Archive for October 19, 2017

Car Battery Tips That Every Driver Should Know

Car Battery TipsAlthough the joys of car ownership are many, regular car maintenance is usually not one of them. Unless you happen to be a car tech expert like our experienced technicians here at Randall Mitsubishi. While there are many aspects to caring for your car, knowing the basics of car battery maintenance is essential for every driver.

 

We at Randall Mitsubishi are glad to help. Here are a few fast facts about your car’s battery that will enable you to take better care of it:

 

  1. A car battery should last about six years.

 

  1. No matter how kind you are to your battery, eventually, it will die. Here are a few signs that your battery is nearing the end of its shelf life:
    • Slow cranking upon ignition
    • Battery warning light turns on
    • Basic electronics stop functioning (i.e. electronic locks or power windows)

 

  1. Your battery can overheat, especially here in Texas. Intense heat can literally evaporate your battery fluid.

 

  1. Sometimes, it’s not the battery’s fault. If you’re experiencing dead-battery-like symptoms, it could be due to worn spark plugs or clogged fuel injectors.

 

You can always expect honest and courteous service from our technicians at Randall Mitsubishi. Schedule your next regular maintenance appointment with us today!

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.

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

Art after darkLast 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 event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while creating 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 in and enjoy.