The Improved 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

To add to an already packed inventory of awesome vehicles, O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal will be receiving a refreshed 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sometime during this upcoming fall. As dealerships wait for the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to hit their showrooms, this new, reworked Mitsubishi Outlander Sport should hold over eager crossover fans for the time being.

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Finding the Right Drivetrain That Fits Your Needs

O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal offers you different types of drivetrains in our Mitsubishi vehicles: front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive, (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD), and four-wheel drive (4WD).

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Park Easy in the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

When you think about parking anywhere else besides an abandoned parking lot, you might think hassle. Tight squeezes, blind spots, pedestrians, obstructions you aren’t able to see, and parallel parking can make parking a stressful experience. But here at our Mitsubishi dealership near Bloomington IL, we we have the perfect solution for your parking woes.

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Finding the Right Drivetrain System That Fits Your Vehicle Needs

At O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal, we offer three different types of drivetrains on our Mitsubishi vehicles, all of which offer something different for various situations and conditions. Depending on your lifestyle and your day-to-day, you might need your car to perform in a certain way, which is why we’re here to explain the differences between drivetrains.

Your options for drivetrains include front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), and all-wheel drive (AWD). Most of our smaller vehicles like the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mitsubishi I-MIEV come with standard FWD. This means that the engine only supplies power to the front wheels. Since these vehicles aren’t very heavy and you probably won’t find yourself racing them or going off-road in them, this is really a very convenient drivetrain to have on your vehicle. This type of drivetrain became widely produced on vehicles to specifically help people drive better in the snow.

Rear-wheel drive, on the other hand, is used on some of our bigger and more powerful vehicles such as our Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer. This type of drivetrain is designed to only supply power to the rear-wheels. It is sometimes often referred to as a more fun way to drive as you can do things like burnouts, fishtails, and doughnuts (not recommended). All-wheel drive is another available option we offer on most of our Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi Lancer vehicles. A more modern drivetrain and sophisticated drivetrain, AWD allows all four wheels to receive power from the engine at once. This is a great way to conquer the road with confidence in bad weather or conquer sketchy terrain if you are going off-road for some reason.

Now, there is another drivetrain that often gets confused with AWD, and that is 4WD or often referred to as 4X4. The two drivetrains are quite similar, the one big difference is that the 4WD has to be engaged by the driver for it to work or you will only be driving in 2WD. Another big difference between the two is that most AWD systems use sensors to determine which wheels can receive more power for better traction whereas the 4WD always sends equal power to all the wheels all the time. A big perk about 4WD systems are that they are much more heavy-duty, in turn, making them great for towing and hauling big time weight.

Come see us at our dealership and let our fine sales staff explain more in-depth about what drivetrains we offer on what vehicles and what might be the best choice for you. O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal serves the Bloomington, Peoria, Pekin, IL area and we look forward to serving you!

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O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal March Deals

We enjoy March here at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal. Our March Markdown Savings Event lasts all month and offers great deals throughout our dealership. From our 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer, 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV, and more, we know how to put on a sale that puts tons of savings in our customers’ pockets. Located near Bloomington, Ill., we have an inventory that is ready for the March Madness fan in everyone.

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It’s Time for Your Mitsubishi Outlander to get a Spring Wash and Wax

2017 Mitsubishi OutlanderWinter will do a number on your 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander. From the snow, slush, and mud to the salt and other agents your county lays down on the road to melt the ice, the inside and outside of your vehicle takes a beating. But no need to worry! O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal has a service center that is prepared to take your vehicle in and get it cleaned up and ready for the warmer weather.

A power wash is a must when it comes to spring cleaning your vehicle. Even if you periodically took your vehicle to a drive through car wash during the winter, it’s still not enough. Drive through car washes don’t thoroughly wash under the vehicle or in between the spokes of your wheels. And you will need a power wash even more if you’re driving one of our Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles. Since the crossover sets up a little higher than our other Mitsubishi vehicles, you are bound to get more road grime stuck under the vehicle that desperately needs to be washed out.

A wax and polish are also recommended for a spring clean of your vehicle. Not only will it help the vehicle shine like new, but through the winter, it has probably lost its protective layer that it had from the previous year. Rejuvenating this protective layer will help your vehicle beat the sun rays and the raining days that it is sure to encounter through the spring and summer months. It’s also important to point out, if you did take your vehicle to a drive through car wash throughout the winter, they are notorious for stripping off your protective wax, giving you even more reasons to make sure you get another coat put on in the spring.

