TIP ONE: WINTER DRIVING SERIES – GET YOUR VEHICLE READY FOR WINTER

Winter weather is hard on your vehicle and its engine. Prepare for winter in the fall, by setting a service appointment to get a complete check-up of your:

Battery
Your motor needs a fully charged battery to start in cold weather. Check the charging system and belts. Have your battery tested in the fall and spring. Replace weak batteries before they fail.No one wants to be stuck on the side of the road in a snowstorm because of a failed battery.

Ignition system
Replace defective ignition wires, cracked distributor caps and worn spark plugs, they can make starting difficult or may cause a sudden breakdown. Certainly no fun when it’s cold outside.

Lights
Make sure that all lights work and that headlights are properly aimed. Brake lights and headlights. Check them all.

Brakes
Check or service your brakes to ensure even braking. Pulling, or unusual squealing or grinding may mean they need repair.

Tires
Check pressures often, especially before any highway driving. Properly inflated, high quality winter tires will give you best traction on winter roads and increase fuel efficiency.

We’ll make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter, just give us a call at 888-921-4433 to set an appointment.

 

Mitsubishi announces East Coast Owners Day – October 13, in Camden NJ

 

This October, join Mitsubishi at Campbell’s Field in Camden, New Jersey for the 3rd Annual East Coast MOD. There will be enthusiastic owners and fans joined together to share their passion for all things Mitsubishi! There will be food and drinks, music, and Mitsubishi cars! What more could you want? This is a family-friendly event, so bring the kids and the dog.

When: October 13, 2012
9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 401 N. Delaware Avenue
Camden, NJ 08102

There’s an app for that – Mitsubishi Announces Mobile Roadside Assistance

Just in time for travel during this Labor Day weekend and the upcoming winter driving season, Mitsubishi has introduced its new roadside assistance app to provide Mitsubishi owners with extended access and accelerated response should they ever encounter a mobile emergency or need trip information.

The new app, available for iPhone-compatible devices and included among the free benefits Mitusbishi dealers provide to new vehicle owners, puts drivers directly in touch with a roadside assistance agent who can quickly dispatch reliable and professional roadside assistance to the caller’s location. Service includes towing (to the nearest Mitsubishi retailer); lockout assistance; battery jump-starting; flat tire change; emergency gasoline delivery; trip routing and mapping, and more. The same app can be used by other family members using the vehicle or driving another Mitsubishi vehicle.

So, next time you lock yourself out of your car, don’t worry – there’s an app for that!

The app also enables users to access an estimated time of arrival for the dispatched tow service or service provider, as well as updates on the progress of the responding tow truck or service vehicle.

The app for iPhone also includes an emergency response button for urgent situations, and app users can also input relevant data about their Mitsubishi for more efficient service. Service through the app accelerates response by providing motorists with quick, one-touch access to emergency dispatchers as well as automatically transmitting data about the vehicle, vehicle location, and owner with the call, relying less on the motorist to communicate  verbal details, often under the duress of an emergency situation.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store on iTunes (http://www.itunes.com/appstore/).

Want to give a Mitsubishi a test drive? Stop by and see us this weekend.

Climbing the Mountain – the 2012 Pikes Peak Challenge

Starting at an elevation of 9,390 feet and finishing at 14,110 feet – nearly three miles above sea level – the challenging Pikes Peak International Hill Climb features a unique road course that is 12.42 miles in length with 156 (!) corners. First run in 1916, the event is the second oldest motor racing event in America after the Indianapolis 500.

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV Evolution is a purpose-built racing prototype designed specifically to conquer the undulating and difficult Pikes Peak race course. While key components including the electric motor(s), lithium-ion batteries and MCU are unchanged from those found in the 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV production model, the i-MiEV Evolution features a radically sculpted carbon-fiber body, a tube-frame chassis, a unique tri-motor configuration and an advanced form of Mitsubishi All-Wheel Control (AWC) all-wheel drive.

