When is an infotainment system not an infotainment system? That’s not a trick question. Sometimes, an infotainment system is capable of being, and doing, a whole lot more. The Hyundai Blue Link system is a prime example. Here’s what you should know the next time you come from Poway or National City to Kearny Mesa Hyundai.

Most drivers know Hyundai Blue Link for features like its support of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, or the ability to run all sorts of apps through a seven or eight-inch touchscreen display.

But the larger of the two systems is different in other ways besides size. Available only on select trims — sometimes as standard equipment, other times part of a package — it supports extended features like GPS navigation and real-time traffic.

But did you know it also does a lot more than that? Dig a bit deeper and you’ll find Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care. A subscription service, it’s less for entertainment than for peace of mind. It sends accident alerts, summons roadside assistance if you get a flat, and sends you a monthly report on your Hyundai car’s “health,” reminding you if there’s a key maintenance item that needs to be addressed.

You can try it free for a year on any compatible new Hyundai vehicle. You can also transfer the service between owners if you sell your car.

If you’re in the market for a new car around San Diego, or if you just want to find out how to get more out of the Hyundai Blue Link system in a car you already own, why not visit Kearny Mesa Hyundai? We’re here for your questions, Hyundai parts and service, and — of course — all your new and pre-owned car shopping needs. Call 858-633-0888 or visit us today at 4797 Convoy St in San Diego!