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How to Get the Most Out of Your Brakes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV driving on a highway


How to Get the Most Out of Your Brakes


Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Five Steps Towards Better Battery Behavior


Top 5 Most Expensive (and Preventable) Vehicle Repairs (pt. 3)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018


#3: Head Gasket

Cost: $900-$2,500 (more…)

Check that Pressure

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

tire pressure


Always check tire pressure when the tires are cold

Test that Tread

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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Make sure you have enough tread on your tires. Without a proper amount of tread, you will not be safe driving in wet conditions (rain or snow). The easiest test you can do to check your tread is the Penny test. If you stick a penny with Abe Lincoln’s head pointed down in between your tires’ tread grooves and you are able to see the top of his hair, you do not have enough tread for safe driving. If part of Abe’s head is covered, you should be OK!

Spotted: A modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in Action

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The Mitsubishi lineup may only feature 6 models, but we think they all appeal to a wide shopper demographic without overwhelming buyers with too many options. Families love the safety-aware 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, and eco-fans or young professionals just starting out appreciate the fuel efficient 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage.

There is another demographic this brand appeals to and it is made up of drivers who like handling their cars in an aggressive and race-like fashion.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was initially a rally car in the early 90s and had a lot of success on the racing circuit. At first it was only available to Japanese drivers, but for the 2003 model year the Lancer Evolution finally made it over the States!

Edmunds described this car as being “boisterous”, and this enthusiast has definitely modified his car with attention-grabbing in mind.

For more information on owning this car, stop in to see us at Hickory Mitsubishi, located in SE Hickory, NC.

Keep your loved ones safe with the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Earlier this month, we were telling you all about the many ways in which the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is safer than ever. When one of your models has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it’s safe to say that the proof is in the pudding. Still, it’s one thing to hear it from us here at Hickory Mitsubishi and another to hear it from our customers.

Which brings us to the Poulins.

Want to see why these new parents went with the new Outlander to take them and their baby home from the hospital? Then go right ahead and watch the video below.

Or if you’d like to experience the many winning qualities of the 2014 Outlander for yourself, your test drive awaits at our dealership here in Hickory, NC. After all, you can’t put a price on safety.

Mitsubishi Hosts Extreme MPG Hypermiling Challenge with 2014 Mirage

Friday, April 25th, 2014

In an age where concern over our environment and gas prices are combining conflicts, the Mitsubishi brand has found the solution and pleased drivers with their Mirage hatchback offering. To showcase the incredible fuel economy of the Mirage, the brand recently hosted the Extreme MPG Hypermiling Challenge. In this challenge, three automotive journalists drove a Mirage from Las Vegas, NV to Los Angeles, CA to see who could attain the highest MPG. See who won and with what gas mileage by viewing this exciting video clip.

Aaron Gold from  managed to attain 74.1 mpg during his 275 mile trip. As a prize, Mitsubhsi donated $1,500 to his choice of charity, which was the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The 2014 Mirage starts at an accessible $12,995 and has been officially rated to achived 40 mog combined. The hatchback also features automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, seven airbags, active stability control, traction control and more.

If you’d like to check out the Mirage or another new Mitsubishi model, stop by Hickory Mitsubishi’s Hickory, NC, today.

Recall Announced for Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Keeping you and your family safe is our number-one priority here at Hickory Mitsubishi and it’s one job we don’t take lightly. When there’s a new or used Mitsubishi model on the lot that grabs your attention, we’ll give you the full run-down of all the safety features and even fill you in on any awards it hay have won for keeping you out of harm’s way. Conversely, we also want you to be aware of the problems and that’s why we’re here today.

If you or someone in your household drives a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport from the 2013 model year that has been fitted with leather seat covers, this recall concerns you. Please read on for the details and what you can do in response.

The problem is that, during the leather seat cover installation, the wiring may for the seat-mounted airbags may have been routed incorrectly. This could lead to the airbag not deploying in the case of side impact and dramatically increase risk of injury.

If you receive notification from the automaker in your mailbox stating your vehicle is affected, we’ve got you covered. Contact our Hickory, NC service center at your earliest convenience and we’ll get you in and fix the problematic parts, completely free.

Until we see you gain, we hope you’re all having a fantastic day. And, from all of us here, please continue to drive safely and respectfully no matter what model you drive!

Spring Car Cleaning Tips

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The sun starting to shine more, the birds are coming back and the blossoms on the trees are starting to show! Spring is in the air. As we get ready to put the winter blues behind us you may notice that your car is in need of some TLC.

Winter can do a number on your car, especially the winter we had! This is a good time of year to power wash the under-body of your vehicle. The salt used to protect the roads during snow storms, chemicals, insects, tar, soot, tree sap and bird droppings can all affect your vehicles paint. They should be washed off using a light detergent that is neutral. Do not use strong soap or chemical detergents. All cleaning agents should be promptly flushed from the surface and not allowed to dry there. Rinse the vehicle thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water. Wipe the remaining water off with a chamois or soft cloth.

How often should a vehicle be waxed? Wax protects a vehicle’s paint. It typically melts when it gets hot, so the warm months are when the wax protecting your vehicle’s paint will rub off the quickest. It is recommended that a coat of wax be applied at least three times a year, or whenever the surface no longer repels water. Always wash and dry the vehicle before waxing and polishing. Use a good quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Wax or polish when the painted surface is cool. Be sure to polish and wax the chrome trim, as well as the painted surfaces. Loss of wax on a painted surface leads to loss of the original luster and also quickens the deterioration of the surface.

Of course, the interior of your car requires attention, as well. Make sure that your vehicle’s interior gets a thorough vacuuming and wipe down before the winter salt roads become the summer sand castle tracks.

Let us do the work for you – Check out our Spring Complete Detailing Special!