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MAINTENANCE TIPS

Cleaning The Interior

A few handy tips for cleaning the interior of your Mitsubishi:

  • Clean plastic, vinyl, leather, fabric and flocked parts with a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm water and a small amount of neutral detergent.
  • Don’t use cleaners, conditioners or protectants that contain silicone or wax. These products may cause annoying reflections that obscure your vision.
  • Clean the carpet with a vacuum cleaner and remove any stains with carpet cleaner.
  • Oil and grease can be removed from carpets by lightly dabbing with a clean, colourfast cloth and stain remover.

Cleaning The Exterior

Keep the exterior of your Mitsubishi looking clean and new by ensuring the following:

  • If the exterior of your vehicle comes into contact with saltwater, anti-freeze, soot or dust, iron powder, bird droppings or any corrosive chemical substances, be sure to wash it immediately.
  • After washing your vehicle, make sure all traces of soap or detergent are removed, and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
  • After washing, also carefully clean the joints and flanges of the doors and engine hood where dirt is likely to hide from view.
  • If you live in a coastal area, it’s particularly important to wash your car regularly. Wind-born spray from the sea can distribute salt for a distance of up to 20 kilometres from the shore.

Cleaning The Underside

For 4WD vehicles such as the Pajero, Outlander and Triton, it’s important to keep the underside clean – particularly if you drive off-road.  This will remove corrosive dirt, dust and salt water.

When washing the underside:

  • Be sure to wear a pair of rubber gloves and exercise caution.
  • Be careful not to spray water onto any electrical components in the engine compartment.

Weather Protection - Cold Weather Care

As the salt and other chemicals spread on the roads in some areas in winter can have a harmful effect on your vehicle, you should clean it as often as possible to prevent corrosion and lasting damage.

Also: If you live in a particularly cold area, be sure to wipe off all water from the rubber parts around the doors to prevent the doors from freezing.

It’s also recommended you book in for a Mitsubishi Preventative Service before and after the winter months – to ensure your Mitsubishi remains in optimal condition.

Paintwork

Applying wax to your vehicle can help prevent the build up of dust and road chemicals on your paintwork. When doing so, be mindful that:

  • You should apply a wax solution after washing your vehicle, at least once every three months.
  • You shouldn’t wax your vehicle in direct sunlight and should only apply wax after the surfaces have cooled.

When it comes to polishing your paintwork:

  • Only polish your vehicle if the paintwork has become stained or lost its lustre.
  • Matt-finish parts and plastic bumpers mustn’t be polished as this may stain them or damage their finish.

Damaged Paint

Often, your paintwork may be damaged due to flying stones or corrosion. If this is the case:

  • Small cracks and scratches can be touched up with Mitsubishi touch-up paint to prevent corrosion – and to keep your vehicle looking new.
  • The paint code number for your vehicle can be found on the vehicle information code plate in the engine compartment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get my Mitsubishi serviced?


As a minimum, your Mitsubishi should be serviced in line with Mitsubishi’s recommended servicing intervals which are 12 months or 15,000km*. Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution service intervals are 6 months or 5,000km*. However, depending on how and under what conditions your vehicle is driven, more frequent servicing may be required.

Check the service and maintenance section in your service and warranty booklet to find our when your regular servicing is due and if your vehicle requires more servicing.

*Whichever occurs first.

As a minimum, your Mitsubishi should be serviced in line with Mitsubishi’s recommended servicing intervals which are 12 months or 15,000km*. Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution service intervals are 6 months or 5,000km*. However, depending on how and under what conditions your vehicle is driven, more frequent servicing may be required.

Check the service and maintenance section in your service and warranty booklet to find our when your regular servicing is due and if your vehicle requires more servicing.

*Whichever occurs first.


What's the benefit of genuine Mitsubishi servicing?


Taking your vehicle to a Mitsubishi genuine service centre ensures the long-term safety and reliability of your Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi’s factory trained service team will ensure your vehicle receives the expert servicing and care it needs. Plus, you’ll protect the resale value of your vehicle – a full, documented service history is a valuable asset when it comes time to sell.

