Volunteer Opportunities Near Beckley, WV

Volunteer Opportunities in Beckley, WV

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when many of us work hard to help those in need. Here in West Virginia there are plenty of volunteer opportunities to help, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Here are a few places you can start.

United Way of Southern West Virginia

The United Way of Southern West Virginia is dedicated to helping people reach their potential through health services, financial stability, and educational opportunities. They are always looking for volunteers to help with various programs and events. Contact the United Way at 304-253-2111 to see what you can do to help.

American Red Cross

One way you can help others is by donating blood. There is a blood donation center here in Beckley through the American Red Cross. You can schedule a donation appointment that works with your schedule.

Mountain State Centers for Independent Living

This community-based organization works to help people with disabilities learn to live and work more independently. They have been serving our community for over 35 years and are always in need of donations of both money and time.

Beckley VA Medical Center

The VA Medical Center is dedicated to taking care of our honored veterans. Contact the hospital and ask how you can help.

We are always proud of those who help others and volunteer to help others. Visit Mountaineer Mitsubishi and see ways we are involved in our community.

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Mitsubishi Brand Experience Pilot

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in Beckley, WV

For the second consecutive year Mitsubishi has been the fastest-growing Asian vehicle brand in the United States. When you look at the company’s marketing efforts and their exceptional vehicles, the reason for this dominance is clear. The company’s “Small Batch” marketing initiative recently expanded with a Mitsubishi brand experience pilot program called the Small Batch Drive Experience.

Traditional ride-and-drives are usually an expensive hassle. The Small Batch Drive Experience promises to be clever, agile, and flexible, much like Mitsubishi itself. Mitsubishi partnered with BirdDog and together they use advanced social media monitoring, computer intelligence, and localized targeting technology to find potentially interested customers and set up a pop-up ride and drive at various venues from cultural events to coffee shops.

Mitsubishi knows that customers want to interact with brands by their own rules, not the company’s. By taking the Mitsubishi vehicles directly to the consumer and offering an experience behind the wheel and an interaction with the brand, Mitsubishi can showcase its top-of-the-line products to customers in a convenient, engaging manner.

The vehicles available to be test-driven under the Mitsubishi brand experience pilot program are the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which is the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid. Alternatively, you can test drive a Mitsubishi the old fashioned way at Mountaineer Mitsubishi!

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Receives IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Beckley, WV

The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is showing that it’s more than just a pretty face. This compact SUV recently received the title of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), highlighting the brand’s dedication to offering safe, yet stylish vehicles.

“We’re focused on engineering safety, quality, and reliability into every vehicle we build, which is reflected in the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK recognition for the Eclipse Cross,” said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer for MMNA. “Eclipse Cross continues to impress customers with its distinctive and rugged design, advanced connectivity features, and available active safety equipment that current drivers desire in the popular compact SUV segment.”

In order to be named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK, the Eclipse Cross earned the highest possible rating of “Good” in all six crash tests. These tests included the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraint test, and passenger-side small overlap front test. It also earned a “Superior” rating for its front crash prevention system.

The Eclipse Cross comes available with safety technologies that include the following:

  • LED headlights
  • Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams

To try out the handsome, award-winning 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for yourself, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi.


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Will We See the Return of the Lancer Evolution?

A few years ago, we sadly said goodbye to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, often called just Evo. It was a high-performance version of the standard Lancer sedan and was a popular choice for performance enthusiasts for decades. Now, we hear there are rumors that there could be a return of the Lancer Evolution.

According to Autocar, Mitsubishi has plans to return to its performance roots with an 11th-generation model of the Evo. They spoke with a Japanese source who said the new model would be available as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.

The details they found suggest the new model would share components with the Renault Megane RS. This could include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a dual-clutch transmission and Mitsubishi Super All-Wheel Control.

One thing that would have to happen before the Evo could make a comeback is Mitsubishi introducing a new generation for the Lancer sedan as well. A return to its racing heritage is something Mitsubishi CEO, Osamu Masuko, wants to see, so this could work out nicely for Evo fans.

