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The Importance of Fuel System Service

Routine, comprehensive fuel system service is vital to keep your car running in top condition. Fuel system service improves engine performance and increases gas efficiency.

Fuel system service should include carburetor or fuel injector cleaning. It should also include the cleaning of combustion chambers and intake valves.

Fuel injector cleaning or carburetor cleaning, intake valves, and combustion chambers with fuel system cleaner. Comprehensive service needs to cover the proper lubrication of injectors, rings, valves, and cylinders.

 

 

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Can You Apply Touch Up Paint On Your Car?

A car's paint job can suffer from all kinds of mishaps. Scratches and dings detract from an otherwise awesome-looking vehicle. Touching up the imperfections is one way to restore the car to its old glory. Applying touch up paint, however, requires more care than you initially think.

A critical step involves cleaning off the surface you wish to paint. Painting over dirt leads to disaster. Equally disastrous would be to choose the wrong color paint. You need an exact match. Ordering paint by cross-referencing the color with the car's VIN increases the chances of getting the best color…

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Get Your Back to School Maintenance

Families that send kids back to school have to plan for many things, and car care is high on the list. Young drivers should familiarize themselves with the operation and features of the vehicle. The driver's awareness is the first level of detection for unusual noises and poor performance that can signal severe mechanical or safety issues.

Edmonton car owners understand the need for basic vehicle maintenance. Following the manufacturer's recommended steps can keep your vehicle in good operating condition and reduce the need for repairs. In the Fall and winter seasons...

 

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Winter vs All-Weather vs All-Season Tires



Now that we've had our unsurprising September snow, it's time to break out the hot chocolate and talk about tires. Edmonton is home to some of the most extreme weather in North America, and the right set of tires can make or break your winter driving experience. To get the best performance out of your vehicle, it's important to know the difference between winter tires, all-weather tires and all-season tires.

Winter Tires:
Winter tires feature an aggressive tread pattern that keeps its grip on snow while pushing away water and slush. The flexible rubber compound is designed…
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Keep Your Mitsubishi Model Rolling Safely with Some Spring Maintenance at West Side Mitsubishi

Spring is officially in swing, folks, and that means it's time for a little spring cleaning! Of course, we here at West Side Mitsubishi believe that this cleaning craze should extend to your vehicle as well; with so many parts involved to make your vehicle functional, regular maintenance is crucial to your vehicle's performance and safety. And, if you need some assistance with maintenance and repair, our service center is the place to be. Fast, affordable, and hassle-free, your beloved ride deserves the automotive care we'll provide.

 


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When Do My Tires Need to Be Replaced?

If you drive your car every day, the tires may have excessive wear and tear. Your tires need to stay in great condition. Worn tires are a safety hazard. Fortunately, the symptoms of worn tires are easy to recognize.

Low air pressure is more than an annoyance. Your tires may need to be replaced if you are constantly adding air to low tires. If a sharp object punctures the tread, the tire will need to be replaced. Bubbles on the outside of the tires usually indicate excessive wear and tear. Noticeable wear and tear in the middle of the tread…

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Understanding Warranties


When you are out looking at a new or a used vehicle, you have probably noticed that most vehicles come with a powertrain warranty, a bumper-to-bumper warranty or both. What do these different types of warranties cover, and what does that mean to you?

A powertrain warranty covers the items that make a car travel down the road. For instance, the engine, transmission, drive train and water pump are covered by a powertrain warranty. A bumper-to-bumper warranty covers virtually everything on the vehicle except wear and tear items, such as wiper blades, belts and filters, and maintenance...
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DIY Headlight Restoration with Home Ingredients

Ever look at old pictures of your car and see the difference in your headlights? Yellow discoloration can occur from dirt, grime, heat, or just age. If you want to clean up your headlights, you can try a few simple at-home solutions first.

Toothpaste is a go-to for headlight cleaning. All you need is a rag and a dab of toothpaste to wipe down the exterior of the light. This should remove yellow discoloration and dirt, but if you need something stronger, you can always try insect repellent. This is another trick for those who want to scrub off the…

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Motor Oil Myths

There are many motor oil myths that cause car owners not to get the most out of their vehicle. In fact, it could end up costing them far more in the long run. Because we want you to be a knowledgeable consumer, we here at West Side Mitsubishi are debunking some of the most common motor oil myths.

First and foremost, the idea that your oil needs to be changed every 3,000 is almost never true. The true mileage between oil changes can be found in your owner’s manual and is often as high as 7,500 miles…

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Don't Be Intimidated By The Sizing Code On Your Tires

Your tires take quite a bit of abuse while carting your vehicle around. So you will inevitably need to replace them at some point. In order to do this, it is a good idea to understand how to read the sizing code on your sidewalls.

As you can see it is not all that difficult to understand the tire's sizing nomenclature. If you have any other questions regarding tire sizing or tires in general then feel free to contact the experts here at West Side Mitsubishi.

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