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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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Tips for Dealing with a Vehicle Crash

Emotions run high in the minutes following an accident. When you get into any kind of fender bender, it’s important to remain calm. At Valley Imports Mitsubishi, we recommend doing a few things.

Take photos, talk to the other driver, and move your vehicle so it isn’t blocking traffic. If your vehicle cannot be driven away, be sure to contact a tow company. You will have to report the accident to the police regardless of whether there have been injuries. If there are injuries, an ambulance will be dispatched. Information needs to be shared between drivers, too, including…

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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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Can You Use Your Phone While Driving When You Have the Android Auto System?

One of the confusing facts about the Android Auto System is that you cannot take your smartphone off the Android Auto System and use it for a separate application. When you plug in your smartphone to the dash to access the Android Auto System, you surrender the phone to that system. If you remove it from the car’s system, then all the information that is coming through your phone disappears.

These factors remain in place wherever you are driving, whether in our city or out in the country.  

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How Move Over Laws are Keeping First Responders Safer

When you’re driving down the road, do you know what the Move Over laws are in the area that you're traveling? At Valley Imports Mitsubishi, we’re trying to get the word out so that you can be sure to move over when you see an emergency vehicle.

The Move Over laws vary by state. However, the basic concept is that if you see an emergency vehicle stopped on or on the side of the road, you move to a different lane. By doing so, you give them more room to work so that they don’t risk…

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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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