The Lancer Evolution Final Edition was an impressive vehicle with an output of 303 horsepower. If Mitsubishi brings back the Evo, we expect it would even more powerful.

If you’re in the market for a reliable, affordable, and exciting new vehicle, look no further than our selection at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

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Best Day Trips Near Beckley

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Here in Beckley, we’re fortunate to live less than two hours away from a wide variety of great destinations. Read on to learn more about three of Mountaineer Mitsubishi’s favorite day trips in the area.

New River Gorge National River

Less than an hour from Beckley is the New River Gorge National River, one of West Virginia’s most beautiful outdoor destinations. While you’re here, you can hit the New River for some fishing or whitewater rafting, hike or bike on one of the area’s many trails, relax with a scenic drive, or tour the historic railroad town of Thurmond. You’ll also want to stop by the Canyon Rim Visitor Center and admire the New River Gorge Bridge — one of the world’s most spectacular spans.


West Virginia’s capital city is just a short drive away, and it’s packed with cultural activities, local shopping, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Highlights include the West Virginia State Museum, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, and Haddad Riverfront Park. While you’re here, stop at Capitol Market to buy some local produce from the farmers market or a snack from a food vendor.


Located just over the state line in Virginia, Blacksburg offers a fun mix of indoor and outdoor attractions. Enjoy a performance or art exhibit at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center, shop and dine at dozens of businesses in the downtown historic district, or head outside for a bike ride on the Huckleberry Trail.

If you need a stylish new ride for getting around Beckley and beyond, look no further than Mountaineer Mitsubishi. We’ve got all the best vehicles from Mitsubishi in stock and ready to drive.

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Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept Revealed

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At the Geneva International Motor Show held earlier this year, Mitsubishi showed off a bold, new concept that gives us hints at some possible future designs and uses of electric technology. The Engelberg Tourer concept combines advanced electrification with all-wheel control for an adventure vehicle like no other.

The concept was named after a rugged ski resort in Switzerland known for its challenging runs. Like slicing down a slope, the Engelberg Tourer wants to challenge drivers with freedom and confidence. Its plug-in hybrid system delivers an estimated electric cruising range over 40 miles and total driving range of around 430 miles. Its full-time 4WD control helps you conquer whatever the road brings you.

Powering the Engelberg Tourer is a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, two high-efficiency motors, and a large capacity drive battery. The battery is placed beneath the floor in the middle of the vehicle, so it does not hinder passenger or cargo space. In fact, the concept comes with three spacious rows of seating.

Inside, the Engelberg Tourer uses an advanced navigation system. When the driver enters a destination, the Connected Car System will use traffic, weather, temperature, and topography information to select the ideal driving motor for the best and most efficient use of electricity and gasoline.

We’re eager to see how the Engleberg Tourer concept influences the next wave of great new vehicles offered at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

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Award-Winning Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Celebrates 200,000 Global Sales

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Beckley, WV

As advanced technology and fuel efficiency become increasingly important to drivers, hybrid and electric vehicles have seen increasing demand. One of the most popular and versatile of this new high-tech breed of vehicles is the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Boasting an innovative plug-in hybrid electric powertrain system that offers exceptional all-electric driving range and quick charging times, it’s no wonder the Outlander PHEV has been a hit. In fact, the Outlander PHEV recently celebrated a huge milestone as global sales hit the 200,000 mark.

Considering that the Outlander PHEV is Mitsubishi’s high-tech flagship, the rising sales numbers come as no surprise, and the new 2019 Outlander PHEV takes things even further. Boasting an EPA-estimated 74 MPGe fuel efficiency rating, the 2019 Outlander PHEV saves you a ton of time and money at the gas pump, and it’s better for the environment, too.*

Add to this a stylish exterior, a spacious interior with plenty of flexibility for passengers and cargo, and next-generation connectivity features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and it should come as no surprise that the 2019 Outlander PHEV already has a “2019 Best Plug-in Vehicle Award” under its belt, along with a “2019 Green SUV of the Year from Green Car Journal.

