Non, a TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN  Hyundai Canada states that owners of electric or plug-in cars must not perform rust, neither chemical nor electrical treatment on their vehicles since this may cause failure of the components of the EV or plug-in. If you decide to do so, your vehicle warranty may be void.

To help protect your vehicle’s finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly and frequently at least once a month with lukewarm or cold

If you use your vehicle for off-road driving, you should wash it after each off-road trip. Pay special attention to the removal of any accumulation of salt, dirt, mud, and other foreign materials. Make sure the drain holes in the lower edges of the doors and rocker panels are kept clear and clean.

Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings, industrial pollution and similar deposits can damage your vehicle’s finish if not removed immediately.

Even prompt washing with plain water may not completely remove all these deposits. A mild soap, safe for use on painted surfaces, should be used.

The manufacturer also recommends to regularly wax your vehicle. A good coat of wax provides a barrier between your paint and environmental contamination and helps protect vehicle’s finish. Check the tips on how to wax your vehicle.

We recommend the 3M Wrap film. This film is designed to protect the vehicle's paint and other vulnerable surfaces from stone chips, scratches, insect damage, tar stains, stains fluids for cars, and rain and snow. It also contributes to aerodynamics and reduced noise.

The coolant level should be filled between the MAX and the MIN marks on the side of the coolant reservoir when the parts in the motor compartment are cool. In Kona / Ioniq Electric, manufacturer recommends to change the BLUE  coolant every 60, 000 km or 36 months. In IONIQ 2019 the GREEN coolant must be changed every 100, 000 km.

The manufacturer emphasizes the importance of adjusting the tire inflation pressure to the specified level : 

FRONT– 36 psi   REAR – 36 psi

It is very important to frequently check the tire pressure. The tire inflation pressure can vary depending on the outside temperature. In winter, with low temperatures the air pressure decreases. In summer, the expansion of the air happen.

It is recommended to regularly wax your vehicle. This will facilitate the removal of stains caused by brake dust in the wash. In addition, maintaining a good coat of wax will help to better protect the finish of your vehicle.

Wax the vehicle when water will no longer bead on the paint. Always wash and dry the vehiclebefore waxing. Use a good quality liquid or paste wax, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Wax all metal trim to protect it and to maintain its luster.
Removing oil, tar, and similar materials with a spot remover will usually strip the wax from the finish. Be sure to re-wax these areas even if the rest of the vehicle does not yet need waxing.


Yes, absolutely. You should change the oil on your PHEV every 6 months or at 6,000 km.