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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAR SERVICE


Your vehicle is a pretty important aspect of your life. It takes you from point A to point B, creates family fun memories, and gives the satisfaction of ownership. It is crucial that you take special care of your valuable possessions. Staying on top of your vehicle’s maintenance improves your car’s safety, betters your reliability and performance, and prevents you from costly repairs! To keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, follow our comprehensive 3 step car service guide!

  • Routinely Inspect Your Vehicle – Getting through your car maintenance is actually quite simple! Most of the stuff you can do yourself from home. Check out the parts and components of your vehicle that are already one step off the checklist.  This includes taking a look at fuel economy, oil levels, cleaning the brake dust off of your wheels, checking tire pressure, checking tread depth, making sure all of your lights are working, and ensuring everything under the hood looks appropriate.
  • Become Familiar With Your Light Indicators – Knowing the different lights will save you from a worsening service situation. Here’s a few and their meaning.
  • Check Engine Light: This light typically indicates an issue with the components of your vehicle’s motor that contains sensors attached to and monitored by your vehicle’s OBD-II interface. There are over 400 codes that may trigger your check engine light. If you don’t have an OBD scanner, ask a professional to do it for you.
  • Service Engine Light: This light indicates a past due or upcoming maintenance your vehicle may need. Your vehicle’s manual may provide the meaning of this light indicator.
  • ABS Warning Light: If this light indicator shows up you need to take your vehicle to the nearest automotive shop as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis. This light indicates that there is an issue with your anti-lock braking system that keeps your vehicle stable and in control in sudden stops.
  • Coolant Warning Light: This means your vehicle is overheating! Pull over until your vehicle cools down. Do NOT attempt to open the radiator cap until your vehicle has cooled down given that the cooling system is highly pressurized.
  • Track Your Vehicle’s Maintenance With Technology – There are plenty of apps where you can stay up to date on your car service and maintenance right from the palm of your hand! These apps allow you access to everything including service records, upcoming maintenance, mileage history, and a lot more convenient features. Here is a list of apps to use: aCar, AutoCare, Car Maintenance Reminder, Car Minder Plus, and Road Trip!

Making sure your vehicle is running properly and effectively is quite easy. If you’re not sure how to take action on a car service issue that may arise, check your manual or ask a professional. Visit the Delray Mitsubishi full service center for the best team of car service pros on your next maintenance or service check. We offer outstanding prices and guaranteed customer service satisfaction! Click on our homepage for dealer information!

HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE TESLA



Tesla is undoubtedly the best electric car company on the market right now. The cars are so unique and the company itself is incredibly eccentric. Not to mention they sent a vehicle to space and even pays homage to Space Balls with Ludicrous Speed Mode, a 1987 comedy! Cool right? These are just some facts associated with Tesla, but there is much more to appreciate! This includes Tesla’s superior innovation and technological advancements. They stand out, in an impressive way, in the automotive industry and the world!  

A FEW INTERESTING TESLA FACTS
Whether it be about Elon Musk, or the Tesla company itself, all the facts are quite amusing! Other than the specs and technical facts, Tesla has personality. It’s a good kind of nerdy with the perfect mix of luxurious! They truly stand out from the crowd and set pretty high standards for others!  

1. TESLA CARES ABOUT A BETTER SOCIETY, ALL PATENTS ARE OPEN SOURCE
Elon Musk published a  Tesla Blog Post in 2014 explaining that all patents are open source! This means other brands are more than welcome to use Tesla! Elon Musk feels that implementing this philosophy will grow the Tesla brand, instead of diminishing its technological advancement.  Afterall their mission statement is all about bettering the world: “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

2. SPACEX MAKES INNOVATION IN SPACE POSSIBLE
 IN FEBRUARY OF 2018, CEO ELON MUSK SENT A CHERRY RED TESLA ROADSTER INTO OUTER SPACE, WITH A “DUMMY” NAMED STARMAN, IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT.
 “WELL, I THINK IT LOOKS SO RIDICULOUS AND IMPOSSIBLE AND YOU CAN TELL IT’S REAL BECAUSE IT LOOKS SO FAKE.” – ELON MUSK

3. TESLA’S PRIORITIZES SAFETY
Producing the world’s safest is Tesla’s biggest goal. Elon Musk has produced the #1 safest car on the market; the Model 3.

4. YOU CUSTOM ORDER YOUR TESLA!
In order to purchase a new Tesla, you are required to pre-order it! The first step is entering the virtual Design Studio where you build a Tesla that fits your personal wants and needs. Tesla then custom builds your personalized vehicle at their factory in California. It is then sent to a nearby service department for you to pick up. However, if the nearest service department is over 160 miles away, Tesla will ship your vehicle directly to you! To make this all happen, Tesla requires you to fulfill a contract and put down a $2,500 deposit order payment. Awesome isn’t it?

5. PERFECT FOR TECH LOVERS
Tesla has all the state of the art tech features for you to love! It is known for its astonishing 17 inch center touch screen panel. Everything on the dashboard is digital!

READY TO BUY TESLA?

It is no wonder Tesla is loved by everyone! What’s not to love? If you’re considering buying a pre-owned Tesla vehicle, come on over for Delray Mitsubishi for the best quality pre-owned luxury vehicle selection!


FAST & FURIOUS 2019 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS


The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a true speed monster! It is a track-ready demon. Speed isn’t it’s only character, it also offers a bold and attention grabbing design. Ready, set, adventure with the GT3 RS!

What makes the GT3 S so great?

