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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!

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips to Remember on Every Date

Valentine’s Day Driving Tips

This Valentine’s Day and on all date nights to come – though driving safety may be the last thing on your mind – we urge you to think otherwise. The influence of your favorite music, alcohol, and even an intoxicating date can quickly make a casual drive dangerous.

 

Not sure where to begin? Check out these Valentine’s Day driving tips, which are relevant year-round.

 

  • Let your date, or whoever is in the passenger’s seat, choose the music that’s playing, so you can keep your hands on the wheel.
  • Though you may be tempted to wear your most fancy shoes for a big date, be sure to have something comfortable to wear behind the wheel.
  • Don’t pick up your cell phone. Not only is it dangerous, but also, your date may appreciate it if you avoid your phone for most of the evening.
  • Perhaps stick with safe foods if you are going out to eat. You don’t want to find yourself in desperate need of the bathroom while you’re driving your date around.
  • And lastly – never, ever drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your vehicle, your life, and potentially the lives of others, are never worth it.

 

For more driving safety tips, or to pick out a brand new car to whisk away your date, visit us any time at Randall Mitsubishi.