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Here’s your 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

DIY: Please, change your en­gine oil!

- Sto­ries by Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day Cars · Consumer Goods · Energy · Industries · Hyundai Santa Fe · Argentina · Hyundai · United States of America

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.

En­gine com­po­nent

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.

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