Have you been giving the fuel tank of your Mitsubishi Mirage the same attention that you would ordinarily give on its engine, suspension or transmission? Probably not, but this won't be surprising either. In fact, a lot of people would simply ignore the condition of their car's fuel tank. Why? Probably because they don't think it's important. Without any moving part, they don't find the fuel tank as something that would affect the performance of their vehicle. And they don't see the fuel tank as a problematic part, either. After all, fuel tanks were made to last for the life of the vehicle.
The fuel tank, however, is not the least important part in a vehicle. Even if it has no moving parts, it is still one of the most important parts of your Mitsubishi Mirage. The main purpose of the fuel tank is to store fuel before it is delivered to the engine. With gasoline serving as the lifeblood of the vehicle, there is just no way for your car to run if it has no fuel tank that will serve as the fuel storage for the vehicle's engine.
There is truth in the fact that fuel tanks were made to last for a lifetime. Such truth, however, still depends on a lot of circumstances. Some circumstances may cause damages to your Mitsubishi Mirage fuel tank and in such conditions, your only choice is to repair the existing fuel tank or replace it with a new one; that is if you don't want to park your Mitsubishi Mirage in your garage forever.
A small leak or hole in the fuel tank may be easily repaired. For severely damaged or corroded gas tanks, however, the only solution would be a replacement. In such conditions, your computer and the Internet can help a lot. Through the Internet, you will find a lot of replacement Mitsubishi Mirage fuel tanks available for your specific Mirage year model. These Mitsubishi Mirage gas tanks come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials so finding one that matches the specifications of the original would surely be easy.