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Great Summer Reads for Your Inner Book Worm

Great Summer Reads

Relaxing in the summer sun is one way to spend the warm summer days. Catching up on reading is another way to enjoy the warmest months of the year. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for a good book, there’s plenty out there for you to enjoy. We at Mountaineer Mitsubishi have a few great summer reads to suggest that you certainly shouldn’t pass up this summer.

From Rockaway

Written by Jill Eisenstadt, From Rockaway follows the story of a group of friends who recently graduated high school. The main character, Alex, travels away from her home town of “Rotaway” thanks to a college scholarship. Her friends and ex, on the other hand, enter the workforce and drink the nights away. Sooner or later, they have to reunite.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

This novel by Chris Cleave tells the tale of an 18-year old working to do her part to support the WWII war effort at home. She soon finds herself caught in the center of a love triangle. In the end, she must face love and war head-on.

Relativity

Antonia Hayes’ book follows 12-year-old Ethan, a boy with a knack for physics. He soon finds himself hospitalized. Soon enough, his mother and father reunite to take on the events that separated the family in the first place.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Information

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The crossover segment is booming, and drivers are itching for sporty, efficient models that look good while remaining functional. The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one crossover that enthusiasts and drivers alike are eagerly anticipating. From the sleek design to streamlined technology, the new Eclipse Cross is bound to redefine the crossover segment in one fell swoop.

 

Based on the XR-PHEV and XR-PHEV II concepts from a few years back, the crossover brings a coupe-like profile with aggressive curves and an athletic stance. The grille and headlight look similar to other Mitsubishi models. Unique C-shaped lights are split in the rear window by a body-colored bar. The upcoming crossover bears some stylish similarity to the original Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car.

 

The crossover comes with a standard touchpad controller, head-up display, a center-touchscreen, smartphone integration software, and much more. Under the hood lies a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Drivers can upgrade to an available 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will also come with standard all-wheel drive.

 

In terms of size, the upcoming Eclipse Cross is similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

 

Check back frequently for updates as more information about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is revealed. We at Mountaineer Mitsubishi can’t wait!

 

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Home Landscaping Tips and Ideas for Summer

home landscaping tips

Summer is here, and that means people are going to be outside mowing their lawns and maintaining their gardens. Here are some home landscaping tips for the aspiring gardener and landscaper.

Use Native Plants

Not only is it less expensive to maintain plants native to your region, but it also gives you a cool way to learn more about the community you live in.

Just Add Water

Lately, more and more people are adding water features to their gardens and landscaping projects. Water walls, fountains, ponds, and urns reuse water, so they’re less expensive and cost less to maintain than a swimming pool. Plus, they’re relaxing and nice to look at.

Include Interesting Lighting

An often-overlooked element of landscaping is taking your lighting into account. It can add more visual interest to a garden after night falls. It also helps illuminate walkways so visitors don’t trip in the dark.

Don’t Overlook Ornamental Grasses

If you have any blank spots in your lawn or garden, or simply need to add some visual variety, consider adding ornamental grass here and there. Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance and versatile, so you can add them to many areas.

Use Planters in Tight Spaces

Ran out of room in your garden? No worries. Add a few potted plants and flowers around your deck or patio.

Keep these home landscaping tips in mind when you set out on your next big DIY project.

 

Photo by Akuppa John Wigham

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Mitsubishi Motors Wins Two Awards from Automotive Science Group

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Automotive Science Group, also referred to as ASG, is an organization dedicated to analyzing data received from the environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC. Based on the data received, ASG has concluded that the winner of two 2017 awards—the titles of “Best All-Around Performance” and “Best Economic Performance Car of 2017”—is Mitsubishi Motors. The company also honored models in Mitsubishi’s lineup with awards of their own.

 

The title of “Best All-Around Performance” is given to the automotive brand whose lineup demonstrates the best performance in terms of environmental, social, and economic standards. Out of all conventionally-powered vehicles made in 2017, Mitsubishi’s lineup was the most environmentally-friendly. Additionally, both the Outlander and Outlander Sport won ASG’s “Best All-Around Performance” awards for individual vehicles, as well as being top performers in their respective classes.

 

When it comes to ensuring these vehicles deliver the kinds of comfort, performance, and practicality modern drivers expect without compromising efficiency and what’s good for the environments, Mitsubishi Motors conducts ground-breaking research that’s implemented in its lineup. The Automotive Science Group recognized this and chose to award Mitsubishi with a number of honors for its efforts.

 

If you’d like to see Mitsubishi’s award-winning lineup up close, come to our dealership here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

 

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Tips for Financing a Used Car

financing a used car

If you’re in the market for a new car and you’re on a tight budget, financing may seem like the better option for you. However, there are plenty of things to consider before you make a decision on whether to buy new or used and, if you pick used, whether to finance it or buy it outright.

Financing a used car will have lower initial costs, but it doesn’t necessarily mean the costs will be less overall. Lenders consider used cars to be higher risk than new ones, so they often give shorter loan terms and higher interest rates. This means you pay a higher monthly payment and you pay more over the entire length of your loan.

The easiest way to avoid this is to talk to banks in advance whom you already have an established relationship with instead of letting the dealership find a loan for you. If you can get a loan through your bank or a bank who already knows you have a solid history of making payments on time, you may be able to get a longer loan term even for a riskier loan on a used car.

You can also check out dealership certified pre-owned programs, which will get better loan offers because they meet certain qualifications and are inspected and repaired so they’re like new. These easy options will help you save on costs, get a better deal, and avoid being taken advantage of at the dealership. Find out our used car financing options at Mountaineer Mitsubishi today.

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Hiking Trails Near Beckley, West Virginia

hiking trails near Beckley

West Virginia is full of beautiful hiking trails for every kind of hiker. Here in Beckley, we’re a short drive from areas like the New River Gorge and various area parks. Here are some of the best hiking trails near Beckley, West Virginia.

