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A car that becomes unresponsive in the middle of nowhere can be bothersome. Most of the times when you can't start your car on a road, you call up a tow truck and have to drag it to your mechanic for immediate assistance. However, if you know how to jump start your car, a tow truck will no longer remain the only way to resolve this issue. Our engineers at Fuccillo Mitsubishi offer the best guidelines to jump start your car.

Identifying the Problem

There are two ways of jump starting your car. One is when you have jumper cables and the other is when you don't have them. However, before jump starting your car, you need to make sure that the problem is with the battery and not the other electrical components of your car. A good way to check whether the battery is dead is to turn on the ignition. If your car's engine gives a cranking sound, then it is an electrical or mechanical fault that is not related to the battery. If the engine is quiet, the car's battery is responsible and a jump start can help you then.

Starting the Car with Jumper Cables

It is better to keep jumper cables in your car for emergency use. But if you don't have a jumper cable, you can stop a passing car and ask them if they have jumper cables and would be willing to help you jump start the car. This is because two cars are required to start the engine with a jumper cable; one car with a working battery and another with a dead one. Once you have jumper cables, follow the instructions below:

  1. Take out the jumper cables
  2. Make sure both the cars" ignitions are switched off
  3. Attach a red cable clamp to the positive terminal of the dead battery
  4. Attach another red cable clamp to the positive terminal of the working battery
  5. Attach a black cable clamp to the negative terminal of the working battery
  6. Attach the last black cable clamp to an unpainted metallic surface of your car away from the battery
  7. Try to start your car
  8. If it starts, keep it running for 15 minutes before driving away

Starting It Manually without Cables

If you cannot find a jumper cable and a car to help you jump start the engine, try to start it manually with these simple steps: (Remember that these steps can only work if you are within a hilly or sloping landscape)

  1. Ask for help from passers-by to push your car to the top of a slope
  2. Turn off the ignition
  3. Tell the people who are pushing to push your car downward and get into the driver’s seat
  4. As the car moves, press the clutch completely
  5. Change the gear to second or third
  6. As your car's speed reaches to 5mph, raise your foot from the clutch quickly and turn the ignition on simultaneously
  7. Keep the car running if your car starts up
  8. Last but not the least, do get your car's battery checked

For more tips and best offers on new and used Mirage, Lancer, Outlander Sport, and Outlander, come to Fuccillo Mitsubishi from Adams, Watertown, and Syracuse.

 

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.


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On a fine morning when you are off to work and to drop your children to school along the way, you confront a car that is growling at you as you turn on the ignition. Suddenly, your chores are postponed and your plans are changed. We, at Fuccillo Mitsubishi, give you a comprehensive guideline on how to save your day when this problem occurs.

Check for Electrical Problems

In most cases, when your car has ceased, there's probably an electrical fault that is behind it. Electrical problems in a car can occur if the headlights were left open all night. Or it can occur due to a pest that is just gnawing at your car's electrical wires due to boredom. However, there are certain points you need to remember about your car's ignition system if you don't want a bad start to your day.

Check the Fuses

The ignition of some cars is associated with their fuses. Check your car's fuse box to see if there is a burnt fuse due to overheating, and replace it with a new one.

Dead Battery

It is the most common electrical problem that makes a car engine cease. If you have a battery tester, you can check to see if your battery has become weak. Another way to test a dead battery is to jumpstart your car. If you succeed in starting the engine, the problem lies with your car's battery.

Corrosive Battery

A battery is a major part of your car that you need to maintain, in order to start off your day and your car well. Corrosion in the battery results over time, which may cause a hibernating engine. The solution is to clean the battery terminals and to check whether rust is accumulating around them.

Faulty Ignition Switch

There's a sure problem in the ignition switch if your battery is functional on the instrument panel but your starter is still unresponsive. To confirm this, turn your ignition switch and if a red light doesn't show up on the panel, your switch isn't working.

 

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, watertown car maintenance, Watertown car services, watertown car tips, Watertown Used Cars on 06/16/2015 at 6:37 PM

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Cleaning the car windshield to make it streak-free takes effort. A lot of effort. And if you do the job without right tools and techniques, then you surely won't be able to get clean windshield. A grimy windshield not only dangerous but also spoils the look of your vehicle. Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Adams, Watertown and Syracuse, brings you these cleaning tips that ensure shiny and clean windshield every time!

Start with a Wash

Start with a thorough wash to remove any loose dust particles. If you start cleaning before washing, these particles must cause more streaks and sometimes scratches too. Move your car to a shaded area with a cool surface to keep the spirit-based cleaning products from evaporating. Lift up the windscreen wipers and wash the windows using a good quality shampoo. Dry the screen with a clean lint-free microfiber towels. Avoid using paper towels, old shirts or newspapers. Once dry, you can move onto the next step.

Remove Bonded Contamination

Use detailing clay to remove any bonded contamination from the windscreen. Bonded contamination is dirt and grime that is stuck to the glass and can't be removed by washing or glass cleaning. Detail clay cleans out the microscopic grooves of glass by gliding on it and grabbing containments that are bonded with it. Use proper lubrication to avoid any mishaps. This treatment will leave the glass looking incredibly smooth, clear and clean. Don't use it on tinted interior glass.

