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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.

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  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!

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.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition Debut Takes Place Online Before Auto Show

Outlander Sport Limited Edition Debut

Although it was scheduled to get its big reveal at the Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi decided to sneak out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition debut ahead of time to the delight of fans and followers.

 

The new Limited Edition model of the popular vehicle comes with a long list of new features, as well as updated styling, setting it apart from other Outlander Sport trim levels, including black wheels and mirror caps, for just $21,995.

 

Inside the vehicle, the Limited Edition model will have unique interior accents including red stitching, as well as an infotainment system that comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility – so you can sync your smart phone right to your car.

 

If you’re interested in the new Limited Edition trim level, you won’t have to wait very long to get behind the wheel, as the model goes on sale this month. It’s hard to say how many units there will be of the Outlander Sport Limited Edition, so be sure to act fast.

 

Until then, or to check out another model, contact us or stop by any time at Randall Mitsubishi to see what we have in store. We would love to set you up on a test drive!

2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Last year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the 2nd annual event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while bringing together a sense of community.

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate and enjoy.

Art After Dark

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV Concept Debuts in Paris

Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept

A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV shown here at a charging station.

After the success of the Outlander earlier this year, Mitsubishi announced plans to reevaluate their lineup, phasing out some of their less popular nameplates and refocusing their efforts on the crossover and SUV segment. It seems one of the first results of that new strategy will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in the form of the new Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept. This plug-in hybrid SUV offers a more aggressive, stylish look than your typical Mitsubishi nameplate, and its capabilities are strides ahead of most current members of the PHEV segment, too.

According to Mitsubishi representatives, the GT-PHEV will combine a traditional gasoline engine powering the front wheels with an electric motor powering the rear wheels. As a result, the SUV will be able to run up to 75 miles on electricity alone without ever tapping into the fuel tank, about double that of most plug-in hybrids currently in mass-market production. The SUV also features a sleeker, futuristic style, designed with thinner elements and a low-sloped windshield that ends in a sharp rear bumper.

We haven’t been given a peek yet at the interior of the Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept, though that’s sure to change when the vehicle makes it appearance in Paris. We hear whisperings of burgundy leather that matches the SUV’s roof color, plus a spacious horizontal dashboard.

Celebrate Family Fun Month Here in San Angelo

Family Fun month

Enjoy some quality family time before the summer comes to an end!

Before the kids head back to school, spend some time together during Family Fun Month. You don’t even have to go far from home. There is a lot to do this month right here in San Angelo, Texas.

  • Art Thursday. Every Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, there are two art projects you can try for free. These projects include clay, watercolor, and more. Drop in anytime between 3 and 6pm.
  • Family Day at the Museum. On Saturday, August 13th, head to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The whole family can enjoy the museum’s entire collection for free. There will even be live music, hands-on projects, and free food samples with cooking demonstrations.
  • The Beach Boys. Hear this iconic group perform live on August 24th at 7:30pm at the Foster Communications Coliseum.
  • Brisket Sale. If you love beef brisket and supporting good causes, the East Angelo Lions club is holding its annual Brisket Sale August 26th and 27th at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Briskets are sold for $8.75 a pound. Proceeds will fund projects to help less fortunate families in our area. Buy a brisket and host one last family cookout before the summer comes to a close.

Which family fun events are you planning on attending this month? Let us know by commenting below or visit us at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.

Mitsubishi Outlander Interior Helps Secure “Best Value” Award

Mitsubishi Outlander interior

The Mitsubishi Outlander’s interior was created with an active lifestyle in mind.

 

The new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the most impressive models on the road, recently earning the “Best Value on the Road” award from the Active Lifestyle Jury. This is an annual event held in Phoenix, Arizona, designed to test the capabilities of models that claim to be sport utility vehicles. The Outlander won hands down.

According to The Intelligencer, over 10 members of the Phoenix Automotive Press Association got together with local athletes to determine which model was at the top of its class. The Mitsubishi Outlander was praised for its powerful engine, dynamic exterior design, and its spacious interior. Improvements on the 2016 model year include better structural rigidity, improved ride quality, a quieter cabin, and more.

