Black 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

Essential workers, caregivers, and others continue to rely on their vehicles for dependable transportation throughout the lockdown and shelter-in-place orders. Once these orders have been lifted, the critical need for a well-maintained car continues for all drivers. As important as it is right now to have access to a quality vehicle that is in excellent condition, there is also a critical need to remain as safe and as healthy as possible. You may be inclined to skip routine maintenance services and to delay getting repair work done out of an abundance of caution and to avoid unnecessary exposure. However, it is more important than ever to keep your vehicle running well during this challenging time.

Stay in the Car for Oil and Filter Services

An oil change is required for proper engine maintenance. Clean oil reduces your engine's exposure to incredible levels of heat and to intense friction. Also, a fresh oil filter and a clean air filter can keep muck from accumulating inside the engine and will support optimal performance. The good news is that your auto service center may enable you to sit inside your car while the oil and filter replacements are made.

Keep the Tires Properly Inflated

Whether you are driving your Mitsubishi now more than ever or your vehicle is stashed away in the garage for long periods as you shelter in place, the tires must receive regular attention. In both situations, you must regularly check the tires to ensure that the air pressure is ideal. You should also monitor the tread and look for signs that the walls may be weakening.

Drive Your Mitsubishi Regularly

If you are not an essential worker, there is a strong chance that you may only be driving your Mitsubishi once every few weeks. This activity likely is to make a quick stop to your local grocery store a few miles or less down the road. Your car or SUV should be driven for at least 20 or 30 consecutive minutes every week, so plan to spend more time on the road. This ensures that the oil and other fluids continue to circulate as needed, and it prevents the tires from wearing excessively in one area.

Connect with our trusted Mitsubishi service technicians if you need assistance with repair work or maintenance services during the pandemic and beyond.