomach. Could one actually get sick just by thinking about it? Hopefully not. But here at Glenbrook Hyundai, we want you to be as well equipped as possible, so here are some back to school tips for your Happy Car Store family.

1. Go mobile with your lists.

Whether you are a student in the classroom or a stay-at-home or working parent, making a list is key to your productivity. While many people still keep a hand-written list handy, we suggest creating it on your phone. If you have an iPhone, there is an existing Notes application on all Apple devices you can use to create it. The Reminders application also works very well as you can pace yourself by setting reminders at specific times to let you know when you must do a task and complete it. Examples of list items would be complete Math assignment, pack lunch, etc.

2. Utilize a calendar.

Wall calendars and desktop calendars may somewhat be going out of style, but the concept is far from extinction. Today’s phones conveniently have calendar applications on them in which you can load events and destinations into them to keep you in line day-to-day. Whether you have to pick up your child at school or your child has a project due or a football game, you will stay on schedule if you are utilizing an e-calendar via phone or email.

3. Update your List of Contacts

A new school year brings new teachers, coaches, students, parents, and friends. It’s important to keep your list of phone numbers and email addresses up-to-date. For important contacts, such as teachers and coaches, make sure you have them in your favorites or on speed-dial, so they are easy to find.

We hope the start of the school year starts off very organized for you. Below are the first days of school for schools in Indiana. Best wishes to all teachers and students from Glenbrook Hyundai in Fort Wayne, IN!

Leo High School in Leo, IN: Tuesday, August 9

Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, IN: Thursday, August 11

Woodside Middle School in Fort Wayne, IN: Monday, August 15

Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, IN: Monday, August 15

Northrop High School in Fort Wayne, IN: Monday, August 15

Angola High School in Angola, IN: Wednesday, August 17

Dekalb High School in Waterloo, IN: Tuesday, August 2

Aug 23

3 Fort Wayne Summer Festivals

Check out these remaining Fort Wayne Summer Festivals.

Get out and make summer memories in Fort Wayne before the season ends.

Summer is unfortunately drawing to a close. However, there is still plenty to do here in the Fort Wayne area! Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to some of the country’s best festivals, even this late into summer. Before the summer is officially over, make sure that you stop by these three Fort Wayne Summer festivals.

Taste of the Arts (August 27)

What could be better than combining fantastic food and amazing artwork? The Taste of the Arts Festivals gathers the best of the culinary and artistic scene that Fort Wayne has to offer, all in one location.

Grabill County Fair (September 8-10)

Nothing says summer quite like a county fair. Before the summer is out, Grabill County is hosting a fair of its own. Highlighting the Amish community, this festival includes a diverse selection of food, crafts, and activities for fairgoers to enjoy.

Johnny Appleseed Festival (September 17-18)

Johnny Appleseed is considered to be one of the most famous figures in American folklore and history. So there is no better way to celebrate his legend than at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. And with a figure like Johnny Appleseed serving as the inspiration, you know that there will be plenty of apple-themed food and treats and activities that celebrate the traditions of America!

Jul 28

Top 10 Vacation Spots in America

Yellowstone is one of our top vacation spots in America.

Walking around Yellowstone will clear your mind.

Traveling long distances can be costly, even with low fuel prices. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra changes that with an incredible EPA-estimated 32 city/40 hwy mpg. That opens up quite a few vacation spaces but which do you choose? The following are Glenbrook Hyundai’s top 10 vacation spots in America for you to visit in the new Hyundai Elantra!

  1. Grand Canyon – A true sight to see, a trip to the Grand Canyon leaves kids and adults alike with a sense of wonder.
  2. Yellowstone – Home to geysers, multicolored pools, hot springs, and miles upon miles of hiking trails, there’s a lot to see at Yellowstone!
  3. Yosemite – Featuring famous landmarks like Glacier Point, Yosemite is located close to San Francisco and Sacramento, making a day trip entirely plausible.
  4. San Francisco – Boasting a diverse culture, San Francisco is like few other places in the United States. Take a stroll and see what the city has to offer!
  5. Walt Disney World – Located in Orlando, Walt Disney World is known far and wide as one of the happiest places on earth. With attractions for kids and adults alike, what’s stopping you?
  6. New York City – Renowned worldwide as the one of the greatest cities on Earth, New York City offers theater, shopping, and more.
  7. Las Vegas – From sights to see to dining to shopping to some of the most active nightlife, Las Vegas has something for everyone.
  8. Charleston – Relaxing beaches, beautiful architecture, and a touch of Southern cuisine makes Charleston a must-see location.
  9. Chicago – Known as the Windy City, Chicago is an incredible sight to see in itself. From world-class museums to world-famous restaurants, this is a city everyone needs to visit.
  10. Aspen – Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Aspen offers skiing and hiking trails that will impress you time and time again. Featuring resorts, museums, and more, there’s something for every day of the week.

Jul 15

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

With a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, Hyundai continues to prove its safety with the 2017 Santa Fe Sport.

Hyundai is known for going above and beyond to create some of the safest vehicles on the road. That trend continues with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a popular SUV that offers space, efficiency, and versatility. Don’t take Hyundai’s word on it though. The latest model earned a top rating from the federal government, proving its metal and then some.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the highest score possible. The popular SUV earned five stars in both the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating stands for both front- and all-wheel drive versions of the Santa Fe Sport.

Standard safety features include a rearview camera, antilock brakes, hill-start assist, seven airbags, and vehicle stability management with stability and traction control.

In addition to earning a top rating from the NHTSA, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport also landed on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick+” list. Optional features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and lane-departure warning.

Glenbrook Hyundai couldn’t be happier to see the Santa Fe Sport proving just how safe it really is!

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