Understanding the different labels on your Hyundai vehicle

Understanding the different labels on your Hyundai vehicle

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Understanding where to find crucial information on your Hyundai vehicle is paramount for various reasons, including registration, maintenance, and in any other matters pertaining to ownership. The following details where you can find vital details about your Hyundai vehicle, like the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), tire specifications, engine number, and refrigerant type.

1. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

The VIN is a unique code used for registering your vehicle and dealing with matters related to its ownership. Hyundai vehicles have the VIN punched on the body panel located between the engine and the interior of the vehicle. This number is integral for identifying your vehicle's manufacturing specifics, such as place, date, and serial number. You will also need it when getting insurance for you your vehicle or calling for roadside assistance. The VIN number is usually forgotten until we need it, so we would recommend taking a picture of it and keeping it close by in your phone, this way you don’t have to exit the vehicle or run back to it if you need it.

2. VIN Label

In addition to the punched number, the VIN is also placed on a plate attached to the top of the left side of the dashboard. This placement allows the number on the plate to be easily viewed through the windshield from outside the vehicle, aiding in quick identification and verification.

3. Vehicle Certification Label

Hyundai vehicles come with a vehicle certification label attached to the driver’s (or front passenger’s) side centre pillar, providing another representation of the VIN. This redundancy ensures that even if one label is damaged or lost, the VIN can still be identified from another location.

4. Tire Specification and Pressure Label

Hyundai chooses the tires on your vehicle to optimize performance under normal driving conditions. For maintenance and reference, the tire label, located on the driver’s side centre pillar, stipulates the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle, essential for maintaining tire integrity and vehicle stability.

5. Engine Number

Each Hyundai vehicle comes with an engine number, stamped on the engine block, as depicted in the provided drawing. This unique identifier is vital when ordering engine parts or when specific engine information is required, ensuring that any replacements or repairs are compatible with the vehicle’s engine model.

6. Refrigerant Label

The refrigerant label, found under the hood, discloses vital information like refrigerant type and amount. Knowing the exact type and quantity of refrigerant is crucial when servicing the air conditioning system, maintaining optimal functionality and preventing any potential damage due to incorrect refrigerant use.

Hyundai’s systematic labeling and identification system help in streamlining vehicle management processes, from registration to maintenance. Knowing where to find this critical information ensures smoother, more informed interactions with your vehicle, promoting safer, more reliable driving experiences, and prolonging the life of your Hyundai.

Categories: Service, Maintenance, Pre-owned