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Vehicle Towing Guidelines

Before towing a trailer or another vehicle, there are some important points to consider. You should never tow unless having the proper equipment or you may end up in the car repair and maintenance facility before you're ready for your next scheduled service. Never tow more weight than the vehicle can tolerate. Have the right hitch installed on your vehicle. Make sure that the tires on both vehicles are in good condition and properly inflated. Never drive faster than the speed limit for the load types. Do not make sharp turns or tailgate.

 

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How to Tell if Your Exhaust is Leaking

Your car's exhaust is highly important. Without it, the toxic gasses created by your engine would have nowhere to go and could potentially harm you and your family if they got back in to the seating area of your car. But how can you know if it is leaking and needs repaired at an auto repair shop? That is why our team here at Sunset Mitsubishi of Auburn, WA wanted to be sure that you can recognize some obvious warnings of an exhaust leak.

First, you may notice small leaks or pooling occur under your exhaust. 

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Are There Many Differences Between Front and Rear Wheel Drive Vehicles?

Front wheel and rear wheel drive reflect two choices for car owners. You could say rear wheel drive pushes a car and front wheel drive pulls a car. There are other differences between the two besides what wheels actually move the car.

Rear wheel drive may present better balance and a reduction in the potential for damage. If a front wheel drive car hits a pothole or obstruction in the road, quite a number of components may suffer harm. Rear wheel drive does possess its positives, but front wheel drive comes with its benefits as well. 

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Time to Consider a Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

There’s no need to be sidelined because old windshield wiper blades are past their prime. With regular inspections and some routine maintenance, you can catch problem areas before they get out of hand. The rubber material of wiper blades is an organic one and has a limited lifespan. They work hard out in the sun and elements clearing away debris, ice, and rain. After a while, they will naturally crack and erode.

When you notice that they aren’t completely cleaning the glass, it’s most likely time to replace them. 

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You Should Get Help with Tire Rotations Every Few Months

The set of tires on your vehicle is vitally important when it comes to your transportation needs. Without those tires, your vehicle is not going to move. You need to care for your tires, and one of the ways that you can do that is by having them rotated on a regular basis.

It is smart for you to take your tires to be rotated every few months. You want to make sure that every one of the tires is wearing in a way that fits with the rest of them. This helps your tires to last long and to…

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Do You Know How Your Suspension Works?

If you have ever ridden in a wagon or go-kart, chances are you've experienced what it is like to be in a vehicle without a suspension system. While there are many different types of vehicle suspension systems, they all have the same two goals, to improve handling, and increase passenger comfort. At Sunset Mitsubishi, we are able to fully service all types of suspension systems.

Suspension systems work by taking the energy generated from your vehicle while turning and helping dampen that inertia from side to side. It also helps take the energy produced from bumps in the roadway…

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Move Over Laws and Clearance

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Move over laws all over the United States run the gamut. They all have the same exact goal, though. That goal is to enhance safety for roadside workers. If you want to do your part in protecting construction workers, firefighters, police officers and emergency responders, you need to make sure you understand move over laws in considerable detail first.

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Fluid Service is Important


When thinking about vehicle upkeep and maintenance, our thoughts tend to focus on the bigger and more expensive repairs. Brakes, transmissions, wheel bearings and the like are always those costly sorts of repairs that can put a big dent in the wallet and cause a giant headache. But vehicle maintenance starts with prevention, and there is no way to better protect your car and stave off big repair jobs than by having your fluids regularly serviced.

Probably the most thought of fluid service is the oil change. 
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It's Wise to Schedule Timely Vehicle Maintenance Online

Scheduling timely vehicle maintenance can save you a lot of money and from headaches due to damages in the long run. Anything mechanical will eventually break down, but you can prolong your vehicle’s life by regular maintenance checkups. And here at Sunset Mitsubishi, it’s easy to schedule your vehicle maintenance online at our in-house service center.

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Total Cost of Ownership Is Higher Than You Think


The total cost of buying and owning a vehicle, whether you’re interested in a car or truck, is often tons higher than what the cost of actually buying that vehicle is. Despite the fact that some purchase prices can be in the tens of thousands of dollars, those substantial sums don’t mean that you will never spend more than that during the life of the vehicle in question. It’s important to tally up how much owning a car will cost, as if you don’t, you could end up in a bad financial place in life. If…
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