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New to Car Insurance? Don’t Be Fooled by These Car Insurance Myths!

car insurance myths

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.

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!

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.