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Mother’s Day brunch in Hickory NC
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, you may be wondering what to do for the special women in your life. While there are a variety of gifts, activities and heart-felt cards that you can hand out, sometimes the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! That being said, there are many local restaurants that are offering delicious meals for the entire family to enjoy! So, if you’ve been looking for a good Mother’s Day brunch in Hickory NC, look no further! (more…)
We are very pleased to have Ron Ward running our detail department. Ron started out at a young age washing and vacuuming his parent’s vehicles. Realizing that he enjoyed it, he developed it into a career lasting these past 23 years. It’s true that to the average Joe washing a car and vacuuming it does not take any special skills. However, there is an art to detailing a vehicle. “You have to clean the motor, door jams, windows, vents, mirrors and any other crevices. People do not realize how much time is involved in thoroughly detailing a vehicle. When we are getting a used vehicle cleaned up to be sold the goal is for it to look as good as new, and that is no small task especially in the cases when the previous owners never cleaned,” says Ron.
You can’t talk to Ron and not ask, ‘what is the worst car you’ve ever cleaned?’ Ron recalls, “the worst one I’ve cleaned you will probably not want to hear about. Let’s just say it’s amazing how people leave food to rot under their seats. We all know what happens when food is left to sit too long.”
Another topic to consider is waxing your vehicle. How often should it be waxed? “First, it’s important to understand what wax is and what it does. Wax protects a vehicle’s paint. But, when wax gets hot it melts. In the hot summer months your vehicle’s wax starts to melt. Then when you wash it, you start to wash away the wax. In this area I recommend that a vehicle is waxed three times a year. If you live in warmer weather then every 3 months is a general suggestion.
We are very pleased to have Edward Thompson in the position of Service Manager. Edward brings 20 years of automotive management experience. He attended The University of South Carolina where he majored in business. From there he has worked at a variety of dealerships honing his skill as a Service Manager. “I love what I do because it involves helping people who at times are in very frustrating situations with their vehicles. Being able to solve a customers vehicle issues and get them back on the road is very rewarding,” notes Edward.
Edward says that his first car was a 1980 Corvette, “I really enjoyed that car, wish I would have kept it longer. I had some good times driving around in it.”
While our Service department services all makes and models we do sell new Mazda and Mitsubishi models. Edward says, “Mazda and Mitsubishi’s are very good cars. We see a lot less issues with them then some of the other brands we work on. We recommend that customers follow the maintenance guidelines we provide them. With a good maintenance routine an owner can get a lot of years out of their vehicle.
I want our customers to know that I am a stickler for customer service. I know from personal experience if I go somewhere and get treated bad I don’t like it. We strive to treat our customers how we would like to be treated. I am always available to talk to a customer. If there are ever any issues not addressed please let me know! This is the best group of technicians and service advisors that I have had the pleasure to work with.”
Japan is an interesting place, isn’t it? Don’t get us a wrong; it’s a lovely, beautiful land, home to wonderful people and an even richer past. Still, from its long history wacky television commercials to all those folks who like dressing up as their favorite anime characters, we here at Hickory Mitsubishi have seen some awfully interesting things come out of Japan over the years.
Speaking of which, it’s probably about time we introduced you to their latest limited-edition 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, the one modeled after Hello Kitty.
If you’re already wondering what would inspire a creation such as this, it’s our favorite automaker’s way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sanrio’s feline phenomenon. And if you’re wondering what it looks like, you can probably already guess.
From a cosmetic standpoint, the Hello Kitty special edition Mirage comes with a pink paint job on the exterior, Hello Kitty ribbons engraved into the hubcaps, Hello Kitty decals and Hello Kitty upholstery once you step inside. And while it’s by no means the cutest feature of this otherwise adorable four-wheeler, it’s powered by your choice of a 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine which either comes with a five-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.
Still no word on how much it will cost to purchase one of these pink ladies, but if it’s the last thing you need to complete your collection, it might be time you moved to Japan when it goes on sale there next month.
Or if you’d rather stay local and get behind the wheel of something just a little more subtle, our fabulous lineup awaits you at our dealership here in Hickory, NC. Oh, Japan. What will you think of next?