You want Valentine’s Day to feel special for your loved one. But maybe you’re on a budget, or maybe you feel like you’re out of good gift ideas. Don’t worry—this list of unique Valentine’s Day gifts will help you think of a way to shower your significant other with affection.
A cozy dinner for two is one thing, but cooking your own dinner together? That’s something that you can turn into a regular and affordable date night option. What could be more romantic than sharing kitchen space with your partner while concocting scrumptious food?
Instead of stopping by the regular old jewelry store where you can drop big bucks on something that might not stand out, opt for a trip to the nearest antique mall. Here you can find something that’s truly unique, and probably more affordable, than the cliché of Valentine’s Day jewelry.
The Gift of Travel
Road trips bring couples closer in a unique way, and are enhanced by the comfort and security of a quality car. Consider investing in a Mitsubishi Outlander from Randall Mitsubishi with the long-term intention of taking more trips together in the future. For an extra touch, plan a few getaways that you can both look forward to.
Safe driving resolutions are a good alternative to the usual personal health goals most people set on New Year’s. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Maintain your vehicle
Performing routine maintenance goes a long way in keeping you safe on the road. Keep up to date with replacing all fluids and your tires, and keep your car’s engine in top shape.
Don’t use your phone
Glancing away from the road for even a few seconds can cause an accident. Avoid this by not texting or making phone calls while you’re driving.
Learn defensive driving
Defensive driving is the art of navigating the road in a way that anticipates the behaviors and habits of other drivers to deter the risk of collisions before they happen. Seek out a class or workshop in your area.
Drive the speed limit
Everybody speeds at some point. However, a lot of accidents could be avoided if drivers slowed down a bit. Resolve to drive the speed limit more often in the coming year.
Buckle your seat belt
A startling number of people wear their seat belts incorrectly, if they wear them at all. Make sure that you and your passengers are buckled in before embarking on any driving adventure.
If you want to initiate some unique New Year’s resolutions, these driving habit resolutions will help keep you and your passengers safe while minimizing the likelihood of collisions with other drivers.
Insuring your car is an essential component of vehicle ownership, but it can be stressful, especially when you are new to the process. A lot of new drivers (and a fair number of experienced ones) get lost in the haze of common car insurance myths and end up paying too much for vehicle insurance.
Here are few prevalent car insurance myths that you should be aware of if you desire to save on car insurance:
Bright colored cars are more expensive to insure. It might be true that police might target a speeding cherry red hotrod more often than a speeding silver sedan. However, it’s not true that a vibrant colored vehicle will cost you more to insure.
When you lend someone your car, it’s under their insurance. False—if you lend your car to a buddy and they get in an accident, your insurance is still on the line since you are the car’s owner.
When your rate increases because of an accident or ticket, it’s locked in at this price. True, you’ll probably see a spike in price right after an incident, but this effect is NOT permanent. It’ll go back to normal in about three years if you go back to obeying the rules of the road.
At Randall Mitsubishi, we’re always happy to help our customers through every part of the car ownership experience. Visit us today to get those important automotive questions answered. You can also test drive a new Mitsubishi while you’re at it.
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
Written 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.
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!
Keeping 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.