FAQ: Why Is My Tire Pressure Light On?

TPMS-Dashboard-3As the weather turns for the worse, we’re starting to hear this question a lot… “why does my tire pressure light keep coming on?”

That little yellow/orange light (located somewhere near the speedometer or RPMs) with the exclamation point in the middle lights up when there is a noticed change in tire pressure. This could happen for a number of reasons… the most common of these reasons is a slow leak due to tire malfunction or, more realistically, lower temperatures.

As the temperatures drop, the pressure in your tires drops with it… some more than others. So how can you avoid the hassle of stopping by the gas station every couple of weeks to fill your deflated tire with compressed air?

The answer: Nitrogen.

There are several compelling reasons to use pure nitrogen in your tires. Consider this… air is 78% nitrogen, just under 21% oxygen, and a small percentage of CO2, water vapor and small concentrations of noble gases such as argon and neon (these can be ignored).

Nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that your tire pressures will remain more stable over the long term. Race car drivers use nitrogen rather than air because they quickly figured out that tires filled with nitrogen rather than air exhibit less pressure change with temperature swings.

Your car can also benefit from the more stable pressures. Humidity (usually in the form of water) is obviously not a good thing to have in a tire. Water (and water vapor) causes more of a pressure change with temperature swings than dry air and promotes corrosion of the steel/aluminum rim.

AutoMax Hyundai Norman has a new machine that generates pure nitrogen by straining out the oxygen from the shop-compressed air. While not being used, the system automatically goes through several purge cycles unattended.

With nitrogen, your tire pressures will remain more constant, saving you some fuel and tire-maintenance costs, you’ll see less moisture inside your tires (meaning less corrosion on your wheels), and you should start feeling a subtle difference in the ride, handling and braking. The nitrogen will almost immediately bring your tire levels back to the proper numbers.

If you’re interested in this service or would simply like more information, call our service department at 405-364-2000.

AutoMax Norman Receiving Positive Reviews

Before customers were able to leave real time reviews like they do now on websites such as DealerRater, Google Plus and Cars.com, if he/she wanted to let a dealership know about their experience, they would most often write a letter to the Owner, General Manager, Sales Manager and/or Service Manager of the store.

In today’s age of text messaging, email and social media – communicating with another person or business is fairly easy and instant. And that’s how we receive the vast majority of our messages from our customers here at AutoMax Hyundai Norman.

There’s no better way to find out exactly what our customers are thinking and feeling than through these open, instant channels of communication. We might not always like what they have to say, but even a negative review now and then gives us the opportunity to rectify something that we could do better.

Having said that, there are still a few customers who will go out of their way to write or type us a personal message through email or, the old-fashioned way, through the U.S. Postal Service.

Rick Dunn - SalesWe were absolutely thrilled when we received this email (read below) from Junior & Michelle Hohensee from Severn, Maryland about their experience with AutoMax Hyundai Norman and, specifically, Rick Dunn… their Sales Consultant. Rick offered the Hohensee family our Max Value Commitment… NO GAMES! NO GIMMICKS! NO HASSLES!

 

Rick Dunn Letter

It takes valuable time to construct an email such as this… and the only reason someone would go to these lengths to offer praise through an email like this is if their experience was either really bad or really good. Congratulations to Rick Dunn and the entire AutoMax Hyundai Norman family for making the Hohensee’s car-buying experience a memorable one.

If you’d like to receive this 5-star experience when buying your next new or used car, truck, or SUV, think:

AutoMax Hyundai Norman
551 N. Interstate Dr.
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 364-2000
http://www.automaxhyundainorman.com

AutoMax Hyundai Norman is your #1 New & Used Car Dealer in Oklahoma City & Edmond.

Halloween Week 2014 (Pumpkin Carving Ideas)

Halloween is less than a week away, so if you’re going to start carving those pumpkins for the annual “fright night”, you’d better start thinking about it now!

Is there anything better than a pumpkin-colored car? How about a pumpkin with a simple car inspiration? With Halloween less than a week away, we’ve spent the last few hours searching for some fun pumpkin carving designs with a “car theme”… along with a link to where you can download the printable stencils.

If you have any you’d like to share, please feel free to do so in the comments below (or email automaxhyundainormanok@gmail.com).

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Why choose AutoMax Hyundai Norman for your used car and new Hyundai needs? Watch THIS ONE-MINUTE VIDEO to find out!

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This one is more of a tire theme than a car theme, but we thought it was appropriate. CLICK HERE for the template (pdf format).

 

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This one will take a little more work, but you’ll be the talk of the town if you can pull it off! Download the patterns; transfer to your pumpkins and cut the opening to the bottom of your finished design.

 

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Are you a Porsche nut? Want to tell the rest of the world (or at least remind your neighbors) about your passion this Halloween? CLICK HERE for instructions on how to carve/create this difficult-but-rewarding pumpkin.

challengerpumpkin_opt-1FULLY “GHAST” CHALLENGER

Want to celebrate Halloween with a unique jack-o-lantern that tells your whole neighborhood, “Hey! I’m a gearhead!”? You could try filling a hollowed pumpkin with gasoline and setting it alight, but we really, really don’t recommend it. Instead, try this juicy little nugget on for size!

27-celeb-carvingJACK NICHOLSON – THE SHINING (BONUS)

There is no template for this one… but I thought it was one of the best I’d seen while browsing. CLICK HERE if you want to see others that were entered in this particular contest.

Thank You Oklahoma… For Making Us the #1 Hyundai Dealer in the State of Oklahoma

By now you’ve heard all the other false claims and misrepresentations from other dealers… maybe that’s one of the many reasons Oklahomans have chosen AutoMax Hyundai Norman as their preferred Hyundai and used car dealership!

So we’d like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you Oklahoma“, for making us the #1 Hyundai Dealer in the state of Oklahoma… AGAIN & AGAIN!

Time & time again, Oklahomans have trusted AutoMax Hyundai Norman for their new and used car purchases. Here are just a few of the reasons why people choose us over other car dealers.

- We’re #1 in Sales
- We’re #1 in Customer Satisfaction
- We have More Inventory than Any Other Dealer in the State
- We have the “Best Price Guarantee”
- We offer the 1-hour, start to finish, Sales Process
AND…
- We have a brand new, state-of-the-art Service Department.

Doug & Tim telling the world that we're the #1 New and Used Car Dealer in Oklahoma.

Doug & Tim telling the world that we’re the #1 New and Used Car Dealer in Oklahoma.

Check us out online at www.automaxhyundainorman.com or stop by and find out why Oklahomans have made us the #1 Hyundai Dealer in the state.

AutoMax Hyundai Norman, 551 N. Interstate Drive “on the mile of cars”, Norman, OK 73069. AutoMax Hyundai Norman… where the deals are automatic.

AutoMax Hyundai Hope on Wheels

AutoMax Hyundai of Norman is part of the "Hyundai Hope on Wheels"... raising money to help fight childhood pediatric cancer.

AutoMax Hyundai of Norman is part of the “Hyundai Hope on Wheels”… raising money to help fight childhood pediatric cancer.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and AutoMax Hyundai of Norman is doing everything we can to take part in this worthy cause.

AutoMax Hyundai Norman also serves Oklahoma City and Edmond and is the No.1 Hyundai Dealer in the State of Oklahoma. In order to help raise awareness, our staff will wear pins on their shirts all month long. When you purchase your first (or next) Hyundai, you have not only purchased a great car but, by doing so, you also support a very important cause. With the purchase of every new car, Hyundai owners support Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a leader in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Did you know that one child every 36 minutes is diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.? The only way to fight this is by raising as much money as possible for childhood cancer research. Hyundai Hope on Wheels is an organization that helps raise these funds so this type of cancer research can be possible.

Hope on wheels has raised (and donated) over $87,000,000 for pediatric cancer research. Their motto… “Every Handprint tells a story”. From the factories, to the dealerships, and the doctors — TO THE KIDS!

The equation for success is donations + great doctors = kids beating cancer

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can help this cause please visit us online, AutoMax Hyundai Norman or stop by and visit us in person. We are conveniently located on the “Mile of Cars” at 551 N. Interstate Dr. Norman Oklahoma 73069.

AutoMax Norman Customers are Happy with their New & Used Car Purchases

Over the past few weeks, we’ve made a conscious effort to post pictures of our many satisfied customers with the car they are purchasing and the sales professional who sold it to them. It’s our way of showing you that our customers are more than just someone who gives us money for a car… they’re part of our AutoMax Family.

Whether purchasing a new Hyundai or a used car, truck or SUV in Oklahoma City, Edmond or Norman, Oklahoma, you can always count on AutoMax Hyundai Norman | 551 N. Interstate Dr. | 405-364-2000

No games, no gimmicks, no hassles… at AutoMax Hyundai of Norman! Just how it should be.

Some of our recent customers are ultra-excited about their new and used car purchases in Oklahoma City, OK.

Some of our recent customers are ultra-excited about their new and used car purchases in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Used 2007 Ford Explorer XLT in Oklahoma City, OK Serving Edmond

Here’s another Used Car Special from AutoMax Hyundai Norman.

It’s a Used 2007 Ford Explorer XLT, Stock #HN6943A. It comes with a powerful, yet fuel-efficient 3.6-liter/V6 Engine connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission and gets 25 mpg on the highway.

This 4-door FWD SUV is in excellent condition with only 81,000+ miles and has recently been marked down $3,000.

Whether you’re in Edmond, Norman, Oklahoma City or anywhere else in the great state of Oklahoma, your first stop for used car specials is AutoMax Hyundai Norman.