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MONTHLY ARCHIVES: AUGUST 2016

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Mitsubishi Lancer

We all know that maintaining our vehicles by performing regular auto repair and car service is essential to getting the most out of your new or used Mitsubishi Lancer. Because we are dedicated to helping you do just that, our dealership has a state of the art auto repair and service center staffed with factory trained technicians ready to perform all needed maintenance and repairs. Our auto repair service center in Watertown serves all the areas surrounding, Jefferson County, Adams and Syracuse.

As well as regular maintenance our experts can help diagnose any irregularity that may pop up. Even if you prefer to do your own repairs, visit our auto parts center and get all the Mitsubishi car parts you need. Regardless of whether your car is a new or used Lancer our professionals we'll give it the TLC it needs or give you guidance.  When it comes to parts, including tires, your dealership understands that the right components provide superb performance and handling for the highest quality standards.

For example, what if your Lancer’s Check Engine Light comes on? The following is a list of a range of common causes for the check engine light coming on. In order to identify your issue, please come in and see us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi to decode the problem:

Issue and Possible Solution

  • Gas cap is loose - Tighten the gas cap
  • Oxygen sensor (O2) may be bad - Consider replacing the oxygen sensor
  • Spark plugs may need replacing - Replace spark plugs
  • Spark plug wires may need replacing - Consider replacing spark plug wires
  • Catalytic converter may be faulty - Check to see if catalytic converter is faulty or missing
  • Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) is faulty - Consider replacing your mass airflow sensor

If the case is that the Check Engine Light is indicating an issue with the oxygen sensor this could be a very complicated matter for the do-it-yourselfer.

With each new model year, manufacturers are adding more oxygen sensors to better manage engine operation. Some high performance engines even have an oxygen sensor for each cylinder. There could be one on each catalytic convertor as well. The oxygen sensors are screwed to the exhaust pipe, either in front or back of the catalytic converter. The front sensors measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system to measure how rich or lean the gases are as they exit the combustion chamber.

Depending upon whether the exhaust gas is high in oxygen content, known as ‘lean’, or low in oxygen content, known as ‘rich’, the amount of fuel entering the engine is adjusted by the engine management computer to maintain an ideal mixture that produces the lowest emissions output from the catalytic convertor. The purpose of the rear oxygen sensor(s) is to monitor the oxygen content of the exhaust gases leaving the catalytic convertor. If one or more of the oxygen sensors are faulty, your car may not pass an emissions test. Driving your car with a faulty oxygen sensor may result in poor gas mileage as well as damage the catalytic converter.

Symptoms:

  • Check Engine light is on
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Failed emission test

What your Mitsubishi professional mechanic can do if you suspect an oxygen sensor problem:

  • Scan the computer in the car for codes
  • Inspect for vacuum leaks and holes in the exhaust system
  • Remove and replace the oxygen sensor if it is bad
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check for proper operation of oxygen sensors
  • Clear diagnostic codes

Because cars depend on an ideal fuel-to-air ratio to function optimally, engine performance is heavily dependent on the oxygen sensors doing their job. When your oxygen sensors fail, your car will run less smoothly, get worse mileage, and have worse emissions.

Contact Fuccillo Mitsubishi auto service department today to schedule a consultation, auto service or car repair appointment!

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi carshybridscross-oversSUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi GalantEclipseEndeavori-MiEVLancerOutlanderSpyder; 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 mitsubishi, mitsubishi lancer, mitsubishi sedan, new mitsubishi, new car, mitsubishi dealer, car tips, on 08/24/2016 at 4:40 PM

Mitsubishi Outlander

You’ve bought your new Outlander, driving it around with everything running top notch, the interior spic and span.  Wouldn’t it be great to bottle up that new car feeling? There is a way - by regularly maintaining your Outlander with us at Fuccillo Mitsubishi. That energy you feel behind the wheel when you drove it home will be a constant for tens of thousands of miles.

The best way to understand what a maintenance schedule for your new Outlander should look like is to page through the Owner’s Manual. As well as the procedures under the hood, don't forget about tire rotations, new tires, and other basic exterior maintenance tasks.

As a guideline, there are some major vehicle milestones that, while doing a regular service, allow our service team to inspect your Outlander for any issues that could cause serious damage from occurring, especially if you drive under severe conditions:

15,000-Mile Service

This will occur about a year after driving your new Outlander, schedule service with Fuccillo Mitsubishi and we’ll take your vehicle through our standard inspection and service process. In addition to changing your oil and certain filters, we’ll make recommendations for replacing worn wiper blades, replenish necessary fluids, and check your brakes.

30,000-Mile Service

You will hit this mark about 2 years into driving your (still!) new Outlander. At the 30,000-mile marker, which usually occurs two to three years into ownership we will perform all the maintenance tasks done at 15,000 miles, but we’ll also check on things like the fuel filter, which commonly will need replacement around this time. It’s possible some engine coolant will need replacement and your transmission and power steering fluids could be replaced as well.

45,000-Mile Service

At 45,000-50,000 miles, your Mitsubishi professional mechanic will take a closer look at engine and transmission components. Spark plugs start to wear out and it might also be time for a new ignition management system. We can give you recommendations on any major service that might be required, or that you should schedule to have done in the near future – no surprises! You have better things to worry about than whether or not your car will start, and this inspection will help you put those concerns to rest.

If between regular maintenance your Check Engine light comes on, it’s always a good idea to bring it in for a diagnostic check. When that light comes on, one or more diagnostic trouble codes will be stored in the engine control module. These codes remain even if the light goes out. To address a Check Engine Light problem, your Mitsubishi professional can retrieve that code and its troubleshooting information to determine the next step.

When you buy your car from Fuccillo Mitsubishi, our service center can help you establish a recommended maintenance schedule for your new Outlander giving you a guideline going forward to keep that new car power and feel through the years!

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi carshybridscross-oversSUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi GalantEclipseEndeavori-MiEVLancerOutlanderSpyder; 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 mitsubishi, mitsubishi maintenance, mitsubishi outlander, new mitsubishi, suv maintenance, mitsubishi dealer, on 08/24/2016 at 4:37 PM

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Motors has manufactured the superior vehicle you own today, and we at Fuccillo Mitsubishi want to ensure it remains that way.  Whether your Mirage has taken you 10,000 miles or 100,000 miles, our service and repair provides access to the latest specialized technology, genuine parts and precision analysis from our Mitsubishi trained technicians.

By bringing your Mitsubishi vehicle to Fuccillo Mitsubishi for all your service and repair needs, from regularly scheduled appointments to major repairs, you can count on a continued reliable, pleasant driving experience for every single mile of your lease or ownership.

As well as having the knowledge as to what your vehicle needs and when, we can advise you what special cautions you might need to take in order to keep your warranty valid. We know you take pride in keeping your vehicle in top shape and we want to be your partner.

For example, with the change of seasons and the switch over from the AC to the heater, you might want to have the Cabin Air Filter inspected and perhaps replaced:

All about Cabin Air Filter Replacement

When you turn on your heating or the air conditioner, that air you feel originates from outside the car. Your Mirage’s cabin air filter cleans that air, capturing much of the dust, dirt, and harmful pollutants in the air before passing it through the heating or air conditioning system. When functioning properly, the cabin air filter assures that the air coming through your vents is clean.

When the cabin air filter gets old and/or stops working, the air that enters your vents comes through less filtered and can be harmful to breathe. A dirty cabin air filter can also interfere with the flow of air to the vents, which lowers the overall power of your heating or air conditioning system.

Don’t confuse the cabin air filter with the air filter. As described, the cabin air filter cleans the air coming from the vents into the car; the air filer cleans the air that goes into the engine to burn fuel.  Inspecting and changing that is a different job that we are happy to perform for you too! Let us inspect the condition of your cabin air filter before temperatures start to drop, and it’s possible you may have more than one cabin air filter.

Manufacturers and Dealers alike will recommend using genuine Mitsubishi parts, which we keep well stocked at Fuccillo Mitsubishi. From the crankshaft to your accessory driven components such as A/C, power steering, and the water pump; some non-genuine drive belts won't match Mitsubishi's high standards of performance. Genuine Mitsubishi belts are manufactured with composites to operate over a very wide range of temperature extremes to provide extremely high load capacity, long life, and quiet operation.

Proper maintenance helps keep your Mirage feeling newer longer. With regular maintenance, that excitement you feel behind the wheel will hold true for years to come! Regular maintenance at the intervals Mitsubishi Motors recommends will help ensure your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy, reliability as well as protection for your investment! 

For all your Mitsubishi Car or SUV repair and service contact Fuccillo in Watertown serving all areas surrounding, Jefferson County, Adams and Syracuse!

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi carshybridscross-oversSUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi GalantEclipseEndeavori-MiEVLancerOutlanderSpyder; 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 mitsubishi, mitsubishi mirage, new mitsubishi, new mirage, new hatchback, mitsubishi dealer, on 08/24/2016 at 4:35 PM

Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander boldly proclaims refinement and power. This year’s model presented a dynamic new look with improved robustness and road performance.  This Outlander delivers an unparalleled SUV driving experience and unparalleled safety features.

Driving is always more pleasurable when you feel secure in your drive. Outlander brings peace of mind; you can be assured that high-level safety measures are in place to protect you and your beloved family and passengers. You’ll find a highly protective RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body, seven SRS airbags, and the highest level of electronic systems that help prevent frontal collisions. This includes the highly sophisticated Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) which assists in preventing a frontal collision and can reduce damage if the collision becomes unavoidable.  Our professional staff at Fuccillo Mitsubishi can go over all the safety features included in the new Outlander with you.

Once you’ve gotten seated and closed the doors, enhance your driving pleasure with the superior sound entertainment system via radio, satellite, CD or your portable music player. Making adjustments is as simple as touching the touch-panel screen or pressing steering-wheel mounted audio controls.

