When you purchase a Hyundai, you know you're getting a good value-for-money vehicle with excellent reliability. This Korean automobile brand goes toe-to-toe with powerhouses like Toyota and Honda, ranking at the top of several reliability lists thanks to its lineup of excellent vehicles, including the Sonata, Elantra, and Santa Fe.
Hyundai is so confident in its vehicles that they offer 5-year warranties with unlimited mileage on all new cars. However, Hyundais weren't always seen as the dependable vehicles that they now are. Dating back to the 1960s, early Hyundais did experience some trouble with manufacturing, so if you drive one, you might already be well-acquainted with their need for repairs and replacement.
Whether you have an older or modern Hyundai, parts can fail at any time or get damaged. Furthermore, some parts in your Hyundai experience higher levels of wear and tear or run out as they are used. Whatever the issue you might have, BE FORWARD Auto Parts has the fix for you with well-priced, authentic Hyundai parts in stock.
Choosing Between OEM vs. Aftermarket Hyundai Parts
Whether you're shopping online or at a physical store, Hyundai parts will broadly fall into one of two major categories, OEM or aftermarket. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which are original parts sold by car manufacturers. On the other hand, "Aftermarket" parts are made by third-party manufacturers but are usable in the vehicle.
Both these categories of parts have their respective advantages. OEM parts have been manufactured to the high standards of Hyundai and are backed by a longer warranty. On the other hand, aftermarket parts can be cheaper and offer greater variety and customizability.
To return your Hyundai to its original performance level, we recommend investing in OEM parts. Because of the more stringent levels of manufacturing, you'll likely be able to get more use out of an OEM replacement. Not to mention, it is entirely possible that installing an aftermarket part can void your Hyundai's warranty and even damage your vehicle. Finally, aftermarket parts are not always guaranteed to be cheaper than OEM parts, so you might be paying less for better fit and quality.
What Are the Most Important Parts in Your Hyundai?
Any complex machine has the core parts it needs to function, and your Hyundai is no exception. You should always look after the following parts and carry out the proper maintenance on them. If issues arise with these parts, not fixing them instantly could cripple your Hyundai, leading to even more expensive fixes if it's not too late.
The engine is any vehicle's primary power source, burning fuel to produce the mechanical energy to drive your Hyundai. It can be as expensive as it is complicated, with repairs being notorious for their exceptionally high cost due to the need for replacement parts and specialized manpower. Some Sonatas before 2016 experienced higher rates of engine failures, so these would be more likely to require repairs/replacements.
For both the automatic and manual, the transmission of your Hyundai transfers power from the engine to the wheels while using gear ratios to keep the engine in its power band, allowing it to run efficiently. The transmission sees constant usage and, consequently, a high amount of wear and tear. Just as with the engine, repairing this complicated piece of equipment can be more than buying a replacement. 2017 Santa Fes are known to develop transmission issues.
Your lights help you see, be seen, and convey your driving intentions. Ensure you replace damaged lights or blown bulbs to ensure your road safety.
Brakes on your Hyundai enable you to slow your vehicle down or bring it to a safe and complete stop consistently. Brake parts such as the brake pads and brake rotors wear down faster than others and will need replacements constantly, while parts like the master cylinder, calipers, and wheel cylinders could develop leaks and cause poor braking. Fortunately, these parts can be bought individually if and when needed.
The battery is responsible for getting your Hyundai started. Before you begin to experience a Hyundai which doesn't start, keep a lookout for the slow cranking of the engine and an illuminated battery warning light which can indicate that your battery is on its last legs.
Which Hyundai Parts Wear Out the Fastest?
In every car, some parts and materials wear down or run out as they are used. These "consumables" are engine oil, coolant, nuts and bolts, oil filters, brake pads, spark plugs, wiper blades, tires, and the battery, possibly falling under the same category by some definitions. Be aware of the warning signs that signal these parts are at low levels or worn down.
Perpetually pumping coolant from the radiator to the engine to flush heat away from the engine's various parts, the water pump gets no time for a breather. The water pump has a lifespan of around 60,273 miles.
The lifespan of your Hyundai's suspension will come down to a few factors. First, how smooth the roads you drive on are; second, the weight of the loads carried by your Hyundai and how frequently you load your vehicle; and lastly, your overall mileage.
You can get ten years out of your suspension at the upper end if you have been treating it well. Otherwise, expect from five years up to eight if you've put your Hyundai through the grinder. A faulty suspension will cause an uncomfortable drive and bumpy ride among other issues.
Are Hyundai Parts Expensive?
Good things come in droves for Hyundai owners. These reliable cars use parts that are not pricey at all. Over your Hyundai's lifetime, you'll likely require repairs and replacements less frequently, meaning you'll spend less each time.
Where to Buy Genuine Hyundai Parts Online
You can buy brand-new genuine Hyundai parts through authorized Hyundai dealers and OEM parts retailers in your country.
Chances are that if you're reading this article, you're looking for a well-priced, well-maintained secondhand unit. Shop with us at BE FORWARD Auto Parts for a great deal on all Hyundai parts!