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Car Wax Is Important for Your Paint Job

There are two types of drivers in the world. There are those who wax and detail their car every week, and there are those who do not even know why they should buy car wax. If you are in the latter category, car wax is something that you should consider if you want to keep your vehicle looking its best.

Car wax can help your paint from becoming damaged or losing its shine. Over time, dirt, bird droppings, UV light, and acid rain can wreak havoc on your paint. Car wax can protect it, and it can even hide small…

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Got a Flat Tire? Here is How To Replace It Fast

You are driving down the road when you feel one of your tires go flat. What do you do? The first thing you should do is relax. That's because you can easily replace that flat in a few minutes. Here is what you should do next.

The first step is to move the vehicle the side of the road or into a rest stop. If you park on the side of the road, turn on the hazard lights and check that it is safe to exit the vehicle. 

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What is The Difference Between Compact Temporary and Full-Size Temporary Spare Tires?

It's important to us as a dealer that you are an informed vehicle owner, especially when it comes to spare tires. There is the compact temporary, commonly referred to as a "donut," and the full-size spare. What is the difference between the two? Read on to find out.

Compact Temporary

The "donut" is smaller and lighter than standard tires. They're convenient because they take up very little space and can get you from point A to point B, but they have certain speed limitations and are only meant to get you somewhere for a replacement.

 

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How To Grow Your Off-Roading Passion

Truck and SUV owners love to take their vehicles off-road. If you are looking to start going off-road on your vehicle, you may be wondering where to make the most of your new passion. Here are two directions to try.

Manufacturer Clubs and Events

There are many automakers that host events where sometimes hundreds of truck and SUV owners show up to go on an off-road adventure. This is a great place to start because you will be in an organized and safe situation.

Off-Road Shops

?Chances are, your local town or city has an off-road shop that sells rugged…

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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Demystified

Our DON JACKSON MITSUBISHI service department recommends you bring your vehicle to us for routine motor oil changes, but we understand that isn't always feasible. Often, you end up having to change your own motor oil, so you've probably already encountered motor oil viscosity ratings. What are they and why are they important?

Not Too Thick or Thin

Motor oil viscosity ratings provide a numerical snapshot of how thick or thin motor oil runs in cold or hot temperatures. Motor oil has to be thin enough to lubricate and clean your engine, but it can't be too…
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Don't Neglect a Battery In Need of Replacement

At DON JACKSON MITSUBISHI we take pleasure in helping to educate drivers about their vehicles. The battery is one of the most important pieces of equipment on your car. It should be replaced when it is no longer able to function properly.

Car batteries are not designed to last forever. They are composed of battery cells that can stop charging after a period of time. In the best cases you can expect to get about five or six years of use before a car battery will need to be replaced. You may have difficulty starting your car when the battery…

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Tips for Changing to Your Spare Tire

Knowing how to replace a flat tire is important to avoid being stranded on the side of the roadway. Here at DON JACKSON MITSUBISHI, we care about the safety of our customers, so we want to inform you of a few tips that will help you in the event of an inconvenience. Here are a few good bits of information concerning flat tire replacement:

Use a Wheel Chock, Loosen Lugs Before Raising

It is crucial to place a chock, thick board or rock securely under one of the wheels to prevent the car from rolling while switching out for the…
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Resin Windshield Repair

We all run into the need for a repair of our windshield at some point. It does not take much for a crack to appear. The best thing to do is get it fixed once it does, or else the crack can grow in size. The easiest way, and least expensive way to do this is to use a liquid resin that will attach to the crack. The resin does not get rid of the break, but it just attaches to the crack and makes it stronger. Some cracks will be almost invisible when they are repaired. Some that are…

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Seeing the Light: DIY Headlight Restoration

Foggy and discolored headlights are not only an eyesore, but they can also be a safety hazard. When headlight lenses fade, yellow, and crack, they become less efficient at projecting light, which ultimately reduces your visibility. While headlight replacement is a good option, it is often an expensive endeavor. A better option is to restore your headlights, which can be done quickly and easily in your own driveway.

There are several commercially available headlight restoration kits that can help you to restore your headlights in a few simple steps. 

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Gaskets - An Important Part of What Keeps Your Car on the Road

Every member of our team at DON JACKSON MITSUBISHI wants you to be an informed driver that knows what makes your car run safely down the road and how to keep it that way. Gaskets are an important part of this, yet many people don’t fully understand their importance. Allow us to advise you on gaskets, what they do and why they’re so important.

Your vehicle has all sorts of liquids running through it, and they each play an important role, whether it’s transmission fluid, brake fluid or motor oil. Gaskets are the little things that keep…
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