> Go To Fuccillo.com Get The Mobile App:
   

MONTHLY ARCHIVES: MAY 2015

Page 1 of 1

2015_Mitsu_Outlander_Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Every vehicle is an intricate web of the technological and mechanical advancements that we have made so far. This sophisticated system you"ve purchased, needs to be treated accordingly. With summers almost upon us, most vehicles demand more maintenance in relation to other times of the year. We, at Fuccillo Mitsubishi, have decided to offer guidelines to the residents of Watertown on maintenance aspects of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Maintenance of the Outlander Sport's cooling systems

The engine cooling systems of all cars directly impact its longevity as well as dependability. As each year passes, the cooling system becomes better and much more efficient, the coolant formula gets updated and the radiator designs as well as materials get an upgrade.

The primary function of a cooling system is to remove heat from the engine and transmission. A coolant's job is to absorb all the heat that's being generated and then to take it to the radiator where it is dissipated. The attached thermostat monitors the temperature and regulates it to keep it at the optimal level for effective engine operation.

Common wear and tear experienced by the Outlander Sport

The first factor that plays a significant role in the wear and tear of your cooling system, are your driving habits. If you drive carefully, gradually speeding up and slowing down as needed, you preserve the condition of your cooling system. Driving it roughly, on the other hand, taking bursts of speed and stretching the rpm as far as it goes, abruptly, is bad for the system.

Other factors that affect it; are the operating conditions, like weather conditions in your locality, the condition of the roads, and how frequently you perform maintenance on it.

Malfunctioning Symptoms to stay aware of

Engines heat up fairly quickly and your cooling system maintains the temperature at the optimal level. In the summer, this job puts a lot of strain on the system. So, in order to maintain it in proper condition, watch out for the symptoms below and as soon as you feel there is a problem, take your vehicle to a licensed mechanic. They include:

  • Engine Overheating
  • Sweet smell from under the hood
  • Leakage from under the car, where the radiator is located
  • The need to repeatedly add more coolant

Keeping an eye on the symptoms above and fixing them as soon as they occur is the secret to maintain your cooling system as well as your engine in perfect condition. For more guidelines on varying aspects of your vehicle, you can visit us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Watertown.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new or used Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.


This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Fuccillo Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi Outlander, syracuse used car, Syracuse Used Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi Outlander, watertown used car, Watertown Used Mitsubishi on 05/15/2015 at 6:30 PM

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

The wheels of your vehicle spin because of its transmission. Given that car transmissions are manufactured in a way that allows them to withstand a significant amount of wear and tear; all the bolts and gears are neatly fitted into a box that takes an experienced pro to open. But that doesn't make your transmission system invincible, nor does it give it a longer life. In this blog, Fuccillo Mitsubishi has discussed the significance of looking after your transmission systems, specifically that of the Mitsubishi Mirage.

What is a vehicle's Transmission?

A transmission of a car channels the power that an engine creates to the wheels of the vehicle. Whether the transmission of your vehicle is manual or automatic, it needs timely maintenance in order to function properly and have a long life. So make sure to get it diagnosed at the first sign of a problem.

A transmission's job is to match the engine's output with speed and the amount of load a car is carrying. In automatic transmissions, it uses a torque converter that multiplies when needed and interrupts it when slowing down.

Thus, there are multiple varying factors that impact the performance of the transmission. In order to keep all of them working perfectly, different types of gear oil are made. There are fluids to clean, lubricate, and cool a transmission; others are used to transmit pressure, force, and protect the transmission from wear and tear.

Typical wear and tear in the transmission of the Mirage

Wear and tear in transmissions occurs due to a number of reasons. They should be minimized in order to increase the life of your gear box.

The first factor is the driving habits of the vehicle owner. Driving a small, economical city car aggressively like a muscle car can put a significant amount of load on the transmission. Treat the Mitsubishi Mirage with moderation.

The second factor that affects the transmission of a vehicle is towing more load than it's designed to. Each transmission is designed according to the needs and capacity of each vehicle, so realize that the Mirage is a small vehicle than can carry only the amount of load specified. Driving it around with excessive load for long periods of time will damage the gears within the transmission.