The Mitsubishi Outlander interior was what really caught the eye of the judges. This model comes with a redesigned steering wheel, added soft touch materials, new accent trim, and all the latest technologies. The Outlander is roomy and easy to clean, and this model is shockingly quiet even when on the harshest terrain. With seating for up to seven, there’s nothing quite like the new Outlander.

To discover more about the Mitsubishi Outlander, visit us at our location San Angelo, TX or setup a test drive today!

Off-Road Driving Tips: Enjoying the Outdoors

Off-road driving tips

Off-roading in your Mitsubishi can be very exciting over rough terrain!

 

Going off-road can be a blast, especially if you are driving a well-equipped Mitsubishi model. Each vehicle you buy from Mitsubishi comes with a range of features that make it great for hitting trails, from MIVEC engines, rigid suspensions, or intelligent all-wheel control. Aside from a great car, you should also pay attention to these off-road driving tips to ensure you have a good time on the trails.

According to Popular Mechanics, you should always read the terrain when driving off-road. Although it might be fun to plunge into the unknown, it is also incredibly dangerous. Always understand where you are going, and what the terrain is like. Unexpected dips, holes, and rocks can cause a breakdown in a moment.

Start in the proper gear. Though this might sound like a no-brainer for some, you should shift into 4×4 mode as soon as you hit the dirt. Once you get going, it can be easy to forget to switch to the proper gear. By the time you get stuck, it could be too late.

Always bring recovery gear. This includes things like a frame-mounted tow hook, rope, and a winch if needed. This will help you get out of any tough situations should you find yourself in a rut.

Bring your Mitsubishi into Randall Mitsubishi to get a routine check before you go off-roading.

Mitsubishi Sales Reach New Milestone

Mitsubishi Sales

2015 was the best year for Mitsubishi sales since 2008 and it looks like that momentum will continue in 2016!

 

Last year proved to be an exceptional one for Mitsubishi in the United States. From nearly every angle, the automaker showed a growing presence and even reached a major milestone.

Mitsubishi arrived in the United States 34 years ago. Back then, the automaker offered three different models: the Starion, Tredia, and Cordia. It’s been quite a ride since then but late in 2015, in December, US vehicle sales reached five million.

Mitsubishi’s success in 2015 went a long way in helping to achieve that particular milestone. In 2015, Mitsubishi sales were up 22.8% from the year before. That registers as Mitsubishi’s most successful year since 2008. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Mitsubishi CUVs in general are responsible for much of the recent sales success.

Will they keep it up? Don Swearingen, executive VP, Mitsubishi Motors North America, thinks so. He said, “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”

We’re looking forward to a successful 2016 for Mitsubishi. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi today to learn more about Mitsubishi’s full 2016 lineup of vehicles!

4 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

tips for keeping your car clean

Get a head start on spring cleaning by cleaning out your car!

 

Is your car so dirty that you have to borrow your friend’s car every time you have a date? Is it so dirty it has been home to several generations of flies? If you said yes to either of these—or if your car could just use a good scrubbing—follow these tips for keeping your car clean.

 

# 1 – The gas station ain’t just for filling up! Every time you fill up, take the opportunity to clean out your car. Cleaning it as you go prevents trash from building up to point where cleaning up seems overwhelming.

# 2 – Keep a lid on it. If you are the kind of person that likes to snack in the car, put your snacks in some kind of lidded containers. This is especially true for beverages. We know coffee tastes better without a lid, but a coffee spill can be hard to get out!

# 3 – Always keep a trash bin. Without a trash bin, you are more apt to indulge in nasty habits, like just throwing trash on the floor.

# 4 – Keep cleanup materials with you! Something as simple as wipes can help you attack those potential stains as soon as they happen. It’s just like medicine—preventative housekeeping is the best housekeeping.

After cleaning out your car, bring your car over to Randall Mitsubishi service department for a tune up!