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Signs That Your Exhaust System Has a Leak

Nobody wants to have to deal with a problem with their vehicle, but if you suspect something is going on, it is always a good idea to have your vehicle looked at right away at a trusted auto repair shop before a larger problem will occur. When it comes to your exhaust, you may notice a number of issues going on which indicate there is some sort of problem. This can include:

  • The portion of your exhaust pipe that is visible to you may be showing signs of rust or chips and cracks.
  • You may have condensation coming from your…
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Take Towing Precautions Before Hitting the Road

With warm weather just around the corner, you may have decided to get that boat you’ve had your eye on. There are a few considerations to bear in mind when you’re ready to tow it. The first thing to verify is the towing weight allowance for your vehicle. That includes tow and tongue weight. If your vehicle, the hitch, and the trailer are compatible, you can move on to other safety aspects.

Inspect the trailer to make sure that it’s in proper working order and able to secure the boat. Don’t forget to verify that the…

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Tire Blowout: Don't Let it Happen to You

As inconvenient as it is to have a flat tire, tire blowouts are even worse. Tire blowouts are inconvenient, costly and can be very dangerous. At Valley Imports Mitsubishi, we offer a full selection of tires for sale as well as tire services.

There may be times when tire blowouts are unavoidable, but often they can be prevented by good tire maintenance. Following these tips can keep your tires in good shape as long as possible.

  • Keep tires inflated with the psi recommended by the owner's manual. 
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Plan Ahead in Case of a Roadside Emergency

Getting into an accident or experiencing a tire blowout while driving can be a very unpleasant experience. That is why our team at Valley Imports Mitsubishi are here to give you a few easy tips to plan ahead in case of a roadside emergency.

First, all drivers should keep a few emergency flares inside their car at all times. These are especially useful for roadside emergencies that occur at night and require your disabled vehicle to be easily seen by other passing drivers. 

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Your Transmission Deserves a Break Today

Although we make it a priority to have engine oil changed regularly in our vehicles, we frequently overlook another important system that needs to have its fluid replaced on a normal basis – the transmission.

Transmissions contain important parts, including gears, that must work efficiently any time your car moves. These parts would hesitate, freeze, or fail if it weren’t for transmission fluid. This important additive keeps parts moving, regulates temperature, and optimizes performance. However, the fluid that remains in your transmission beyond the manufacturer’s...

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What is the Purpose of a Transfer Case?

Transfer cases exist in modern vehicles to transfer power from the transmission to all four wheels. Transfer cases are only used in four-wheel drives.

In vehicles that only offer a two-wheel drive, power is generated in the engine, travels through the transmission and is sent to the drive-axle differential and then to the drive wheels. In a four-wheel vehicle, the transfer case is connected to the transmission and divides the power to both the forward and rear axle differentials.

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Kitty Litter, Sand or Salt: Which One Will You Choose?


Valley Imports Mitsubishi wants Fargo residents to know that there are millions of drivers who get stuck at one time or another on ice or snow. Many of these drivers are prepared for this, and they have either sand, salt, or kitty litter in their trunks that they can spread underneath their tires in order to increase the amount of traction that their tires will get which will enable them to get unstuck. Just remember, salt melts snow and ice and also changes the pH of the surrounding soil which could damage or even kill plants. It is also more…
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How to Prepare for A Fun and Safe Road Trip in 2018

When preparing for a road trip, using a hand-written or mental checklist is important. Your trip should revolve around car safety preparations. Making certain that your car is in favorable driving conditions should be done through maintenance check-ups, and if you're in need of routine or hands-on maintenance for your Mitsubishi vehicle, we welcome you to have it taken care of in our service center at Valley Imports Mitsubishi today!

 

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Winter Blades Are Essential


All vehicles have windshield wiper blades, but all blades are not for all weather. Normal windshield wipers will leave streaks on the window. Streaks can make it very hard to see which can be very dangerous. As we all know sometimes driving in good weather can be dangerous by itself.

That is why making sure you have winter wiper blades is essential. They are designed to work in the worst driving conditions and make sure that your windshield will stay safe. One of the key differences is that the rubber on the blade is made to prevent tearing and strong…
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