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Roadside Emergency Tips You Need to Know

You need to be prepared to deal with roadside emergencies when they occur. It is practically guaranteed that one will happen to you in your lifetime. Would you know what to do if it did happen?

  • Get Pulled Over Immediately - It is your responsibility to get pulled over and safely off the road to avoid endangering yourself or other motorists.
  • Put On Your Hazards - Putting on your hazards lets other drivers know that you are having an issue and they should respond by giving you plenty of room to take care of what you need to. 
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What's Wrong with Your Ignition Starter?

When you turn the key in your car's ignition, you expect the engine to turn over. If not, the problems could lie with the starter. Sometimes, warning signs exist that the starter may be failing. Be on the alert for those signs so you can take action.

A grinding noise isn't normal. The second you hear these sounds when turning the key, think about taking the car in for an inspection. The same is true when you hear a "whining" noise. Strange sounds indicate problems, so don't dismiss abnormal screeches, whines, and other noises. 

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Wiper Blades: Important to Safe Driving

One of the smallest components on your vehicle is also one of the most important when it comes to your ability to drive safely. Did you know that the blades of your windshield wipers can become stiff and brittle over a period of time due to exposure to sunlight and other factors related to weather and age?

Whenever customers visit our service department at Heritage Mitsubishi Morrow, our technicians will automatically do a wiper blade check-up to see if the quality of the wiper blade is causing streaks, screeching or blurring, affecting the driver's ability to clearly see the…

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What to Do With Certain Radiator Problems

The radiator of your vehicle is one of the most important components in making sure your vehicle is clean. Once your vehicle's engine starts heating up to the point that it becomes an issue, this means that there is actually an issue with your radiator and it needs to be checked.

If you are adding coolant to your vehicle and it is still overheating, then you might want to check something in your engine. If you look under your engine and there is a puddle under your vehicle, then you may have a radiator leak. This means that you…

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Different Ways to Soften Adhesive on Your Vehicle

For badges, you are going to have to soften up the adhesive in order to remove them. Fortunately, there are different ways that you will be able to soften the adhesive. Knowing each of the methods for softening up the adhesive will make you aware of the options you have in removing the badge.

One of the ways that you can soften the adhesive is with the use of hot water. If you spray hot water on the adhesive, then it is going to soften it up so that you can remove the badge from your vehicle. 

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Tips for Safely Jumping a Vehicle

When it comes to jumping a vehicle, you are dealing with batteries. Therefore, you are going to have to take safety precautions. Another reason to take safety precautions is because you are dealing with motor engines. Therefore, everything should be cleared before you start the vehicle in order to transfer power to the other battery.

The first steps to do is make sure that the vehicle is in reasonable proximity to the vehicle with the dead battery. Then, connect the positive cables to the positive terminals of the good and dead batteries.  

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Taking Care of Your Engine and Tires for Max Fuel Economy

Among the many factors in the fuel economy are the engine and the tires of the vehicle. If both of these are not taken care of, then your vehicle is not going to be efficient in how it handles fuel. Therefore, staying on top of those factors will help you save money.

When it comes to taking care of your engine, among the things you should get is a tune up. Each vehicle has a recommendation on when you should get your tune up. Regular tune ups are important in making sure your vehicle is in top condition. 

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What to do in the Aftermath of a Collision

Even a small automobile accident can leave the driver shaken, but it's at exactly that moment that clear thinking is necessary. Understanding the steps you have to take after an accident before you ever get in one will leave you better prepared should it happen.

Nothing is more important than ensuring everyone is alright. Call emergency services if necessary and take care of small cuts and bruises with a car first aid kit, if you have one. You'll next need to secure your immediate area. Move the vehicles to a safe spot if you can, and set flares…

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Discover the Power of Android Auto

When you’re driving around town, you can tap into more technology with Android Auto. At Heritage Mitsubishi Morrow, we’ll show you what vehicles are compatible with this in-vehicle technology. Suddenly, you can take a hands-free approach to your infotainment.

Rather than turning your eyes away from the road for a few moments, you can use voice commands in order to play your favorite music. You can adjust the volume by using commands, too. Plus, if you want to listen to an audiobook, Android Auto can make that happen easily as well. 

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How to Replace Your Flat Tire

There's a certain basic skill set that's very useful for drivers to have no matter their level of mechanical proficiency. Being able to change a tire in the event of a flat is one such skill, and it can keep you from the alternative of being stranded while you wait for help to arrive.

Make sure you're parked on a hard surface away from passing traffic. Turn off the engine and set your parking brake. Before you lift your car on the jack, loosen the lug nuts slightly. Raise your car and loosen the lug nuts completely…

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