MONTHLY ARCHIVES: JULY 2015

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mitsubishi-outlander-sport-2015

Buying a new car is super exciting, especially when it is a Mitsubishi - a reliable and high-performing brand loved by many car enthusiasts. If you have bought one of the newer models of Mitsubishi from Kelly Car, you probably have started taking measures to ensure its longevity. With daily usage, any car is bound to experience some wear and tear eventually. Even the slightest malfunction can make a huge impact on the safety and performance of your car.

The best way to maintain the performance of your new car is to have regular tune-up services as recommended by your car dealer or the car manual. New car models typically require their first tune up at 30,000 miles. It is best to get a tune-up if the car is used to pull heavy load. A normal tune-up includes replacing or adjusting spark plugs, installing a new air filter, checking the battery, filling and flushing vehicle fluids, checking fuel injectors, checking all hoses and belts or other components.

However, in some cases, a new car might need a tune-up even before it reaches the 30,000 miles. So, how would you tell when it is time for a tune-up for your Mitsubishi? Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Your car will have a ôservice engine soon or ôcheck engine sign that will go off and stay when you start it. This indicates there might be some problem in the engine.
  • The car frequently stalls indicating an electronic sensor or a spark plug issue.
  • The engine of your vehicle starts running unevenly whenever you accelerate or idles roughly, or else it sputters when going uphill or during acceleration - this means it is time for a tune-up.
  • It becomes harder to start the car. This might means that there might be certain problems in the ignition system, fuel system, battery, starting system, or electronic equipment.
  • Your car starts getting low gas mileage. This might be due to spark plug problems, bad fuel injectors, and dirty fuel filters.
  • Your car is making noises whenever you turn the steering wheel.
  • You experience a sudden jerk when you shift your car from park to drive.
  • The brakes of your Mitsubishi feel spongy or soft, or make squelching or squeaking noises when you push down the brake pedal.
  • "Dieseling" or chugging after you shut off the car means it needs a tune up.
  • Pings and knocks from the engine compartment caused by carbon buildup in the combustion chambers. This means it is time to get the fuel injectors replaced.
  • The car starts emitting burnt fuel smell or black smoke from its tail pipes is a clear indication of a tune up. This is usually caused by clogged O2 sensor.

Regular tune ups enable the computer systems, emission system, fuel system, and the ignition system of the car to work properly together. This results in better gas mileage, improved performance, and optimum combustion chamber efficiency. Your car will continue giving you the performance of a brand new car when it is regularly maintained and gets timely tune-ups.

You can get professional tune-up services at Kelly Car. They offer their services in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, emmaus mitsubishi repair, Emmaus Used Cars, Emmaus Used Mitsubishi, new mitsubishi on 07/24/2015 at 6:26 PM

gmc-sierra-2015

GMC trucks are undoubtedly comfortable and easy to drive. No matter which model you opt for, the aftermarket, performance, replacement parts, and the practical and stylish accessories are just some of the great aspects of owning this vehicle. These trucks are popular for their reliability and performance, on the road and off it. They have been engineered to the top professional grade and come with amazing features which make them one of the most outstanding vehicles of its kind. Features like available air antilock brakes or standard hydraulic antilock brakes, outstanding turning radius (53 degrees), 14-inch no-adjust Valeo clutch, standard automatic transmissions, as well as progressive spring aids for soft landings are among the many reasons of the popularity of these trucks.

If you have your heart set on a GMC truck, then head over to Kelly Car Dealers to determine which model will be best for you and request a test drive. However, avoid jumping to any sale as it is essential that you make sure you are getting exactly what you want. To make sure that you get the best deal possible, here are some tips you must consider:

Do Your Research

Before you head out to buy a GMC truck, research the models of the truck and determine which ones appeal to you most. Do you prefer an extended, crew, or regular cab? Which options are you looking for? What color will you select? If you are unsure about which model to go for, read online reviews. Many consumers write honest reviews to share their experience with others. These reviews will help you in deciding which GMC truck will be perfect for you. The more you research, the easier it will be to find the right truck.

Determine the Price Rates

Whether you want a Canyon crew cab or a Sierra 2500HD, make sure you research about the prices before you go the dealership. These trucks are desirable and it is really easy to determine the right prices online, in car magazines, or promotional flyers. A simple search on Google will provide you with countless websites providing you with all the necessary details about your preferred GMC truck model.

Select Your Budget

This is a very important step as you don't want to go overboard. Now that you know the prices of the trucks that fulfill your requirement, you can come up with a budget and narrow down the choices to the ones that come within your budget range.

