Archive for October 26, 2015

Cars 101: How to Use a Car Jack

How to Use a Car Jack

Knowing how to use car jacks is very important especially is you get a flat tire.

 

While using a car jack stand is pretty easy, there are also a lot of ways to do it dangerously, so it’s important to know how to use a car jack safely before you attempt it.

First, know that there’s a difference between a scissor jack and a jack stand. Scissor jacks shouldn’t be used all the time and are only for emergency situations. You should usually use a jack stand.

When you go to jack up your car, make sure you’re on a flat, level surface. Pull your parking brake up and put some kind of blocks behind the tires to keep the car from sliding backward or forward while you’re underneath it.

Position the jack under a sturdy piece of the frame, and not the outside part with paint on it. Get under the car a little and look for a divot near the wheel—that part is meant for jacks! Using two jack stands is safest. Crank them up so there’s just enough room to fit underneath and lock them. Shake the car a bit to see if it moves too much. Afterward, lower the jacks and you’re done!

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Mitsubishi Will Showcase Its New Mitsubishi eX Concept in Tokyo

new Mitsubishi eX Concept

Mitsubishi has plans to show off an all-electric crossover in Tokyo! Ecofriendly is here to stay with Mitsubishi!

At the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of October, Mitsubishi will show case its new Mitsubishi eX concept, an all-electric compact crossover utility vehicle that Mitsubishi is calling a “next-generation EV system.”

Very little has been revealed about the eX concept so far, but it has been confirmed that it will have an electric powertrain, active safety systems, all-wheel drive, and even an automated driving system. The previews of the eX so far suggest that Mitsubishi will reveal the final version of the eX at the Tokyo Motor Show instead of a pre-production prototype.

Mitsubishi says the Tokyo Motor Show will feature a panel display telling the story of Mitsubishi’s fifty years of research in developing electric vehicles. Ecofriendly is the theme for Mitsubishi this year, as their other displays at the Tokyo Motor Show will revolve around new eco technologies, mini cars, and models powered by engines using clean diesel fuel.

Additionally, a driverless test vehicle will be featured at Smart Mobility City to show off Mitsubishi’s automated driving technology. It’s an exciting time for EV fans!

To learn more about Mitsubishi’s current lineup of vehicles, visit Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX today!