Tips to Reduce Distracted Driving

Tips to Reduce Distracted Driving

Use a few of our handy tips to help you be a better driver!

When you are driving, there can be many distractions pulling your eyes off the road. Regardless of whether your children are fighting in the back seat or you’ve received a text from your best friend, distractions are quickly becoming a prevalent problem when you should be paying attention to where your car is going. Because your safety is a top priority for us here at Biggers Mitsubishi—and because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month—we have put together a few tips to reduce distracted driving significantly, helping you stay safe on the road all year round.

Put your cell phone away. Cell phones are the leading causes of distracted driving. Even with hands-off technology, you can be distracted while driving. The average time your eyes are off the road when you are reading a text is around five seconds. When you are traveling at 55 miles per hour, this means your vehicle has traveled the length of a football field while you have been looking away. Keeping your eyes on the road and your phone out of your hand will help decrease your chances of causing or being in an accident.

Eat and drink only when you are stopped. There’s nothing more tempting than a McDonald’s bag sitting in your passenger seat. The aroma of fresh fries alone makes it easy to sneak a few before you get home. While you’re fumbling to get your savory fix, though, your eyes are off the road, making it more likely you’ll get into an accident. Wait until you are fully stopped or you are at home before digging into your delicious fast food feast to reduce the likelihood of a crash.

Don’t get ready for work on the go. If you find yourself sleeping in and getting ready for work while you’re driving, we suggest you break that habit. Doing your makeup or shaving while driving is even more dangerous than texting. Every second your eyes are off the road while driving increases the danger you pose to yourself and others. A few minutes of lost sleep is worth being safe out on the road.

Do you have any tips to reduce distracted driving you would like to share? Tell them to Biggers Mitsubishi below.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Reveal Shows Off Serious Style Ugrades

Last month, Mitsubishi revealed its brand new Outlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The updated front-end, modern driving specifications, and the new CVT automatic gearbox were all on display.

The automaker delivered on its promise to improve upon the Outlander’s interior as well, which now features more contemporary, elegant styling to match its futuristic tech specs and functionality.

The overall styling of the 2016 Outlander is based on the same “Dynamic Shield” idea that was behind Mitsubishi’s XR PHEV II concept present at the Geneva Motor Show. Many new Mitsubishi models are getting this treatment, with new bumpers and grilles, alongside halogen headlights to match.

You can check out a gallery of the 2016 Mitsubishi here. Now that we’ve seen the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander reveal in New York, what do you think of the updated model? Get a good look at the images and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Mitsubishi L200 Revealed at Geneva Motor Show

Announcing the fifth generation Mitsubishi L200 revealed to the automotive world at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show in early March. Guaranteeing quality upgrades and refinements, the company still assures its “functionality and reliability as a work vehicle.”

The European pickup, which has been a presence in its market for almost a decade, asserts a redesigned front and rear fascia, a more spacious interior, and higher-quality materials. The truck features improved body mounting and a retuned suspension, which partner to reduce noise vibrations of its Super Select 4WD-II drivetrain. The L200 is available with either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, and a potential hybrid option could become available to consumers in the near future. The updated mini-truck also includes a Trailer Stability Assist and Lane Departure Warning for added safety features.

While the L200 is unfortunately not yet released to the North American market, it remains a beacon to the company’s ingenuity while its creature comforts cross over to the US market. So be sure to come visit Biggers Mitsubishi to drive the company’s innovative and top rated IIHS vehicles today.

Introducing the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept: A New Eco-Friendly Crossover

Mitsubishi made quite a stir during the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. With new models such as the XR-PHEV II and the L200, Mitsubishi dominated the event. Showcasing the latest in fuel-efficient technology and off-road design, both models are sure to be a success.

According to Mitsubishi, the XR-PHEV II has been in the works since 2013, allowing engineers to fine-tune the plug-in hybrid technology. The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept is a small SUV/Crossover that features a lightweight and compact body and very low emissions. It also features Battery Save, Battery Charge, and All-Electric modes giving drivers a variety of choices.

The L200 is an all-new pickup, initially launched in Thailand. This new sport utility truck has been a smash hit, perfect for functionality and reliability. Unfortunately, the L200 is only being offered in Europe and parts of Asia at the moment, but depending on its success, it may make its way to the US sooner or later.

Both of these models represent the future of Mitsubishi, emphasizing eco-friendly design. The XR-PHEV is an SUV and the L200 is a pickup, two segments associated with bad fuel economy and harmful emissions—something Mitsubishi is looking to change.

Test Drive a Mitsubishi for Free Gas!

Test drive a Mitsubishi for free gas.

Jaime got a pass to free Shell gas. Will you be next?

Is a new car on your mind? Hopefully. Would you like to save money on gas? Of course you do!

During the month of October, we at Biggers Mitsubishi have been encouraging our residents to come in and test drive a Mitsubishi model. Each person who does so will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card.

In the photo to the left, our very own General Sales Manager, Emal Noor, gave away a $100 Shell gas card to Jaime, the winner of our Omron tent event raffle. Depending on your vehicle, that could be up to three free trips to your local gas station!

With the $250 gas card, your opportunities to save are through the roof! What are you waiting for? Visit Biggers Mitsubishi today in Elgin, Illinois, and see Emal or a sales representative for a test drive. Give yourself a chance to save for your holiday trips, and go for a fun ride in a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Outlander, Mirage or Lancer today!

Mitsubishi Will Reveal Outlander PHEV at Paris Motor Show

The Outlander PHEV is debuting at the Paris Auto Show.

Could the Mitsubishi Outlander lineup be adding a plug-in vehicle in the US?

The Paris Motor Show just got underway, after weeks and weeks of anticipation. The reveal we’re most excited for at Biggers Mitsubishi is that of the Outlander plug-in, which has already been rumored to come to the United States next fall as a 2016 model.

The Outlander PHEV is expected to stand out with massively improved styling and material quality, which Mitsubishi claims will fit within a new “Sporty and Sophisticated” design theme.

From what we know of its appearance already, the new PHEV has hit the mark. An updated horizontal grille leads to reshaped headlights, on top of a better integrated air dam in sexy black and chrome accents. The overall result is a much sleeker, attractive look that’ll have people turning heads at the Motor Show and, we suspect, in the streets next year.

Inside, Mitsubishi says passengers will find black wood grain trim and silver accents throughout the cabin, hand-stitched leather seats, and a new center console inspired by Japanese black lacquer boxes.

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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