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    Tips

    for daily use

    There are so many things you can do to ensure your Mitsubishi gives the best possible service day in, day out. Little things, like checking fluid levels and tyre pressure - click through this section for many more of our handy tips for daily use. And don't forget, your caring local Mitsubishi Authorised Service Point can give you even more guidance.

    We want to make sure that your Mitsubishi remains beautiful many years into its life. That's why we've assembled useful tips on how to properly care for your vehicle's paintwork. In this section you'll find out how to remove dirt, tree resin and other substances that can cause damage.

    Tyre pressure

    Save fuel and drive safely

    You should often (at least every other month) check your tyre pressure. The correct tyre pressure is vital to your safety, the environment and fuel economy; this in turn will save you money.

    Tyres are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. They transmit all of the power (braking, accelerating and cornering) from the car to the road and thus play a vital part in the handling of your car and as a consequence in the safety of you and your passengers. If your tyres are under-inflated, your car does not handle well. This also has a negative effect on fuel consumption. Over and under-inflated tyres are more likely to be damaged and will wear down quicker: under-inflated tyres will wear down along the walls of the tyre, whereas over-inflated tyres will wear around the centre of the tyre. This will lead to early replacements and cost you more money.

    Above are the steps you need to take to inflate your tyres. This can be done at almost every petrol station. Of course, you can also stop over at your local Mitsubishi dealer. Our technicians will gladly check your tyre pressure for you.

    Petrol station with pressurized air system

    Go to a petrol station, which has pressurized air with a gauge. Most petrol stations will have an easy-to-use digital air dispenser.

    Parking your car

    Park your car on a horizontal flat underground in such a way that you can reach all four tyres with the air hose.

    Air pressure specification

    Find the air-pressure specifications for your car's tyres. Look for a sticker located on the inside of the driver's door.

    Unscrewing the air valve cap

    Unscrew the plastic cap on the air valve.
    Inflating the tyre.
    Once you know what your tyre pressure should be, set the appropriate PSI/BAR pressure on the digital air dispenser (there should be instructions on how to do this on the machine). Attach the air hose to the valve on your tyre and the machine will now inflate your tyre, stopping when it reaches the pressure you have selected. Some machines will beep, others will just stop inflating.
    If you're not at a digital air dispenser press the air pump hose on the valve while squeezing the lever on the end of the hose. Inflate the tyre as much as indicated on the specifications sticker.

    Checking the tyre pressure

    If you are at a petrol station with a digital air dispenser you don't have to check the current pressure of your tyres. If you are not, check the air pressure using either your own tire-pressure gauge or the one on the gas station air pump. Press the gauge against the valve and hold it down firmly. If you hear a hissing noise, you are letting air out. Press down harder.Repeat until all 4 tyres are correctly inflated. Drive off safely and make a note to check your tyre pressure as part of your weekly vehicle checks. If your car is equipped with a full spare tyre, don't forget to check its pressure as well.

    Remove dirt

    How to keep your car clean

    Mitsubishi All Wheel Drive models are known for their ability to drive through the most rugged terrain as countless victories in the world famous Paris Dakar rally can testify. Mud and other forms of dirt like bird droppings, tree resin and tar from the road can damage the paint of your car and therefore need to be removed as soon as possible. Here you will find out how!

    Rinse your car thoroughly

    If you have driven through rough terrain and your car is covered with mud, rinse your car thoroughly so the mud can soak and thus will be easier to remove. Do not forget the bottom of your car.

    'Pre-soak' with alcohol

    In some cases washing your car will not remove dirt like insects, bird droppings, tree resin or tar from the road. These spots can be cleaned using denatured alcohol and a soft cloth. Simply soak the cloth in the alcohol and hold it over the spot that needs to be cleaned for a period of 10 to 30 seconds. The larger the affected area, the longer you should 'pre-soak' it.

    Remove insects

    If it is an insect, simply rub it off lightly with the soft cloth.

    Remove tar, tree resin and bird dropping

    If it is tar, tree resin or bird droppings, use the "pre-soak" to soften the stain. Using the alcohol-soaked cloth, rub towards the centre. Do not rub in a circular pattern as you will only rub the stain further into the surface. The goal is to remove the dirt, not "grind" it in. Do not forget to use a clean area of your cloth for each dirty area.