All GT3 models have a  4.0-liter flat-six that produces a monsterous 500- 520 horsepower while it zooms to a 9000-rpm redline. The rear-mounted engine drives the back wheels with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or your choice of a 6-speed manual transmission. On a test performed by Car And Driver, the GT3 S reached 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. The manual version caught up with just an additional 0.5 seconds. The two options flew down the quarter-mile tested by Car And Driver in just under 11.5 seconds. Even more impressive, the GT3 S reached 0 mph after going 70 mph in just 141 feet! The GT3 S offers a smooth and comfortable ride alongside its fierce power.

Porsche 911 GT3 S Interior

The inside matches the outside very well. Driving the GT3 S gives you the race car feel everywhere you go. Enjoy a sporty yet elegant and luxurious interior. The 911 models usually offer 4 seats, however, the 911 GT3 S model removes the rear extra seats to cut back on weight for a faster ride. Seats have power adjustments and carbon-fiber full buckets are an option for a lighter ride with more support.

Other Car And Driver Results


  • Zero to 60 mph: 2.9 sec
  • Zero to 100 mph: 6.6 sec
  • Zero to 130 mph: 11.2 sec
  • Zero to 150 mph: 15.9 sec
  • Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.7 sec
  • Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.2 sec
  • Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.1 sec
  • Standing ¼-mile: 11.0 sec @ 129 mph
  • Top speed (drag limited, mfr’s claim): 194 mph
  • Braking, 70–0 mph: 128 ft
  • Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.24 g
Come on over to Delray Mitsubishi for a Porsche 911 GT3 S test drive. Searching for a pre-owned luxury vehicle? We’re the perfect destination! For contact information visit our homepage!

BE KIND ON THE ROAD

Every person appreciates an act of kindness. Whether it be random or expected, it never fails to bring a smile to a person’s face. Join in on the Random Acts Of Kindness Movement by becoming a RAKTIVIST this year! Join thousands of people nationwide on February 17th by encouraging acts of kindness.



The Random Acts Of Kindness website has plenty of inspiring kindness acts to choose from, but here are Delray Mitsubishi’s favorite ones!


  • Compliment the driver of a well-parked car! Show some love to those drivers who managed to fit in between those tight spaces and stay in between the lines. For some more fun, compliment those especially who managed to park perfectly in a parallel parking spot! After all, they deserve some recognition for the amount of practice good parking takes.
  • Get your car maintenance taken care of! Did you know keeping your car well up to date with maintenance is not only reducing pollution but also saves you money? Lucky for you Delray Mitsubishi has kind service deals for any vehicle!
  • Try using your vehicle’s cruise control! Not only is it fun and easy, but also incredibly more fuel-efficient. Using cruise control improves your mileage by a shocking 15% and also decreases your vehicle’s emissions! This makes cruise control an eco-friendly driving mode.
  • Be nice on the road! Give a smile, share a wave. Always use your turn signal and let other drivers merge! You never know if they may be late for an important meeting or appointment.
  • Give away your closer parking spot! People go crazy for closer parking spots, especially in busy areas. Give up yours to make somebody’s day better and easier. Besides, parking farther means you get to add a couple more steps into your day.
Other random acts of kindness ideas we suggest are:

  • Leave a big tip
  • Join a beach cleanup
  • Adopt a pet, foster a pet
  • Plant a tree
  • Leave a good review for a business
Join Delray Mitsubishi on our goal of becoming a Raktivist! Post your pictures online with the hashtag #raktivist and tag us on Instagram! @delraymitsubishi

THE TIRE DILEMMA ARE RUN-FLAT TIRES WORTH IT


Flat tires are unquestionably the biggest burden, especially because they tend to happen unexpectedly. You’re stuck with the options of waiting endlessly for roadside assistance or doing the dirty work yourself and changing the spare if you’re lucky to have one hanging around in your trunk.

There is a possible solution, we introduce to you the run-flat tire. Also known as 0-pressure tires, have the magic of supporting the strenuous weight of your vehicle within a 100 mile radius of your stopped destination of which is hopefully the repair shop! As awesome as it sounds, there is still a dilemma about these “perfect” solution tires.

According to Edmunds, these run-flat tires are standard on 14% of vehicles. These numbers recently doubled in the past decade but have unfortunately hit a hard steady stop with consistent numbers of 13-14%. They’re most common in the following brands: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, and Cadillac.

The Run-Flat Tire Pros

  • The Ability To Drive On A Flat Tire: The overall benefit that comes with the run-flat tire is the ability to continue driving up to a 100 miles after all the air has left the tire. This means you get to keep your clothes clean and stay inside your vehicle without worrying about waiting a decade for roadside assistance. After your tire has run out of air, it is important that you reduce your driving speed to no more than 50 mph for your safety. The owner’s manual will have precise figures for each tire/vehicle application.
  • Improved Stability After A Blowout: Given that this tire technology has the ability to support the the car after a tire has no air, a sudden blowout or deflation will result in a decreased weight transfer and tread destabilization. Steering and handling will continue to be fairly normal.
  • Decreased Vehicle Weight: Theoretically speaking, the weight of your vehicle will go down thanks to not having to have the spare wheel and tire repair tools.
 

The Run-Flat Tire Cons

  • No Spare Tire
  • Blowouts Are Still Possible: The driver needs to be attentive at all times. It is imperative that you do not drive past the 100 mile range or over the recommended 50mph speed.
  • Difficult To Be Aware Of Low Air Pressure: The sidewalls lose the ability to bulge when the air pressure is low given to a harsher construction when run-flat tires are used. A low tire  pressure system is recommended in order to be alert of your tire pressure to prevent a flat.
  • Run-Flat Tires Are More Expensive To Replace
For more information about your run-flat tires, visit or contact Delray Mitsubishi! Our team of experts has all the answers to your questions!
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