Are Summer Tires or All-Season Tires Better?

The answer to this question largely lies in the region of the tire consumer. In moderate climates, summer tires do have advantages over all-season tires. Although they would not do well in winter conditions, summer tires tend to perform better in the heat and rain than all-season tires do. Thanks to their general design, summer tires maximize their contact with the road and create stability in these weather conditions.

Summer tires are known for their asymmetrical tread and shallow, straight grooves that work well in promoting braking and acceleration stability.

 

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Compelling Reasons Why Maintaining Correct Tire Pressure Is So Important for Your Vehicle

Though it is commonly understood among today's drivers that maintaining proper tire pressure is something that they need to do, it can be helpful to know why this is the case. The reality is that maintaining the correct tire pressure is one of the most essential maintenance tasks that you need to do as a vehicle owner. There are some key reasons why this is the case and they include:

  • When tires are underinflated, it can lead to issues with effective braking 
  • Low tire pressure can cause a vehicle's handling to be affected negatively
  • When tires are underinflated…
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Does the Mitsubishi Mirage Come with Today's Hottest Tech?

Are you ready to hit the road in a new Mitsubishi Mirage? The team at Valley Imports Mitsubishi is here to tell you about its many benefits. On top of giving you efficiency and style, this compact car offers you the technology features you need.

Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard, making it easy for nearly everyone to sync their smartphone with their Mirage. Doing so has many perks, such as giving you access to your favorite music. It also lets you keep your hands on the wheel while using your voice to send messages and make phone…

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Learn More About the Driver Aids Available in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Thanks to advancements in technology, vehicles are safer than ever. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is an SUV with the sophisticated features you need to drive around Fargo confidently. This vehicle is also constructed in a way that helps protect its occupants.

The RISE body construction of the Eclipse Cross gives you crumple zones in the perfect areas for absorbing impacts in a collision. RISE stands for Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution. The body of this SUV is also reinforced in strategic points to further protect you in an accident.

 

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Explore the Difference of the Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned Program

Do not take a chance on just any pre-owned vehicle. By using the Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned program, you will set out on the roads of Fargo with confidence. Learn more about this innovative program when you visit us today at VALLEY IMPORTS MITSUBISHI.

Every vehicle accepted into this program comes with a comprehensive Vehicle History Report. This means that you will be aware of all important information regarding your Mitsubishi, including its accident and repair history. The extensive 123-point inspection process gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that every 

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What Do Vehicle Safety Ratings Mean?

It is important for you to check the vehicle safety rating before you purchase any vehicle. This is a rating that is given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The crashworthiness is the main thing that is measured. This is how well people are protected in the car during a crash. There is technology that can be used to stop people from getting into an accident. The technology is not used to assess crash worthiness. However, experts do recommend getting a vehicle that has crash avoidance technology.

 

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How to test your car’s battery

There are different methods of testing whether your vehicle’s battery is working well.

First, you can use a voltmeter. You turn your car off, uncover the positive terminal and make sure you clean it. You then connect the positive of the voltmeter to the positive of the battery and the negative to the negative.

A good battery should give a voltage that ranges between 12.4 to 12.7 volts. Secondly, you can use a Power Probe by attaching the probes positive to the battery’s positive and the negative to the negative terminal. You then place the probe…

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Understanding the Blind-Spot Monitor

All drivers know what a blind spot is. Those are the tricky areas of your vehicle's exterior that can be difficult to detect with your eye. Your mirrors don't always catch those vehicles that are close to you in other lanes. When you miss those visual cues or sounds that tip you off to a dangerous object in your blind spot, then accidents can occur. Our vehicles here at Valley Imports Mitsubishi usually include at least an option for a Blind-Spot Monitor.

This advanced system uses sensors and/or radar to detect objects - usually vehicles - that enter your…

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See the Mitsubishi Certified Pre-Owned Models at Valley Imports Mitsubishi

Has the time arrived to purchase a newer vehicle? Buyers wanting a "newer" vehicle may not be in the market for a new car due to the price. Purchasing a pre-owned model provides a way to acquire a nice car at a reasonable price. The Mitsubishi certified pre-owned program offers vehicles less than five years old that come with attractive guarantees.

Mitsubishi's lineup of recent models also proves attractive to shoppers. The Outlander, Mirage, and Eclipse Cross may draw eyes from a range of buyers. Many potential buyers may appreciate the savings and added benefits such as 

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Driving on Winter Tires Year Round

It will be a lot easier for you to drive in the snow and ice during the winter months if you have winter tires. However, it is time for you to switch back to the all-season tires during the winter months. Winter tires tend to steer more slowly than the all-season tires. That is why you will be more likely to crash. Winter tires also tend to wear out quickly during the summer months. The heat can cause the components of the tire to break apart.

 

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