How to Keep the Sand Out of Your Car

How to Keep the Sand Out of Your Car
How to Keep the Sand Out of Your Car

Now that warm weather has finally arrived, it is time to bask in the sunshine and head to the beach. Although it’s fun to dig your toes into the sand at the beach, you don’t want to bring that sand home with you. So, it’s important to keep sand out of your car. Here are a few things you can do to keep your vehicle sand-free.

  • Shake It Out. Before packing anything up, give everything a good shake. Empty your pockets, shake out your towel, and brush your hair.
  • Line Your Trunk. Cut open a trash bag to line your trunk or use an old sheet. That way, if you miss any sand, it will get caught in the liner.
  • Use a Brush. Get a soft-bristle brush that you can use to scrub sand out of stubborn places like the soles of your shoes.
  • Use Baby Powder. Sprinkle baby powder on your skin and rub it off with a fresh towel to help remove the sand.

In the event you do wind up with some sand in your car, it is not too difficult to take care of it. You will want to thoroughly vacuum your car as soon as possible. You can also use a damp cloth to help clean up any stubborn sand.

If you need a vehicle to take your family to the beach in, pay a visit to Dependable Mitsubishi. We have a great selection of new and used cars and SUVs.

Stay Informed on the Go with Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto

Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto
Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto

Mitsubishi provides new ways to make your everyday drive more thrilling and fulfilling with Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto™ integration.

Mitsubishi Connect is a comprehensive infotainment network guided by the automaker’s advanced in-car connectivity technology. It features intuitive Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA), which gives you access to operate maps, music, media, messaging, and calling with voice commands for a safer and more informed driving experience. SDA is also equipped with a rearview monitoring system and FM/AM radio.

Android Auto™ is a phone-to-vehicle integration system that cleanly presents all your pertinent and desired content through Mitsubishi’s built-in display system. Android Auto™ revolutionizes app-based integration with its development and design by Google. Talk directly to your Google Assistant to stay up-to-date on your calendar and manage your media without taking your hands off the wheel.

Android Auto™ is compatible with many 2017 and 2018 vehicles, such as the Mirage, Mirage G4, Outlander, Outlander PHEV, and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

Both Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto™ help drivers stay focused on the road without sacrificing access to their music, podcasts, personal data, and more. Being safe, connected, ­and entertained while behind the wheel has never been easier.

Visit Dependable Mitsubishi to check out our line-up of models that come with Mitsubishi Connect and Android Auto™.

There’s a New Mitsubishi Motors North America President & CEO

Mitsubishi Motors North America President
Mitsubishi Motors North America President

In late February, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced Ryujiro Kobashi’s successor, who would become the new Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO: Fred Diaz.

Diaz has almost three decades of sales, marketing, and customer relations experience in the United States, putting him in the perfect position to build off of the successes of Kobashi’s four-year term, which including the release of the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross CUV. Kobashi will return to the Tokyo to helm overseas sales from company headquarters.

The appointment of Diaz at the wheel demonstrates the brand’s investment in an American perspective in shaping the future of Mitsubishi Motors North America.

MMC views the United States market as a pivotal point in its strategic growth plan, “Drive for Growth.” The strategy is an intense three-year development plan which aims to deepen Mitsubishi’s network of dealerships and increase sales by 30% to 130,00 units per year. It also aims to enhance the brand image of Mitsubishi and make its vehicles more prevalent within the United States automotive market.

Mitsubishi is well on its way to meeting its Drive for Growth goals. In 2017, Mitsubishi Motors North America surpassed its 100,000 sales mark, earning the title of fastest-growing non-luxury brand in the United States. If you’d like to see why Mitsubishi vehicles are becoming so popular, check out the lineup at Dependable Mitsubishi.

O Brave New World: The Future of Mitsubishi is Bright

2018 Mitsubishi Lineup
2018 Mitsubishi Lineup

Mitsubishi is a world leader when it comes to innovation, but even car enthusiasts were surprised to hear about the future of Mitsubishi. The brand has six new models in the works, as well as a whopping five redesigns. In short, Mitsubishi is revamping its entire brand, offering a new lineup and a new look that’s bound to impress a wide range of drivers.

