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From the Desk of Tim comes my many thoughts and ideas on just about anything and everything! So sit back, relax and

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Ezra Dyer - my favorite magazine writer

October 14th, 2017


Every month I look forward to reading an article in my Car and Driver magazine, the editorial that Ezra Dyer writes. He is also an automotive contributor for Popular Mechanics. And writes some histerical articles for the Improper Bostonian. Learn more...


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Genesis is here!

October 17th, 2016


Several months ago I mentioned that Hyundai was releasing a premium brand, Well that brand has now arrived with its first model, the G80, and it is at Fred Beans Hyundai now. The G90 is coming and should be here within a few weeks. How did Hyundai get here and what is their plan for Genesis? Learn more...


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Hyundai's Dual-Clutch Transmission: Weird but Good

October 11th, 2016


A dual-clutch automatic transmission behaves differently from the automatic transmissions that we are used to but they bring several advantages. Learn more about Hyundai's dual-clutch automatic transmission offered in the Veloster, Elantra Eco, Sonata Eco, and Tucson with 1.6L turbo. Learn more...


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How to save time when visiting the dealer to get a car

May 12th, 2016


It seems to take forever to buy a car. But most people don't want to spend all day at the dealership when buying a car. What steps can you take to save yourself time? Learn more...


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Are there steps you can take to get a better value for your trade in?

February 8th, 2016


You've had your car for a while now and it feels like a member of the family. If you are going to let him/her go, then you want to make sure that you can maximize your trade-in value. There are some steps you can take to help. Learn more...


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Hyundai births Genesis as a new premium brand

January 27th, 2016


Before the launch of the Hyundai Genesis in 2008, Hyundai was considering doing so via creating a new premium brand. However, mired in recession, the timing wasn't right. Now the automotive market has fully recovered and even set a record for new vehicle sales in 2015. Hyundai has revisited the premium brand option and has launched Genesis as its own brand. Learn more... 


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Do I really need to replace my oil in my Hyundai every 3750 mles? If so, why?

November 19th, 2015


I often hear my customers question the reason why Hyundai hasn't gone to a synthetic oil and with it a longer interval between oil changes. I've never heard Hyundai comment as to why but I do have a theory. And a recent article I read concerning a few other manufacturers and some issues that they are having with oil consumption may be part of the reason. Learn more...


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Hyundai goes faster with N division

November 6th, 2015


Hyundai is moving and shaking! There is a luxury division coming in 2016 called Genesis, they are working on a range of alternative fuel vehicles, and now they have started a new performance divison, tapping the former head engineer of BMW M division as lead engineer for Hyundai's N division. Learn more...


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Winter is coming! Time for that all-wheel-drive vehicle, right?

November 4th, 2015


The last 2 years I have had more people ask about all-wheel-drive than in my previous 25 years. Why? And do I need to consider all-wheel-drive? Learn more...


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Welcome to my blog!

July 28th, 2015


The nature of being in car sales means you speak to a lot of people. The nature of being a car salesperson at the same dealership for 16 years means you have a lot of repeat and referral buyers that grow comfortable with you. Learn more...


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