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.
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.
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.
2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Summer vacation is fleeting for many college students, which means it’ll be time for back-to-school shopping in no time. In addition to school supplies, you should also check out a number of Mitsubishi models that are perfect for heading back to campus. The best back-to-school vehicles include the Outlander, Outlander Sport, and the Mirage, thanks to their roomy interiors, affordable pricing, and great gas mileage.
According to Mitsubishi, the new Outlander comes with a range of great features that are perfect for moving back to campus. This crossover SUV gets up to 30 highway mpg* when properly equipped, which saves you money at the pump. The roomy interior can easily fit many of the furniture and supplies you need to move, with a cargo capacity of up to 63.3 cu ft.
For those who want to look especially cool, check out the new Outlander Sport. This model has less seating than the standard Outlander, but the Sport comes with improved capabilities. You can easily explore off-road trails, bike, hike, and more. The Outlander Sport is bound to make other drivers jealous.
Finally, the Mirage is a classic among students headed back to school. This subcompact model saves on space, gets up to 43 highway mpg*, and still seats up to five. It’s one of the most affordable cars on the market, and it also comes with an impressive 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Looking for the most bang for your buck? Check out the Mitsubishi Mirage.
To test drive or explore the Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport, or Mirage, visit Don Robinson Mitsubishi today.
*EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary. For comparison purposes only.
Let’s face it—Halloween is all about the kids. Kids are the ones who get dressed up, get cute pumpkin-shaped baskets, go door-to-door yelling “Trick or Treat!” and get to fill up on candy. But some parents rightly have a few reservations about letting their little ones take candy from strangers – which is when trunk-or-treating becomes a viable option.
Trunk-or-treating, put simply, is an event in which some people from a community parks their cars in a parking lot somewhere and has the costumed kids go trunk-to-trunk for candy instead of door-to-door. Typically, these are small events held in church parking lots, but the practice is starting to catch on in other venues as well!
The benefits of trunk-or-treating include keeping your children confined to a community of people that know one another and are trustworthy. Also, the whole process of trick-or-treating becomes a lot easier and more streamlined. There’s no walking around with your kids, and no getting to the edge of the neighborhood and realizing you have to turn around and walk all the way back. Additionally, decorating your car for the event can be a fun family experience for both you and the children.
Trunk-or-treating might not be for everybody. Trick-or-treating certainly provides more options and gives kids a more traditional experience, and that’s just fine for some people. But sometimes it’s also just nice to know there are other options for parents who worry about their little ones on Halloween. Tell us what you think of this new emerging Halloween tradition here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi.