Volunteer Opportunities at Goodfellow Air Force Base

Goodfellow Air Force BaseAs we all know, Texas has been devastatingly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and there are many needs right now in countless communities. Consider signing up to help out or donate your time to these local organizations and causes below.

Goodfellow Air Force Base is a staple of the San Angelo, Texas community. Consider giving back to this organization by taking part in one of the many volunteer opportunities that the base offers. Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities at the base recommended by us here at Randall Mitsubishi.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Help fight the battle against Alzheimer’s by taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in San Angelo’s Kirby Park on October 21st. Volunteers are needed to fill roles on the planning committee; team captains and walkers are also needed. Come show your support for this worthy cause by volunteering today!

17th Force Support Squadron Operation KIDS

Around 100 volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the 17th Force Support Squadron Operation Kids. The event aims to teach kids cadence and to help them have a fun experience. Consider volunteering for set up, food service, and face painting. Setup takes place the day before, on November 3rd, in preparation for the event on November 4th at 7 a.m.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

CASA of Tom Green County

The Tom Green County branch of CASA is currently seeking volunteers to speak out on behalf of abused and neglected children. Those wishing to help must be committed for the long-term run. Applicants must be available for 9-15 hours per month and be at least 21 years of age.

If you want to learn more about how you can help Texas recover, visit http://www.redcross.org/ today or take a look at some of the local Texas organizations that need assistance right here: http://ow.ly/ZS4330eZix4.

Fall Performances at the San Angelo PAC

San Angelo PAC

The San Angelo PAC is the central hub of performing arts in the San Angelo area. The campus includes an adapted Coca-Cola bottling plant building that is home to the Brooks & Bates Theater and a Black Box Performance Space. Today, it stands as the central hub for the performing arts in the San Angelo area.

Get away from the chilly fall weather by taking in a performance of some of the most renowned plays around. Here are some of the fantastic shows that will be arriving at the San Angelo PAC in the coming months!

Journey to Oz

San Angelo PACWritten by L. Frank Baum, Journey to Oz is a remarked adaptation where Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz ventures to the land of the yellow brick road. Professional actors put on the show with a little help from the audience! Audience members will participate in call and response, songs, and sound effects that bring the play to life for all to enjoy. Catch a performance on September 18th and 19th.

Forbidden Broadway

Comedy knows fewer bounds than Forbidden Broadway. The satirical roast pokes fun of some of Broadway’s most famous works, including Hamilton. Laugh the night away on October 16th and 17th by catching a live show.

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir is a staple of the musical world. The world-renowned ensemble is one of the finest in the world and it’s coming to San Angelo PAC on November 1st. Grab your tickets and sit down for a musical experience you won’t soon forget.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi hope to see you at the San Angelo PAC this fall!

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta in San Angelo

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta

This September, the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta will make its way to San Angelo. It offers multiple roping events to suit a variety of skill levels. The first, a Preliminary Calf Roping, is open to 120 ropers and consists of two rounds. The top 12 ropers will make their way to the short-go round.

Invitational Calf Roping kicks off on Saturday of the event, rain or shine. Some of the world’s top ranked ropers will face off against the region’s finest ropers.

2017 Cinch Roping FiestaMatch Roping takes place at the Invitational Calf Roping and features two contestants binding six calves. The winner takes home a $20,000 prize.

Invitational Steering Roping engages the nation’s top competitors in a head-to-head battle. Double Mugging, held with the Steer Roping on Sunday, involves two mounted ropers trying to best a yearling.

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association is the proud sponsor of the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta. Founded in 1932, this non-profit organization has helped foster the western way of life and the agricultural education of young Texans. The association works hard to bring the best events to the West Texas area.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi hope to see you at the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta!

Fall Maintenance Tips: How To Keep Your Vehicle Healthy

Fall Maintenance TipsKeeping your Mitsubishi running at peak efficiency is a relatively easy task. Staying up to date with routine and seasonal maintenance is the key to an enjoyable ownership experience. Fall is right around the corner which means it’s time to start checking maintenance items off your list. We here at Randall Mitsubishi have a few fall maintenance tips that will help you properly prepare your Mitsubishi for cooler weather.

Oil

It pays to change your oil according to the manufacturer-suggested schedule in your owner’s manual. Oil is responsible for lubricating, cooling, and protecting vital engine components. The hot summer weather will put the oil to work. Make sure to get an oil change before fall to ensure your engine continues operating at peak efficiency!

Lights

Light bulbs can burn out at any time of the year which makes consistently checking once a month a necessity. You should go the extra mile and clean the lenses in preparation for fall. Make sure to replace any dead bulbs for maximum safety and visibility, especially at night.

Fall Maintenance Tips

Battery

It’s a good idea to inspect your Mitsubishi’s battery once a month. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities, like bulges and lacerations. It’s a good idea to scrape the corrosion off of the posts as well. Keep in mind cooler weather means the battery needs more juice to start the car. Older batteries should be replaced before cold weather arrives.

If you have any other questions on how to keep your car running well as we head towards the cold part of the winter, just contact us at Randall Mitsubishi!

Top 10 Outdoor Places to Visit in San Angelo

Between the Air Force base and Angelo State University,
San Angelo has plenty of visitors. If you’re in the area and looking for a great way to get some fresh air, check out this list of the 10 best outdoor places to visit in San Angelo.Places to visit in San Angelo - Outdoor Places - Randall Mitsubishi - San Angelo, TX

 

  1. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Pretend it’s the 19th century and walk around the former army post, including twenty-three original and restored fort structures.

  1. San Angelo Nature Center

Learn all about the ecosystems that make up Texas including a collection of animals, along with related exhibits and information, which are native to the Southwest.

  1. International Water Lily Garden at Civic League Park

Count the collection of more than 150 varieties of water lilies at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, open to the public at no charge.

Places to visit in San Angelo - Nature - Randall Mitsubishi - San Angelo, TX

  1. San Angelo State Park

Put on some sunscreen and go camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

 

  1. ASU Planetarium

Examine a world of stars and celestial objects at the newly renovated Planetarium, located on the first floor in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building.

  1. Historical Murals

Tour the murals painted on various businesses around San Angelo that depict life in San Angelo in the early 1900s.

  1. Chicken Farm Art Center

Enjoy the multiple studios containing plenty of local art and artists set up in refurbished farm buildings stocked full of their creations.

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  1. Kirby Park

Plan a yummy picnic in a pavilion or play soccer, baseball, basketball or volleyball on a lighted court.

  1. Angelo Skate & Fun Center

Experience a safe and fun environment for children of all ages and skate on a state-of-the-art rink, ride high-speed go karts, or play miniature golf, laser tag, and arcade games.

  1. South Padre Island Beach Driving

Drive along the sand and see the National Seashore park’s most remote areas, which are only accessible with a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle.

 

While you’re in town, why not pay us a visit at Randall Mitsubishi to say hello? Stop by any time to explore our enormous selection of vehicles!

Mitsubishi Wins Seven Automotive Performance Index Awards in 2017

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mirage topped several categories.

Over the years, Mitsubishi has established itself as one of the premier automakers on the market. With its reliability, innovation, and excellent customer service, the reputation is well-deserved. Although it’s still early in the year, Mitsubishi has already won several prestigious awards.

Every year, the Automotive Science Group combs through hundreds of vehicles to find which ones really separate themselves from the pack. They base their assessment on things like the car’s environmental, economic, and all-around performance.

The environmental section looks at each vehicle’s life-cycle carbon footprint from the beginning of the vehicle to the end. The economic section looks at each vehicle’s cost of ownership while the all-around performance section takes into account everything from environmental and economic impact to the social impact of manufacturing the vehicles.

After careful review, Mitsubishi was the winner in the following categories:

● Best All-Around Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Car of 2017: Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best All-Around Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best Economic Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best 5 All-Around Performance (Compact Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
● Best All-Around Performance (Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander

To see what Mitsubishi has to offer, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi today to talk to one of our professionals.

