Tag Archive for Mountaineer Mitsubishi

Staying Safe in the Heat During the Summer

With summer upon us, the heat can get absolutely unbearable and sometimes dangerous. Here are some helpful tips for staying safe in the heat this year.

staying safe in the heat

Work out in the morning or evening

If you typically work out in the middle of the day, you may want to switch up your routine and avoid those peak hot hours. The air is typically cooler in the early morning or late evening, so it’s best to change your schedule during the summer months.

Wear loose-fitting cotton in light colors

Light colors absorb less light (and heat) than dark colors and cotton is a very breathable fabric that doesn’t trap sweat against your body. Loose, light-colored clothing will allow air flow against your body and keep you cooler.

Put water bottles in the freezer

If you plan on being outside in the heat for a long period of time, place your water bottles in the freezer, rather than the refrigerator. The water/ice will be colder for a longer period of time and will cool you off a lot better than lukewarm water.staying safe in the heat

Eat small, cool meals

Avoid eating big, hot meals, like chili or stew, during the summer. Opt for items like salads, chilled fruit, or other small snacks to avoid being uncomfortable and to save your house from heating up from oven use.

Avoid caffeine

It may be tough to get through the day without your usual cup of coffee, but your body may thank you if you avoid it this summer. Caffeine is a natural stimulant and it raises your heart rate, causing you to warm up (even iced coffee). Not to mention, caffeine also dehydrates you, which is not ideal for those hot summer months.

We hope you stay safe this summer and, if you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and say hello to our friendly team here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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!

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Awarded Top Safety Pick+

Mitsubishi Outlander's Safety

If you’re looking for a great crossover with plenty of features, a long warranty, and excellent safety, be sure to take the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander out for a test drive. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s safety was recently recognized with a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The requirements for this award were tightened again this year and the Outlander met every criteria, including earning the top good rating in all five crash tests, a superior rating for front crash prevention, and an acceptable rating for its headlights.

What makes the Outlander’s rating so remarkable is its affordability. The base model has a starting price of only $23,495 and includes features like a driver’s knee airbag, Active Stability Control, anti-lock brakes, and more. To get active safety features, such as Forward Collision Mitigation, the SEL model is available for $29,495, one of the least expensive crossovers with this option.

“At Mitsubishi Motors we are committed to safety and providing the best value for our customers,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, MMNA. “Competitively priced, the 2017 Outlander remains a leader in reliability and has expanded upon last year’s model enhancements with new advanced safety technologies.”

Stop by Mountaineer Mitsubishi today to see how the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander stands out.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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!

identify leaking fluids

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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!

Thanksgiving driving

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather