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How Horsepower Came to Be a Common Term

Nowadays when we purchase a vehicle of any kind we equate the term horsepower as a measurement of the vehicle's relative strength of the movement. In other words, the more horsepower, the faster it will go, or the more load it will be able to haul.

The term horsepower came about during the 18th century when the famous inventor, James Watt was looking for a way to sell his steam engines. He wanted a way to impress upon his customers the great power of the steam engine as it worked. One day he was observing ponies hauling coal from…

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How Dashboard Warning Lights Can Save You Money

A dashboard warning light saves you money. It can also save you time. It can also save you from being stuck in the middle of nowhere. Dashboard warning lights help communicate issues to the driver. They should never be ignored, but rather quickly addressed in the local area.

Our service team at Cape & Islands Mitsubishi is adept at handling dashboard warning lights. You might experience an oil pressure warning light. This could mean several things. Our expertly trained technicians will see if your levels are low.

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Safety and DIY Pre-Road Trip Inspection Tips

If you're planning a road trip this traveling season, our staff at Cape & Islands Mitsubishi would be happy to give you a few tips to keep in mind. Arriving safely is, of course, the top priority. We'd also encourage you to stop in for routine maintenance and any repairs prior to departing. These tips are easy DIY things you can easily check at home:

 

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Warranty on Used Cars


A warranty is an assurance that the manufacturer guarantees the quality of the product. Whenever you buy a new product, you expect a guarantee. It gives you the confidence that the product will serve you as required.

If the product fails to serve you as expected, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer to rectify the product for it to continue serving you efficiently. Likewise, today, it is possible to get a warranty on used cars.

There are different certification programs as well as extended warranties that come along with certain used vehicles. These programs act as a guarantee...
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The Role of Gap Insurance


So, you are very proud since you have become the owner of lightly used or new car -- congratulations! But hold on. You are soon involved in an accident, and the car is badly damaged, or it has been stolen. What next and it is only a year or two after buying your car. Are you still in a position to continue making payments on it? This is where Gap insurance comes in as a life saver. Gap insurance helps you when your car is…
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Come See Us at Cape & Islands Mitsubishi of South Yarmouth for Your Tire Service Needs


Getting proper tire service is one of the most important things that you can do as a vehicle owner. Your tires have a significant impact on not only the handling of your car or light truck, but also other things such as fuel economy, braking distance, and wet surface stability. Factors such as tire tread wear, wide wall balding, bulging, and others are indicators of tire condition and can be evaluated by a tire specialist such as the ones on our service team at Cape & Islands Mitsubishi, located in South Yarmouth.

If it’s about time that you get a…
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Tips That Make Traveling With a Pet Safe and Easy

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?He's not just a pet; he is a member of the family. So we don't want to leave him home. But we also want him safe and happy. Follow these tips, and you will want to take your pet with you whenever you can.

First, think about a safe and comfortable place for your pet to ride. Secured with a harness or in a crate will help keep you from being distracted and him from being injured in case of an accident. New SUVs provide plenty of space and great options for traveling with your pet. We have…
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Three big reasons to consider an SUV as your next car


If you have only ever driven a compact car or sedan, you may be wondering if purchasing an SUV is worth it. SUVs have many benefits over smaller vehicles to consider, and here are a few big ones.

Extra storage space
It comes as no surprise that a bigger vehicle can store bigger things. Not only can you store bigger things in back, but also haul more and seat more. Optional third-row in the Mitsubishi Outlander means comfortable seating for up to seven passengers.

More leg room
Not only are SUVs capable of hauling more, they are also capable doing…
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