Fort Wayne area gas prices are higher than in California. Now is the time to get a fuel efficient new Hyundai.

Glenbrook Hyundai is just as tired of the high gas prices as everyone else.  We all know that they are here to stay.  The good new is, the Happy Car Store has the solution.  Make your money go further in a Hyundai!

A look at any of the area gas prices will make anyone sick.  Fuel prices stayed relatively low throughout the Winter and Spring and Fort Wayne drivers were optimistic.  However, recently gas prices have been on the rise.  The blame has been put on gas companies, lack of refineries and oil “speculation”.  Whatever the reason is, every drive in Fort Wayne is feeling it in their wallet. 

The last check of www.gasbuddy.com had gas prices in Fort Wayne ranging from $4.00 (with a club membership) up to $4.16 in other areas of town.  With an average gas tak size of 18 gallons, this means a driver could spend over $80 every time they fill up.  With an average older vehicle that gets around 20 miles per gallon someone could save over $130 a month by getting in to a new Hyundai.

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has an EPA rating of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.  According to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ratings, Hyundai has become the most fuel efficient automaker in America.  With almost every car in the line up getting over 30 miles per gallon.  That just another reason why we say, you could be happier in a Hyundai.

Come see the entire line-up of fuel efficient Hyundai models at Glenbrook Hyundai on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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$2,000 in incentives make the deals heat up on the 2013 Hyundai Sonata at Glenbrook Hyundai!

June is the month for HOT DEALS at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hyundai Motors America has just released the specials for the month of June and The Happy Car Store couldn’t be any happier!

This month only take advantage of $1,500 in Hyundai Finance Cash AND $500 in Valued Owner or Competitive Owner Savings.  That means you could save over $5,500 on select new 2013 Hyundai Sonata models like the all new Limited Hybrid Models. 

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

This is your best to chance to save thousands off a new Hyundai! 

Don’t forget all new Happy Car Store Hyundais include:

  • 5 year / 60,000 mile limited warranty
  • 20 year / 200,000 mile powertrain warranty
  • Nitrogen in all tires
  • Accident avoidance system
  • Environmental protection package
  • And much more

Stop in to Glenbrook Hyundai today and see why you could be happier in a Hyundai or check us out online any time at www.HappyCarStore.com

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Congratulations to Cleveland Brock, Salesman of the Month at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana would like to congratulate Cleveland Brock for, once again, regaining the title of Salesman of the Month.

Cleveland has worked at the Happy Car Store for nearly four years and have been the Salesman of the Year for the past 2 years.  Cleveland prides himself in his hard work ethic and true customer advocacy.  Mr. Brock has maintained a nearly perfect Customer Satisfaction (CSI) rating with Hyundai since he first arrived at Glenbrook Hyundai.

Stop in to see Cleveland Brock at the Happy Car Store and see for yourself how he could make you happier in a Hyundai!

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The 2013 Glenbrook Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-size car by J.D. Power and Asscoiates!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana is pleased to announce that the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-sized car by J.D. Power and AssociatesGlenbrook Hyundai has the best selection of Hyundai Sonatas in the area.  The Sonata has rebates up to $1,500 and interest rates as low as 0% on select models.  Hurry in to Glenbrook Hyundai while the selection is best!

The Sonata topped vehicles like the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.   Here is the article on the most dependable mid-size car selection the Sonata received:

COSTA MESA, CA–Feb. 13, 2013: Hyundai’s Sonata received the distinct honor of most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, 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. The Sonata recently broke its all-time yearly sales record in 2012 surpassing the 225,000 mark.

“In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places highest in its class,” said Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. “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.”

For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The 2013 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 (2010 model year) vehicles 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 (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

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Used Car Specials have been updated at Glenbrook Hyundai

Valentine’s Day has came early at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!  The managers at Glenbrook Hyundai have updated the used car specials on www.HappyCarStore.com and www.WeGotIt.com.  This is your chance to save thousands off what these vehicles were priced at just a few days ago.  Some of the most recent specials include:

Just go to http://www.HappyCarStore.com and click on used car specials or visit http://www.WeGotIt.com and view the specials right from our homepage.

