How to Check Your Coolant

When you become a car owner, it can be quite overwhelming to figure out everything that you have to do to keep your car maintained. One thing that many people forget, or don’t know how, to do is check their fluids. That’s why today we’re going to go over how to check your coolant. It’s easy.

  • Start by identifying your expansion tank. If you are unsure of what this is, check for the location in your vehicle handbook. Follow any vehicle-specific advice that they give.
  • Check your levels. Your coolant should be in between the min/max lines on the sides of the expansion tank.
  • As you’re checking your coolant levels, have a look at any of the hoses that you can see. If you see any wet or stained hoses, you may need to have your car looked at.
  • If you need to fill your coolant, wait until your engine is cold. If the engine is hot, it could result in a release of hot liquid.
  • Ensure that you’re using the right type of coolant.

If you follow these five simple steps, you will have no issue in refilling your coolant. Good luck, and ask an expert if you are ever unsure of what you’re doing.

What to Know About the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

As Mitsubishi is one of the most innovative automakers on the market, it should come as no surprise that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is so unique. From its highly efficient performance to its impressive standard features, it’s a car that you need to have. Here is everything that you need to know about the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

If you’re someone that lives in the city or doesn’t need a huge car, the Mirage is your dream car. With its uniquely small size, the Mirage is one of the most versatile options on the market due to its flexibility. While it’s a small car, it still features 47.0 cubic feet of cargo area so that you can still transport your luggage, gear, or friends.

In addition to its size, the Mirage is one of the most efficient non-hybrid cars on the market. Getting up to 43 MPG on the highway, there’s no question that the Mirage goes easy on driver’s pockets and the environment. Drivers also have the option to select a 5-speed manual transmission to have more control over their driving experience.

New Mitsubishi Crossover Could Debut in Geneva

It’s no mystery why Mitsubishi has turned their sights to the SUV and crossover segment for the future of their brand. Following the wild success of the Outlander and Outlander Sport, the company announced plans to strengthen their crossover lineup with a plug-in hybrid option and other new nameplates that had, up until now, remained shrouded in secrecy. However, word says that we could be expecting a new Mitsubishi crossover to show up at the upcoming auto show in Geneva.

The auto show isn’t until March, but we already know a few things about this new crossover: it’s coming to dealerships next spring in 2018, will slot in between the Outlander and Outlander Sport (which are growing and shrinking in upcoming years, respectively, to fit into more concrete segments), and will have a brand-new turbocharged engine under the hood that Mitsubishi claims will pack a bit more punch than the brand’s current powertrain offerings.

Experts in the industry suspect the new Mitsubishi crossover will take some design cues from vehicles such as the eX Concept and Grand Tourer, two concepts that Mitsubishi designer Kazuo Yano stated would inspire future directions for the brand’s lineup. Until March, however, we won’t see exactly how that design philosophy will be implemented for a mass-market vehicle.

Callanwolde Arts Festival Coming Up End of January

Atlanta, Georgia is always filled with tons of great things to do, but the city is concluding the first month of the New Year with the Callanwolde Arts Festival. Located in a historic district in Atlanta, this indoor art festival is situated right in the midst of stunning architecture and is revered as a local outlet by and for artists. Callanwolde Arts Festival seeks to form a strong bond with the community of Atlanta artists by giving them a voice and a medium.

The arts festival is a two-day event held on both Saturday and Sunday, ranging from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 5 PM Sunday. The event itself will feature almost 90 individual artists, ranging from painters to photographers to jewelers, glass artists, sculptors, and many, many more. Demonstrations and live performances will also be provided at the festival for guests to enjoy, along with food trucks that include healthy options.

If you just can’t get enough of the Callanwolde Arts Festival, there’s also the option of special VIP tickets to a Friday event that goes from 6 PM to 9 PM. Just buy your tickets at the door for this exclusive “Preview Party” that will give visitors a glimpse of things to come for the rest of the weekend.

Preparing Your Car to Have a Baby on Board

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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.