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Using the Right Tire Pressure

Using the right tire pressure can not only add life to your tires but can also prevent blowouts and having to buy tires unnecessarily. Many drivers don’t fully understand how much tire pressure their car requires to drive correctly. Pay us a visit at Hixson Lincoln of Alexandria and let our professionals offer you some great tips on tire maintenance and recommended tire pressure.

Although your tires recommend a certain PSI of air pressure, this is not what’s recommended for your vehicle. It’s only the maximum amount the tire should be expected to hold. 

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Is Your Car's Suspension Working Properly?

There are many signs that the suspension on your car is worn out. If you find your car veering when you're trying to drive straight or bouncing too much over small bumps, there might be parts that need to be replaced.

While suspension is designed to last for a long time, running into potholes or curbs can lead to extra wear and even break certain parts. Having fully functional ball joints, tie-rod ends, and bushing can make for a comfortable ride in the cab and improve the overall handling of your car or truck. Regular maintenance can extend the…

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Reliable Alerts in the 2018 Lincoln MKX

In the 2018 Lincoln MKX, you don't need to hurt your neck trying to see if the coast is clear for you to move. This popular crossover is built to do all of that for you.

The Blind Spot Information system is available on a range of trim levels. When you get this feature, you're getting sensors in the rear quarters of the vehicle body. 

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How Does Enhanced Active Park Assist Work in the Lincoln MKZ?

For over a century, car drivers have found themselves perplexed by tight parking places. Even the earliest cars had to wrangle with horses to find the right spot. As society advanced to accept and make room for the automobile, parking spots grew tighter as traffic increased.

Lincoln engineers took the danger of contact while parking away by including the Enhanced Active Park Assist. 

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What Fuel Mileage Can You Expect from the Lincoln MKT?

Lincoln offers two engines in the new Lincoln MKT model range, including the 3.7-liter engine in the Premier trim and the twin-turbo 3.5-liter engine in the Reserve trim. Many people do not look for fuel savings when purchasing a high-class luxury vehicle like the Lincoln MKT. This class of vehicle is typically built for comfort, not fuel economy.

That being said, either trim of the Lincoln MKT is a thirsty beast. The lower powered 3.7-liter engine provides less torque and acceleration than the top-of-the-line Reserve, and only sends power to the front wheels. 

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What is the Adaptive Headlight System in the Lincoln Continental?

Since the invention of headlights, drivers have peered into the shadows to diagnose what may be lurking in the darkness when making a turn. Lincoln has countered this problem by placing an adaptive headlight system in the Continental.

The adaptive headlight system connects the headlights to the steering system. When the driver spins the steering wheel in a turn, the headlights swivel to illuminate the spot to which the driver is steering the car, so that the driver can see what is beyond that halo of light. 

 

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Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: A Powerful Hybrid With A Refined Style

Are you interested in purchasing a hybrid vehicle but unwilling to compromise on style and performance? Allow Hixson Lincoln of Alexandria to introduce you to the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, a popular midsize luxury hybrid that is as efficient as it is powerful.

The 2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid boasts an impressive twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. You'll never be at a loss for power with an engine that delivers 400 horsepower. 

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Lincoln MKC Impresses with Interior Luxury

The Lincoln MKC gives you the confidence to traverse any road in the city or country under all kinds of driving conditions. Its Automatic Emergency Braking helps to minimize or eliminate traffic accidents. If you are in danger of hitting another vehicle or a person, the Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection gives you an audiovisual warning and actively brakes if you don't respond appropriately.

Interior luxury begins with hand-stitched Wollsdorf leather that wraps the steering wheel as well as available Bridge of Weir Deepsoft leather that trims the bucket seats up front. 

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Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

If you have ever been sitting in Alexandria, LA traffic and noticed that little temperature indicator start to tick up in your car, you know that it can be quite harrowing. When your engine begins to overheat, the usual culprit is that there is a leak or a defect somewhere in your coolant system. This is a big problem for your engine because it relies on that system to allow the pistons and cylinders to continue firing right while there is indeed quite a bit of heat inside that contraption. 

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Reasons Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated in Your Vehicle

The tire pressure indicators in your vehicle alert you when the tires are not riding on the recommended amount of air. Here is how riding on tires with the wrong air pressure can negatively impact your vehicle.

If the tire pressure gets too low, then more of the tire tread is coming in contact with the surface of the road. Not only does the tread wear faster and unevenly, it will make handling harder for the driver because of more tire contacts the road. 

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