According to AutoBlog, the brand will expand over the new three years or so and plans to bring those profits back to the driver. Two new vehicles have already been released as part of the brand’s expansion, including the Eclipse Cross and a compact crossover called the Xpander (that’s not for US markets).

Redesigns will focus on cars like the Outlander—which is due for a new look—and the affordable Mirage. Mitsubishi announced recently that a large portion of its focus will be on SUVs, trucks, and plug-in hybrid models, which is good news for a majority of drivers.

The brand has big plans, and a lot has to do with an increase in revenue. “Mitsubishi has revealed its plans for the next three years, and they’re all focused on expansion. The company wants to improve unit sales and revenue by 30 percent, which would have it selling 1.3 million cars worldwide. It also plans to improve profit margins from 0.3% to 6%,” said Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog.

We can’t wait to see what the brand reveals over the coming years. For now, we’ll enjoy the latest Mitsubishi models currently available at Dependable Mitsubishi.

Planning a Vero Beach Day Trip? Explore These Areas!

Vero Beach day trip
Vero Beach day trip

If you’re looking for something fun to do this spring, take a Vero Beach day trip in your new Mitsubishi Outlander. The Outlander comes with a spacious interior, providing plenty of seating for up to seven passengers and loads of cargo space to ensure you don’t run out of storage. The Outlander also has a powerful engine that doesn’t waste fuel, something any driver can enjoy.

There are tons of day trips you can take around Vero Beach, according to Trip Advisor, and these are just some that we at Dependable Mitsubishi recommend. For those who want something educational, check out the Environmental Learning Center. While here, you can take a program, visit the boardwalks, and tour the mangroves. Whether you’re a nature lover or you simply want to do something fun with the family, the Environmental Learning Center is a great day trip.

Next, check out the Lake Wales area to see some stunning waterways. There’s the Nature Conservancy, a state park, and more. This is great for those who want to go birdwatching or simply get outside for the day.

Palm Beach County is just a short drive away as well, and it has snorkeling opportunities (a must if you’ve never done it before), scuba reefs, and other aquatic adventures. You can check out local shopping and get great food while you’re there.

If you need a new family vehicle to use on your local road trip, visit Dependable Mitsubishi for can’t-miss deals.

Reasons Why Oil Changes Are Important

Reasons Why Oil Changes Are Important
Reasons Why Oil Changes Are Important

Your car’s oil is like its blood. Without it, it is going to die. That is why it is so critical to keep up with your car’s oil changes. In fact, here are four reasons why oil changes are important.

  1. Cooling. As the engine’s parts move, they create friction, which them creates heat. Oil helps draw the heat out of these parts to prevent them from overheating.
  2. Lubrication. Inside the engine, everything is moving very fast. Without proper lubrication, it can cause these parts to seize or even break. Use the correct oil weight and grade to keep everything moving freely.
  3. Cleaning. Another important oil function is to clean the engine. It will collect any dirt or other particles in your engine. Over time, as the oil gets dirtier and dirtier, it will begin to turn into sludge. Routine oil changes prevent this from happening and keep your engine clean.
  4. Efficiency. By always having clean oil in your engine, you will keep your car’s efficiency where it is supposed to be. Dirty oil will make an engine work harder, thus wasting a lot of gas and money.

If you need to get caught up on maintenance, schedule an appointment with our service center at Dependable Mitsubishi. We’d be glad to get your vehicle back in healthy condition.

How to Enjoy the Basketball Tournament at Work

How to Enjoy the Basketball Tournament at Work
How to Enjoy the Basketball Tournament at Work

Every March, everyone’s favorite basketball tournament begins. Unfortunately, many of the games are held during work days. So, how can you enjoy the tournament at work without sacrificing your job? Here four great suggestions that we follow at Dependable Mitsubishi.

