Looking for a vehicle to get you through the winter? We have at least one suggestion

By blogsadmin | Posted in Eclipse Cross on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 7:02 PM
A left profile photo of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

How does the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross handle in snow?

Winter is good for a lot of things but driving on snow-covered or icy roads won’t rank very highly on most lists. As we stare down the barrel of another winter, people will be weighing their options for dealing with their transportation needs, if not outright considering buying or leasing a new Mitsubishi vehicle. So, how does the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross handle in snow? Honestly, we don’t really know exactly, because the automaker’s new subcompact crossover SUN hasn’t been available long enough. However, we can confidently interpolate that it will be a strong performer judging from our experience driving it in general and looking at its long and comprehensive list of available components and systems. Let’s explore what it has available, so you’re prepared with the best possible information when you’re ready to make a final decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember, spare tires are not meant to be a permanent solution

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 12:36 PM
A stock photo of a person changing a tire.

How long can I drive on a spare tire?

There is no doubt that technology has changed the way automobiles help us out daily. Across the board, new vehicles (including Mitsubishi) are more fuel efficient, safer and reliable. Of all of the places where these improvements might have made the biggest impact are the tires we drive on every day. Even though tires are better than ever, they still occasionally go flat or pick up nails – requiring the dreaded roadside tire change. On average the Spitzer Mitsubishi Service Department gets a handful of calls every month asking, ‘How long can I drive on a spare tire?’ Since this happens regularly and it can be incredibly dangerous to attempt to use spare tires for too long, we felt we’d better address this and dispel any lingering myths. Read the rest of this entry »

Having aging technology doesn’t mean it has to be out of date

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 8:28 PM
A photo of the navigation system in an older Mitsubishi model.

How do I update my Mitsubishi navigation system?

The last year or two has seen the Mitsubishi brand reinvigorated. Not only has the automaker released a couple incredible crossover SUVs, but the level of available technology to owners puts Mitsubishi on the same level as any of its competitors. That is what’s happening now. But what about older models that you may have purchased from Spitzer Mitsubishi in the past? From time-to-time, we get folks coming into the showroom or service department wondering, ‘How do I update my Mitsubishi navigation system?’ If your Mitsubishi vehicle is a few years old and you’ve been getting some questionable route advice, this blog from the product experts at Spitzer Mitsubishi could be exactly what you need. Read the rest of this entry »

A new infotainment system update could be coming this fall

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 8:35 PM
A close up photo of the touchscreen available in a Mitsubishi vehicle.

Are there new updates coming for Apple CarPlay?

The ability of the Mitsubishi infotainment system to be connected to today’s more popular smartphones has been incredibly popular with Spitzer Mitsubishi customers. However, our product experts have been getting a lot of questions sounding like, ‘Are there new updates coming for Apple CarPlay?’ According to the best information our team of experts could find, yes, the Apple will be releasing an updated version later this fall. If your vehicle is compatible with the applications suite, be sure to keep an eye out for updates. We’ve included a video below to give you an idea of what’s coming. But the short version is that the software’s operation will be smoother, and it works better with some third-party applications. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s not too early to start planning a trip to see the leaves change color

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 1:13 PM
A stock photo of a forest in full color change mode.

Where is the best place to see fall foliage in Ohio?

Soon enough, there will be a noticeable brisk feeling in the air. While some of us are excited to be able to break out our collection of hoodies, that also means that the leaves will be changing colors. One of the biggest regrets many people working around the Spitzer Mitsubishi showroom have is that they always think about taking a trip to a state park to see the leaves change after it’s too late. So, where is the best place to see fall foliage in Ohio? Our team got together to find a few places that might be worth a day trip this fall. If a new Mitsubishi crossover SUV is the last missing piece of the puzzle, make an appointment to see a Spitzer Mitsubishi product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re new to the world of Mitsubishi plug-in hybrids, this could be useful information

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 6:01 PM
A photo of a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with the electric charging port being used.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging information and FAQs

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has changed the way people experience their crossover SUV. Not only does it come with all of the usual benefits of a crossover SUV, but it’s also one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class on the road today. Because of its unique nature, more than a fair number of Spitzer Mitsubishi customers come in to the showroom looking for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging information and other frequently asked questions. The team of product experts staffing our dealership got together to identify the most common questions and concerns that buyers have brought to our attention. If you’d like to learn more about the current iteration of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, schedule a test drive with Spitzer Mitsubishi today. Read the rest of this entry »

If you want to use Mitsubishi Smartphone Link, you’ll need the right gear

By blogsadmin | Posted in FAQs on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:25 PM
A photo of the touchscreen used by the Mitsubishi Smartphone Link system in many of the automaker's vehicles.

Which phones are compatible with Mitsubishi Smartphone Link?

We can’t understate the changes underway with the new Mitsubishi lineup available at the Spitzer Mitsubishi showroom. Not only has the automaker expanded its crossover SUV lineup by adding the Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross, but Mitsubishi has also made these vehicles more technologically advanced than ever before. The centerpiece of this new capability is the automaker’s infotainment system. So, which phones are compatible with Mitsubishi Smartphone Link? The list is fairly comprehensive and covers several brands making Android-based models as well as several generations of the Apple iPhone. A team of Spitzer Mitsubishi product experts got together and did a little research, so you’ll know exactly what the hardware the automaker requires to use this system. Read the rest of this entry »

This year’s Labor Day offers an interesting twist

By blogsadmin | Posted in For Fun on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 6:24 PM
A stock photo of two full beer steins and an Oktoberfest tablecloth.

When is the Oktoberfest 2018 celebration near Cleveland, OH?

The beginning of August means that we have entered the metaphorical beginning of summer. In a few short weeks (or less) our kids will be heading back to school which pretty much brings an end to available free time. However, this summer you’ll be able to combine Labor Day weekend with the annual Oktoberfest 2018 celebration near Cleveland, OH. The event is a part of what is being billed as Northeast Ohio’s largest annual outdoor festival. You’ll have five days to choose from to celebrate the Oktoberfest portion and there are a lot of people working at Spitzer Mitsubishi who are looking forward to it. We have put together a handy guide that might help you plan your Labor Day Weekend/Oktoberfest. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Eclipse Cross carries on for new model year

By blogsadmin | Posted in Eclipse Cross on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 5:40 PM
An overhead photo of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

What’s new for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

Without question, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is one of the most exciting crossover SUVs the automaker has produced in some time. The inaugural 2018 model has only been available at dealerships like Spitzer Mitsubishi for a few years. Even though our customers are still getting familiar with the Eclipse Cross, time marches on and the automaker has already begun producing vehicles for the new model year. So, what’s new for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross? Since this was a ground-up new design, it would have been easy for the manufacturer to just carry over everything. That’s not what they’ve done. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you know when you need to change your oil?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 4:57 PM
A stock photo of oil being poured into an engine.

When do I need to change the oil in my Mitsubishi vehicle?

The most important lesson the service technicians working at the Spitzer Mitsubishi Service Department want customers to learn is to follow the maintenance plan laid out by the manufacturer. If it’s been a while since you’ve owned a new vehicle, some things might have changed. Modern Mitsubishi vehicles benefit from updated technology that make them more reliable. With these changes, owners need to change the way they think. So, if you’re wondering, “When do I need to change the oil in my Mitsubishi vehicle,” we have some answers. Anyone with questions about how they can better take care of their vehicle, contact our service team today. Read the rest of this entry »