Beckley is just half an hour away from the New River Gorge, which holds some of the best hiking trails in the state. Grab a hiking trail map and head to the New River Gorge Bridge, and then start your journey through the 17 hiking trails just in this area. From short and easy trips to more difficult, many-mile hikes, the New River Gorge has something for everyone.

Thurmond is another popular area for hiking in the New River Gorge area, with more than 13 developed hiking and biking miles across 7 trails. Glade Creek Trails, Grandview Park, and the Sandstone-Hinton Area all offer New River Gorge-area hiking as well.

You can also check out the hiking scene at the many state parks. Little Beaver State Park is less than 20 minutes from Beckley and has 10 hiking trails, and Babcock State Park and Hawks Nest State Park are also close. One thing is for sure: you’ll never run out of trails to hike in the Beckley area. At Mountaineer Mitsubishi, we’re committed to experiencing nature and getting fit while you do it, so we hope you’ll check these out!

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Get Excited With These Fun Facts About Spring

Spring is perhaps the most exciting and promising time of the year here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi–and, it’s also pretty fascinating! For example, did you know these fun facts about spring?

  • The first flowers to bloom this spring are likely to be lilacs, daffodils, dandelions, lilies, and tulips.
  • The first day of spring is called the “vernal equinox,” with “vernal” being Latin for “spring,” and “equinox” similarly translating to “equal night.”
  • From the view of the equator on the first day of spring, the sun will pass directly overhead. This is only true on the first day of spring and of fall.
  • While to most people spring starts on March 20th or 21st, meteorologists’ first day of spring is March 1st, marking the first month of the year that temperatures rise by about 10 degrees.
  • In Greek mythology, the beginning of spring corresponds to the return of Persephone, the daughter of Demeter – who is the goddess of fertility.
  • Honeybees are most likely to form new colonies during the spring months.
  • Lastly, spring and summer are the most popular times of the year for weddings – so get your formal attire in order!

For more talk of spring, or to start your spring season out behind the wheel of a brand new vehicle, contact us or visit us anytime, here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi near Charleston, WV!

Fun Facts About Spring

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This Year, Spend Your Tax Return on Your Car for a Proper Investment

Spend Your Tax Return on Your Car

What do you do when you get your tax return? Though it may be tempting, try not to spend it too frivolously. In fact, you can put your tax returns toward something important—your car—right here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

One of the best ways to spend your tax return on your car is to pay for some serious car service. Proper vehicle maintenance is what keeps your car running safely and smoothly for years to come. Our service department will be happy to help.

We also offer original Mitsubishi parts and accessories. Aftermarket parts may sometimes be cheaper, but they certainly are not as reliable. Plus, our OEM parts frequently come with a valuable warranty.

Or, consider switching up your vehicle entirely! You can trade in your old model and get a huge discount on a lease. You’ll be cruising in style this spring behind the wheel of a brand new Mitsubishi model.

And lastly, while you’re at it, consider buying a new vehicle entirely. In the long run, this is the cheapest option. Initial payments may be high, but eventually, the payments will stop entirely, and the vehicle will be all yours.

If you would like to utilize your tax return in a manner that’s impossible to regret, come visit us here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

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Best Places to Eat in Beckley, WV

Best Places to Eat in Beckley, WV

Looking for your new favorite dinner spot? Trying to decide where to catch a bite to eat on your way through town? There are plenty of great places to eat in Beckley, WV. Here are some tasty joints to try.

 

Pasquale’s

If you’re in the mood for some classic Italian fare, this is your joint. Stop in for eggplant parmesan or some baked ziti and finish with delicious cannoli. It’s so good you might even decide to take some home.

 

Tamarack

Anyone who has driven down I-64 will have seen signs for the Tamarack. This rest stop serves up surprisingly delicious food cafeteria-style, from deli sandwiches to BBQ to trout. While you’re there stretching your legs, check out some of the local arts and crafts, too.

 

The Char

If you’re in the mood for fine dining or a little surf and turf, head to the Char. This upscale restaurant serves well-prepared steaks, tasty sides plus seafood options like shrimp cocktail and fried oysters. It’s the perfect spot for an elegant date night in Beckley.

 

King Tut Drive-In

On the other end of the dining spectrum you’ll find a fun, casual, retro experience at King Tut Drive-In. Dine in your roomy Mitsubishi with some car-side service. Try the pizza or opt for a classic cheeseburger and a Cherry Coke.

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The Road Ahead: Mitsubishi Plans for the Future

Mitsubishi Plans for the Future

When you’ve been around for a century, you learn a few things. Like that success doesn’t always come easily, and life is full of high and low points. But with a little hard work and perseverance, you can always turn things around.

 

Wisdom like that serves as inspiration as Mitsubishi plans for the future. The automaker, who turns 100 this year, has had its struggles over the last decade. It went through a low point in 2009 where sales were down to 53,986 units. But what’s a single decade compared to a whole century? Since then, Mitsubishi has been making a comeback, now with four consecutive years of increased sales.

 

The company’s recent alliance with Nissan will influence its future, no doubt. But it’s Mitsubishi’s CUVs that are really going to lead the manufacturer away from hard times. The Mitsubishi Outlander and the smaller Outlander Sport have retained excellent standing in the automotive market. And come 2018, they’re getting a fresh redesign.

 

The new models will boast new, edgy design plus excellent AWD systems and loads of features for the money. These new principles are what Mitsubishi expects will continue to increase their sales. That, plus the new middle-sized CUV that will come out in 2018 as well. The new CUV is to feature a turbocharged engine and the latest in technology and safety, also for an irresistible price. For Mitsubishi, the best is yet to come.

 

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