Here’s your 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
DIY: Please, change your engine oil!
Not only does the midsize SUV benefit from a new look and features, its engines are more powerful and efficient than before.
The new base engine and optional turbo-four are more powerful than before, and a hybrid joins the lineup.
According to the company, the conventional gas Santa
Fe models will go on sale by the end of the year, with the hybrid arriving early next year.
Hyundai showed off the 2021 Santa Fe’s new face earlier this year, but it turns out that the updates go deeper under the surface.
The mid-size SUV also gets two new gasoline engines, new features, and adds a hybrid variant.
According to its review by Car and Driver, a vehicle trend review site operated from the United States, the new base engine is a 2.5-litre inlinefour with 191 horsepower and 181 pound feet of torque which is an improvement of 6 hp and 3 lb-ft over the old 2.4-litre engine.
It uses an eight-speed automatic and comes standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive
The oil change is the ultimate introduction to Do It Yourself (DIY) vehicle maintenance. And changing your own motor oil is one of the best ways to help improve engine performance, extend engine life and save money.
According to Mobil.Com, you will have to have the right tools for the job, which you can do by yourself. You will need to have motor oil from a reputable manufacturer like Mobil, Total, Ammasco and more, and also get the oil filter. You will need wheel ramps and chocks, safety glasses and gloves, ratchet and socket set, the oil filter wrench and torque wrench, a funnel and oil pan, clean rags and newspaper.
Ensure you research the right oil and filter for your vehicle type by checking the vehicle manual.
Before you start, wear the safety equipment, always exercise caution when using hand tools.
Drive to a flat place and use a ramp to elevate your vehicle, and ensure you chock the back tyres to avoid slipping.
Place the oil pan directly under the drain plug underneath the bonnet of the vehicle; place newspaper around the oil pan. Ensure the vehicle has cooled before you lose the drain plug. Attach the appropriate socket to the ratchet. Fit the socket on the drain plug. optional. Hyundai said the new engine will provide up to 26 mile per gallon (mpg) or 41.8 kilometres for every 4.55 litre fuel consumption usage.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has an optional turbo engine is an even more significant upgrade, with the new turbo 2.5-litre inline-four providing significantly more power than the old 2.0T—277 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic, and the 2.5T also comes with standard frontwheel drive and optional allwheel drive.
Trim levels and design
Sitting at the top of the lineup is a new Calligraphy trim
Carefully loosen the drain plug with the ratchet, slowly turning counterclockwise. Once the drain plug is loosened, complete its removal by hand. You may also have to remove a drain plug gasket.
After allowing the oil to drain for several minutes, reinstall the drain plug with the torque wrench, slowly turning clockwise. You may also have to reinstall a drain plug gasket.
After this, reposition the oil pan and newspaper directly under the oil filter. Fit the oil filter wrench on the oil filter.
Carefully loosen the oil filter with the oil filter wrench, slowly turning counterclockwise. Once the oil filter is loosened, allow oil to drain for a few seconds before completing its removal by hand. You can now replace it with a new filter.
You can now pour a new four litre or five litre oil into the engine oil section in the bonnet. Once level, a name that’s shared with the three-row Palisade’s top model. It comes standard with the turbo engine and all-wheel drive, and features special leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, a different grille, and a few other trim differences.
Hyundai said it has improved interior materials. The updated centre console features a floating design, a push button shifter, and the standard and optional touchscreens grow larger, from 7.0 to 8.0 inches and from 8.0 inches to 10.3 inches. There’s also an extra 0.5 cubic foot of cargo space.
Newly optional features
There are state-of-theart features on this mobile technology that include wireless charging, a remote parking system, upgraded driver-assistance systems, and a digital key system that allows you to use your smartphone as the key. However, Hyundai won’t release pricing until closer to the 2021 Santa Fe’s on-sale date before December 2020. Speculators are assuming the price won’t be too much above the current model’s base price of $27,450 (N10.5 million). that is done, remove the chocks and disengage the emergency brake. Place your vehicle in reverse and slowly drive it backward off the ramps. With your vehicle on a dry, level surface again, place your vehicle in park and check the oil level using the dipstick.
Start the engine and allow your vehicle to idle for two minutes. During this time, visually inspect your vehicle for leaks around the drain plug and oil filter. If you see any leaks, immediately shut off the engine and investigate further; your vehicle may require replacement parts and/or professional repairs.