Ask Around

Once you have narrowed down the truck models according to your preferences and budget, ask around your friends and family circle for firsthand reviews. There might be someone who has had some experience with those trucks or they might have better knowledge about the GMC truck than you do. Consult your mechanic as well as they will be able to guide you properly.

Test Drive

You probably have two or three models in mind and the only thing that can make up your mind is when you have experience the drive. Test drives are the best way to determine which GMC truck is perfect for you.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car tips, emmaus gmc, emmaus gmc trucks, emmaus used gmc, GMC Truck on 07/22/2015 at 6:25 PM

mitsubishi-l200-2015

Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi L200 has stylish looks, passenger comfort, durability, and is an ultimate pickup truck. It is known to be a relaxed, maneuverable, roomy, and an amazing car like pickup truck one could find. There is massive space at the rear and has plenty of strength fir towing purposes. It has the ability to tow up to 2,700 kg. It is an extremely secure, tough and powerful car you will find at Kelly Car dealership. The existing L200 range was introduced in 2005 and has since then launched double cab, club and single models with 4Life and 4Work ranges. 4Work and 4Life models are the only club and single cab models available while Walkinshaw, Barbarian, Warrior, and Trojan includes double cab models.

Let's have a look at what makes Mitsubishi L200 the ultimate multipurpose vehicle:

 

Engine

Every variant of L200 includes 4D56 intercooled and turbocharged diesel engine. It features 16 valves driven by common-rail direct injection system and dual overhead camshafts aimed to lower emissions and consumptions. The engine is quite smooth and has a secure handling.

 

Comfort and Interior

The dashboard of this vehicle is well designed and simple. All controls are well spaced out and easy to reach. Even though the cabin is hard wearing, it goes perfectly well with the utilitarian nature of the pickup instead of boasting soft touch and plush materials that are found in modern SUV. The front seats are quite comfortable, well sculpted, and supportive.

The 4Work entry level version includes Bluetooth phone connectivity, MP3 and USB player sockets, front skid plate, and a ladder rack. 4Life version boasts front electric windows, air-conditioning, and central locking with keyless entry. All the models comes with part-time four-wheel drive, and except for 4Life and 4Work, all models include Mitsubishi's Super Select four-wheel-drive system.

 

Interior Storage and Space

In the double cab models, the interior is spacious with plenty of head room and leg room to comfortably accommodate five adults. The rear window can be lowered to offer access to load bay. It has a more car-like design which can also be seen in the interior and it is more user friendly as compared to its rivals.

Safety

In the crash test of Euro NCAP, the L200 scored four stars. The full five stars are more common in conventional cars nowadays but it doesn't happen very often that a pickup gets such a high score. Its rivals all scored four stars in the same crash test. The safety equipment standard in this pickup includes passenger and driver airbags, traction control, and electronic stability.

 

Mitsubishi L200 is without a doubt one of the most striking pickup trucks available in the market today. The credit goes to the design and style inspired by the desert rally cars of this brand. It aims to tempt current SUV owners to move towards something more practical.

If you want more details about this pickup and its models or want a test drive then feel free to visit Kelly Car. Their services are available in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.

 


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Mitsubishi, emmaus mitsubishi l200, Emmaus Trucks, Emmaus Used Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi L200 on 07/15/2015 at 6:16 PM

nissan-rogue-2015

Most modern cars today, including that Nissan you bought from Kelly Car, are fitted with engines designed to increase fuel efficiency, but they too have the tendency to waste gas to quite a degree. Many drivers search for ways to increase their gas mileage. Fortunately, there are several ways in which you can enhance your Nissan's engine efficiency and decrease the gas consumption. You can help in protecting the environment and save money simply by practicing better habits off and on the road.

Following are some useful tips you can follow in order to save money and enhance the efficiency of your car and improve the gas mileage:

Buy Smart

  • Always buy fuel during the coolest time of the day - evening or early morning. This is because the fuel or gas is much denser during these timings, meaning you get more amount of gas for your money.
  • Avoid topping off the tank. Stop fueling once the nozzle stops automatically.
  • Make sure to tighten the cap as missing, loose, or damaged gas caps results in vaporization of the gas from the tank.
  • Opt for the lowest recommended octane level in your car manual.
  • Always go for the oil grade that your car manual recommends. This helps in enhancing the gas mileage by about 2%.

