Mitsubishi’s Turbocharged Engines: The Return

Mitsubishi’s Turbocharged Engines

Turbochargers were all the rage in the 1980s and 90s, and Mitsubishi was one of the lead automakers for Japanese sports cars. In this greener era, turbocharged engines are more watered down and not nearly as performance-oriented as they used to be. With the Mitsubishi Evo leaving the market, it seemed like Mitsubishi’s turbocharged engines would be getting the axe as well.

Fortunately for performance enthusiasts, that’s not the plan at all. In early April, Mitsubishi announced that a new series of turbocharged engines were on the way. It looks like the new engine line won’t be limited to performance-ready cars either.

The first turbocharged engine to hit the United States will be a 1.5-liter that will debut in a mid-size crossover. Hitting the market in 2018, the new crossover will fit between the Outlander and Outlander Sport.

Mitsubishi is also considering a 1.1-liter turbocharged engine for the Mirage and Mirage G4 cars. Not only that, there are talks of a larger turbocharged engine for the next-gen Outlander crossover.

All three of those engines are expected to hit United States roadways by 2019 and they certainly can’t come soon enough.

Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we can’t wait for turbocharged engines to play a larger role in the lineup!

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car

How to Remove Scratches
We hope your car doesn’t look this bad.

No matter where you go or what you do, you’re bound to get a scratch in your car. It doesn’t matter where you get it. Once you see the scratch, you can’t forget about. One option is to head to a professional to have the scratch removed, but that can get costly. Here’s how to remove scratches quickly from us here at Heritage Mitsubishi.

You’ll need to investigate the scratch before you can fix it. Start by dragging your fingernail over the mark. If your nail gets caught, the scratch could be too deep to fix with a do-it-yourself method.

Once you’ve determined the depth of the scratch, it’s time to do the prep work. Clean in and around the scratch thoroughly. Any dirt or grime left behind will end up in your paint. That could become a worse problem than the scratch itself.

To get rid of the scratch, grab a tube of toothpaste and a damp rag. Add a few dabs of toothpaste to the rag and rub in small circular motions, Karate Kid-style. Depending on the depth of the scratch, it could only take a minute or two for it to disappear. To check, simply lift the rag. Once you’re satisfied with the result, there’s nothing else to do. It’s as easy as that!