Keeping you connected to the road are four very important pieces of rubber. Your tires are a crucial part of your vehicle’s safety, and when they get old and worn out, they could jeopardize your safety. That is why it is very important to know when you have worn-out tires. Here are some of the ways to tell when it is time to replace your tires.
Tread depth. With a simple penny, you can test the depth of your tread. Put a penny head down into the grooves on your tire. If you see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tread is too low. Do this test on a few places on each tire since they do not always wear evenly.
Other signs of wear. If the tires have any cracks or bulges on the side wall, you need to get them inspected as soon as possible.
Age. Regardless of wear, tire manufacturers recommend you replace your tires every 6 to 10 years. Check the recommendation for your specific tires.
If you are concerned about the wear or age of your tires, schedule a service appointment here at Pantili Mitsubishi and we can inspect your tires and let you know if they are in need of replacement.
June was a good month for Mitsubishi. In fact, Mitsubishi’s June sales show some great growth for some of the brand’s best-selling models and set a strong pace for the rest of the year. While total sales for the month were down, when compared to 2016, both the Outlander and Mirage had double-digit gains.
The Outlander Sport was the best-selling Mitsubishi model in June with total sales of 2,705 units. In addition, the larger Outlander saw sales of 2,313 units, which is an increase of 16.2% over last June.
The compact, fuel-efficient Mirage also had some great success. Total June sales came in at 1,739 units, a gain of 12.8% over June 2016. These sales include both the hatchback and new Mirage G4 sedan model.
And, total year-to-date Mitsubishi sales are very promising. So far this year, Mitsubishi has sold 54,576 units, a gain of 5.1% when compared to the same six months in 2016.
We at Pantili Mitsubishi are excited by these sales gains and want to invite you to come see what the Mitsubishi brand can offer you and your family. We think you will be impressed with Mitsubishi’s lengthy warranty coverage, long list of standard features, fuel-efficient lineup, affordable pricing, and sporty styling.
More and more drivers prefer to travel with their pets, especially on summer vacations. That’s why we at Pantili Mitsubishi have written these tips for travelling with pets. From proper restraints to knowing when to take a break, there are some important things to keep in mind when driving with your furry companion.
According to the DMV, driving with a pet is like driving with a small child in many ways. You should never leave them unattended, always use proper safety equipment, and be prepared for messes. In particular, you should stop every two hours for water and a bathroom break when travelling with dogs, and never leave them in the car. Temperatures can soar on hot days, which is often fatal for pets.
Avoid letting your pet stick its head out the window, regardless of how much it might enjoy it. That’s because this can cause respiratory problems, road debris can strike your pet, and they can escape in the event of an accident. Pets should be in small carriers that securely strap into the seat. For big dogs, consider buying a rear seat barrier.
Finally, be prepared for messes. Some companies offer no-spill dog bowls for your pet to have fresh water all the time, and many suggest travelling with newspaper, towels, and cleaning supplies.
To avoid car sickness on long trips, try car training. This involves taking short trips with your pet to get them acclimated. Above all, if you notice your pet is too stressed, consider just leaving them at home.
Partnering with West Coast Customs, Mitsubishi recently developed a special version of the model that inspired it all: the Mitsubishi Model A. In celebration of Mitsubishi’s 100-year anniversary, the 1917 vehicle will be recreated with some new additions, including a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
According to Mitsubishi, the Mitsubishi Model A recreation was the first car to have the Mitsubishi emblem, launching in Japan with a limited 22-car production. Featured in an episode of Inside West Coast Customs on the Velocity network, the Mitsubishi Model A is a four-door seven-seat sedan that has a town car body style.
“We’re proud to be a 100-year-old brand with a rich heritage in the automotive landscape. The Mitsubishi Model A is the vehicle that paved the way for many other unique and exciting models over the years and we’re excited to re-design it with West Coast Customs,” said Francine Harsini, senior director of marketing at MMNA.
In lieu of the 35-horsepower 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine in the original, the new Model A will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain borrowed from the Outlander PHEV. This includes the Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system and a 2.0-liter gas engine that’s paired with two high-performance electric motors. The new Model A is just one of the many ways Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100-year anniversary.
The Word of Mouth Marketing Association, or WOMMA, recently named Mitsubishi one of the top brands in the industry. Mitsubishi is one of three finalists for the Introduction Award category for the 2017 WOMMY Awards, offered for the most remarkable word-of-mouth marketing and social media. Essentially, people love Mitsubishi models so much that they talk about the brand more than any other in the industry.
According to Mitsubishi, the brand is receiving recognition from WOMMA for the recent “Kids Talk Safety” campaign. This program let kids use their imagination to explain some of the latest safety features Mitsubishi offers. This includes some of the complex driver assist technologies that hit the market, especially those offered on the Mitsubishi Outlander.
“We challenged our social media team to come up with an unexpected campaign that touted the safety features in the 2017 Outlander in an engaging way that broke through the clutter in the social world,” said Francine Harsini, senior director of marketing.
The WOMMY Award is one of the most prestigious brand image awards on the market. Here at Pantili Mitsubishi, we couldn’t be happier that customers are talking about Mitsubishi vehicles more than any other brand. This just goes to show just how impressive Mitsubishitruly is.
Going off road is one of the best ways to enjoy your Mitsubishi model, particularly those offered with the innovative All-Wheel-Control (AWC) system. Nevertheless, there are some important off-roading tips to keep in mind before you hit the trail. From safety to common sense, we’ve compiled some of the most important things to keep in mind.
