Keeping Your Mitsubishi in Shape

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is an automotive manufacturer. It is a multinational that is based in Tokyo. In 2011, Mitsubishi Motors was ranked the sixth largest Japanese automaker and according to a report by Caroline Tremblay, Mitsubishi is sold in over 160 countries around the world and has established itself as the sixteenth biggest worldwide by production. Mitsubishi is known to be an old company yet has an innovative mind and has continued to make history in the car industry with a brand that has a century of experience. Like any other car, buying a new Mitsubishi Mirage, a Lancer Evolution or any Mitsubishi model is a huge investment which needs servicing and maintenance to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future.

Here are some tips on how to keep your sports or new Mitsubishi Mirage in good shape.

Read Your Manual

The first step to take after purchasing your new Mitsubishi Mirage is reading the car manual known as the owner’s manual. All types of vehicles have a regular maintenance schedule inside to guide you. After reading this you will find out what the manufacturer’s advice and some of the suggestions include changing the oil of your vehicle, which varies with the type of car and more information on the right gas and oil to use on your automobile. Reading the manual basically means you are learning how your vehicle works knowing what is needed and when, plus what are the risks which may lead you to void your warranty.

Preventive maintenance

  • Inspection – to maintain your new Mitsubishi mirage Brisbane dealers offer, you have to do your own regular inspection in order to see anything that is out of the ordinary.  As you go through the check ensure your lights are working properly, check the air pressure in the tyres every month whereby you can use a cheap tyre air pressure gauge which can be stored in the glove compartment for safe keeping. The regular air pressure checks are good for your tyres as these save you money and give you better mileage.
  • Check fluids – as you maintain your Mitsubishi new ASX car, there are a lot of things you need to learn and one of them is learning to check the fluids. This can be done by seeing the tank level directly or by pulling out gauges or dipsticks to check current levels against a notch indicating the optimal levels. This might not be mentioned in the manual but take the initiative and open the hood and if it’s running low add more or get it changed. It’s very important to never ignore a leak.
  • Battery checks and cleaning contacts – nowadays cars are built in such a way that battery does not require much attention when it comes to maintenance. However, it’s still important to know where it is and check it to make sure it’s not leaking and there is no mineral or another build-up on the contacts.

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