How to Take Care of Your Eagle Summit
The Eagle Summit is a subcompact car that is very economical. It may be small but it is very reliable. It is designed to be low maintenance, so you don't have to be afraid of maintaining it properly as it isn't a daunting task. If you know the basics of proper car maintenance, it gives you all the more reason not to stress about how to take care of your Eagle Summit. To get you started, here are a few basic tips in taking care of your car.
- Regular engine tune-ups is a must.
The engine plays a very big role on your car, but don't worry because properly maintaining it is very simple. You can start by checking the motor oil in it if it is still clean and at the right level. If the engine oil level is low, it might not be able to lubricate all the engine parts. Allowing your engine to run with very little oil can spell damage to your engine, as you are putting your engine at risk of overheating.
Speaking of overheating engine, your engine is equipped with a cooling system to prevent just that. The cooling system is designed to keep the engine at the normal operating temperature. The coolant helps the cooling system in keeping the engine cool so it is also important to keep it at the right level.Also, remember to flush it annually and replace it with new coolant mixture.If you leave the coolant for a long time, it might get acidic and cause the metal components of the cooling system to corrode. You also need to inspect the cooling system for leaks as you don't want to run of coolant while you are driving.
Because of the function of the tires, they are bound to wear out rather quickly, compared to the other parts of your vehicle. However, if you know how to practice proper tire care, your tires can last long. All four tires should be checked regularly. In checking the tires, always check the air pressure in the tires too. Under-inflated tires can cause premature wear and also lessen fuel mileage. Another thing is don't forget to check if the grooves on the tires are still deep enough to provide traction on the road. You should also rotate the tires so they'll wear out evenly. Wheel balancing and alignment is important so that your tires will be able to provide longer years of service as well.
- Regularly check your car battery.
Your car battery stores the electrical energy that your car needs to power up its electrical components. Normally, batteries are made to last for up to five years but that still depends on the driving conditions and where you are driving. On hotter areas, batteries last shorter than five years. For preventive maintenance, it is recommended that you change the battery once every four years. The battery also needs to be charged at least once a year. And to ensure a smooth flow of electric power from the battery to the various electrical components, make sure that the battery ports and terminals ends are clean and free from rust.
Remembering Eagle Summit’s 7 Years of Performance, Style, and Comfort
A subcompact vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, the Eagle Summit was in production from 1989 to 1996. It was one of the passenger lines that helped expand the service network and marketing mix of Jeep dealers in North America. The Summit’s predecessors were the Plymouth and Dodge Colt (sedan), and it was introduced together with the release of the third-generation Mitsubishi Mirage. Two generations of production resulted into several variants: a sedan, coupe, and wagon. The last Summit rolled off the assembly plant in 1996.
1989-1992: 1st generation
Introduced as a sedan in two trims (DL and LX), the first-gen Summit was powered by a 1.5 L, eight-valve, four-cylinder engine that produced 81 hp. As for the LX trim, another engine option was available: a 1.6 L, 16-valve DOHC that produced 123 hp. It featured 100.7 cubic feet of interior volume, making it a compact car with spacious rear legroom.
In 1990, low-cost and high-end models were added in the product line-up. The high-end ES version was equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, a 1.6 L engine, a sport suspension, and 14-inch alloy wheels. All 1990 models were modified with an all-caps lettering at the rear.
Upgrades during the following year included four additional valves built into the 1.5 L engine, resulting into higher hp output. The ES version’s wheels were now smaller, and disc brakes are found only on the front wheels. A two-door hatchback was also released in 1991, and was available in base and ES versions. The hatchback was equipped with a new front grille, a four-speed transmission for manual base hatchbacks, a five-speed transmission on other manual cars, a four-speed type on automatic sedans, and a three-speed transmission on automatic hatchbacks.
In 1992, the Summit Wagon was added to the line-up. It was a completely different car because of its sliding rear side door and high roofline. It was not related to Summits based on the Mirage because it was actually a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi RVR.
1993-1996: 2nd generation
Now based on the fourth-gen Mitsubishi Mirage CC platform, the second-gen Summit featured a more spacious interior and a lighter weight. It also has a rounder exterior and a multi-link rear suspension. The line-up for this generation included a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan.
In 1994, standard equipment included an airbag on the driver’s side. The ES sedan was upgraded with larger wheels, while the DL sedan was renamed as LX. In the following year, a passenger side airbag replaced the motorized seat belt. Because the Dodge and Plymouth Colts were dropped, the Summit remained as the only Mirage-based vehicle. In 1996, the last model was launched, which featured new colors and fabrics. Despite its discontinuation, the Eagle Summit continues to be a favorite among Eagle fans and enthusiasts who love its reliable performance, spacious interiors, and practical design.