Mitsubishi Maintenance Guide

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PURPOSE/FUNCTION

Following the correct maintenance schedule is an essential ingredient in keeping your vehicle in like-new condition. Proper maintenance helps to prevent vehicle problems before they occur, giving you peace of mind every time you drive.

Certain parts of the engine require inspection or replacement at regular intervals. Items like spark plugs, the air and fuel filters and other emissions-related components should be inspected and replaced as needed to keep the engine running properly.

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REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN VEHICLE WARRANTY

Not only does your vehicle's performance depend on proper maintenance, but the continued proper functioning of the emissions control system depends on it. It is the owner's responsibility to maintain their vehicle in accordance with the maintenance schedules shown in the vehicle's warranty and maintenance manual. Warranty coverage may be denied if proper maintenance and/or the applicable maintenance schedule (Regular or Severe) is not followed. Having your vehicle maintained at an authorized Mitsubishi dealer also provides a record of your maintenance should your vehicle require a warranty repair.

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ROUTINE INSPECTIONS

BENEFITS

The engine works best when each of its individual parts works correctly. Having your vehicle inspected and maintained at regular intervals helps maximize engine performance and efficiency.

Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done.*

Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.*

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SCHEDULE

Please contact our service department or check the warranty and maintenance manual regarding the appropriate maintenance schedule for your vehicle. Mitsubishi recommends having your vehicle serviced by the factory-trained technicians at an authorized Mitsubishi dealership.

Not only does your vehicle's overall performance depend on proper maintenance, but the continued proper functioning of the emissions control system depends on it. It is the owner's responsibility to maintain their vehicle in accordance with the maintenance schedules shown in the vehicle's warranty and maintenance manual. Warranty coverage may be denied if proper maintenance and/or the applicable maintenance schedule (Regular or Severe) is not followed. Having your vehicle maintained at an authorized Mitsubishi dealer also provides a record of your maintenance should your ever require a warranty repair.

SCHEDULE-SYSTEMS/ENGINE

The following systems are typical items which should be maintained in order to assure correct performance of your vehicle (for additional details, please refer to your "Warranty and Maintenance Manual")

ENGINE

  • Cooling system (including coolant hoses)
  • Drive belts
  • Emission system
  • Exhaust system
  • Filters: Air, Fuel, Oil
  • Fuel hoses
  • Fuel system
  • Intake and exhaust valve clearance
  • Spark plugs
  • Timing belt

Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Your car's air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.*

You can improve your gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1-2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent. Also, look for motor oil that says "energy conserving" on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.*

TRANSMISSION

  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Manual transmission / transaxle oil
  • Clutch master cylinder fluid
  • Axle shafts

CHASSIS

  • Suspension
  • Ball joint and Steering linkage

BRAKES

  • Brake fluid
  • Brake hoses
  • Brake pads, shoes

OTHER

  • Air conditioning
  • Battery
  • Tires
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