  1. Fill out some brackets. This is undeniably one of the most exciting parts about the tournament. Fill out a bracket or two and predict who you think will win. Don’t forget that there are always at least one or two big upsets.
  2. Create an office pool. Be sure to check with management before doing this. Many offices allow some type of tournament pool. For each bracket someone submits, they could put $5 into the pot. At the end, pay out the money to the winning brackets.
  3. Watch a few games during lunch. Most of the time, employees can spend their lunch and break times how they want. Find out if you can turn on a game during your free time to catch some of the action.
  4. Have a party. Start an office potluck event either scheduled during a lunch break of after work. Everyone can bring their favorite foods to share while you watch a game.

This year’s tournament promises to be a good one. You can bet that we at Dependable Mitsubishi will be talking about it the next time you visit.

Recipes for Quick Dishes to Cook for the Big Game

Hosting a party at your place to watch the big game? You and your guests need some snacks and appetizers to fuel up as you watch the excitement on live TV. Here’s some of the recipes for quick dishes that we at Dependable Mitsubishi think your family will love.               Recipes for Quick Dishes

Homemade Guacamole

Stop investing in the cheap, store-bought version of guacamole when you can make it fresh at home. Just remember to pick up some tortilla chips for a yummy, simple snack.

Pigs in a Blanket

This party favorite is sure to be a hit, and all it takes is a batch of savory cocktail sausages and a package of frozen puff pastry.

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

Skip straight to everyone’s favorite part of loaded potatoes by just wrapping these sliced potatoes in strips of bacon. Plus, you can prep these the day before the game.

Mini Ranch Burgers

Your take on sliders can just involve the classic formula of any basic burger, plus the addition of heaps of delicious ranch.

Cheese Quesadilla

Quesadillas are easy, quick, and a fantastic snack, so treat yourself with this fun food.

See something you like among these quick dishes? You’re sure to get inspiration for what to serve at the big game.

Best Valentine’s Day Restaurants in Vero Beach

Picking the right Valentine’s Day restaurants is crucial for having a good night out with your loved one. Looking for good Valentine’s Day restaurants in the Vero Beach area? Look no further than these favorite places of ours.

https://dependablemitsubishi.com/NewMitsubishiCarsHigh-End Options

Maison Martinique

Praised for its excellent service, upscale flair, and even more picture-perfect presentation, Maison Martinique is a popular place to go, so make sure to get reservations. Try the lamb or any of the seafood options.

The Tides

A long menu with multiple courses and delectable sides awaits you at this high-brow locale. You can go all-out with the chef’s table seven-course meal or keep it simple.

 

Less Expensive, but Still Classy

Scampi Grill

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Italian fare! The pasta dishes are renowned by loyal guests, making it a local favorite.

Ocean Grill

Want a romantic night right on the beach? Head to Ocean Grill, where plentiful seafood dishes await you and your date. It has even been featured by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse.

Havana Nights Piano Bar

A restaurant on the lower floor and a piano bar on top, Havana Nights is a unique place in Vero Beach to enjoy a night out with your significant other located in the same place as Maison Martinique. You have to try the Crab Cakes.

We at Dependable Mitsubishi hope you and your date have a romantic February!

What to Expect in the New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

What to Expect in the New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
What to Expect in the New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The newest member of the Mitsubishi family is the 2018 Eclipse Cross. It is set to be an exciting, dynamic addition. Here are a few things you can expect in the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

  • It fits in the lineup size-wise between the Outlander and Outlander Sport. The next generations of both of these models will be larger and smaller, respectively.
  • There will be two engines to choose from. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline and there will be a 2.2-liter diesel available later in the model year.
  • Passengers will appreciate its spacious, versatile interior. It offers more interior space than most of the competition. With sliding, reclining rear seats, it is even more comfortable.
  • The Eclipse Cross comes well-equipped with lots of technology like an available head-up display. However, drivers will appreciate the manual buttons and knobs for the climate control without having to search through virtual menus.
  • It will offer plenty of available safety features, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning.

The all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be coming to Dependable Mitsubishi by the end of the year. If you want to be one of the first to drive home this new model, give us a call today.