Enjoy some quality family time before the summer comes to an end!
Before the kids head back to school, spend some time together during Family Fun Month. You don’t even have to go far from home. There is a lot to do this month right here in San Angelo, Texas.
- Art Thursday. Every Thursday at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, there are two art projects you can try for free. These projects include clay, watercolor, and more. Drop in anytime between 3 and 6pm.
- Family Day at the Museum. On Saturday, August 13th, head to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The whole family can enjoy the museum’s entire collection for free. There will even be live music, hands-on projects, and free food samples with cooking demonstrations.
- The Beach Boys. Hear this iconic group perform live on August 24th at 7:30pm at the Foster Communications Coliseum.
- Brisket Sale. If you love beef brisket and supporting good causes, the East Angelo Lions club is holding its annual Brisket Sale August 26th and 27th at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Briskets are sold for $8.75 a pound. Proceeds will fund projects to help less fortunate families in our area. Buy a brisket and host one last family cookout before the summer comes to a close.
Which family fun events are you planning on attending this month? Let us know by commenting below or visit us at Randall Mitsubishi in San Angelo, TX.
With June being National Camping Month, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy nature!
As the school year ends, it’s the perfect time of year to head outdoors for some family fun. Because of this, June is recognized as National Camping Month. Here are some great places to camp near San Angelo, Texas, whether you will be bringing along the RV or setting up your own tent.
- San Angelo State Park. This great park offers a fantastic campground with a variety of different sites available. Prices range from as little as $10 per night, which includes an outdoor grill, picnic table, and nearby restrooms and water, to as much as $50 per night for group camp sites.
- San Angelo KOA. This campground has hookups for up to 50 amps. You can also enjoy yourself with the large pool and even a Wi-Fi connection. They also have bicycles available to rent so you can go for a short ride to nearby Lake Nasworthy.
- Spring Creek Marina & RV Park. With this destination, you are camping right along the water. They have 83 spacious, grassy RV sites along with wooded tent sites and pre-furnished cabins.
What is your favorite camping destination near San Angelo?
Or, need a vehicle for the get away? Check out our new inventory of Mitsubishi Outlanders at Randall Mitsubishi!
Environmentally-friendly, the i-MIEV will likely do well in Laos.
In anticipation of Laos’s budding economy and future predictions of its progression into the automotive industry, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has donated two vehicles to the Laos government- but the neat thing about these cars is that they are both i-MIEV models, a new type of electric vehicle Mitsubishi hopes to see tested in Laos.
The electric vehicles, or EVs, are built to be environmentally-friendly, and Laos’s large rivers serve as a perfect resource for renewable energy for such vehicles. The advancement of EVs, of course, would help to reduce CO2 emissions and lessen the amount of pollution produced by modern day vehicles in a developing economy.
So Mitsubishi wants to see where this car goes as Laos’s economy grows in the coming years, hoping to see it catch on in the market there. Mitsubishi already had their mark on Laos as a place to expand their sales back in December when they signed a contract with KLM Import-Export Sole Co., LTD., who is now their distributor in Laos, to rebuild their market in the country. There are plans to deliver more EVs and other vehicles in Mitsubishi’s line up in the future to the Laos market.
Of course, there are also a ton of great Mitsubishis still here in the states. Stop by Randall Mitsubishi to check one out today!
Nigel Mansell will be adding Mitsubishi models to his United Kingdom dealership. (Photo Courtesy of Colin_Eric under license CC BY 2.0.
Come September 16, the Mitsubishi Motors brand will add famed former Formula One driver Nigel Mansell to its list of franchise owners. Mansell will add the automaker’s products to his family-run dealership in the United Kingdom, The Mansell Collection.
Recently opened in 2013, Mansell is ready to take his dealership to the next level by adding Mitsubishi’s models to the lineup.
“Our dealership has gone from strength to strength and the time is right to get a franchise on board. We wanted a brand that crossed a lot of boundaries of motoring and with Mitsubishi there’s something for everyone,” Mansell said.
“The most exciting thing for me is how great the Mitsubishi product is.”
Mansell’s dealership also offers customers a unique experience through “The Nigel Mansell Story” museum, which allows them to explore Mansell’s trophies and winning cars.
Mansell’s son, Leo, who manages the new dealership, said, “Mitsubishi is a perfect fit for us. The range of vehicles excites me and this is a great opportunity. Having the museum at the dealership is a real asset and it’s been a far bigger success than we imagined.”
We at Randall Mitsubishi are excited to have the racing legend join the Mitsubishi family. After all, the Mansell family knows what it takes to make a winning team.
Mitsubishi’s electric racecar was no match for the competition at Pikes Peak.
Mitsubishi’s new electric racecar, the MiEV Evolution III got a win at the premiere motorsports race at Pikes Peak. Not only did the electric vehicle win in its class, it set the only record at this year’s Pikes Peak event, with the best performance in the electric modified class.