Taking your vehicle to a Mitsubishi genuine service centre ensures the long-term safety and reliability of your Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi’s factory trained service team will ensure your vehicle receives the expert servicing and care it needs. Plus, you’ll protect the resale value of your vehicle – a full, documented service history is a valuable asset when it comes time to sell.


Is Mitsubishi genuine servicing competitively priced?


Mitsubishi genuine servicing is competitively priced. Mitsubishi offers one of Australia’s best service intervals of 12 months or 15,000km* which means you pay less services over the time you own the car*.

More frequent servicing is required on some specialist vehicles and those operated under specific operating conditions such as frequent short trips, driving in dusty, sandy or salty conditions and prolonged idling or stop-start driving.

If you purchased your vehicle on or after 1st October 2012, your vehicle may also be covered by the Mitsubishi Capped Price Servicing Program which means you’ll enjoy scheduled regular servicing costs capped for up to 4 years*.

*Roadside Assist, if extended in accordance with service conditions, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years. Conditions apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Excludes government, rental and national fleet customers.

Mitsubishi genuine servicing is competitively priced. Mitsubishi offers one of Australia’s best service intervals of 12 months or 15,000km* which means you pay less services over the time you own the car*.

More frequent servicing is required on some specialist vehicles and those operated under specific operating conditions such as frequent short trips, driving in dusty, sandy or salty conditions and prolonged idling or stop-start driving.

If you purchased your vehicle on or after 1st October 2012, your vehicle may also be covered by the Mitsubishi Capped Price Servicing Program which means you’ll enjoy scheduled regular servicing costs capped for up to 4 years*.

*Roadside Assist, if extended in accordance with service conditions, is available for a maximum of up to 5 years. Conditions apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Excludes government, rental and national fleet customers.


Will my warranty be affected if I don't use Mitsubishi to service my car?


Mitsubishi recommends that scheduled services are performed by your Mitsubishi dealer. However, services can be carried out by another qualified service provider if the service is performed in accordance with the requirements detailed in your vehicle service and warranty booklet, and using proprietary oils, coolant and fluids where specified.

If servicing is performed in accordance with the requirements, your warranty will not be affected.

Mitsubishi recommends that scheduled services are performed by your Mitsubishi dealer. However, services can be carried out by another qualified service provider if the service is performed in accordance with the requirements detailed in your vehicle service and warranty booklet, and using proprietary oils, coolant and fluids where specified.

If servicing is performed in accordance with the requirements, your warranty will not be affected.


What happens if non-Mitsubishi approved parts are fitted to my vehicle during a service?


Mitsubishi recommends that only genuine Mitsubishi parts are fitted to your vehicle. If a problem or damage occurs as a result of using non-genuine parts or non-approved fluids or lubricants, your warranty may not cover the component affected or related components.

Mitsubishi recommends that only genuine Mitsubishi parts are fitted to your vehicle. If a problem or damage occurs as a result of using non-genuine parts or non-approved fluids or lubricants, your warranty may not cover the component affected or related components.


What happens if I miss or prolong a regular Mitsubishi vehicle service?


Missing a regular service or prolonging time between services increases the risk of premature deterioration of some engine components as a result of reduced lubrication and protection performance.

In addition, if your vehicle has Capped Price Servicing, you may not benefit from the total number of available services under this program. Regular servicing is essential to keep your Mitsubishi operating at its best, so if you miss a service due date, please talk to your Mitsubishi dealer for a solution.

Missing a regular service or prolonging time between services increases the risk of premature deterioration of some engine components as a result of reduced lubrication and protection performance.

In addition, if your vehicle has Capped Price Servicing, you may not benefit from the total number of available services under this program. Regular servicing is essential to keep your Mitsubishi operating at its best, so if you miss a service due date, please talk to your Mitsubishi dealer for a solution.


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