Final Cleaning

For the final touch, use a microfiber towel and an ammonia-free glass cleaner. Wipe the screen in a horizontal back and forth movement, while using an up and down motion to clean the inside to help you determine if any final streaks are left. Divide the cleaning into two or more manageable chunks. This way your towel does not get overly soiled and this also reduces the chances of dirty towels causing streaks.

Don't forget the wiper blades

It's important to clean the wipers too. Any dirt or grime left on them will simply spread back out across the windshield. Take a clean microfiber towel and dip it in a soap and water solution. You can also use a lubricant for this part that makes the rubber cleaner and extends its life. Clean both sides of the wipers and also the base without applying too much pressure. Simply let the blades air dry and now you have a clean and shiny windshield. This treatment can also be applied to cleaning the rear window.

If you're interested in buying a new or used Lancer, then visit us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Adams, Watertown and Syracuse.

 

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.


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Mitsubishi Outlander

The new and improved Mitsubishi Outlander, although facing a tough time in making its place in the market alongside renowned compact SUVs Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, is a car to look out for. It poses as an attractive prospect for those of you who like to differ from the conventional buying patterns of the society.

Sporting fine styling, remarkable features and a notable AWD system that regulates modes for differing road conditions the Mitsubishi Outlander is clearly distinguishable from other basic SUVs. It gives us, Fuccillo Mitsubishi, great pride to be able to sell this car at our outlets.

 

The Engine

The Outlander has a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates a 166 horsepower to power either the front wheels or all four. The engine is fuel efficient and can carry a load of 1500 pounds. The Outlander GT is equipped with 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 224 horsepower and is a standard All Wheel Drive with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

The Drive

Although the engine of the Outlander is not as impressive as its competitors, it still offers a comfortable cruising on highways with its apt adaptive cruise controls. For off-roading the Outlander proves a good companion with a nicely weighted steering and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) that allows confident excursion of a diversity of terrains.

What's New?

The Mitsubishi Outlander now comes with FUSE hands-free linked audio with USB/iPod ports, leather wrapped steering wheel and Bluetooth phone connectivity. The SE trims get new chic leatherette seat covers while the GT has been upgraded with aluminum-alloy wheels, silver roof rails and LED taillights.

What's most impressive about the Outlander is the advanced safety system with features like lane-departure warning, collision avoidance and adaptive cruise controls. This vehicle has been designed to keep you safe.

Also the SUV has a 9-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system installed along with a bass inducing 10-inch subwoofer. What better way to enjoy a comfortable road trip than to listen to your favorite music out loud. Also, the car provides you with ample space to seat at least 5 people at a time.

If you're looking for a reasonable SUV with cutting edge safety technology and great audio, do consider the Mitsubishi Outlander. If you wish to buy the vehicle, visit us-Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Adams, Watertown and Syracuse; we deal in new and used Mitsubishi cars.

 

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.


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Whether you drive a car or you don't, it is common knowledge that it's the car's brakes that keep you alive on the roads out there. Your vehicle with all its specifications and fancy features would be good for nothing if the brakes do not work properly. Maintaining your car's brakes over the full life of it is immensely important. We're sure none of you would want to be injured in a road accident.

Failing brakes often issue warning signs-you can take control of the situation as soon as you know what your brakes are telling you. However, we at Fuccillo Mitsubishi suggest that you do not wait for the warnings altogether. Follow these easy steps to maintain your brakes and keep their performance optimal for longer periods of time.

Check the Disk Brakes Regularly

Rotors or disk brakes and their linings need to be checked regularly in order to determine if and when they require replacement. It is suggested that these specific parts of your car's braking system should be examined every 16000 kilometers. However if you hear a squealing sound every time you slam the brakes or if your car pulls to one side during it, check your disc brakes and linings immediately. Also make sure there are no excessive rusting, abrasion, and scoring on the discs.

Inspect the Brake Pads and Caliper

Make sure you check the brake calipers from time to time as well. Lightly shake the caliper to ensure it is securely fit in place and scrutinize the mounting hardware for and prominent wear or damage. Before you touch the caliper, be sure that it is cooled down or it may end up giving you blisters.

Close to the caliper, you will find the brake pads as well. They need to be replaced immediately if the look too thin. However if they are worn out to the point that the metal is showing through, you will most probably have to change the brake disc too.

Change the Brake Fluid Time and Again

Every two years, replace your car's brake fluids. Purchase fine quality brake fluid if you are looking to the task yourself. Once you remove the old brake oil from the car, thoroughly clean the inside of the reservoir-then pour in the new fluid up to the appropriate level.

For brakes, if you don't check them regularly it can end up costing you a hefty amount replacing the entire braking system, not to forget the additional stress of driving with dysfunctional brakes. If you're looking to buy a new car visit us, Fuccillo Mitsubishi in Adams, Watertown and Syracuse for new and used Mitsubishi cars.

 

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.


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