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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer is Here

Take a look at the brand new 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer!  Since hitting the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi lot the new Lancer has turned a lot of heads.  Here is JB Lynn one of our Sales Consultants showing you the new sweet ride.

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Jack Frost is Coming, Are you Ready for Him?

If you look outside it might surprise you that today is the first day of Winter.  Usually at this time of year, it is frozen tundra, but this year, we got lucky. But I’m afraid we’ve got some bad news.  Usually when we get milder weather in December it means January and February will be brutal with snow and ice. But, with mild weather, you can start to winterize your car before Jack Frost makes his appearance Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi has some steps that will ease you into the coming Winter weather.

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  1. Wash Your Car

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To combat the icy roads we put down salt and soot to help with traction.  Sure, it gets us where we are going but it can do a number on our cars.  Before the first snow hits, you will want to wash your car.  Washing your car before Winter will remove all the dry mud that was caked on.  Mud can hurt the paint if it has been dried on for a long time.  In addition to the wash, add some wax to give your car the needed protection of the harsh Winter.

  1. Add a Battery Charger in Your Car

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Snowy weather puts your engine under more strain, which in turn means the battery is working harder.  Obviously if it is working harder that means more juice is being used.  This means the battery can run flat, quicker than usual.  Therefore, a battery charger is a good idea. These chargers clip onto your battery’s negative and positive terminals to give you an extra boost.

  1. Check Your Cars Liquids

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Nothing sounds more unpleasant than popping your hood on a freezing day.  Be preemptive and check you coolant, oil and anti-freeze.  Or you can come down to the Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi Fast Lane and we can do it for you.  You will want to have a half and half mix of coolant and water in your radiator.  The right mix will allow the water to stay as a liquid well below freezing point.  With engine oil you will want everything running smooth in the engine.

  1. Get New Wiper Blades and Refill Wiper Fluid

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Snow visibility can be rough, the wipers can smear and actually make your window even worse.  With wiper fluid that can level the playing field.  New wipers can reduce smear as well.

  1. Keep Your Gas at Least Half a Tank

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We aren’t worried about running gas while your driving, we are concerned about your car starting.  Low and changing temperatures can cause condensation to occur inside your gas tank which, when mixed with the fuel, could freeze as it makes its merry way along the fuel lines.

  1. Have a Good Ice Scrapper

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This one is pretty obvious.  Having a good ice scrapper can go a long way.  You want to get the ice off your car as fast and possible.

  1. Keep an Emergency Kit in the Car

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You may find you self in a situation where your car wont start. It’s always a good idea to be prepared.  An emergency kit could be a life saver.  An emergency kit consists of items like engine oil, spare wiper blades, tire pump, jumper cables, salt, blankets and other useful items.

  1. Getting Winter Tires

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Buying winter tires is the best way to fight against snowy conditions.  A good set can last for multiple winters and improve your car’s ability to drive on slippery surroundings.  Winter tires are game changers and many experts say that a 4X2 with winter tires are better in snow than 4X4 with regular tires.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander Is Both Safe and Stylish with Awards and Features to Boot

What can you get at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi that is both safe and stylish? It’s no other than the 2015  Mitsubishi Outlander!

The Outlander, along with two other Mitsubishi models, the Mirage and Outlander Sport, have earned the “Top Safety Pick” award from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. The Outlander owes its award to its state-of-the-art technology features, especially the Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) feature. The S-AWC all-wheel drive system features the convenience of push-button activation in addition to four distinct driving modes – the standard “Normal” mode, enhanced traction in slippery conditions with the “SNOW” setting, maximum traction in “Lock” and an “AWC ECO” mode that maximizes fuel efficiency by operating primarily as a front-wheel drive vehicle that switches in a split-second to all-wheel drive when multiple sensors determine its necessity.


The Mitsubishi Outlander has been completely redesigned from last year. The latest and greatest Outlander offers an all-new interior upgrade featuring a more contemporary-looking aesthetic for the instrument panel, along with greatly improved materials including high-grade soft-touch premium surfaces. Other amenities for the 2015 Outlander include: automatic air conditioning with micron air filtration, an enhanced six speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 – compatible audio system; leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, convenient steering wheel-mounted audio system and cruise controls, halogen headlights, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel!


View our Mitsubishi Outlander inventory HERE!

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Mitsubishi: Making North Huntingdon Roads Safer One Car at a Time

Whether driving in snow gives you heart palpitations or you get nervous behind the wheel when the rain is beating down, then chances are only the safest vehicles on the road make your “Potential New Car” List.

Well it’s time to toss that list in the trash, and simply drive to Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi on Route 30 in North Huntingdon because we have you covered.

