In this article we are going to look at a issue that may prove to be unsafe. If you identify any handling or grip problems on your Hyundai Elantra , it is necessary that you drive carefully and handle it fairly quickly. Our team has posted this article to help you fix them. First, we’ll fairly quickly look at the essential elements that ensure good road handling, then we’ll look at why your Hyundai Elantra doesn’t hold the road any more, and finally we’ll look at how to fix your grip complications.
What are the main components that ensure great road holding and handling on a Hyundai Elantra?
We commence this content page by fairly quickly explaining the most important elements that will assure good road holding for your Hyundai Elantra. It’s necessary to know that a vehicle’s grip is a science in itself. It will consequently depend on many factors, we will describe down below the most important ones that can be affected:
- Shock absorbers: The most important elements of your road handling, they perpetually assure the contact between the wheels and the road. They absorb all shocks and holes on the road.
- Tyres: They are the ones that will assure the grip of your Hyundai Elantra on the road, the softer they are, the more grip you have, but the faster they get broken, the harder they are, the less grip you have, but the more resistant they are. Temperature influences their wear. Their size will also play on grip, the wider they are the more contact with the ground will be important.
- The center of gravity: The higher your car is going to be, the more it will lean in the corners and therefore lose handling, that’s why low profile sports vehicles grip better than very high 4×4’s
- Wheel Alignment: This adjustment allows you to control the vertical angle of your car’s wheels, it is therefore important for the grip of your car and the wear of your tires. This adjustment is very precise and must be carried out by specialists.
There are many other elements to take into account such as wheelbase, ground clearance, chassis rigidity, weight and aerodynamics…
Why is my Hyundai Elantra having complications with my car’s handling or grip?
We will now move on to the component that interests you the most, why my Hyundai Elantra has handling complications? As we described above, there are a lot of components to take into account for your car to have a good grip, however there are few that can evolve over time, most of them are intrinsic to the construction of the vehicle, we will find out right away those that can affect your handling and road, and, why:
- As we revealed above, the rubber of the tyres has a primordial purpose in the good road holding of your car, if your tyres are dead, you may possibly have complications of road holding on wet road at first and when you reach the “cord” even on dry road.
- Dead shock absorbers: If your shock absorbers are dead, your car will no longer be able to absorb the irregularities of the road properly and it will often “float”, which will result in a bad distribution of the masses on the car and shift the centre of gravity of the car. You risk slipping in the bends.
- The risk with a misalignment is that your ground contact area is reduced due to a too open or too closed wheel angle, you will have grip complications.
- A steering issue: Last but not least, the last important part for good road handling is that all the components of your steering must be in good condition. The most traditional circumstance is that your stabilizer bar or the silent blocks of your steering triangles are dead. The outcome will be a delay in your changes of way.
How do you fix the handling complications?
We now move on to the different solutions to solve your road holding complications on your Hyundai Elantra .
- Tyres: Nothing could be simpler, just change your tyres, make sure to check them carefully and change them when you get to the visual indicator in the grooves of your tyres. It is generally necessary to count between 100 and 200 euros for a pair of tires.
- Shock absorbers: Ditto, dead shock absorbers have to be changed, if you want to know when to change the shock absorbers of a Hyundai Elantra, please have a look at our content page on this subject. The price can vary a lot, but you will have to count at least 400€
- Wheel alignment: You will have to go to your mechanic to have it fixed, it will cost you less than 100€?
- Steering: If you have complications with the handling on Hyundai Elantra due to your steering, there may be several components concerned, in such a case you will have to produce a whole check-up of these components, the best is to call a specialist.
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