Preparing Your Car to Have a Baby on Board

baby on board

Baby on Board

You’re all set for the big arrival. The baby’s room is done and you bought that family-friendly SUV (maybe a Mitsubishi Outlander?). But what else goes into preparing your vehicle to have a baby on board? Here are some quick tips.

Buy an Approved Car Seat

There are lots of rules and regulations about having a baby ride in the car. All infants and toddlers should ride facing the rear until they are at least two years old.

Get a Window Shade

You don’t want that hot, burning sun to beat down on your baby’s sensitive skin! Get a window shade or, if you haven’t bought that new family hauler yet, consider investing in privacy glass.

De-Clutter and Invest in a Cargo Blind

If you don’t have a separate trunk, having a mess sitting around in your cargo area can be a hazard. Clean it up and look into options for separating the rear seat from the cargo area for more safety.

Get Up to Date on Service

You should be doing this anything to keep your vehicle safe and to help it last longer, but it’s even more important when you have a baby on the way.

Pack Baby Essentials in the Car

Wipes, diapers, bottles—anything you can think of that the baby might need on the road. Having a baby on board makes getting from Point A to Point B slightly more complicated.

What You Should Know: Information About Mitsubishi SUVs

Information About Mitsubishi SUVs

Mitsubishi SUVs

Mitsubishi is a brand known for small cars and affordable prices. And more recently, for the popularity and convenience of its sporty, adventurous SUV and crossover options. In the United States, we currently only have the Outlander and its twin the Outlander Sport. But we are excited about the possibility of more options rolling into the lineup in upcoming years.

As mentioned above, the Outlander is a great option for families. It has plenty of space for parents, kids, and everybody’s cargo. The Outlander Sport offers tons of great features and equipment. perfect for off-roading or a family road trip car.

 Of course, in other countries like Australia, there are also vehicles like the ASX and Pajero Sport. While the ASX is built for urban living and practicality. It also offers a great, sleek style. Additionally, the Pajero Sport is more rugged, offering some of the best traction and a tough four-wheel drive system for off-road adventurers.

Want to know about Mitsubishi SUVs? First thing to know is that Mitsubishi is dedicated to bringing a new level of chic style. As well as performance capability to the segment in an affordable package for families and solo riders alike. Now check out what Heritage Mitsubishi has to offer.

How to Maintain a New Car

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Keep Your Car Looking New

There is something so nice about driving off the dealer lot in a brand-new car. Everyone always mentions the “new car smell,” but your vehicle is also untainted by debris and the wear-and-tear of time. You might want to maintain a new car so that it keeps that new look and feel all year long. But how would one go about accomplishing such a feat? Follow these tips to keep your new car new for as long as possible.

Invest in protective accessories and maintain the paintwork

Keeping up with your vehicle’s exterior paint can make a big difference in prolonging your car’s good looks. Accessories like weather shields and headlamp protectors help preserve the exterior as well.

Keep up with scheduled maintenance

This one’s common sense, but most people are guilty of skipping this step. Routine preventative maintenance keeps your powertrain running smoothly.

Use the right fuel and watch your mileage

Read the owner’s manual for fuel specifications and make sure you drive smoothly and carefully for improved fuel economy.

Protect your vehicle from the sun

Direct sunlight can fade the interior, so use a sun shade or try to park in shaded areas.

Clean your car regularly

Proper cleaning and care prevents a build-up of dirt and grime—not just on the exterior, but in the under-carriage, too.

 

If you didn’t know how to maintain a new car before this, hopefully these tips give you a good place to start. Good luck with your brand-new ride!

Back-to-School Driving Tips for Safety

Driving Tips for Safety

Driving Tips for Safety

Fall means that the school year is in full swing, and drivers will be sharing the road with school buses, children crossing the road at intersections, and parents carpooling neighborhood kids. It’s important to follow these crucial back-to-school driving tips to preserve the safety of everyone involved and make sure that our students get to class easily and safely. Here are four essential tips for driving during the school year.

Slow down

There is a reason why there are mandated school speed limits. That’s because slowing down can mean life or death in the event of a collision with a child. Slowing down also gives you more time to slow down if someone runs out into the middle of the street or if an accident occurs.

Be cautious during drop-off and pick-up times

When school is about to start or end  are the two most perilous times for traffic around schools. Remember to drive defensively and don’t allow yourself to be distracted around these times.

Be mindful of school buses

Never pass a stopped bus, and remember to leave several car lengths between a school bus and your front bumper.

Watch for bikes and pedestrians

Children may be walking or riding bikes to school, so watch out for sidewalks and bike lanes.

Keeping these back-to-school driving tips in mind during the school year will help keep you and children safe during the fall months!

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Both the Air & Your Bank Account

Impact of Electric Vehicles

Impact of Electric Vehicles

The long list of cars you can choose from in 2016 when it comes to affordability and efficiency is endless, but there is one type of car that stands above the rest: the electric car (EV). Driving an EV is not just an excellent way to save money; it is also a convenient way to lower your personal impact on the environment.

Good for Your Wallet

Depending on the EV you get, there’s no telling how much you can save. But one thing is for sure: you will no longer be wasting money on gasoline. It’s difficult to discuss “miles per gallon” when talking about EVs, since they don’t use gallons of gas to begin with, but the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets a MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of 112.

Good for the Environment

EVs are remarkably better for the environment than traditional gas-fueled cars, as they produce fewer greenhouse gases, reduce the amount of pollutants in the air we breathe, and are generally more environmentally friendly to produce. Opting to drive an EV is a great way to make a change.

If you would like to learn more about the impact of electric vehicles – or check out the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV – contact us or visit us anytime at Heritage Mitsubishi.