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is held annually in Colorado and is the premier event in motorsports. This year, Mitsubishi entered with a newly developed electric racecar and pulled out the win and a new world record.
The new car was developed with Exa Japan’s Exa PowerFLOW. This technology created new aerodynamics for the racecar. Engineers tested PowerFLOW in wind tunnels and simulations and confirmed that this was technology with maximized design parameters.
And all of the research paid off when the the MiEV Evolution III won. It achieved superior downforce in its race to help complete the win.
We here at Randall Mitsubishi are very proud of the new car for pulling out the win, and we’re excited to see where the racing technology will take Mitsubishi cars.
When they’re young, make sure their car seat doesn’t miss a beat.
August is not only the month of sweltering heat, back-to-school shopping, and the return of the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte—it’s also Baby Safety Month! With seven out of ten car seats not installed properly, we thought it would be a good idea to provide you with some tips on how to install a car seat properly. This will ensure that your child will be safe this month—and every month after.
Make sure the car seat fits your car. Many people don’t realize that some car seats might not actually be made for their car. Before you even begin to install your car seat, make sure that your car seat is right for your car. The base of the seat should fit entirely on the back seat of your car and the LATCH system within your car should be able to anchor your car seat down easily.
Understand the LATCH system. The LATCH system is an important safety system in your car. LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children and allows you to anchor your car seat easily to the seat. Make sure you read your car’s owner’s manual before installing your car so you know what your LATCH system’s weight limit is.
Use the seat’s instruction manual as a guide. Every car seat is installed differently, so it’s important to read your seat’s instruction manual before you begin installation. Remember—just because your friend tells you to install your car seat a specific way, doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the way your car seat is installed!
Take it to an inspection station. Before your child sits in your car seat, make sure you stop in to your local Child Safety Seat Inspection Station in your area and have a professional make sure your seat is installed properly.
If you follow these instructs on how to install a car seat properly, you should be able to celebrate Baby Safety Month in the best way—by ensuring your child is safe in your car.
The Mitsubishi Outlander will get you back to school in style.
The Mitsubishi Outlander, the brand’s popular compact crossover, fits into a category exclusive to a very small number of vehicles. It’s the category of cars that are both extremely practical and extremely fun-to-drive. Those factors, among many others, helped the Outlander earn a spot on KBB.com’s “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014” list.
Here’s how KBB.com summed up the Outlander’s appeal: “One of the most affordable crossovers you can buy is also among the most stylish. The Outlander Sport is the only SUV to make this year’s list, and balances a fun demeanor with the peace of mind of a 10-year/100,0000-mile powertrain warranty.”
Especially attractive to parents is the low starting price of just $19,595, an amazing base price when one considers everything the Outlander features. It offers FUSE Hands-Free Link System, seven airbags, Active Stability Control, and even Mitsubishi’s exclusive Reinforced Safety Impact Evolution technology. With that much technology and safety equipment, it’s no surprise that the Outlander takes its place as one of the best back-to-school vehicle options. Come in to Randall Mitsubishi to see it for yourself today.
The Mirage won’t tug at your wallet as much as other cars, and it is worth it.
CNN Money reports that the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage has been named the year’s most affordable car by Cars.com.
Cars.com, the gold standard in online automotive resources, did not simply rank all vehicles by retail price. The website examined cars of all shapes and sizes, requiring that all of them come equipped with power windows and door locks, Bluetooth capability, and USB ports. Additionally, editors factored in the price that customers would pay at the pump the first five years of ownership.
When Cars.com added together its price with options and destination fee ($15,015) and the five year fuel cost ($7,000), the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Automatic was the number one most affordable car, at a total cost of $22,015
“When we considered the most affordable cars, it was important that we looked only at models equipped with basic but important options like an automatic transmission and power windows and locks,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, the Executive Editor of Cars.com. “More often than not, entry-level cars with the lowest sticker prices are equipped only with a manual transmission and little to no additional features. We wanted to help consumers who want an incredibly affordable car to find one that also includes the niceties that almost every shopper has come to expect.”
If you are looking for a car that combines exceptional quality and value, stop by Randall Mitsubishi today to try out the year’s most affordable vehicle.
The 2015 Mirage is the best bang for your buck when it comes to driving to school.
As August begins, we can no longer ignore the “Back to School” signs already hung in many stores. With that in mind, it’s time to start your back to school shopping and for many parents of new drivers or recent high school graduates, this means a back to school car.
What makes the perfect back to school car? Students need a car that is versatile, budget-friendly, safe, and at least a little bit cool. While many families opt for used cars because of their value, there are many new cars that can fit the bill.
One new car that is truly a standout and fits every requirement for a perfect back to school car is the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. Cars.com recently named it “the most affordable vehicle shoppers can buy,” with its great fuel efficiency and budget-friendly price. It also features trendy colors like Kiwi Green and Plasma Purple, sure to make it a hit on any campus.
Whether you’re looking for a great new or used car, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi and we’ll help you find the best back to school car for you and your student.