You’ll find the efficient and incredibly popular 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV right here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi. Call or stop in to set up your test drive.

*Combined fuel economy Electricity + Gasoline.

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How to Increase Fuel Efficiency and Get More for Your Money

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Mitsubishi takes pride in offering efficient, affordable vehicles. No matter which model you have, no matter what year, you can almost always find ways to increase fuel efficiency even more with some basic changes to your driving and commuting habits.

Accelerate and Brake Slowly

Sure, it can be fun to step on the gas when given the opportunity. But is it efficient? Not so much. Accelerating swiftly is a sure way to use up gas faster than needed, and the same goes for braking suddenly. If you can become more gradual in the way that you stop and go, you’ll find yourself headed to the pump less often.

Clean Your Car

The more weight your car is carrying, the more it has to work to accelerate, which means the more fuel it is using per mile. Remove large items from the trunk or the back seat to decrease weight and increase fuel efficiency. You’ll want to leave important stuff like tools and spare tires, but otherwise you’ll do well to cut as much unnecessary weight as you can.

Get Oil Changes

Engine oil lubricates the engine and its parts, so that they can work smoothly and efficiently. Older and dirtier oil means that your engine is working harder to operate and thus less efficient. Stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi for your regularly scheduled service and do your part to boost your fuel economy. If you’re in the market for a vehicle that gets great gas mileage at a low price, look no further than the selection of efficient vehicles right here at Mountaineer Mitsubishi.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Car: Five Must-Dos

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The start of spring presents an opportunity to tidy up your surroundings, from your yard to your closet. It’s also a great time to clean up your car, and with these tips, spring cleaning for your car will net some positive results.

  1. Remove Refuse. Take a garbage can out to the driveway with you and clear out every nook and cranny of your vehicle. Leave no gum wrapper or dried-out leaf behind.
  2. Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum. Get rid of dust, debris, and allergens with a deep-cleansing vacuum session. Don’t stop at the surface: Make sure you’re removing the floor mats and vacuuming underneath them.
  3. De-Junk Your Trunk. Driving around with excess cargo isn’t just stressful when you’re trying to find space for all your groceries — it can be a drain on your fuel efficiency as well. Now’s the time to take out all that extra gear you left in the trunk or storage area over the wintertime.
  4. Wax On and On and On. Waxing has short- and long-term benefits. In the short-term, you’re turning heads with a shiny, sleek vehicle. In the long-term, you’re protecting your vehicle’s paint job, which is the first thing a potential buyer will notice.
  5. Replace Wipers. Wiper blades earn their retirement during the long winter spent combating snow, sleet, ice, and everything else West Virginia’s weather wants to throw at them. Get new ones and increase your visibility during the next downpour.

For all your spring maintenance needs, stop into Mountaineer Mitsubishi and we’ll make sure you’re all squared away.

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How to Protect Your Car from Road Salt

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When you live in a place like West Virginia, you can bet you’ll be driving through plenty of snow and road salt in the wintertime. It might seem silly to wash your car in winter, but it’s actually one of the most important steps to protect your car from road salt and the rust that it can cause.

Wash your car regularly

In order to remove road salt from your car as efficiently as possible, you should wash your car after every major snow or ice storm. Be sure to spray the undercarriage, where snow, ice, and road salt can build up and cause corrosion. Try to wash your car during the day, or whenever it’s over 40 degrees, so that it can dry before temperatures drop below freezing. After you have washed your car, open and close all doors in order to prevent locks and latches from freezing shut.

Wax Your Car Twice a Year

You can take an extra step towards protecting your car from road salt by applying wax twice a year. Wax offers a protective layer that keeps debris and road salt from chipping the paint, which is part of what can cause corrosive damage to a vehicle.

To keep your vehicle in tip-top shape year round, count on Mountaineer Mitsubishi for all your maintenance and service needs.

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