Symptoms that are a sign of trouble

To avoid this wear and tear, make sure to drive this car under favorable conditions. Regularly replace the transmission fluids to keep the gear box supplied with fresh lubricant. Also, make sure to visit the mechanic for timely repair.

When you start to notice signs of hesitation or difficulty when shifting gears, bucking as you gain speed, or slipping while driving; visit your mechanic to get it all checked out.

The longer you wait, the larger the bill is going to be when your gear box finally jams. If you are in the market for a Mitsubishi Mirage, visit us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Watertown to take a closer look at this beauty.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new or used Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.


This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Fuccillo Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi Mirage, syracuse used car, Syracuse Used Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi Mirage, watertown used car, Watertown Used Mitsubishi on 05/13/2015 at 6:25 PM

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Outlander

Summer time is travel time, but not everyone can afford a plane ticket abroad and they don't need to! The fine tradition of American road trips is what we intend to upkeep, even with gas prices at an all time high.

During summertime, Fuccillo Mitsubishi has encountered numerous cases here in Watertown, where some people purchase a new car in exchange for their old one. The purpose was to get a better set of wheels that can perform in a cross country road trip in hot summers. On a side note, the most popular vehicle we have sold is the Mitsubishi Outlander, with its basic off road capabilities. In this blog, we are going to discuss the most common maintenance tips one should perform between winters and summers.

Replace the oil in the engine and the filter

Oil is essentially the life blood of your car; it keeps all the hardworking parts working together in perfect harmony. It also reduces the rate at which your engine heats up. The air filter of your vehicles is how your engine breathes, so make sure that the nose of your vehicle isn't blocked by regularly changing the air filter every 1 – 2 months.

Check all the belts and hoses

The key to looking after your car in the summer is taking measures to keep the engine cool. The radiator and coolant aside, one needs to ensure that the condition of the belts and hoses is proper for the optimal functioning of your vehicle. Check hoses for cracks and leaks, unlike household hoses, the ones in your car will be quite firm. So if you find a hose that has become soft, it is an indicator that it is time to change them. In the same manner, take a closer look at the various belts under the hood of your Outlander; if you find cracks change them immediately.

Radiator and coolant

Based on how cars are made, they are supposed to become hot, but there is a limit to how much heat your vehicle can take. If a car becomes too hot, it can actually melt moving metal parts and fuse them together, essentially rendering your vehicle useless. Which is why, all modern automobiles come fitted with intricate cooling systems designed to counter this. These cooling systems need chemical coolant that needs to be replaced.

Keep your engines cool and your summers cooler. For more guidelines on the upkeep of your Mitsubishi Outlander, visit us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Watertown.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new or used Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.


This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Fuccillo Mitsubishi, syracuse, Syracuse Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi Outlander, Syracuse Used Cars, watertown, Watertown Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi Outlander, Watertown Used Cars on 05/11/2015 at 1:46 PM

2015_Mitsu_Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage

As a fan of automobiles, you must have recognized the name of Mitsubishi Mirage. This sleek small vehicle has become a popular choice for individuals that enjoy weaving gracefully through the traffic with brilliant mileage. Mirage is now available to the residents of Adams and Syracuse from Fuccillo Mitsubishi located in Watertown.

Mitsubishi Mirage is a simple, small, inexpensive vehicle, but don't judge this vehicle just yet, as it has a lot to offer than most vehicles in this segment. One the main selling points of this vehicle; is its affordability, as Mirage falls into the budget of most new car owners.

It has a decent drive and on good road conditions, it is a fairly quiet vehicle. However, when you start to pick up speed, you will hear a howling sound emerging from under the hood, but same is the case with other smaller vehicles.

Mitsubishi has outfitted the Mirage with two three cylinder engines, displacing at 1.0 liter and 1.2 liters. The engine is coupled with continuously variable transmission, which makes this model sip gas, delivering an impressive fuel economy.

Despite being such a small vehicle, Mitsubishi Mirage still offers better cargo space than most vehicles in this segment. Fold the rear seat down for significant storage space of 47 cubic feet, and with the seat up, the storage available is 17.2 cubic feet.