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No matter the weather, the Mitsubishi-exclusive feature called S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) keeps your vehicle balanced, stable, and grounded at all times for increased safety. When you have a Mitsubishi vehicle with S-AWC, like an Outlander, Outlander Sport, or Lancer Evo, your vehicle provides enhanced traction rain or shine, sleet or snow; it doesn’t quit!

In addition to Mitsubishi’s S-AWC, when you drive an Outlander, you will be behind the wheel of one of the only vehicles in its segment with Active Front Differential, which is a new performance technology that splits the torque to enhance your vehicle’s effectiveness and efficiency even more. In fact, did you know that Mitsubishi’s Outlander and Outlander Sport line of SUVs was the “Most Awarded Family of AWD Vehicles to date?”

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So give us a call, and schedule your test drive today!

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The New Trend to Hit North Huntingdon? The All-New 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander!

The Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi new car lot is surging with 2015 models, ready to find a new home. Leading the way is the all-new 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander! This affordable midsize SUV received some updates for 2015 that will have any driver clamoring for the keys!

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower. A 224-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 engine is available. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 3.0-liter engine and all-wheel drive is optional with either powertrain. With front-wheel drive and the 2.4-liter engine, the 2015 Outlander earns an EPA-estimated 25/31 mpg city/highway.

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Standard features in the seven-seat 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander include a new leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth, and automatic climate control. Newly standard for 2015 is Mitsubishi’s FUSE Hands-Free Link System, which allows occupants to control audio and smartphone functions using voice commands. Available features include leatherette seats, HD Radio, a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, navigation, a rearview camera, heated front seats, and push-button start. Adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning are also optional.

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Mitsubishi Lancer: Sporty AND Safe

The Lancer is one of Mitsubishi’s most popular vehicles. Traditionally, it’s thought of as a sporty, compact vehicle, but this perception is about to change.


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named this affordably priced and fun-to-drive vehicle an official IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for both the 2014 and 2015 models.

The Lancer joins the ranks of Mitsubishi’s outstanding crossover/SUV offerings in the stylish 5-passenger Outlander Sport and the 7-passenger Outlander as Mitsubishi vehicles rated as a “Top Safety Pick” or higher.


The exceptionally well-engineered Lancer—thanks in part to Mitsubishi Motor’s patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body/chassis safety cell construction system—made the grade by passing a very stringent crash test.

In a press release, Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America said, “It’s truly gratifying to see our very popular Mitsubishi Lancer once again named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Lancer is a very versatile compact sports sedan that has it all—exceptional safety, excellent fuel economy, sporty performance, and plentiful standard features—and at a price to fit almost any budget.”

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Is the Mitsubishi Outlander on your Back-to-School Shopping List?

It’s August, which can only mean one thing—back to school! Your kids’ back-to-school checklists are almost completed…notebooks, pens, and pencils. But you forgot one thing: the Mitsubishi Outlander! Okay, maybe that’s not on your checklist, but your kids will enjoy it when they arrive at school the first day in style!


The Outlander is equipped with standard 3rd-row seating, making it a 7-passenger vehicle capable of carpooling. For improved comfort and ergonomics, the entire seating areas has been completely reconfigured, paying particular attention to making the fold-flat seats easier to operate and allowing up to 128.6 cubic feet of passenger room. The 60/40 rear split row seats and the 50/50 split 3rd row seat, combined with the power remote tailgate, makes storing sports equipment easy!

Your kids are equipped with new accessories—shoes, clothes, and backpacks—and your car should be too! The Outlander is accessorized with a dazzling 6.1-inch touchscreen display for a modern streamline look and added functionality. Located between the tachometer and speedometer, the Outlander’s color LCD multi-information display serves up a wide range of information, such as outside temperature, fuel level, average fuel consumption, trip details, and more!


The available next-generation navigation system features a 7-inch HD touchscreen, all-new 3D mapping, road speed limits, expanded Points of Interest (POI), and Mapcare (TM) and includes two map updates. Don’t know where the away game is? No problem! Quickly look up destinations and get detailed driving directions. Trying to avoid bus traffic? Real-time traffic data is simply a click away! Is it your day to carpool? The built-in Diamond Lane Guidance system can find the fastest routes using carpool lanes.

You can be sure the kids arrive at school safely in all weather conditions. Of all the technology in the Outlander, none are more important than the all-new advanced safety features. The available Lane Departure Warning (LDW)4 system uses an on-board camera to monitor lane position in front of the vehicle, alerting the driver if it detects the vehicle is leaving its lane. Additionally, the available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)5 system uses 77GHz radar technology to accurately judge distances between you and the vehicle ahead, helping you maintain a safe driving distance. And by alerting the driver of oncoming obstructions, the available Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)6 system can help you avoid accidents – and even automatically apply the brakes, if necessary. Its the perfect vehicle for any rainy or snowy day!

Check off the last item on your list and stop by our Mitsubishi location to test drive the Outlander today!

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