Visit these Vero Beach Attractions in Florida

McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden

Hop in your car today and explore the variety of Vero Beach attractions in the area. From museums to the great outdoors, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re taking your family on a day trip or you need a romantic date idea, Vero Beach attractions give you plenty of options.

Vero Beach Museum of Art

One of the top attractions in the area is the Vero Beach Museum of Art. This modern institution for visual art has glass, paintings, photos, sculptures, video, and works on paper. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, John Sloan, Susan Martin, and more.

South Beach Park

The South Beach Park offers swimming with lifeguards along the coast, volleyball nets, beach chairs for rent, stunning sand, and no crowds. Collect shells along the shore or spend the day shopping, swimming, and dining at restaurants.

McKee Botanical Garden

The McKee Botanical Garden showcases an annual Garden and Antique Show and Sale, Fairy and Pirate festivals, cooking classes, book signings, and more. The Garden started in 1932 on an 80-acre tropical area and designed by landscape architect William Lyman Phillips. There are 10,000 native and tropical plants and one of the largest waterlily collections in the area.

While you are out, stop by Dependable Mitsubishi for all your car service needs.

New Outlander PHEV Named 2019 Green SUV of the Year

New Outlander PHEV Named 2019 Green SUV of the Year
New Outlander PHEV Named 2019 Green SUV of the Year

The new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle recently received the Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green SUV of the Year award at the LA Auto Show. Perfect for communities — like Vero Beach — that experience stop-and-go traffic, the PHEV saves daily commuters on gas and reduces their carbon footprint. The Outlander PHEV is just one of many advances that sets the bar for environmental design.

Green Car Journal recognizes eco-friendly vehicles on the market. It notes that most drivers want lower environmental impact and greater fuel economy without giving up style and driving experience, which is where the Outlander PHEV comes in. You get space, comfort, and performance, yet the PHEV design means you’re also saving on gas and reducing emissions.

“The Outlander PHEV is a halo vehicle for the brand and we’re proud to bring consumers an efficient yet capable plug-in hybrid CUV at a price point they can afford,” said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer, MMNA. “This prestigious award is a testament to the strong value of this vehicle, and reaffirms Mitsubishi’s commitment to an electric-powered future made up of innovative and affordable vehicles.”

Check out our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV inventory when you visit Dependable Mitsubishi in Vero Beach, FL.

Why You Should Retire in Vero Beach

Retire in Vero Beach
Retire in Vero Beach

If you are looking for a spot to settle after leaving the workforce, you should retire in Vero Beach. Here are a few reasons why this area is known for its retirement community.

It’s Beautiful

One of the simplest reasons for loving Vero Beach is its scenery. Ocean views, greenery, native citrus trees, and rich open space make it an attractive town, warmed by Gulf Stream currents for a warm climate year-round.

An Urban Center

Everything is within close distance in Vero Beach. It’s the biggest center in the area for both shopping and the local cultural scene, so fine dining, supermarkets, and water-related recreation are all nearby.

Arts & History

A professional and community theater complement a library, a museum, and a few preserved historic attractions. Visit the Vero Beach Train Station or experience the regal confines of the Hallstrom House.

Outdoor Recreation

Besides the area’s eight full-service ocean beaches, Vero Beach also offers 41 parks, 12 private golf courses, 6 public courses, a fishing pier, and a State Park that offers camping, hiking, and surfing.

Other Amenities

Vero Beach offers fiber optic internet hookups and is near two airports, three hospitals and medical centers. Senior and retired residents can enjoy the local programs and facilities that the city has in place for their convenience.

Retiring in Vero Beach is also a good time to consider buying a new car. Visit Dependable Mitsubishi for a great selection of new and used cars

Best Strategies to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions

We all make New Year’s resolutions with the turn of the calendar year, but keeping them can present a challenge. Make your New Year’s resolutions stick, and implement some tried and true strategies to make 2019 a successful year.

  • Begin with a step. Rather than attempting a massive change instantaneously, take your time and start with a small, meaningful step in the right direction. If you are committing to a driving-related change like decreasing your fuel consumption, try something small like coasting down a hill for a day. Following through with mall baby steps will uphold your resolution and ensure you are on the path to long-term success.
  • Be vocal about your goals, and ask for help when you need it. Keeping your resolutions demands accountability. Share your objectives with your family members and friends, updating them on your progress. If you need support or are struggling, talk to someone who will listen and provide meaningful feedback.
  • Reward progress, and be forgiving. A transformation doesn’t happen overnight, so reward incremental progress and be forgiving toward yourself if you slip up. Beating yourself up will not help you keep your resolutions. Instead, reflect on what knocked you off track, and think of what small changes you can make to get back on track.

If your car got knocked off track, we have technicians standing by ready to help you. Schedule a service appointment online or give us a call at (866) 200-5046.

Ways to Volunteer During Thanksgiving to Give Back to Others

Volunteer During Thanksgiving
Volunteer During Thanksgiving

Opt to have your family volunteer during Thanksgiving to give back to the community. Here are some ways you can be a blessing during this holiday season.

Volunteer for a Public Thanksgiving Dinner

Working at a soup kitchen or other venue gives your family the opportunity to help the homeless while working alongside them. The First Church of God on 58th Avenue and Our Savior Lutheran Church on Sixth Avenue are opening their doors to the public this Thanksgiving season.

Cook for a Shelter

If you and your family cannot set aside the whole day to serve food at a Thanksgiving meal, you can opt to bring food instead. Local shelters and other sites are always looking for side dishes on Thanksgiving. Check out places like those listed above, as well as Mustard Seed Ministries’ Thanksgiving Feast and the Homeless Family Center.

Visit a Nursing Home or Hospital

Many sick and elderly individuals do not get to spend the Thanksgiving season with their loved ones, so it’s worthwhile brightening someone’s day by paying them a visit.

Donate Blood

Donating blood at any time of the year can always save a life. Thanksgiving is a convenient time to do so because you can fill up on food before and after you go to keep your strength up.

Donate

Donating money is as good as donating time, blood, or anything else. Many of the organizations and locales listed above are always looking for donations that can go towards the cost of caring for the poor.

Whether you give of your time, money or blood, you are being a blessing to others. We hope that you take advantage of the available opportunities to give back to our local community. Happy Thanksgiving from your family at Dependable Mitsubishi.

Fall Driving Tips: What to Do in Autumn

Fall Driving Tips: What to Do in Autumn
Fall Driving Tips: What to Do in Autumn

Fall in Florida is milder than in other parts of the US, but there are still some significant changes during the season. For instance, there are cooler temperatures, fallen leaves, and less daylight. That’s why it’s important to remember some basic fall driving tips to help you stay safe and prepared for the changes that the fall season brings.

While fall has officially began, we don’t typically see the changes here until later in the season. One of the major autumn characteristics is that many trees in the area will start to lose their leaves. It’s important to drive slowly over leaves and to avoid braking on piles of fallen foliage. According to Safe Bee, leaves can often be as slippery as ice.

Watch out for sun glares as the days get shorter. It’s typical for the sun to set earlier in the fall, which means you may have to drive with the sun in your eyes. It’s a good idea to have a pair of sunglasses ready, and, in some cases, you should consider changing your route if sun glare is too intense. With shorter days, you should also check to make sure your car’s lights are all working properly and replace bulbs if necessary.

Check your tire pressure once the temperatures start to dip. Air pressure is linked to outside temperature, which means that you lose about 1 psi for every 10-degree drop. Low tire pressure increases tire wear and lowers fuel economy, so be sure to fill the tires when necessary.

If your vehicle needs maintenance to prepare it for the changing season or to a good health checkup, bring it to Dependable Mitsubishi.

Trunk or Treat Tips That Will Help You Win at Halloween

trunk or treat tips
trunk or treat tips

We know it is only September, but it is never too early to start planning for Halloween. Many churches and community groups host trunk or treat events in October, and 2018 will be no exception. These are where people decorate their vehicles and kids go from car to car to collect candy and play games. If you want to have the best decorations this year, here are a few trunk or treat tips from us at Dependable Mitsubishi.

Coordinating Costumes

To really get a great theme going, you should coordinate the decorations on your car with your family’s costumes. Perhaps you have a Wizard of Oz theme with everyone dressing up as different characters, and then you can deck out your car as the Emerald City.

Games

To take your Halloween display to the next level, you should add an interactive element. This often includes a game that the kids play before they get their candy. Think simple games like a ring toss, a fishing game, or dancing contest.

Music

Add a soundtrack into your theme to attract more kids. This is really easy if your theme is based on a movie with great music like Star Wars, any Disney film, or Harry Potter.

Fun

The most important tip of all is to just have fun. If you are stressing about your decorations, just remember that all the kids really want is some candy. So, throw on any old costume and have a blast!

We at Dependable Mitsubishi hope you have a spooky but safe Halloween. If you need a new vehicle for your next trunk or treat, pay us a visit for a frighteningly good deal.

Why Your Next Florida Vacation Should Be Vero Beach

next Florida vacationYour next Florida vacation should take you to one fantastic destination, and that’s Vero Beach. From breathtaking views to refreshing activities, there’s plenty to do at Vero Beach.

Local Culture

You never have to worry about running out of things to do in Vero Beach because the downtown area is packed with art, music, cinema, and even opera. Visitors wanting to scratch that retail itch can head to the boutiques on Ocean Drive or to Route A1A to check out the renowned Village Shops.

Get Your Foodie On

Dining is a critical part of the Vero Beach experience, with a slew of local restaurants just waiting for you. Seafood like fish, crab, and lobster is offered fresh and local at a number of establishments, but Italian and Asian cuisine, coffee shops, and breweries are also available in spades.

Places to Stay

Vero Beach is home to hotels like Costa D’Este, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, and even Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. These stunning beachside hotels deliver comfort with a spectacular view right outside your window.

Scenery

Above all, the main draw of Vero Beach is the beach. Sea turtle nesting tours are available, or you can head to Pelican Island, the Indian River Lagoon, or the McKee Botanical Gardens. Take a cocktail cruise aboard the Moonraker for a more lush experience on your next Florida vacation.

The next time you visit Vero Beach, we hope to see you at Dependable Mitsubishi, where we have plenty of must-see suggestions for your trip.

Mitsubishi Named To Best Employers List by Forbes

best employers listEven though people don’t often associate work with happiness or fun, being satisfied with your workplace is an important part of having a positive outlook on life. That’s why Forbes makes its annual Best Employers List. By honoring companies that provide a positive work environment and experience for their employees, Forbes encourages other workplaces to do the same. For 2018, Mitsubishi was one of the employers honored on the Best Employers List.

Forbes collaborated with research firm Statista to evaluate 30,000 different employers through recommendations by employers, employees, and employee surveys. After looking at categories such as salary, work conditions, company image, and potential for growth, Forbes and Statista compiled final scores for more than 2,300 U.S. companies.

Mitsubishi, regarded as one of the fastest-growing non-luxury auto brands in the United States following the launch of the Eclipse Cross and Outlander PHEV, benefits greatly from being recognized as one of the Best Employers in the nation. The title adds momentum to the brand’s revamp of its image and lineup.

Forbes’ Best Employers List validates Mitsubishi’s commitment to crafting a dynamic, supportive work environment that facilitates the brand’s vision for the future. Fred Diaz, president and chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., responded to the honor by saying Mitsubishi employees are “the driving force behind our brand’s momentum.”

Dependable Mitsubishi is proud to have our lots filled with Mitsubishi vehicles. For a look at our Mitsubishi lineup, visit Dependable Mitsubishi today.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlanders Earn Automotive Science Group Honors

automotive science group honorsEvery year, the Automotive Science Group honors innovators in the automotive industry for leading in technological, safety, and performance advancements. For 2018, both the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and the Mitsubishi Outlander have earned top honors from that discerning and hard-to-impress set of vehicular scientists.

Both the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV were bestowed with the “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award. In order to be one of the top five, a vehicle must score highest in its class in environmental, social, and economic performance surveys.

This top-spot was earned out of a pool of 372 competing models. Today, the crossover and SUV market is more popular than ever, so the size and stiffness of the competition the Outlander platform had to take on was bigger than before. However, we weren’t surprised when the Outlanders blew that competition out of the water.

At Dependable Mitsubishi, you could say that we’re close to “experts” when it comes to the auto industry — it is our passion and livelihood after all. So when we see something special like the attractive, efficient, and reliable Outlander models, we take notice — and the real experts agree.

If you want to see and test-drive the two crossovers that scored the coveted Automotive Science Group honors, come to Dependable Mitsubishi today.