5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask

By Danielle Champagne | Posted in Car Stuff, Tips and tricks on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 6:32 pm


West Side Mitsubishi always looks to provide an unmatched level of customer service. Mitsubishi vehicles are built with integrity, reliability, and accountability, and we expect the same out of our sales staff. Because of this, we understand that you may have questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

Here are 5 Common Car Questions You’re Afraid to Ask.


#5 Why Do Signal Lights Blink Fast When They Burn Out?

When the light bulb burns out, the voltage gets lower, which makes the circuit’s job much easier. Because of this, there is less of a work load for the circuit, thus allowing the light to blink faster. This doubles as a reminder to get your bulb changed.


#4 What’s the Difference Between a Turbocharger and a Supercharger

Both engines are designed to burn fuel faster in order to create more powerful performance. They use a complex system that compresses air to power up the vehicle. The Supercharger connects to the engine using a compression pump and is attached by a belt. The Turbocharged engine uses your exhaust gasses to generate its power. What this means is that it can reach a higher level of compression without having your RPMs redlined; however, there is a bit of a “turbo” lag that comes with it.


#3 How Often Should I Check My Tire Pressure?

It’s advisable to check your tire pressure regularly, even so much as anytime you stop for gas. We understand that is a tedious task, especially if your tire pressure monitor system hasn’t gone off yet. If you check your tire pressure once a month, you’ll be just fine.


#2 When to Change my Transmission Fluid?

Experts believe that you should change your transmission fluid once every 2 years or every 50,000 km, whichever comes first. Here at West Side Mitsubishi, we advised that you upkeep your fluids regularly, and we adhere to the 50,000 km mark. If you’re unsure about whether or not your transmission fluid or anything else needs refilling, feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable service advisors.


#1 Is Premium Gas Worth It?

The easy answer is yes, premium is the way to go if you want to ensure that your vehicle operates at the highest level. Premium gas has a higher octane level than regular gas. A higher octane level gives you a faster compression ratio, which increases performance output and fuel efficiency. The only downside is that premium gas is more expensive than regular.


Have more questions? Come into West Side Mitsubishi today and talk to our knowledgeable staff.

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