Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

What are the car seat laws in Illinois?

Thursday, June 4th, 2020
Girl strapped by a seatbelt in a car seat against a white background.

Illinois prescribes car seats based on the approximate age and size of a child. Age is a good general marker, and size is used to determine which type of seat the child fits in best. What car seats should be used at which ages according to Illinois law?


Which vehicles are best for the Chicago winter?

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
A lone individual walks up a snow-covered road in a neighborhood, with slushy tire tracks.

Best Mitsubishi Models for Winter Driving in Chicago

Be ready, Chicagoans: the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a particularly snowy winter in Chicago this year. And folks would do well to heed its warning; as weird as the weather was last year, the almanac was 80.5% accurate at predicting it.

In addition to the extra snow, temperatures are predicted to be warmer than usual. This may sound pleasant, but it could mean even more driving danger if temperatures hover around the freezing points and keep roads slick.

With an imposing winter on the way, citizens of Chicago and the surrounding area are looking to stock up on able vehicles that can take it on. Which vehicles are best for staying safe and secure during winter in Chicago? (more…)

Why should I switch to snow tires on my car during winter?

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Car tires on winter road covered with snow

Benefits of Winter Tires in Snow

Now that the winter months have hit us here in the Midwest, drivers know that road conditions can be a hassle at best, and dangerous at worst. If you’re in the Chicago area and are looking for peace of mind behind the wheel this winter, consider switching your vehicle’s tires out for specially designed winter tires.  (more…)

How Technologically Advanced is the New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Lineup at Continental Mitsubishi near Chicago IL?

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
side view of a white 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

List of 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport New Technology Features

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport lineup is one of our favorite and most popular lineups here at Continental Mitsubishi near Chicago, IL, and it’s not hard to see why. That’s because the 2018 model year has gifted the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport lineup at Continental Mitsubishi with a sporty and athletic new exterior design, a next generation transmission, and a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features. It’s those features we’re going to cover here as we list some of the best new technology features for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport lineup. (more…)

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
Image of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander with an over lay that says IIHS Top Safety Pick Advanced Safety Features

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander IIHS Top Safety Pick

A popular pick among families, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander features plenty of interior space for everything to sit comfortably, the efficiency for everyday driving and the performance needed to offer a stable drive. What’s more, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with a variety of advanced safety features designed for a safe ride. These impressive features and technologies have resulted in the new Outlander being named a Tops Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. (more…)

Why Should I Switch to Snow Tires in the Winter?

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
winter tires driving on a snowy road

How Do Snow Tires Affect your Driving? 

Up here in Chicago, we know that snow tires are among the must-haves for winter driving. But how exactly do they affect your driving? Here at Continental Mitsubishi, we’ll walk you through why you should switch your all-season tires over to snow tires during the winter.  (more…)

Adaptive Cruise Control in your Mitsubishi

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Mitsubishi Adaptive Cruise Control Explained

Mitsubishi Adaptive Cruise Control Explained

In modern vehicles, there are a wide variety of advanced driver-assistance features designed cut down on reaction times and give driver’s the easiest, safest driving experience possible. Among those features is the Mitsubishi Adaptive Cruise Control, which works to help drivers maintain a steady speed, while adjusting to the vehicles around them. (more…)

Ensure Safe Travels with the 2017 Outlander

Monday, December 12th, 2016
2017 Outlander Top Safety Pick+

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander is a Top Safety Pick+

The Mitsubishi Outlander has taken the gold with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for four consecutive years in the competition for the safest SUV. The 2017 Mitsubishi has been awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award, earning “Good” ratings in the institute’s five crashworthiness tests and headlight rating and advanced or superior in its front crash prevention. (more…)

Get Your Car Ready for Winter!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
fall maintenance checklist

How To Winterize Your Car

Chicago winters can get really cold and sometimes dangerous to drive through. You can prepare your vehicle to handle the harsh weather with the below fall maintenance tips from Continental Mitsubishi. You can also bring your vehicle in to our dealership’s service department for a complete vehicle inspection to make sure your car is ready for the upcoming season. (more…)

Trick-or-Treating Times Countryside IL Area

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Trick or treating hours countryside il

One of the best parts about Halloween is all of the candy! The costumes are fun but have a lifespan limited to the school Halloween party and trick-or-treating. But, the candy kids bring in from such activities can last for weeks. As a parent, you get to choose your favorite treats from the kiddos’ bags and for the kids, it’s sugar heaven. (more…)