Avoiding Key Fumbles in the Mitsubishi Outlander

The Mitsubishi Outlander combines plenty of pluses to make for solid family transportation. It has enough room for up to seven adults you can fold down the rear seats to accommodate more cargo. Driver-assist features protect you on the highway by warning you of potential hazards. And Super All-Wheel Control ensures that you maintain a firm grip on any road surface under all types of weather conditions.

You won't have to fumble with your keys again with the 2018 Outlander as long as you have the key fob with you. To lock or unlock the doors, all you have…

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Replacing Flat Tires

Many a vehicle owner knows the frustration of having a flat tire. Tires flatten when punctured or when weakened from wearing unevenly. The first step requires finding a safe place to park away from traffic. Get the jack, lug wrench and spare from the trunk of the vehicle. Loosen the lug nuts. Raise the vehicle by placing the jack under the recommended vehicle location. 

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Do Your Headlights Still Shine as Bright as They Used To?

Have you noticed lately that you just can't see as much as you could a few months back? Well, you may have headlights that are about to go out. Good headlights are so important to keep in good working condition; what could be worse than having no lights out of nowhere, when you're on some dark back road?

The first, and most simple thing to try is just wipe off the lenses with a clean cloth, to remove any dust and debris. 

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Jumping a Disabled Vehicle

There may come a time when your vehicle won't start. An easy way to overcome this problem is to ask for a jump. Jumping a vehicle involves connecting cables from a running car's battery to the one that doesn't work. To begin the process, you will want to make sure that both vehicles are in park and that both vehicles are turned off.

Then, you connect the red clips to the positive terminal of your vehicle and the positive terminal of the other vehicle. One of the black clips will be applied to the negative terminal of…

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Cold Starts and Motor Oil


Winter weather can be hard on vehicles in areas that have a defined winter cold season. Oil must flow from the very first crank to protect engine parts. For cold weather starts, the numbers in the oil viscosity rating are important.

The first numbers are usually 5W, 10W, 20W, or 30W. The W stands for winter, and these numbers show that the oil's rating for cold weather. The lower numbers go with low temperatures. The best rating for cold weather would be 0W. The following SAE numbers, usually 10, 20, 30, or 40 represent the weight of the oil…
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Are You Having Problems with Your Vehicle Running Hot?

Have you noticed that your car has begun to run hotter than normal while it is running? If your car runs too hot for a period of time, then it can cause damage to various engine components. The key to avoiding this is to periodically check your vehicle for a coolant leak and have routine maintenance performed on your vehicle's cooling system and radiator.

The cooling system of your vehicle is comprised of the radiator, thermostat, water pump, and the radiator cap and hoses. The water pump pushes engine coolant through the cooling system to draw off heat, while…

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Stay Up to Date with Your Mufflers and Exhausts

The exhaust system on your vehicle is more than just keeping things quiet. It’s actually a complex system that’s also responsible for managing the fumes that result from the engine’s fuel and air mixture. The system monitors the toxicity level and adjusts it before emitting it into the atmosphere.

The exhaust system begins work on the engine cylinders. That’s where the exhaust manifold first comes into contact with the fuel and air mixture. From there, it’s sent to the oxygen sensor where the quality is analyzed. If it passes, the mixture continues to the catalytic…

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What's Important About Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is something car owners can easily overlook because it rarely needs their attention, but it is important to keep an eye on your car's brake fluid level. It's also important to have the brake fluid exchanged with fresh fluid when it's needed.

Modern automobile brakes are high-performance systems that keep you safe at a moment's notice on the road. The reason it's critical to keep its brake fluid at the optimal level is that the fluid is what powers your car's brakes. A slow leak can rob them of the power they…

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The Differential: The Gear Box That Keeps Your Wheels Turning

Did you know that your differential makes it possible for your wheels to move at the right speeds during a turn, and it even makes it possible for the wheels of your vehicle to receive power at all. You see, your differential is the component to your vehicle that transfers energy from your engine to the wheels. Additionally, if your differential is malfunctioning, you can have handling problems, or it might not move at all, even if the engine is running just fine.

Differentials are at an increased likelihood of having problems when the fluid that lubricates it becomes old…

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Synthetic Oil Blends For Your Vehicle

Many changes have been made over the years in the automotive industry. But until recently, there was one area that had remained unchanged for years. And that is how the internal combustion engine was powered and lubricated using fossil fuels.

We all know that hybrids and electric cars are on the rise, but even a hybrid has oil in the engine. That is where synthetic oil comes into play.

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