The interior of the Outlander surrounds you and your passengers with comfort.

No matter how long the journey, you and your passengers will arrive refreshed thanks to the generous cabin space, and premium quality materials including genuine leather that add to the library silence and private club ambience of the cabin. That quiet comes from 33 enhancements to Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) reductions that lower engine, road and wind noise through ingenious engineering.

The high quality craftsmanship does not stop at the driver and front passenger seats. Padding and springs in the third-row seat cushions contribute to the riding comfort of all the passengers.

It's easy to flexibly arrange the second and third-row seats to carry almost any combination of passengers and luggage. You can even recline the seatbacks to any of four settings or fold down all rear seatbacks to create an extremely large and flat luggage area.

Even with all the luxury and elegance, the Outlander delivers the high performance you would expect of a rugged SUV, including powerful acceleration and responsive road handling. Wherever you travel, you’ll enjoy next-generation SUV advantages while also minimizing environmental impact through high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. Agile handling and spirited response put you in total control of highway driving, while quiet riding comfort brings out the pleasure of city driving.

Under the hood, the next-generation CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) offers smoother, more satisfying handling in all the various driving conditions you may encounter. It also provides a quicker response during partial acceleration; reduced friction-induced torque loss contributes to higher fuel economy.

The list of standard and optional features for the 2016 Outlander is quite extensive, truly a vehicle for the driver searching for a commuter and an adventure! Come test drive one at Fuccillo Mitsubishi and speak with our Mitsubishi professionals to find the model with the features you are looking for.

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi carshybridscross-oversSUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi GalantEclipseEndeavori-MiEVLancerOutlanderSpyder; 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 mitsubishi, mitsubishi outlander, new mitsubishi, new suv, mitsubishi dealer, car tips, on 08/24/2016 at 4:34 PM

Outlander Sport

When the roads of New York State are covered with snow and ice, you’ll be happy you’re driving a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport equipped with all-wheel drive that will get you through when lesser vehicles are spinning their wheels.  Having an all-wheel drive can be a big advantage when conditions change rapidly and catch you off-guard.

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also has an excellent ground-clearance advantage with Super All-Wheel Control maximizing traction. This technologically advanced system integrates the features of Active Front Differential, Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-Lock Braking System and Electric Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) in order to quickly adapt to swiftly changing road conditions.

If you hit a slight pothole that iced over on a cold morning with a traditional drive system you could lose traction and be in a hazardous situation in the blink of an eye. EBD assists by applying additional force to the rear brakes when needed, allowing quicker, more controlled stops even when carrying passengers and heavy loads.

If you hit a small sheet of ice on a seemingly clear, plowed street while taking a curve, you could end up sliding off the road. If wheels lose their grip on slippery surfaces or while turning, ASC automatically adjusts engine output and applies braking force at the appropriate wheels to help maintain control and prevent skidding.

Your Outlander Sport can help you hang onto the pavement by transferring power automatically to the wheels that have the best traction. This definitely reduces slippage, giving you the best opportunity for keeping everything under control.  Technologically advanced traction features are your biggest ally (other than your good judgment) when the road ahead is shifting rapidly from slushy to icy and then to loose gravel…and back again.

Some proactive precautions you can plan for now: an emergency kit, an oil grade change and special attention to your gas gauge.

Every year we seem to hear of people getting stuck in snow in some very out of the way area. Some are lucky and get out of the ordeal unscathed, for others it ends in tragedy. It’s never a bad idea to assemble a winter emergency kit and keep it in the back of your Outlander. Things to include might be a first-aid kit, an extra car blanket, boots, gloves, ice scraper, windshield washer fluid, jumper cables, flares, snow shovel, a flashlight and a supply of bottled water. Another handy item – though with your Outlander Sport  you might just use it to help others – a sack of kitty litter to spread under the tires for traction when seriously stuck in the snow.

In very cold climates, it’s not a bad idea to change to a "winter weight" motor oil, which is formulated to work in very low temperatures.  Regular weight oil grades can get too viscous when the temps start to sink to freezing and below. Look for 5w-30 which is a standard winter-weight motor oil.

Finally, keep your gas tank at least half filled all winter long. This helps reduce the chance of moisture building up in the fuel lines. Moisture can buildup creating an environment where fuel lines could freeze and fail.

Come in to see your Mitsubishi professional at Fuccillo Mitsubishi for more tips and supplies for getting your car ready for the winter!

 

Fuccillo Mitsubishi: New York State’s new & used auto dealer specializing in Mitsubishi carshybridscross-oversSUVs, and electric cars. Search for a new orused Mitsubishi GalantEclipseEndeavori-MiEVLancerOutlanderSpyder; 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 mitsubishi, mitsubishi outlander sport, new mitsubishi, new suv, mitsubishi dealer, sporty suv, on 08/24/2016 at 4:32 PM

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