How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

December is here, which means heavy winter weather will be here at any time. Now is the time to make sure you and your car are ready for the cold weather ahead. Here are five tips on how to prepare your car for winter.

  1. Check the battery. Have your battery checked by a professional to make sure it will give you the performance you need.
  2. Check the lights. As the days continue to get shorter, make sure all of your exterior and interior lights are working. This will help you see the road and help other drivers see you.
  3. Get new wipers. Your windshield wiper blades should be replaced every six months or so. Keep your windows clear with a fresh set of blades.
  4. Check the HVAC system. Make sure your heater, defroster, and air conditioning are all in working order. You might think you don’t need air conditioning in the winter, but it helps remove moisture from the air even if you set it on a warm temperature.
  5. Don’t skip maintenance. Be sure to follow the recommended maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. Winter is definitely not a good time to skip an oil change.

If you need help with any of these maintenance steps, schedule an appointment today at Pantili Mitsubishi and we’ll help make your car winter ready.

prepare your car for winter

Check Out These Updates for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The compact and supremely fuel-efficient Mirage is one of Mitsubishi’s best-selling cars. And it is getting even better for the 2017 model year. Check out these great updates for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage.

For starters, the updated Mirage will have a new exterior design that gives it a more sophisticated look. The redesigned hood, grille, front and rear bumper, fog and headlamps, rear spoiler, and wheels are designed to be aerodynamic and enhance the Mirage’s fuel efficiency.

Sit inside and take a look at the new seat fabric, gauge cluster, steering wheel, and shift panel. For those who prefer high-quality music, there is a new 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system available. And for those who like to stay connected, there will be a new in-car display audio system that supports both Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto.

“Mirage has gained popularity with its affordable and practical appeal,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MNNA, in a statement. “Mirage owners are looking for a vehicle that does its job well and is reliable. The Mirage continues to deliver all of those attributes, and the improvements to the 2017 model year will expand the Mirage’s appeal even more.”

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage will be coming to Pantili Mitsubishi in the spring of 2016.

updates for the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
*not 2017 model