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Preventing Blowouts is So Easy

Blowouts are terrifying at best, deadly at worst. Not only can they seriously endanger you and your loved ones, but everyone else on the road. The people of La Porte, TX are known for their concern of their fellow man, so no doubt this simple guide to tire inspection is in the spirit of this community.

Pressure and Tread

Wait three hours before this inspection so the tires can cool. First, test the tread for its minimum requirement of 4/32" by placing a penny in the grooves. If Lincoln’s head mostly disappears, all is well on the tread…

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The Correct Way to Jump-Start a Vehicle with Cables

If you need to jump start another vehicle, we've prepared some tips for you at La Porte Mitsubishi. You'll need a set of jumper cables, safety glasses, and good pair of heavy-duty gloves. After the vehicle is off, open the hood and take a closer look at the battery terminals. If there is corrosion blocking the connection, simply use that wire brush to create a clearer contact point.

Attach the red cable, which is positive, to the plus side of the good car battery and then dead one. 

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What is Horsepower?

If you're shopping for a new or new-to-you Mitsubishi vehicle, you've probably noticed one major selling point of vehicles: horsepower. What is horsepower, and why is it a measurement people use when comparing models? The Mitsubishi sales team at our dealership can help.

Let's travel back to the eighteenth century. Most people did not have access to an engine, and those that did could not accurately compare its power to that of a horse. Enter James Watt, an engineer that hoped to market his steam engines to the owners of coal mines. 

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How to Prepare for a Road Trip Adventure

It may not always feel like it, but it's time to plan for spring break and summer vacation! Whether you take on a staycation in the La Porte area or get your friends and family to join you on a road trip, you can make your next travel experience a more confident one with some advance planning. What should you do to prepare? We can help!

  • Pack for the weather - expected an unexpected weather conditions.
  • Map out rest stops, diners, points of interest, and rest stops before you even think about getting behind the wheel. 
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Overheated Engine? Don't Wait to Fix it

Your engine is one of the most expensive parts on a vehicle. That's why many people get very nervous when they notice anything wrong with it. If you've recently noticed that your engine has been overheating, you probably want to know why so that you can fix it as soon as possible. There are several reasons that your engine might be overheating.

One of the most common reasons is that the coolant is low. It's possible that filling it will solve your problems, but you should also know that you could have a leak in your radiator…

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Schedule Fuel System Service to Maintain Your Vehicle

Drivers need to pay attention to all different aspects of their vehicles. They need to concentrate on brake care. They also need to concentrate on their fuel systems. If you're thinking about your fuel system, you need to be aware of things that may suggest the need for possible professional service.

Fuel injector cleaning work can be a good thing for vehicles of all kinds. It can potentially stop fuel injector destruction from occurring. It can, at the same time, even potentially strengthen the performance of your engine. 

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Keep Your Transmission Lubricated for Optimal Performance

Since replacing a transmission can be a costly repair for your vehicle, at La Porte Mitsubishi, we recommend that drivers pay attention to regular transmission maintenance to prevent small issues from growing larger. Your transmission's air filter and fluid help to keep all transmission components clean and cool so that shifting gears remains smooth. 

Our Mitsubishi service department can help you keep your automatic or manual transmission in good working order by providing a transmission flush and fluid change. 

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Get the Right Parts for Your Mitsubishi From the Dealership

You are in search of car parts that will allow you to fix the vehicle that you have been working on for a while now. Perhaps you need parts that will help your car run well during a routine service visit. Here at La Porte Mitsubishi, we are here to help you get all of the parts that you are seeking at our Mitsubishi parts department.

  • Purchase car parts through our dealership and we will treat you with respect. 
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Some Basics About Your Engine's Timing Belt

Most of the cars on the road today use timing belts to turn the engine's crankshaft and camshaft. Without a timing belt, your engine would not run. Made from a rubber compound, your car's timing belt contains teeth that turn the camshaft at the same time as the crankshaft.

The majority of timing belts last around 60 to 90-thousand miles before they need replacing. However, it is not an easy job to change the belt. You cannot just grab your tools, pop your hood and change the belt. Some cars require special tools to change the belt...

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A Full-Size Spare And A Compact Temporary Are About As Different As You Can Get


When it comes to spare tires, there are different options available depending on the type of vehicle that you drive. Some vehicles now come with ride-flat tires, or even an air compressor instead of any kind of spare. However, the most common are a full size spare and the compact temporary tire affectionately known as the "donut" tire.

A full-size spare will take up more room and weight more, but if you do have to put it on then there is really no rush for you get the other one repaired or replaced. This type of spare will match all…
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