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets Upgraded Tech Package

As the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the UK, drivers in the United States are starting to get excited about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Although already best-selling in the UK, Mitsubishi has been constantly working on improving the vehicle before its American launch.

The recent technology updates apply specifically to the top-of-the-line Juro trim. The main addition to this trim is a variety of safety features. Drivers will now have access to a rearview camera that allows them to see everything that’s behind them. Also, there will now be an electronic parking brake with an automatic brake hold. This addition allows drivers to release the pedal in traffic or while stationary on a hill.

In addition, the new Outlander PHEV will now feature a Smartphone Link Display Audio System. This new technology allows drivers to control their infotainment system without ever taking their eyes off of the road. All that you need to do is tell your system what you want to access and the technology takes care of the rest.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, feel free to contact us here at Randall Mitsubishi. We would love to keep you updated on all the latest news!

Spend Your Tax Refund at Randall Mitsubishi on a New Car

tax refund at Randall Mitsubishi

Most Americans that file their taxes will receive some sort of refund. For some Americans, this refund will be thousands of dollars. If you’re getting a sizable return this year, you can spend your tax refund at Randall Mitsubishi. This is a great, easy way to get a down payment in a lump sum.

Industry experts recommend a down payment for a new car to be at least 10%. If your tax refund is $2,000 or more, you could easily have more than you need. With a larger down payment, you won’t need to finance as much of your car purchase. This means your monthly payments will be lower and you could potentially get a lower interest rate.

If you don’t want to buy a brand new car, you could also use your refund towards a great used car. Here at Randall Mitsubishi, we have a great inventory of affordable, quality pre-owned cars.

A third option for using your refund could be doing some serious maintenance or upgrades on your current car. If you’ve been putting off expensive repairs, use your refund to get your car in tip-top shape. Get a new set of tires, get your car detailed, get a major tune-up, or whatever it is you need to rekindle your love for your car. Schedule a service appointment at Randall Mitsubishi today.

All-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Unveiled in Geneva

From 1990 through 2012, the Mitsubishi Eclipse was a beloved sports coupe and convertible that helped build-up the Mitsubishi name for performance. That model may be gone, but its name is making a comeback. The 2018 Eclipse Cross, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, is not a sporty coupe, but a compact crossover.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, unveiled

Size-wise, this new model will fit between the current Outlander and Outlander Sport. It shares the same platform as the other two and will be 173.4 inches long. Mitsubishi says that the next updates for the other two models will make them larger and smaller, respectively.

The Eclipse Cross comes with sophisticated styling inside and out. It will be powered by a new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Power ratings haven’t been released yet; however, Mitsubishi says it will be more powerful than the current Outlander, which makes 166 horsepower with its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Inside, passengers will find modern features, including a sophisticated touchscreen system. Available technology includes a head-up display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be coming to Randall Mitsubishi in early 2018. We’re excited to see this all-new addition sitting on our showroom floor and can’t wait to see how it performs on the road.

Upcoming 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Packed with Bonus Features

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition

Mitsubishi debuted the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition model at the Chicago Auto Show in a surprise twist, to the delight of the crowd.

 

The first thing you will notice about this limited edition model is its aggressive and athletic styling, setting it a notch above the ES base model, powered by the same 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It’s truly the tech upgrades and subtle style changes that set the Limited Edition model apart.

 

To start, a Limited Edition badge is sure to catch the eye, along with black-painted mirrors, while the interior of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition is covered in dark black fabric with an accent of red stitching.

 

From convenient smartphone integration to a clever backup camera, the Limited Edition model comes with all the tech you need. It’s easy to sync your vehicle with your smart device, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This limited edition version of the Outlander Sport also comes with heated seats for extra comfort.

 

If you would like to learn more about the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition model, or if you’d like to take any variant of the Outlander Sport on a test drive, give us a call or stop by any time, here at Randall Mitsubishi.