In terms of design, the new Mitsubishi Mirage is shaped like a tear drop and offers four doors as well as a lift-back. This car is in competition with other mini cars in the segment, including fiat 500, Scion iQ, and Chevrolet Spark. The designers at Mitsubishi have sacrificed the distinctive looks they give their vehicles and replaced it with a functional low wind resistance design. This significantly reduces the energy required by the car to operate.

The interior of Mitsubishi Mirage on the other hand, is quite plain and straightforward. It keeps in line with the functional design of the exterior and offers the same simple yet sleek design on the inside. The gauge offers three dominant elements; there is a large speedometer, a small tachometer, and a gas gauge ù and surprisingly, Mirage offers fairly large intuitive switches and knobs for the automatic climate control and audio system.

All in all, the Mitsubishi Mirage is an all around vehicle that boasts great performance, handling, and superior gas mileage. If you wish to take a closer look at this car, visit us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Watertown.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new or used Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.


This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Fuccillo Mitsubishi, syracuse, Syracuse Mitsubishi, Syracuse Mitsubishi Mirage, Syracuse Used Cars, watertown, Watertown Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi Mirage, Watertown Used Cars on 05/07/2015 at 1:38 PM

2015_Mitsu_Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Whether the Mitsubishi Lancer you own is new or used, with the summers rapidly approaching, air condition maintenance tips should be among your primary automotive concern. Fuccillo Mitsubishi has noticed that many local vehicle owners, in and around the area of Watertown, have become careless with their maintenance schedule.

Just like every machine, heating and cooling units also consist of numerous moving parts. Wear and tear is acceptable, especially when it occurs right in the midst of summer; this is the time when your beloved Lancer will demand some attention. Before it has to, you should conduct a routine maintenance and stop the problem from even arising. You know what they say, prevention is better than cure.

Follow the guideline mentioned bellow:

Chang¡ing of the Air Filter

Air filters should be one of the first things that you should replace. When an air filter gets clogged or dirty, it basically chokes the air conditioner, making it consume a lot of electricity, which in turn puts substantial load on the battery. Nothing good can come out of an old air filter, so change it first as it's a simple task do so and crucial for the longevity of your Lancer. As a rule of thumb, during the summers, change the air filter of your vehicle every month.

Lubri¡ca¡ting the Mov¡ing Parts

In order for your air conditioner to work flawlessly, the moving parts will need to be lubricated, on a regular basis. Doing so will reduce and minimize the friction between these parts and increase the overall efficiency of your air conditioner. Ensure that the fan belt is in perfect condition and lubricated properly.

Check¡ing Elec¡tri¡cal Connections

Air conditioners are a part of the vehicle's extensive electrical system, and this system requires a bit of maintenance as well. You don't have to do anything yourself as this is the work for a certified vehicle electrician. Take your beloved Lancer to one and get it thoroughly inspected; this should be done at least once a year.

Since summers are already upon us, it is likely that a problem may arise relating to the pressurized system of the air conditioner. Note this is an issue that you should never fiddle with yourself; rather, contact your mechanic and set an appointment as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.

Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Watertown has been in business for a long time, if you ever have any question regarding how to maintain your Mitsubishi Lancer, don't hesitate to visit us from in and around the area.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi cars, hybrids, cross-overs, SUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new or used Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Endeavor, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Spyder; and more. Or search for a used vehicle. Schedule a test drive; research features; get prices; and arrange financing. Located in Watertown, New York. Serving Syracuse, Rochester, Adams, Rome, Fort Drum, Liverpool, Cicero and Utica, NY.


This entry was posted in Fuccillo Mitsubishi of Watertown and tagged Fuccillo Mitsubishi, syracuse, Syracuse Mitsubishi Lancer, Syracuse Used Cars, Watertown Mitsubishi, Watertown Mitsubishi Lancer, watertown syracuse mitsubishi, Watertown Used Cars on 05/04/2015 at 1:27 PM

Page 1 of 1
Page 1 of 1