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Staying Alert to the Signs of Starter Failure Can Reap Great Benefits

Here at our conveniently located facility, our Mitsubishi service technicians enjoy helping drivers to spot signs of car trouble. One area that is of great concern to drivers of every vehicle is trouble with the starter motor. Among other things, a well-functioning starter enables vehicle operators to start and operate their vehicles at the times of their choosing. As such, it is of key importance for vehicle owners to keep their starters in shape.

To this end, it can be useful for vehicle owners to have knowledge about some commonly seen starter issues.  

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Basic Car Battery Shopping Guide

Although there are many batteries available for cars, some products may not provide enough power for demanding routines. In this guide, you'll learn how to pick a suitable battery for your automobile.

Every battery has valuable details in its description. When reviewing the labels, look for any description that highlights high-performance components. A high-performance battery is somewhat expensive; however, it's worth the cost because the cells provide long-lasting power. 

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Take Care of Your Radiator to Prevent Overheating

Summer is hot, but your car doesn't need to run hot. In fact, an overheating engine can lead to serious, long-term damage to your car. Experts say it is cheaper and easier to prevent overheating.

There are components that make up the radiator and cooling system. It's good to know about them, their functions and servicing them. The radiator has a core surrounded by cooling fins. Coolant flows through the core while air passes through the fins. Heat is released through the fins, keeping your vehicle's temperature at a proper level. 

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You Might Need New Wiper Blades

When you are driving in a storm with the rain really coming down, you soon realize just how important it is to have a good set of wiper blades. Without them, you wouldn't be able to see anything. Wiper blades need to be changed every so often so that you will always have a clear path to see.

One of the signs that you need new wiper blades is smearing on the windshield when the wipers are attempting to clear the rain. The blades shouldn't make any streaks. Wipers that are going bad may also make a chattering…

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3 Factors That Determine How Often You Should Wash Your Vehicle

How good your vehicle looks is as important to us at Valley Imports Mitsubishi as to how well it runs. We want you to get the most enjoyment out of your car, truck, or SUV for years to come, and that includes a lustrous and shiny paint job that still looks as showroom fresh as the day you bought it.

While most auto detailing shops recommend washing your vehicle once a week, it may not be enough. Below are a few guidelines to consider to help you decide how often you should wash your vehicle. 

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Take Care of Car Errors Before it Gets Too Hot

One thing that you need to know about your vehicle is that in many cases, any errors that the vehicle has in its performance are going to be aggravated in the hotter season. Therefore, you are going to have to make sure that you take care of your vehicle before it gets very hot.

One of the issues you have to watch out for is the hard starts. If your vehicle is having a hard time starting up, then you are going to have to take it to a mechanic in order to get it looked at and corrected. 

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The Importance of Using the Right Oil for Your Vehicle

The fuel economy of your vehicle is influenced by oil. However, you want to do more than just have your oil changed every scheduled time. You also want to make sure that the type of oil you are using is the recommended one for the vehicle you are driving.

If you are using oil other than what is recommended by the manufacturer, then you are going to very likely lower the fuel economy. Therefore, you want to know what the manufacturer recommends for motor oil. After all, the recommendations have been made based on the tests and observations they made…

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Don't Let Pet Hair Ruin Your Car

If you’ve ever driven with a pet in your car, especially a dog, you know how quickly your car can be filled with dog hair. At Valley Imports Mitsubishi, we want to help you become informed vehicle owners knowledgeable on how to keep your car free of dog hair and not allow it to ruin your car.

Prior to taking your dog on a trip, brush him thoroughly. Lay a sheet or protective covering over the seat. When the dog leaves the car, all you need to do is remove the sheet. If there is hair on the seats…

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How Do You Deal With Vehicle Salt Corrosion?

Among the greatest enemies cars face is salt. Salt may cause tremendous corrosion to the exterior and underside of a vehicle. Salt corrosion might even harm vital parts such as brakes. Taking smart steps to protect a car against salt corrosion could potentially reduce troubles.

Troubles with salt corrosion are common in the winter. Municipalities use salt to de-ice roads. Unfortunately, the salt comes in contact with vehicles at this time. Taking preventive steps could cut down on damage. Adding protective coatings to the undercarriage may help. Numerous garages can perform this work. 

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Debunking Motor Oil Myths

There are many motor oil myths that you may be convinced are facts. However, it is important to make sure that you know what is true about motor oil and what is a myth. The following are just a couple of the myths you may have heard about in the past.

You may have heard that it is necessary to change your motor oil before a long road trip. Whether you should or shouldn't depends on the circumstances. If you are not due to change your oil during the trip, waiting until you are back from the trip is…

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