    Rinse your car with water

    Rinse the car with water entirely to remove any traces of cleaning products and/or denatured alcohol (most of this will evaporate).

    Wax your car

    After your car has been cleaned, do not forget to add a new layer of protection wax. The alcohol you used when removing the stains has probably also removed the protecting wax and/or polish from your paint. Follow the instructions of the car polish/wax for proper use.

    Check your car fluids

    Stay in good shape

    Like a human being, a car needs a certain amount of the right fluids to work properly. Fluids such as engine oil, transmission oil, brake and coolant fluids should be checked and maintained regularly for the car to stay in good shape.

    Engine oil

    Engine oil protects the moving parts of the engine against overheating and wear by reducing internal friction. This is done by an ultra thin layer of oil in-between all fast moving engine parts. Motor oil also cleans the engine and protects it from corrosion. The colour of fresh engine oil can vary from clear to golden brown, depending on the kind of oil and its additives.

    Automatic transmission fluid

    Automatic transmission fluid has three main functions: it ensures a smooth ride by creating a hydraulic pressure link between the engine and transmission. It makes shifting easier by using fluid valves to shift gears automatically and it lubricates the moving parts in the gearbox. It usually has a red colour.

    Coolant fluid

    Coolant fluid is used to keep your engine at an acceptable working temperature. Its purpose is to transport heat from the engine to the radiator, where passing air or a fan cools it. Its usual color is bright green or orange and is slightly thicker than water. Most coolants consist of water and antifreeze.

    Power steering fluid

    Power steering helps make manoeuvring vehicles easier by using a hydraulic pump and cylinder to assist the driver when turning the steering wheel. Power steering fluid is usually red and is similar to (and usually interchangeable with) automatic transmission fluid. Please check the Owner's Manuals for the correct fluid type.

    Brake fluid

    Brake fluid is used to transmit the braking force from the brake pedal to the braking system. Braking applications produce a lot of heat, so brake fluid must have a high boiling point to remain effective and must not freeze.

    Windscreen fluid

    Windscreen washer fluid is a fluid that is used for cleaning the windscreen while the vehicle is being driven. It is important to always have enough washer fluid in the car, especially in harsh weather conditions. Check this before you start driving

    Refill oil

    Check your oil regularly

    Oil is to your car's engine what blood is to human beings. Check your oil regularly; it is very important for all moving parts in the engine. Your Mitsubishi Authorised Service point can help with checking the oil level and can recommend the right oil for your car.

    In case you check the oil level yourself, place the car on a flat, horizontal surface.

    Release the bonnet by pulling the lever on the left hand side of the driver's legroom (Left Hand Drive cars) or on the right hand side of the driver's legroom (Right Hand Drive cars) and lift the bonnet. After driving, wait a couple of minutes for the oil to go down. It is not necessary to wait until the engine is cold.

    Locate the oil dipstick and remove it carefully. Wipe the dipstick clean using a clean old cloth, and then insert it again.

    Remove the dipstick for the second time and read the oil level using the markings at the lower end of the stick (usually notches, indentations or engravings). Double check the markings and the oil level against the owner's manual. If the oil level is too low, correct engine oil must be added before the car can be driven. After you refilled the oil, you have to wait for a few minutes for the oil to go down the engine.

    Take care never to add too much engine oil, this can cause excessive pressure inside the engine and can lead to oil leaks and possible engine failure. In case of any doubt, check the Mitsubishi Owner's Manual or contact your Mitsubishi Authorised Service Point.

    Small paint damages

    How to repair a scratch

    A scratch on your car does not only look bad, it is also a potential hazard. Because the protective layer of paint has been damaged, corrosion may cause an irreparable problem if not handled properly. Luckily, a scratch can be repaired, either by you or your Mitsubishi dealer.

    The coloured coating protects the bodywork of your car against corrosion. This is an important reason why minor paint damage should not be left untouched.

    You can easily touch up small scratches with paint scratch removal products. Paint scratch removal products are available in various shapes and forms, such as spray cans and touch-up paint pencils, touching up scratches has never been easier. Check them out at your local Mitsubishi dealer. Not only does he have all the proper equipment, but he also knows everything about the colour of your car. Also, he will only use the best materials and products.

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