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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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Winter Wiper Blades Explained

At Valley Imports Mitsubishi, we try to keep our consumers prepared for driving in harsh weather conditions. Snow, ice, and freezing rain can make driving dangerous during the winter and early spring. Keeping your windshield clear is important, which is why winter wiper blades are necessary when you are driving in adverse weather.

Winter blades are more sturdy than summer wiper blades, and winter wiper blades only have one moving part, which is to make certain that exposed parts will not become clogged with ice or snow. 

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The Mitsubishi Mirage Uses Bluetooth to Keep Drivers Safe

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage is a sporty subcompact car that’s been enhanced with some of the latest technology on the market. One of the most compelling features in this subcompact include the Bluetooth wireless technology that works with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You get to pick which one works for you, and it’s customized to your needs.

Your Android and/or Apple device pairs with your Bluetooth system so everyone can listen to music in the car. The Bluetooth feature also allows us to connect your contact list to your phone to ensure your phone conversations…

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Enjoy the Technological Features of the Mitsubishi Eclipse

The compact crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse remains a popular choice for people who appreciate owning an elegantly designed vehicle that is also fuel efficient. The vehicle also provides an abundance of space. However, The Eclipse is also loaded with a number of technological options. Explore the possibilities by visiting our new Mitsubishi inventory.

The “heads-up” display enables drivers to keep constant eye contact with the road. You are also able to simultaneously monitor the vehicle's speed, cruise control indicator and safety feature.  

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