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The Benefits of Washing Your Car Regularly

Being an educated vehicle owner means knowing how to take care of it. One way to get the most from your car is to keep it clean at all times, either by washing it yourself or taking it to be washed by a professional. Ideally, you will maintain a car washing schedule throughout the year regardless of the weather.

While you may loathe the thought of washing your car multiple times during the winter, keeping salt off of the car's paint job can prevent rust from forming. Rust can quickly eat away at everything from the gas tank to…

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Getting the Most From a Test Drive

When you come in to Ron Marhofer Mitsubishi for a test drive, it is important that you are adequately prepared to do so. Ideally, you will conduct research into the vehicle ahead of time and come ready with any questions that you have about it. It is also a good idea to bring a friend to accompany you on your test drive.

This gives you someone who will not be afraid to provide objective feedback about the car. While a salesperson may ask to come along on the test drive to help explain features and performance with you, it may…

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All Drivers Need to Know How to Drive Safely in Rainy Weather

Regardless of where you live, it is likely that you will have to drive in rainy, wet or slippery conditions. Therefore, it is important that you know how to do so safely. Ideally, you won't try to drive on roads that are flooded or look like they may be flooded.

If a road is blocked off, do not attempt to drive through or around any barriers placed by local authorities. You should check your tires before driving in rainy weather to ensure that they are properly inflated and have enough tread. Tires with inadequate tread may be at a…

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How to Change a Flat Tire on a Busy Driveway

The driveway in front of a home is typically a busy area, which is why you must take practical steps to boost safety before implementing tire maintenance routines in this location. Kids and pets can easily cause distractions that could lead to accidents while a tire is taken off a vehicle. If you want to stay efficient and safe during tire maintenance jobs on a busy driveway, you'll need to follow a few simple steps.

Begin by inspecting the layout of your driveway. The ground shouldn't be sloped because an elevated spot will cause balancing problems when a…

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Go Hands-Free with Android Auto

Android Auto has become a popular in-vehicle technology system for you to be hands-free. At Ron Marhofer Mitsubishi, we will show you how easy it is to listen to music, make phone calls, and more without looking away from the road.

One of the first things to be aware of is the presence of your Google Assistant. All you have to do is use voice commands in a compatible car. Otherwise, there is a voice control button located directly on your steering wheel. You can request the assistant to do various things based on the apps that you have on…

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Things to Consider When Changing Out Your Tires

Tire choices should depend on more than just the tire. For one thing, you are going to have to think about the overall environment as well as the climate of the area you are in. For another thing, you have to make sure that the environment calls for the type of tires you are going to buy.

One thing to consider is that it does not get very cold everywhere. Therefore, you might not need winter tires in some areas. You could do well in all season tires. However, in areas where it gets cold enough, you can use winter…

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Protect Your Vehicle from Road Salt

While you're driving during the winter months, it's possible that there will be salt on the roads. Fortunately, you can protect your vehicle from salt corrosion with a few helpful tips. It's important to protect your vehicle from salt because the substance can begin to deteriorate the paint and other components of your vehicle.

Soon after driving on a road that is covered in salt, take your vehicle to a car wash. Clean the undercarriage of your vehicle along with the tires and other crevices where salt can easily hide.  

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A Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

At Ron Marhofer Mitsubishi, we like to give our community tips for safe winter driving. A survival kit that you store in your vehicle is something that is important for driving in cities like ours. Preparing an emergency kit is easy and is nice to have when you need it.

Your kit should include items for cold weather. Gloves, extra clothes, blankets, hats, and boots are vital if you have to walk in the weather. Water is needed to stay hydrated and have good energy. Food will keep everyone comfortable and warm if you have to walk or wait for…

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Types of Winter Tires

Winter or snow tires generally fall into one of three categories. The first is studdable winter tires. These are tires that are designed to accept optional metal studs that increase traction when driving on an icy road. They will certainly keep you from sliding around, and they work well enough on snowy roads even without the studs, but many states only allow the studs to be used during the winter when they don't outlaw them at all due to the damage that they can do to asphalt roads. 

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Discover the New Mitsubishi Mirage

If you are looking for a brand new car to tool around the streets of our city, then you are going to want to think about getting a Mitsubishi Mirage. The car is becoming all the more popular in recent years thanks to a ton of features it can offer that others can't.

The features that are allowing the Mirage to stand out are certainly safety and a smooth ride, but there is also plenty of technological fun to be had. That starts with Bluetooth technology that allows for people to not only listen to their music from a…

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