So bring your 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in to see us at our O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal. Located near Bloomington and Champaign, Illinois, we will make sure your vehicle leaves here looking as beautiful as the day you bought it.

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Importance of Vehicle Maintenance at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal

Whether you’re driving one of our new vehicles or pre-owned vehicles—whether it’s one of our compact Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars, four-door sedans, or SUVs—vehicle maintenance is one of the most important aspects a driver needs to stay up on to ensure the longevity of that vehicle. Although vehicles are machines, they don’t run forever and won’t run for long without proper maintenance.

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Test Drive a Mitsubishi Car at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal

Buying or leasing a new vehicle is a big deal—it might even be one of the biggest decisions you have to make until it’s time to make that decision again. That’s why here at our Normal, IL Mitsubishi dealership, we suggest you take some time and come in to see us for a test drive.

Taking one or more of our vehicles for a test drive is the only way you can really get the feel for how a vehicle drives on the road according to how you like to feel in a vehicle on the road. For instance, our Mitsubishi Lancer sedan will drive much different and offer you different perks than our compact Mitsubishi I-MiEV. And our Mitsubishi Outlander SUV may be a little better fit for someone who has a busy family life with lots of kids opposed to someone who is single.

You may also want to take one of our vehicles for a test drive to get a feel for the features and options that you think you are going to want and the ones you feel you can live without. Technology features and powertrain features will always be a big place for decision making. Not everyone needs to feel like they have enough power to hit the racetrack after they get home from work, and that’s why we offer different powertrain options throughout our inventory of vehicles. We also offer a basic set of technology features on all of our vehicles, but as you go up in class you will find that the technology increases to increase your day-to-day driving convenience.

So bring your driver’s license with you and come in see us at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal near Bloomington, Illinois. Whether you are shopping for a new or used Mitsubishi car, someone from our friendly sales staff will be here to take you for a test drive.

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is Ready for the Winter

2017 Mitsubishi OutlanderWinter can be a beautiful time of year, but it can also be a slippery, slushy, dangerous time of year. Owning a vehicle like a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ES, SE, Sport, or GT with AWC (all-wheel drive control) could really help you get through those tough months of sketchy weather and frigid temperatures. Here at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal, we have an inventory with some of these great crossovers that are just waiting for you to come and take them for a test drive.

Winter Features to Enjoy in Our Crossovers

With four-doors and seating for up to seven, getting your passengers in and out of a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is one easy task. Available heated front row seats and heated steering wheel go great with the dual-zone climate control. And the 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto puts outside social access right at your fingertips or at the command of your voice. With the two technologies offering seamless integration to your smartphone, you can get turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates giving you a much better chance of getting through or around traffic jam-ups due to bad weather.

 The Feeling of Safety in a 2017 Mitsubishi Crossover

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with Forward Collision Mitigation and specific headlights. You will also find other outstanding available safety features on the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander like Blind Spot Warning, Lane Change Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. The crossover’s 7-inch touchscreen projects a multi-camera view of the vehicle from all angles around the outside to help the driver in many different parking and backing up situations.

Come in to see us at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal near Bloomington, IL. Let us take you for a test drive, so you can feel the confidence of driving a vehicle that is ready to take on anything the winter weather can throw at it.

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Trade In Your Vehicle at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal

Most likely, if you’re looking to buy or lease a new vehicle, you might already have a vehicle that you will no longer need after your purchase. If you are looking to get into a new Mitsubishi car, then letting us deal with your old car could be the easiest decision you make.

We take the hassle of putting your old vehicle up for sale and either giving you a cash buyout or putting the value of your vehicle towards a new Mitsubishi car. All values we put on vehicles are based on the industry standard Kelley Blue Book value. The only thing that will make the price vary from the Kelley Blue Book Value is the condition, mileage, and whether you are looking for a cash buyout or looking to put money towards a new vehicle out of our populated inventory.

If you are wondering what your vehicle is worth but you are not yet ready to come in to see us at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal, then we have an easy online form you can fill out right on our website. If you like the estimated value you see, then you can come in and let us inspect your vehicle so we can give you a bottom line value based on the year, make, model, and condition of the vehicle.

At O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal, our expert Normal, IL Mitsubishi dealers will help save you the trouble of selling your vehicle to the public and make sure you get the best value your vehicle can offer you. Using our incentives and specials along with your trade-in value, you might find yourself driving away in a brand new or pre-owned Mitsubishi car for cheaper than you think. Give us a call or come in anytime. Let our Mitsubishi dealership find you the perfect vehicle to start your new year off with!

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