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Best Vehicles For Teen Drivers Should Be Big, Safe, And Slow

Best Vehicles for Teen Drivers

Find your teen driver the best vehicle for what they really need; safety and reliability.

So you’ve spent hours in the car with your teen driver, doing your best to praise her when she does well and gently criticize her when necessary. You’ve insisted she download an app to block texts and calls when she’s in transit. What’s the next step? Getting her a great vehicle! The best vehicles for teen drivers should have the following features according to the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety…

Safe

The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration both conduct extensive crash tests on every mass-produced vehicle brought to market. Make sure your child’s vehicle has good scores.

Slow

It’s not that you should give your kid an anemic ride that can’t even get out of its own way. Just make sure it doesn’t have a huge amount of horsepower. For first time drivers that don’t have years of experience on the road, that extra horsepower can be hard to handle.

Big

The IIHS produces a list of best vehicles for teen drives. Bigger normally means safer. There are no minicars or small cars on the list. However, you will find the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Mitsubishi Galant on the list!

Three Mitsubishi Models Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer named IIHS Top Safety Picks

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Safety is a priority at Mitsubishi, and it couldn’t be any more evident than it is now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently recognized three different Mitsubishi vehicles—the 2015 Outlander, Outlander Sport, and Lancer—with Top Safety Pick awards. These IIHS Top Safety Picks were honored for their combination of unstoppable safety technology and terrific body design, both of which work together to keep their passengers safe.

Find Out More: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Specs and Features

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander named IIHS Top Safety Picks

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander named IIHS Top Safety Picks

“Thanks to our advanced high-tech engineering and safety features, the Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport have consistently achieved high IIHS safety ratings,” said Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The Mitsubishi RISE safety body construction system is the perfect example of this kind of technology. In the event of an accident, energy is absorbed and deflected away from the occupant cell, which enhances passenger protection.”

Find Out More: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Specs and Features

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport named IIHS Top Safety Picks

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport named IIHS Top Safety Picks

The IIHS awarded the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, when equipped with the model’s available Forward Collision Mitigation system, the organization’s highest possible rating of Top Safety Pick+. This system alerts the driver when a possible frontal collision is imminent. Both the Outlander Sport and Lancer sedan received the honor of Top Safety Picks. This is the fourth year in a row the Outlander Sport was recognized with this award while the Lancer has received this safety rating seven other times.

Find Out More: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Specs and Features

Don’t forget to stop into Randall Mitsubishi today and check out these award-winning, safe Mitsubishi vehicles!

How to Install a Car Seat Properly

At Randall Mitsubishi, we want to be sure that our customers know hwo to install a car seat properly.

When they’re young, make sure their car seat doesn’t miss a beat.

August is not only the month of sweltering heat, back-to-school shopping, and the return of the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte—it’s also Baby Safety Month! With seven out of ten car seats not installed properly, we thought it would be a good idea to provide you with some tips on how to install a car seat properly. This will ensure that your child will be safe this month—and every month after.

Make sure the car seat fits your car. Many people don’t realize that some car seats might not actually be made for their car. Before you even begin to install your car seat, make sure that your car seat is right for your car. The base of the seat should fit entirely on the back seat of your car and the LATCH system within your car should be able to anchor your car seat down easily.

Understand the LATCH system. The LATCH system is an important safety system in your car. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children and allows you to anchor your car seat easily to the seat. Make sure you read your car’s owner’s manual before installing your car so you know what your LATCH system’s weight limit is.

Use the seat’s instruction manual as a guide. Every car seat is installed differently, so it’s important to read your seat’s instruction manual before you begin installation. Remember—just because your friend tells you to install your car seat a specific way, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the way your car seat is installed!

Take it to an inspection station. Before your child sits in your car seat, make sure you stop in to your local Child Safety Seat Inspection Station in your area and have a professional make sure your seat is installed properly.

If you follow these instructs on how to install a car seat properly, you should be able to celebrate Baby Safety Month in the best way—by ensuring your child is safe in your car.