Winter Activities in Beckley, WV

Winter Activities in BeckleyWhether you’re looking to get closer to nature or spend some time in the snow with family and friends, Beckley is your one-stop spot for it all. The area is home to a long list of state parks that feature scenic views and offer plenty of chances to get some exercise.

No matter whether you’re looking to get into a snowball fight or hit the trails on a hike, Beckley is the place to be, so here are a few state parks near Beckley to help you experience winter to the fullest:

  • Blackwater Falls State Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Seneca Rocks State Park
  • Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

From the scenic waters of Blackwater Falls State Park to the historical significance of Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Beckley is the place to see it all. As an added bonus, there’s no admission since parks are open to the public!

No matter where you head out to, make sure to dress accordingly! No one wants to experience the bite of winter when there’s plenty of fun to be had.

If you happen to pass Mountaineer Mitsubishi on your way, stop in to say hello and test drive one of our fantastic vehicles!

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Daytrips to Take in Your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Once you have a new vehicle, the itch to travel is nearly irresistible. The only question is where you should go. If you’re behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the answer is almost anywhere. Check out these great daytrips to take in your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and don’t forget to stop in here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi along the way!

Summersville Lake

Located in Nicholas County, Summersville Lake is the perfect place to be when the weather warms up. Swimming, hiking, and getting a tan are on the docket of things you and your family can do. Plus, the spacious Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is more than capable of transporting all of your required gear!

Timberline Four Seasons Resort

As winter rolls in, the Timberline Four Seasons Resort looks better and better. Crisp snow, great hills, and clear paths make it the perfect place to hit the slopes. Whether you do so on skis or a snowboard is up to you! The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is incredibly capable of slippery roadways, making it a great choice for a family vehicle.

Winterplace Ski Resort

Located in Ghent, the Winterplace Ski Resort is a great spot to sip hot chocolate or tear down snow-covered slopes. With nine lifts and 27 trails, there’s plenty of fun to go around! Snow tubing is a fun-filled activity for those that just want to sit back and relax.

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Mitsubishi Releasing Limited Edition Lancer for 2017

Limited Edition Lancer

The Lancer has had a long-standing, solid spot in the Mitsubishi lineup as an efficient, comfortable, sporty sedan. However, for the 2017 model year, Mitsubishi is giving Lancer lovers even more to look forward to. With the Limited Edition Lancer, drivers will get access to all kinds of comforts and features standard on a new trim that’s never been seen before. For a unique ride that’s packed with value and intriguing features, look no further than the 2017 Limited Edition Lancer.

The Limited Edition trim will be just above the base ES model, with new touches including bold black accents on the upper front grille, door mirrors, 16-inch wheels, and roof. The unique black design continues in the interior, which also features red contrast stitching. Limited Edition Lancer drivers will also get a standard 6.5-inch color touchscreen with Smartphone Link for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to the attractive gloss black finishing in the cabin and Limited Edition badging.

If you’re interested in checking out the Limited Edition Lancer and possibly taking one for a test drive, feel free to visit us at Mountaineer Mitsubishi. This stunning vehicle will only be available through the end of 2017, so don’t wait to see one for yourself!

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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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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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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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Electric eX Concept Hints at Mitsubishi Brand Future

MitsubishiMitsubishi has electrified the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in a big way. The Japanese carmaker has showcased the Mitsubishi eX Concept, a compact SUV that utilizes the brand’s next-generation electric vehicle system. This concept car offers a look into the Mitsubishi brand future, thanks to its innovative technologies and new style.

“We have a very exciting plan to take Mitsubishi Motors to the next level, and that plan is through crossovers and electrified vehicles,” said Don Swearingen, chief operating officer for Mitsubishi Motors North America. “The eX Concept redefines the future of the compact SUV and is representative of the company’s design direction, both inside and out. With nearly 50 years’ experience of automotive electrification technology, we have the expertise and know-how to pioneer a new future with next-generation electric vehicles.”

On the exterior, the eX hints at a sportier Mitsubishi brand future. It has elegance and style thanks to the newest interpretation of the Japanese carmaker’s Dynamic Shield front design. This sporty look hints at the concept car’s athletic powertrain, which is capable of achieving 248.5 miles of range.

The eX combines Mitsubishi’s innovative electric-powered technologies with an all-wheel-drive system to create a practical, fuel-efficient mode of transportation. It also offers automated driving, connected car interfacing, and a multitude of active safety technologies that make this crossover one of the most advanced yet.

If you like the styling of the eX Concept, make sure you stop in to Mountaineer Mitsubishi to see what other design cues the brand has to offer.

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How to Identify Leaking Fluids

If you notice something dripping underneath your car, you need to figure out what it is as soon as possible to keep your car from becoming even more seriously damaged. Here are some ways to identify leaking fluids from your car.

Color, smell, texture, and even taste are all characteristics that can help you figure out what a fluid is. Engine oil, for example, ranges from light brown to black in color, depending on when it was last changed, and it feels oily to the touch. You can identify the smell by pulling out the dipstick and comparing.

Transmission fluid can be mistaken for engine oil if it’s brown or black, though newer transmission fluid may be pink or red. It also feels slippery to the touch. Power steering fluid is a reddish brown, also easy to confuse with transmission and engine oil, but its consistency is thinner.

Brake fluid is easily identified by its clear or light amber color that looks similar to vegetable oil. Coolant is nearly always bright green or red and usually has a sweet smell, though in recent years the formula for the smell has been changed to keep dogs from eating it.

If you notice plain water dripping from your car, don’t worry about it—it’s most likely dripping condensation from your climate control system.  As always, contact our service department with any questions!

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Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Thanksgiving is the most traffic-heavy holiday of the entire year, partly because it isn’t a big vacation holiday like Christmas so everyone is out on the day of. Thanksgiving driving means major road congestion in addition to potentially slick roads, a car full of precariously packed food, and the usual holiday stress, so follow these tips for a safer drive.

Distraction is the enemy of safe driving, especially on busy roads. If you need directions to where you’re going, have a passenger navigate or put your GPS in clear view so you don’t have to look away from the road to check the directions. And seriously, do not text.

Don’t let holiday frustration get the best of you. Easier said than done, sure, but heavy traffic is not where you want to get impatient and make a stupid mistake. Getting somewhere on time is never as important as getting there alive.

Unfortunately, when you’re driving on a holiday, other drivers will be just as frustrated and distracted and impatient, so you have to account for their actions even more than you usually do. Be extra vigilant at intersections and exits where you could get cut off.

Otherwise, drive slowly, be cautious, and brake and accelerate gradually, and you’ll have a much safer trip!

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