Handling driving duties of this revolutionary all-electric racing prototype is Japanese rally racing legend Hiroshi Masuoka. In addition to winning such prestigious events as the Italian Baja and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Rally, Masuoka scored back-to-back victories in the world-famous Dakar Rally in 2002 and 2003.

Joining the i-MiEV Evolution in the competition is a Mitsubishi i-MiEV race car that is identical to the street-legal 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV production car in every way, save for aerodynamically-enhanced front and rear bumper sections, performance shock absorbers and springs and the addition of competition safety equipment including a roll cage and safety harness. Everything else (including the tires) remains completely untouched from the road-going version of the company’s affordably-priced and eco-friendly electric vehicle.

Professional SCORE International off-road race-winner Beccy Gordon will be behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi i-MiEV race car as it makes its way up the mountain in this year’s edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The talented American driver has also competed in the Baja 1000 and as a “guest” professional driver in the Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race held during the annual Long Beach Grand Prix race weekend.

Whether or not you have mountains in your neighborhood, the i-MiEV is a great car, especially for those who live in an urban environment. Stop by and see if the i-MiEV fits in your lifestyle. We’ll be glad to test drive one with you!

The Mitsubishi Lancer – Great Car for Teen Drivers

The Mitsubishi Lancer has been a consistently great car for teens for the last several years. While teens like the sleek, sporty look, parents like the safety features.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2012 Lancer a Top Safety Pick because it received the highest rating of “Good” in front, side and rear tests, as well as roof strength tests.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has tested four versions of the Mitsubishi Lancer: sedan and hatchback models with two- and all-wheel drive. All four models get identical safety scores. They have an overall score of four stars, and also receive four stars in front and side crash tests and for rollover risk.

The 2012 Lancer’s standard safety features include a seven-airbag system with an airbag for the drivers’ knees, as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and traction control. Hill start assist is standard only on the Ralliart.

So, if you are in the market for a great car for a teen driver, stop by our Marlow Heights location and test drive a 2012 Lancer. You won’t be disappointed and neither will your teen!

Staying Safe – 11 Facts About Teen Driving

  1. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for 36% of all deaths in this age group.
  2. Roughly 35,000 American teens have died in automobile crashes in the past five years. That’s 6,000 per year, 18 per day.
  3. Texting while driving makes you 4 times more likely to cause a crash.
  4. Almost 65% of all teen passenger deaths occurred when another teen was driving.
  5. Teens have the lowest seat belt use of all drivers.
  6. Over 90% of teens admit to doing multiple tasks while driving, such as talking on the cell phone, eating, playing loud music, channel surfing, using mp3 players, and interacting with friends in the car even when they admit they find it distracting.
  7. An overwhelming 75% of teens even admit to text messaging while driving.
  8. About 54% of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday – with Saturday being the deadliest day of the week for teens.
  9. The deadliest months of the year for teenage motor vehicle fatalities are the summer months of June, July and August, followed by October.
  10. On July 4, an average of 28 teenagers die in car crashes every year.
  11. On January 1, an average of 23 teenagers die in car crashes every year.

Sources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
All State 
Journey Safe
US Department of Transportation

The new 2013 Outlander Sport – What you can expect

This week Mitsubishi unveiled an enhanced and improved 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

With composed handling, a comfortable ride and roomy seating for 5 adults, this stylish crossover is currently the best-selling car in Mitsubishi Motors’ North American model lineup.

The 2013 Outlander Sport features numerous design and feature improvements for the new model year:

Exterior

  • Front Fascia – Redesigned front bumper section; New grille styling; New fog lamp design.
  • Rear Bumper – New rear bumper design.
  • Side Sills – Side sills now black in color to match the lower sections of the redesigned front & rear bumpers.
  • Handsome 18-in. alloy wheels now standard on all on all trim levels for the 2013 model.

