Category: Fall

Fall Car Care Tips | St. Cloud, MN

The weather is changing here in Minnesota, and soon the temperatures will drop and roads will be covered in wet leaves. Read these fall car care tips and then schedule a service appointment at our dealership in St. Cloud.

Tire inspection and rotation

Traction is essential when you’re driving on rain-soaked streets and leaf-covered lanes. That’s what tire tread checks are a top priority of fall car care. If the tires are near bald, our technicians will install a new set of tires that have better grip on the ground. Otherwise, we’ll rotate the current tires and make sure they’re properly inflated, aligned, and balanced.

Brake check

Another contributor to safe driving in autumn is stopping power. Does your car have sufficient braking ability? Our mechanics in St. Cloud will check the brake pad and brake rotor conditions to see if your car needs new brakes.

Oil and filter change

As with every season, an oil change is vital for your vehicle’s health. Its engine won’t run well if it’s clogged with dirty motor oil. It only takes a short appointment at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to get clean oil and a new filter in your Outlander or Eclipse.

In anticipation of Fall Car Care Month in October, Don Robinson Mitsubishi wants to help prepare your car for autumn with proper maintenance. Schedule a fall-time checkup at our service center in St. Cloud to ensure your vehicle is ready for the road ahead.

Autumn is a great season for exploring St. Cloud, which is bustling with incredible activities for you to enjoy. Here are some fun fall events that our team at Don Robinson Mitsubishi thinks you should mark on your calendar.

Fun Fall Events in St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud Pride Week

Save the date! St. Cloud Pride Week is September 13 to September 19, and every day is filled with events that support the LGBTQ+ community. From a puppy parade to pride skating, you can participate in family-friendly events and show your colors.

Mid Minnesota Coin Expo

Coin collectors will have a blast at the Mid Minnesota Coin Expo on September 26. The coin show, which has free admission and free parking, will feature over 40 vendors of coins, currency, and supplies so that you can browse, buy, and get appraisals all in one place.

St. Cloud Royal Princess Ball

Treat your kids like royalty by taking them to St. Cloud’s Royal Princess Ball on October 9. This event is perfect for your little princes and princesses, as they can meet their favorite princesses and enjoy stage performance, dancing, stories, games, and more.

Sound of Music by GREAT Theatre

Experience one of the greatest musicals ever at GREAT Theatre as beautiful songs fill the air. The Sound of Music production runs from November 19 to November 28.

Colorful Fall Drives in Minnesota - 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage in St. Cloud

There are many colorful fall drives in Minnesota for those that want a sample of the Midwest’s glorious seasonal views.

St. Croix River Valley

Take Highway 95 from Taylor Falls to Afton to witness the brilliant foliage at four different state parks with scenic river views. However, this route is a popular one in the fall, so look out for traffic.

Brainerd Lakes & Mille Lacs

Head to Mille Lacs Kathio State Park to see several great Minnesota lakes on the way, including the Gull, Pelican, Cross, and Whitefish Chain lakes. Check out the park’s observation tower!

Otter Tail County

While this route also takes place on Highways 108 and 78, it winds through several country roads, too, featuring local farmland, historic sites, and two state parks.

Minnesota River Drive

The winding Minnesota River takes you past the colorful golden hues of indigenous hardwoods. Relax in nearby parks like Mankato and New Ulm, and stop by Minneopa State Park to see the waterfalls.

Twin Cities Touring

Loop around this more urban fall view that encircles Lake of the Isles, Calhoun, Harriet, and Nokomis Lakes. All you have to do is follow the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

Check out these colorful fall drives only in Minnesota. If you need a ride for exploring, then come to Don Robinson Mitsubishi for your next vehicle.