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Take a Look at These 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Comfort Features

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander has much to offer those in the market for a reliable SUV. The new model comes with numerous interior, exterior, safety, and comfort features that make it a superior choice among vehicles in its class. To learn more, we invite you to read about some comfort features that come equipped with the new Outlander. 

The new model comes with a FAST-Key feature. With this feature, you have the ability to start and stop the engine by applying the brakes and pressing a button, and you can unlock and lock the SUV without the use of a…

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Make Smartphone Connections Easy in the Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Because of your smartphone, you're familiar with tapping on a screen in order to activate functions and apps. You get the same convenience inside the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 with the available Smart Phone Link Display Audio system that offers a touchscreen measuring up to 7 inches. 

The actual wireless connection to your device is managed either by Apple CarPlay if you own an iPhone or by Android Auto if you own a device that works on the Android operating system. 

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Safety First! The Secrets of Gaskets

Have you ever had your car break down at the worst possible time, only to be unable to figure out what the heck the problem is once you take a look? The leading cause of breakdowns in Fargo, ND are caused by blown or failed gaskets. Before you blow a gasket yourself trying to solve this problem, take a moment to get a better understanding of what they’re all about.

Gaskets are basically a type of seal made of flexible steel or copper, designed to stop liquids from escaping or mixing, and keep air in or out of places…

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How to Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit the Right Way

Packing your roadside emergency kit the right way begins with the following safety items. Place a few cans of tire fix-a-flat in your kit; it will help to get that tire up off the rim high enough to safely move the vehicle off the road and to the shoulder. Road flares are going to alert distracted drivers they need to slow down because your vehicle is disabled.

Flashlights and new batteries are essential for being able to signal for help and to navigate around the vehicle in the dark. An empty gas can would be good if you ran out…

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What is the Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Motor Oils?

Conventional motor oils are refined from crude oil. The refining process does not eliminate all contaminants from the oil. Car manufacturers accepted the use of conventional motor oils as lubricants because there were no other lubricants available. The contaminants that reside in conventional motor oils contribute toward lubrication breakdown and eventual failure.

Synthetic motor oils have a pure base element that is free from the contaminants found in conventional motor oils. The purity of the synthetic oil base creates greater longevity. 

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The Importance of Getting Exhaust System Service

The emissions test failed. Now is the time to get the required muffler and exhaust service in Fargo, ND. Here is an introduction of the exhaust system process and why it is important to get your vehicle serviced at our auto service department.

The car exhaust pipe is one of the main systems of the exhaust manifold that helps reduce the amount of noise coming from the engines and limit harmful emissions in the environment. 

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The Importance of Your Brake Pads

Brake pads are an essential part of your brake system. Regular brake pad inspection and replacement helps your car stop safely when you need it to.

When you step on the brake, brake calipers squeeze the brake pads against rotors attached to the wheels. The brake pads supply friction against the wheels, causing your vehicle to slow down. The friction needed to stop your car also causes wear on the brake pads over time. Your brake pads routinely need to be inspected and replaced. 

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2018 Audi Q3 Dominates Competition

An SUV provides drivers with the additional space they require to include the whole family on even the longest trips. But if the vehicle gets too large, the cost of fueling up so often can be quite noticeable. This is why more and more drivers are turning to luxury subcompact SUVs. You are afforded the best of both worlds and top-notch design features. That is why our team here at Valley Imports in Fargo, ND is so excited to announce that we have just received the brand new 2018 Audi Q3 in our new car inventory.

 

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Simple Tips to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blowout on the highway can be incredibly scary and extremely hazardous. Although blowouts are generally fairly easy to avoid, they are still one of the contributing causes in many serious accidents. Therefore, here is all you need to know to hopefully avoid this dangerous situation.

Keeping your tires properly inflated is essential in avoiding blowouts, as underinflated tires are one of the most common causes. This is why it is imperative that you regularly check your tire pressure using an analog or digital pressure gauge. 

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Tips to Prevent Hydroplaning on Wet Roads

Driving during huge rainstorms or on wet roads in general can present numerous challenges and potential risks, but few risks are greater than hydroplaning. Therefore, read on to learn how to avoid this extremely dangerous condition.

In simple terms, hydroplaning occurs when too much water builds up in front of your tires and thus causes them to glide on the water instead of remaining in contact with the road. Loss of control and braking both occurring in an instant to create hazardous conditions and a high likelihood of a crash. 

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