Mitsubishi Repair and Service

Essential Guidelines to Maximize Your Mitsubishi’s Longevity

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Today’s Mitsubishi vehicles come equipped with sophisticated technology, but that doesn’t mean traditional maintenance practices are obsolete. Staying vigilant about regular upkeep can make a significant difference in your vehicle’s long-term performance and reliability.

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Here’s a guide on what you should focus on:

Core Ignition Components

  • Spark Plugs: These little components can tell you a lot about your engine’s health. Check them every 30,000 miles to avert expensive repairs caused by seized plugs in the future.
  • Ignition Control Module: This unit controls your engine’s ignition timing. Signs of failure include stalling or a struggling engine.
  • Spark Plug Wires: Though they are often durable, these wires can deteriorate over time. If you notice performance issues or misfires, it’s likely time to replace them.

Important Filters

  • Oil Filter: Replacing the oil filter is crucial during each oil change, typically every 5,000 to 7,500 miles for modern Mitsubishi models, to maintain optimum engine health.
  • Air Filter: Keep an eye on this filter and aim to replace it roughly every 15,000 miles. A dirty air filter can significantly impair fuel efficiency.
  • Fuel Filter: This often-overlooked component should be replaced approximately every 30,000 miles to avoid sediment buildup in the fuel lines.

Additional Mitsubishi Maintenance Items

  • Transmission Fluid and Filter: Particularly for automatic models, a transmission fluid and filter change every 30,000 miles can prolong your vehicle’s life.
  • Oxygen Sensor: Also known as the O2 sensor, this should be replaced based on Mitsubishi’s guidelines to ensure maximum fuel efficiency and minimal emissions.
  • Coolant System: An inspection of your vehicle’s coolant levels and overall system health can avert overheating and expensive damage.
  • Drive Belts: These should be examined for wear and tear during regular maintenance checks, with replacement generally needed every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Pro Tips for Mitsubishi Owners

  1. Stay Clean: A well-maintained engine is more reliable and easier to service.
  2. Consult the Manual: Your vehicle’s manual contains a wealth of information. Use it as your go-to guide for maintenance.
  3. Know Your Limits: If you’re uncertain about any aspect of your car’s maintenance, seek professional advice.
  4. Adaptation Period: After any new installations, allow your Mitsubishi’s computer system to adapt for optimal results.

Mitsubishi Maintenance Checklist

  • Spark Plugs
  • Ignition Control Module
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Oil Filter
  • Air Filter
  • Fuel Filter
  • Transmission Fluid and Filter
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • Coolant System
  • Drive Belts

By paying close attention to these key areas, you’ll be taking proactive steps to extend the life and enhance the performance of your Mitsubishi.

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We specialize in the repair and service of Mitsubishi automobiles, understanding their unique mechanical and electrical nuances. Our technicians are trained to provide top-notch service that matches the high standards set by Mitsubishi car manufacturers. Keep your Mitsubishi vehicle running optimally. Contact us online to schedule an appointment or give us a call at 1-858-270-1142.

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