All of the used specials at Glenbrook Hyundai have been fully inspected, include warranty protection and qualify for the famous 72 hour exchange policy.  Check them out online or stop in to the Hyundai store on Coldwater Road to see them for yourself!

 

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If you are looking for a new Toyota Camry in Fort Wayne then give the Hyundai Sonata a look.

The midsize segment is a very competitive part of the auto industry.  For years it was owned by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.  With all of the design changes the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is now at the top of many peoples lists.  Although the Camry and Accord are still great cars, the Glenbrook Hyundai Sonata definitely deserves a look before any consumer makes a decision on their next Toyota or Honda.

Here are some significant advantages that a new Sonata from the Happy Car Store has over the Toyota Camry:

  • The Sonata comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty which covers the entire vehicle and includes 24 hour roadside assistance.  The Camry stops 2 year and 24,000 miles sooner.  The Camry does not include roadside assistance at all.
  • The Toyota only has 60,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage while the Hyundai offers 100,000 plus Glenbrook Hyundai doubles that to 200,000 or 20 years!
  • The Hyundai 4 cyl offers better horsepower and quicker acceleration than the Toyota.
  • The Sonata has a larger fuel tank allowing you to go further before stopping for fuel.
  • The Sonata has so much more passenger and cargo room that it is considered to be in the “Larger Car” market while the Camry is in the midsized area.
  • The Sonata has a larger trunk than the Camry.
  • The Hyundai Sonata was a “top pick” by Consumer Reports while the Toyota Camry only made the “recommended” list.
  • The Sonata was picked as Car and Driver‘s “Top Ten” with it’s redesign in 2011.  The Camry hasn’t been picked since 1997.
  • You can’t buy a Toyota from Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!

After looking at all the facts, it’s a no brainer!  Stop by Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana to see the 2013 Hyundai Sonata for yourself.  You can also see a complete list of our inventory, incentives and specials at www.HappyCarStore.com or call us at 260-484-9531.

Take a spin in a new Sonata and you’ll understand why we say…you could be happier in a Hyundai.

 

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WOOHOO! Two Months in a row…Lois Dennis is the Salesperson of the Month at Glenbrook Hyundai!

She did it again!  Lois Dennis, the Automotive Selling Grandmother, outlasted the hard charging guys and took the title of Salesperson of the month at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store.  Lois couldn’t have done it without the help of all her repeat customers and the people they referred to her.  Of course, Lois would like to thank all of her customers and her son, Shane Housholder.  He is the greatest!

Stop by and see Lois at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store, on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne or call her at 260-484-9531..

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10 things to look for before buying a used car in Fort Wayne.

Glenbrook Hyundai knows that buying a used car can be a gamble.  Why did the previous owner get rid of it?  Was it a lemon?  Are there going to be more issues down the road?

In order to make sure you are getting a nice used car here are the top 10 things to look for:

  1. Does the car have a clean Carfax?  Ask your dealer to proved one for you.
  2. How many owners has the car had?  If a late model car has had several owners there probably is a reason multiple customers got rid of it!
  3. Did the dealer do any reconditioning?  Ask them to provide the work that was completed.
  4. Drive it!  Don’t just spin around the lot.  Drive the car the same way you will every day.  If you usually drive the highway, get on the highway.  Make sure you will enjoy your daily commute.
  5. Check the price of a new car.  Maybe you can get a new car for just a little more than a used.
  6. Look the paint over good!  Mismatched paint or defects in the paint can show previous body damage.  Carfax isn’t always right.
  7. Warranty….does the car have a warranty?  If not, make sure to purchase one from the dealer’s Finance Manager.
  8. Check the rates.  Dealer’s have good buying power with banks nationwide.  Let them shop for you.  If you are wanting the best deal on a car, why not get the best deal on the money too!
  9. Check Consumer Reports, just because the car looks pretty and drives good doesn’t mean it’ll last.  Get opinions on what car to look at and avoid.
  10. Surf before you shop.  The Internet is very competitive for car dealers.  Make sure you check out sites like Cars.com and Autotrader.com to see if your dealer is priced competitively.