Last Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Auction Ever Takes Place on eBay

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Auction

Last Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Auction Ever Takes Place on eBay

After nearly 15 years of production, Mitsubishi announced earlier this year that Lancer Evolution would be saying goodbye. And how better to sell the final Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution than for charity, perhaps via an online auction?

Mitsubishi did just that, selling the last US Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Final Edition on eBay, through the auction system. The money raised from the sale will go to both Second Harvest Food Bank and Feeding America.

The eBay Mitsubishi Lancer Evo auction is a fitting way for the model to go out. The very last proceeds of the model going to some of those who need them most. Leave it to Mitsubishi to come up with such a practical, thoughtful way to celebrate a much-loved model and also give back to the community.

And of course, whoever wins the auction is sure to be thrilled. Not only is this specific unit one of the best Lancer Evo editions yet, it is also the very last one. Adding quite a bit to its collectability.

Are you sad to see the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution go? For more information on how you can get a used Lancer Evolution or to check out our selection of other Mitsubishi models, feel free to contact us or simply visit Heritage Mitsubishi.

Celebrate With the Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain this Labor Day

Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain

Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain

Labor Day weekend is drawing nearer and Stone Mountain Park is looking to offer visitors and locals alike an experience they’ll never forget.  With attractions and events spanning the entire weekend, there’s plenty to do and even more to see! From adventure courses to the Lasershow Spectacular, there’s plenty of reasons to come by Stone Mountain Park this Labor Day.

Stone Mountain Park is open from 10:30 am to 8 pm Saturday through Monday. Take on SkyHike, the largest adventure course in the United States. Chill in the summer sun at Geyser Towers. Experience a breathtaking view from the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride.

Once all the daily activities are closed down, the real fun begins. For attendees who plan on staying after dark, Stone Mountain Park is putting on a Lasershow Spectacular with new effects. Three flame cannons send pillars of flames nearly 100 feet into the air. New multi-colored fireworks burst into the air and play across the water. Taking place Labor Day weekend at 9 p.m., it’s an event you’ll never forget!

We here at Heritage Mitsubishi hope to see you at the Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park this Labor Day!

Mitsubishi Gives Us a Preview of the Paris Auto Show

Preview of the Paris Auto Show

Paris Auto Show

The Paris Auto Show is approaching fast and Mitsubishi is one of the first attendees to unveil its plans. The Japanese automaker decided to tease fans with a silhouette image of what looks like an SUV, something the Mitsubishi lineup is lacking. While sales are increasing in the crossover and SUV markets, the time is ripe for Mitsubishi to blow the automotive market away.

The teaser image features a futuristic-looking concept powered by a hybrid drive train. Currently going by the name Grand Tourer, Mitsubishi is billing the concept vehicle as an upscale SUV. While the image doesn’t show much in terms of design, Mitsubishi was a little more forthcoming with the details.

The concept SUV will boast the Dynamic Shield design language, namely a thin, high-mounted grille and slim, long headlights. Mitsubishi claims that the design is made up of four important elements: Japanese craftsmanship, solid thrust, augmented possibilities, and functional beauty.

Other than that, Mitsubishi is keeping the intricate details to themselves until the Paris Auto Show officially kicks off. The Grand Tourer concept will feature four-wheel drive and will have the capability to drive on electricity for short treks.

While it’s possible the Grand Tourer could share parts with the Outlander plug-in hybrid, Mitsubishi isn’t saying anything just yet.

Here at Heritage Mitsubishi, we can’t wait for the Paris Auto Show to finally begin!

6 Epic Lakes for Boating In Georgia

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Lake Hartwell, taken by Curtis Palmer. No changes.

One of the best things about the summer is getting to enjoy the water. Sure you can go boating other times of the year, but swimming is out of the question and the temperatures won’t be so great. Here are six of the best lakes to go boating in Georgia this summer.

Clark Hill Lake.

Located at the border between Georgia and South Carolina, this reservoir is perfect for a day of relaxation and sunshine.

Lake Chatuge

Enjoy picture perfect sunsets on this beautiful lake located near Hiawassee, Georgia.

Lake Hartwell

This is one of the southeast’s most popular and largest recreational lakes. There are plenty of local campgrounds and cabins to easily turn this lake destination into a dream vacation.

Lake Yonah

If you love not only boating, but fishing too, this lake located on the Tugaloo River will deliver largemouth bass along with crappie and catfish.

Carters Lake

For a little bit of everything—boating, camping, hiking, fishing—head to Carters Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is one of the deepest reservoirs in the state.

Lake Blackshear

This man-made lake on the Flint River offers breathtaking sunsets and abundant natural beauty. This is the perfect spot for a family picnic or romantic lakeside stroll.

5 Best Boating Lakes near Atlanta

West Point Lake, James Emery
West Point Lake, taken by James Emery. No changes.

Nothing can quite capture the joy, relaxation, and fun of spending a day out on the water. If you’re looking for some boating fun here in Georgia, here are the five best boating lakes near Atlanta and Morrow, Georgia.

  1. Lake Allatoona. Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, you’ll find this beautiful gem of a lake. It offers numerous boating amenities including docks and marinas. You can enjoy sailing, wind surging, or power boating.
  2. Lake Lanier. Another beautiful lake is Lake Lanier just 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This lake was even used for rowing and kayaking events during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
  3. Lake Jackson. This lake is operated by the Georgia Power Company and is popular during the summer with boaters and skiers. You’ll be able catch a big haul of crapper, spotted bass, and more.
  4. West Point Lake. Straddling the Georgia-Alabama border is the beautiful West Point Lake. It offers 500 miles of shoreline and is a great place of boating and other water sports.
  5. Lake Oconee. This relatively shallow lake is a great place for a wide range of water activities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, and more. It is located just over an hour east of Morrow.

What is your favorite lake in the Atlanta area?