Interior

  • New interior fabrics; New chrome accent molding for the front doors; New All Wheel Control (AWC) push button switch.

Chassis

  • Revised rear multi-link suspension for improved handling and ride comfort.

Drivetrain

  • Enhanced Continuously-Variable Transmission (CVT) calibration for improved acceleration performance and smoother shift feeling.

Exterior Color Availability

  • New hues White Pearl and Quick Silver join Laguna Blue, Labrador Black Pearl, Mercury Gray and Rally Red.

Fresh Face, Same Exceptional Value
The entire front fascia of the 2013 Outlander Sport has been completely made over versus last year’s model. The signature pronounced, trapezoidal grille opening and recessed fog lamp housings are still present, but now feature a new, more simple and clean shape. Another appealing detail is the new chrome trim surrounding the outer perimeter of the recessed fog lamps.

Likewise, the rear fascia has been refreshed to complement the new look of the front fascia.

The highly-stylized front/rear fascia makeover – along with new black-colored side sills – enrich the Outlander Sport’s already athletic-looking aesthetic demeanor, further separating Mitsubishi’s compact crossover from its more mundane peers.

With an impressive EPA fuel mileage rating of 31 highway mpg, and the availability of either front- or all-wheel drive, the stylish 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compelling choice for young families or active individuals that combines the space and versatility of an SUV with the outstanding ride quality and improved fuel economy of an exceptionally engineered car.

Standard equipment on all Outlander Sport models includes stylish 18-in. alloy wheels; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob; cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls; Electric Power Steering (EPS); FUSE Handsfree Link System™ that allows voice-activated operation of an iPod® and a cell phone, remote keyless entry; eye-catching rear LED combination tail lamps; heated outside mirrors; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; and air conditioning with micron filter. Among the included safety features are driver knee airbag; Hill Start Assist (HSA); Active Stability Control (ASC); Traction Control Logic (TCL); anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist; and an advanced front air bag SRS with passenger weight and driver’s seat position sensors, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, and curtain side air bags with roll-over sensors.

The top-flight SE version adds further luxuries such as a dynamic 6 speaker premium audio system with SiriusXM™ satellite radio with 3-months subscription service; heated front seats; one-touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch; climate control system with full-auto air conditioning; rain-sensing wipers; super-wide beam xenon head lights and FAST key passive entry system.

Interested in seeing it all for yourself? Stop by Ourisman Mitsubishi in Marlow Heights and we’ll help you find out of the new Outlander Sport is the vehicle for you!

It’s almost Earth Day & we’re already celebrating zero emissions at Ourisman Mitsubishi

Under the Hood - the Mitsubishi i

Funny thing about electric motors: They produce 100% of their power the moment you tap the accelerator. With the Mitsubishi i, that means 145 ft-lb of torque, instantly—and a top speed of 80 mph. In other words, the i is a lot of fun to drive.

A rear-motor, rear-wheel-drive design and low center of gravity give the i very nimble handling—and make it perfect for zipping around town. Three different drive modes let you increase performance, maximize efficiency or get a little bit of both.

There’s no reason saving the planet shouldn’t be entertaining.

Come save the planet with us at Ourisman Mitsubishi in Marlow Heights.

Save tons with the new Mitsubishi i – read how

Thinking about a new car? Consider the Mitsubishi i.

With a low MSRP, big tax credits and best-in-class EV efficiency, this is a great time to start saving.

 

In fact, the i could save you up to $17,350. Here’s how:

$7,500 Federal EV purchase tax credit
$9,850 Fuel savings over five years(3)
$17,350
The rewards don’t stop there. Some states offer tax credits as well.(4) Maintenance costs are significantly less. (Think no oil changes, ever.)

Many cities allow free or discounted parking for electric vehicles. And some energy providers offer reduced rates for charging the i during non-peak hours.

Greening the planet and saving you green.

That’s how the i rolls.

Come visit us at Ourisman Mitsubishi and roll out in one today.