Ways to Keep Your Car Running Forever

We at Pantili Mitsubishi know that buying a car should be a long-term investment. If you treat a vehicle well, it can last you for many years and many miles. The following tips are basic ideas that can be applied to any vehicle to extend the life of the car.

  • Follow your vehicle’s service schedule. This includes things like getting the oil changed, checking the brakes, changing the air filter, etc. The best schedule to follow is the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, which should be found in the owner’s manual.
  • Check tire pressure and fluids regularly. Once every other week, inspect your car thoroughly. Check the level and color of the engine oil in between changes. Visually look over the belts and hoses for wear and tear. Monitor your antifreeze, coolant, and other fluids. Ensure proper tire pressure and tread depth. These inspections will help you find potential problems immediately before they damage the car.
  • Start up gently and drive smoothly. When starting your car, do not let it idle for long amounts of time nor floor the gas to warm it up. It is best to let your car slowly warm up while you drive. Go easy on the brakes and avoid full-throttle acceleration as much as possible. When switching gears, such as drive to reverse, make sure your car is completely stopped to avoid damaging the transmission. Driving calmly will reduce wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • Be aware of your car’s ‘normal’ behavior. Know how your car normally drives and be alert to noticing if something does not seem right. Listen for odd noises and observe how your car shifts, turns, and brakes.

There are many more ways to keep your car running forever, but the number one thing you can do is drive your car as though you love it. If you love your car, you will want to take good care of it. If you want to find a car you can love long-term, stop by Pantili Mitsubishi and we will help you find the perfect vehicle.

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Mitsubishi Marks Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone in US

Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone

Mitsubishi is breaking all sorts of records, including the Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone. First introduced in 1982, Mitsubishi has been steadily becoming one of the most recognizable brands in the industry. Beginning with the iconic Tredia, Cordia, and Starion, Mitsubishi now has a range of high-performance, off-road, and luxury models to offer.

According to Mitsubishi, the brand reached the five million mark in the US on December 26. This represented the 21st consecutive month of sales increases, making it up over 43 percent by the time 2015 ended. With over 100 improvements on models like the Outlander and the introduction of the fuel-efficient Outlander Sport CUV, it’s no wonder sales were through the roof.

“This is a great milestone for Mitsubishi Motors because it means that five million customers have entrusted the brand over the past 30-plus years, and we hope many more will give us that same opportunity in the future,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president, MMNA. “Our current sales momentum combined with a technologically innovative product pipeline primes Mitsubishi for great success in the U.S. for many years to come.”

The most popular models of all time include the 3000GT, Eclipse, Montero, Galant, and the recently retired Lancer Evolution. Currently, the model lineup includes the i-MIEV, Mirage, Lancer, Outlander, and Outlander Sport. We can’t wait to see Mitsubishi reach the 10 million mark in the future.

Five Million Vehicle Sales Milestone