Mitsubishi’s unique valve timing system maximizes fuel efficiency and engine power across all ranges in the of operation of your engine. This is done by varying the length of time the intake valves remain open, valve lift stroke and throttle valve opening.   Petrol engines without this technology control the air entering the engine by…

  Nowadays a common “problem” reported by vehicle owners is squealing noises from their brakes.  The two main reasons for brake noise are vibration and moisture. In the past, brake pad materials were made of asbestos which were excellent for noise reduction, but posed serious hazardous environmental and health conditions leading to reduction of its…

  The check engine light is a notification that something related to the engine and its various sensors is not functioning as intended. It is not an indication of a failure of a part or that something in the vehicle requires extensive and expensive repairs. If your vehicle is not behaving differently such as it…

The warning lamp pictured here in your Mitsubishi is linked to the traction control system. Whenever this lamp is illuminated on your display it is an indication one of the wheels is turning faster than it should at a given speed. The engine computer then reduces engine power and applies the brake to the wheel…

The rise and fall of the level of the coolant levels in the reservoir bottle is in sync with the rise and fall of the coolant temperature as it varies between hot and cold. It is perfectly normal for the level to be under the “max” level indicated on the reservoir bottle when the engine…

The topic of whether to use coolant / anti-freeze or water in your car’s cooling system is one that has been around a long time and will not cease until cars will no longer need any of it. The fact is pure water is highly corrosive, so it will degrade parts in the cooling system…

  Ensure tyres are as cold as possible before adjusting the air pressure within them. Hot air expands, so if you check the pressures on a hot day or after driving for a long period of time you will get an incorrect reading which can lead to under inflated tyres. The best times to properly…

The deadline for license and registration of your motor vehicle for the May 16th to June 30th period is now here. Ensure the condition of the following are properly attended to so your vehicle can pass the inspection: lights, wipers, horn, tyres, brakes, window glass and windshields, mirrors. Also, check for fluid leaks. If there…

When you have stopped your vehicle that is equipped with an automatic transmission at a traffic light or in light traffic there is no need to shift the vehicle from ‘D’ (Drive) to ‘N’ (Neutral). Some drivers believe additional stress is placed on the parts within the transmission in the above conditions and can cause…

It is not necessary to depress the button on the hand brake lever when engaging it. The amount wear of that occurs on the handbrake mechanism from doing this is negligible. So go ahead, and feel the hear the ratcheting sound of your handbrake working to keep your vehicle parked safely.

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