According to Popular Mechanics, it’s essential to read the terrain. That means you should scout out the trail before you speed through, looking for dangerous spots, sharp turns, and cliffs. You should look for points on the horizon where the trail disappears, which signals a sharp dip or turn. Finally, look for topographical maps of the area if possible.
Next, put it into four-wheel drive as soon as you hit the trail. It sounds like common sense, but many drivers get the adrenaline going and forget to turn on 4WD. Before you know it, you could get stuck. Additionally, you should go through a pre-trail checklist, including 4WD, a stocked first aid kit, and more.
Finally, take recovery gear. If you get stuck, you should be prepared with essentials like heavy-duty tow straps (with fabric loops, not metal), tow hooks, a winch, and gloves. You may also want to stock your first aid kit just in case as well. These are just some of many tips we at Pantili Mitsubishi recommend.
The Mitsubishi Mirage was recently named one of the most affordable vehicles to lease. This model comes with a practical, sporty design that’s ideal for virtually any driver, and it also happens to be one of the most affordable vehicles on the market. If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, check out the new Mirage.
The Mitsubishi Mirage design is one of the major reasons it’s so affordable, as it’s built with lightweight yet durable materials. According to Mitsubishi, the new Mirage comes with a range of great features like a 3.0-liter engine, Rockford-Fosgate speakers, and more. The new Mirage also has smartphone connectivity to improve infotainment like never before.
“Growella listed the top 100 vehicles according to the affordability of lease it offers consumers. The Mitsubishi Mirage ranked number one,” said Mitsubishi in a release. “The Mirage was recognized for its low depreciation, insurance rate, and was rated at $79 for average monthly cost of gas. All together, Growella estimated the monthly Mirage lease cost of $219, the lowest of the 100 vehicles in the study.”
In addition to its affordable design, the new Mirage also comes with one of the best warranties in the industry, offering up to 10 years/100,000 miles of coverage. Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi to learn more about the latest Mirage.
Spring weather is warmer, sunnier, and wetter—reasons you may need to change your driving habits. Here is a list of spring driving tips to keep in mind as you hit the road in the coming months, as spring showers can lead to dangerous roadways. From driving habits to maintenance, there are some helpful ideas to remember.
According to AARP, you should be extra careful after it rains. Roads are often covered with a thin layer of oil, and, when combined with rain water, can be incredibly slick. Try to go 10 mph slower while it rains and immediately after to prevent unnecessary accidents. Also, be sure to get new wipers if yours are in poor shape.
Next, you’ll have to share the road with bikes and motorcycles. Warm weather brings more people outdoors, increasing the risk of a collision in many areas. One important tip to remember is that motorcycles and bikes alter your spatial perception because they are smaller than cars; therefore, you’re driving closer than you might think. Be sure to give motorcycles and bikes extra space to ensure safety.
Finally, talk to your doctor before taking allergy medications and driving. Many may cause drowsiness and slow reaction time, making them dangerous to take while behind the wheel. If your allergies are severe enough, it may be a bad idea to drive at all.
These are some of many spring driving tips. Want to get your car in working order for the spring? Stop by Pantili Mitsubishi to let our experts have a look.
The Geneva Motor Show will take place March 7th through the 19th in Geneva, Switzerland. At this year’s show, a new Mitsubishi SUV will be revealed. It will join the Outlander Sport, Outlander, and Outlander PHEV midsize SUVs.
We don’t know much about this new Mitsubishi SUV. However, Mitsubishi has released a teaser image that shows a profile of the new crossover. In the image, we see a stylish design, which Mitsubishi describes as an “active looking coupe SUV shape.” It has heavily flared fenders, a steeply raked rear window, dramatic character line running along the side, and a wedge-shaped belt line.
According to Autoblog, there are rumors that the new crossover will use the Mitsubishi Eclipse name, which was last used on a sporty, compact coupe through the 2012 model year.
Besides describing the new SUV as “compact,” Mitsubishi didn’t say where in the lineup it would sit. Many in the industry suspect it will be smaller than the Outlander Sport, meaning it would compete with other subcompact crossovers like the Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V.
Here at Pantili Mitsubishi, we can’t wait to see what this new Mitsubishi SUV will be and are looking forward to seeing it on our showroom floor.
Does your trunk look like these? These tips might help! Photo courtesy of State Farm.
If your car always seems to be filled with junk or collects piles of trash, you might need some help getting organized. Today, we’ll share some tips with you on how to keep your car organized and clean, so you don’t have to be embarrassed the next time someone asks for a ride.
The first thing you’ll need to do is clean your car. This will likely taking longer than you realize, so plan it for a weekend day when you have plenty of time. Consider driving to a local car wash that has a vacuum. Take everything out of your car. Throw away all the trash, and separate everything else into two categories—things to put back in your car and things you need to put somewhere else.
Once you’ve taken everything out of your car, including the floor mats, it’s time to vacuum. Start at the top of your car and work your way down. For your floor mats, if they’re rubber, hose them down. If they’re carpet, vacuum them as well as you can. Or you can always hose these down, too, and leave them outside until they’re completely dry.
Now that you’ve cleaned, take control of your clutter with the proper tools. Have a dedicated container or bag for trash that you empty regularly, like when you fill up your gas tank.