Stop in to see us at The Happy Car Store, Glenbrook Hyundai in Fort Wayne, Indiana or always online at www.HappyCarStore.com

 

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Top 5 ways to help make your car run forever!

Glenbrook Hyundai offers Fort Wayne’s only 200,000 mile warranty.  People always come in to the Happy Car Store and ask “How can you offer a 200,000 mile warranty?”  It’s simple, with regular scheduled maintenance, new Hyundai models will last a long time.

Here are the top 5 ways to help make your car last forever!

  1. Do the recommended services!  A lot of times when customers come in for an oil change the service adviser at the dealership will recommend items like tire rotations, transmission services, etc.  Some customers will decline the additional services and think they are saving money.  In the long run, they aren’t.  The reason that these items are recommended are to keep your vehicle running longer and better.
  2. Keep an eye under the hood.  Make sure your oil and all other fluids (power steering, transmission fluid, etc) are full.  Nothing makes an item go bad faster than loosing it’s fluid or lubrication.
  3. Let your car warm up, even in the summer.  When an engine is turned off all of the oil goes to the bottom.  By starting the car and letting it idle for a few minutes it allows the oil to spread through out the engine.
  4. Keep an open ear.  When you start hearing weird squeeks and rattles and noises, it is NOT normal.  If you’re hearing something that is different, there is probably something going wrong.  Get your car to a reputable company and have it fixed.  If one part fails it could cause several other issues.  Don’t let a small problem snowball…nip it in the bud.
  5. ‘Ettle down!  You don’t have to race around the city streets like Mario Andretti.  Gentle acceleration and braking will keep your car running better longer.  Take care of it and it will take care of you.

Most new car warranties end at 60,000 miles or less.  That makes sense because, obviously, the more miles the vehicle has the closer it is getting to the next problem.  Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store, is so confident in their vehicles that they come backed with a 20 year 200,000 mile powertrain warranty.  Follow the above steps on your new Hyundai and you’ll have worry free driving for years to come.  Check out the new Hyundai line-up at the Hyundai Store on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne or always online at www.HappyCarStore.com.

 

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Are you considering buying a 2013 Kia Optima in Fort Wayne? The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is worth a look!

Fort Wayne, Indiana has a pretty competitive new car market.  The air waves are bombarded with $79 down $79 a month, we will pay off your trade no matter what you owe, most fuel efficient automaker, cars that get over 40 miles per gallon, and many more!  It can be confusing!  The new 2013 Kia Optima is a nice vehicle and is getting some pretty good press.  If you are in the Fort Wayne area and are considering the new Kia Optima, give the 2013 Hyundai Sonata a look before you pull the trigger!  Below, Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne has compiled a list of some of the benefits that the Hyundai Sonata has over their rival the Kia Optima.

Sonata Benefits:

  • Hyundai has standard Blue Link, a GPS and cellular system that will call for help in the event of a severe accident.
  • The Sonata received a 5 star safety rating for front seat passengers, while the Kia only received 3 stars.
  • In a 2012 J.D. Powers survey Hyundai ranked 9th in reliability while Kia ranked a poor 25th.
  • As tested by Consumer Reports the Sonata had quicker acceleration and braking than the Optima.
  • The Sonata has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better handling.  Gas-charged shocks aren’t even an option on the Optima.
  • The Sonata is quieter at full throttle and 70mph cruising speed than the Optima.
  • The Hyundai has more trunk room than the Kia.
  • Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs for the Sonata will be $2,257 to $2,499 less than the Kia Optima.
  • Consumer Reports has put the Sonata on the “Top Pick” list but not the Optima.

The Hyundai Store, on Coldwater Road, believes these facts are just the tip of the ice berg.  Drive a Sonata and you will feel the difference for yourself.  Call Glenbrook Hyundai or stop in to the Happy Car Store to see on for yourself or check us out online at www.HappyCarStore.com.

 

 

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