Drive Smart

  • Always drive at a consistent and moderate speed. One really effective way of reducing the cost of fuel is to brake over long distances and accelerate slowly. Frequent braking, rapid acceleration, and aggressive driving, consumes a lot of gas. Driving sensibly will help in improving the mileage of the gas by around 5% in the city and about 22% on a highway.
  • Try running errands and commuting in non-peak traffic period and minimize idling in traffic. If you are to idle the car for more than 30 seconds, then it is recommended that you turn off the engine as this will help in saving + to + gallon of gas every hour.
  • It is best to properly organize your drives and errands. You can run errands on your way to work or returning home as this will decrease the usage of fuel.
  • Determine how much weight your Nissan can comfortably carry as each 100 extra pounds decreases the mileage by 2%.
  • Enhance the airflow around your vehicle by eliminating any add-ons that create drag, like bike racks, ski racks, or luggage racks.
  • Utilize overdrive gear whenever you can and try using cruise control on the highway; this will help maintain a consistent speed and save gas money.

Vehicle Maintenance

  • Regular maintenance of your car is an important factor in improving the gas mileage. A dirty air filter decreases the gas mileage by almost 20%, and spark plugs that haven't been serviced can decrease the mileage of your car by 12%.
  • Ensure all the tires are properly inflated and aligned; not doing this may result in a 25% decrease in fuel economy. This happens with overinflated tires as well. Misaligned tires also drags down the efficiency of the fuel by 10%.

 

Follow these handy tips to experience your new Nissan to its fullest without worrying about the gas mileage. For more professional tips, you can visit Kelly Car in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus car tips, Emmaus Nissan, Emmaus Used Cars, Emmaus Used Nissan, Nissan on 07/10/2015 at 6:15 PM

2015-Buick-LaCrosse-C

Modern repair procedures, machines, materials, and design of the vehicles have made it possible for manufacturers to produce an engine with highly controlled finishes and accurate clearances, essentially all but doing away with the old-fashioned and elaborate break-in period. Even though the break-in process for new engines has been simplified considerably today, it is still an extremely important process.

The first few hours of a brand new car's engine are very crucial. Loading, temperature, rpm, and lubrication - everything is important. If these are correct, the bearings, cylinder walls, and rings will wear-in just right, till all the parts are smooth enough to create proper sealing and decrease friction to a normal level.

The engine of your new Buick car also needs a break-in for you to enjoy a smoother drive. If you fail to follow the right break-in procedure, then it might lead to engine damage. This damage is usually not easily determined at first but your engine might start showing signs of damage or failure a thousand mile sooner than it would have otherwise. The experts here at Kelly Car bring to you the steps to successfully break-in the engine effectively.

Starting Up The Engine The First Time

When you start the engine of your brand new Buick, the electronic control system will cause the idle speed to be a lot higher than normal. This is essential to make sure the oil pressure is sufficient to properly lubricate the cylinder walls. Continue running the engine at this speed till you reach the typical operating temperature. It would take about 15 to 20 minutes. In case the cold idle isn't at about 1200 rpm, increase the speed till the engine turns warm.

Performing A Break-In Run

Before the break-in process is performed, take your car to an area where will be able to safely reach a speed of 50 mph of higher. Rapidly accelerate to 50 mph and immediately let up on the accelerator, allowing your vehicle to lower down to the speed of about 30 mph for a few minutes. Then again accelerate quickly to 50 mph and lower down to 30 mph. repeat this process for about 15 to 20 times. Be careful while performing this process and keep on a look out for any other cars on the road.

The reason of acceleration is to enhance ring loading towards the cylinder walls. When you lower down the speed, additional oil is drawn up around the rings by the strong vacuum in the cylinders. It is important to spend as much time as you can in this break-in run. During this process, it is essential to observe the engine performance, braking, steering, temperature, oil pressure, and shifting. Once you have done the run, check for any signs of leakage.

After The Break-In Run

Once the break-in run has been successfully performed, it is important to take your car in for a checkup and an oil change once it reaches the end of the initial 500 miles. During the run, metal particles will get dislodged and enter in the oil. When you get the oil changed, it reduces any engine damage possibility that can be caused due to prolong usage of contaminated oil. It is also recommended that you get your Buick road tested to determine its performance.

The new engine usually continues burning oil for a certain period of time. Eventually, the consumption of oil will drop to an acceptable level of 2500 miles.

 

To get professional assistance or advice on anything automotive, please visit the Kelly Car dealership in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, or Emmaus.

 

Kelly Automotive sells new & used cars, trucks, hybrids and SUVs. Quality vehicles from Buick, GMC, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM and more - Count on Kelly. Located in Emmaus and Easton, Pennsylvania. Serving Allentown, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Trenton (New Jersey) and all of Greater Philadelphia, PA.


This entry was posted in Kelly Automotive Group and tagged Kelly Car, Emmaus Buick, emmaus new car, Emmaus Used Buick, Emmaus Used Cars, new buick on 07/07/2015 at 6:13 PM

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