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What is LATCH?

If you have a child, then you should look at the vehicle based on the LATCH standard. This is so that your child can be safe during the ride. Before choosing a vehicle, some tests need to be done so that you can know for certain what to expect when it comes to attaching a child seat.

The purpose behind LATCH is to make it easier to attach a child seat. One of the factors that are often mentioned when it comes to LATCH is tether anchors. They are very important when it comes to forward facing restraints. 

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Benefits of the Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned Distinction

If you are looking to purchase a vehicle that is a step up from what you have previously owned, you can shop our large inventory of Lincoln certified pre-owned vehicles. This option provides you with high-end vehicles that fit your budget, but with the confidence of knowing your vehicle is going to hold up well in the future. Each vehicle will be inspected by an expertly-trained service technician. During this process, it is determined if a vehicle needs repairs or not. The appropriate maintenance is performed prior to the vehicle going up for sale. 

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The Lincoln MKC Offer Luxury and Performance

The MKC is popular with families and individuals desiring a luxurious crossover. The Lincoln car is also built for performance. Whether you want the vehicle for daily commutes or for extended recreational road trips, the MKC is capable. See what the crossovers have to offer by venturing to our Lincoln sales facility.

The adaptive cruise control technology works in combination with sensors that continually monitor traffic speed. The vehicle effortlessly slows down and resumes speed automatically to match the flow.  

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New Lincoln Nautilus Poised to Impress at Every Turn

Savvy drivers looking for distinction and luxury know to look to Lincoln for all of their automotive needs. The all-new Lincoln Nautilus is entering the luxury crossover market poised to impress even the most discerning driver. With an impressive amount of premium performance and styling features, this vehicle is sure to be a hit on roads everywhere.

The innovative auto-folding side view mirrors automatically fold in when the driver leaves the Nautilus. This intuitive feature protects the mirrors from damage in the way of knicks and scratches.  

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Check Out the Lincoln Continental Performance Features

Are you looking to purchase a luxury sedan? Our team at Hixson Lincoln of Alexandria recommends the Lincoln Continental. The Continental's price starts at $46,145 and offers four trims and eight configurations. This luxury sedan is a popular choice at our dealership because it comes with a number of amenities that include exceptional performance features. Let's look at a few of its performance features below.

The Continental offers an available twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine. This engine offers efficient horsepower and an available AWD powertrain.  

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Explore the Technological Features of the Lincoln Navigator

The full-sized Lincoln Navigator SUV remains popular for its luxurious and spacious features. However, owners also appreciate the vast number of technological amenities available on models found in the U.S.

Parallel and perpendicular parking becomes easier when using the assistive technology. Sensors automatically detect an available space. The driver needs to simply shift into the appropriate gear and apply the brakes, as the Navigator parks itself. The Navigator also comes with lane-keeping and obstacle warning systems that help prevent potential collisions. 

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Active Safety Tech in the 2018 Lincoln MKZ

You can take to the streets with confidence when you're in the 2018 Lincoln MKZ. This highly sought-after mid-sized luxury sedan is available with active safety features that act as a second pair of eyes on the road.

Pre-Collision Assist is a useful feature that can help you avoid potential accidents. As you're driving, cameras and sensors monitor the road ahead. If it detects an obstacle that you might hit, the system will let you know through an audible warning. The brakes are also pre-charged so that you can come to a complete stop if you need to…

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Improve Your Credit Score

If you are interested in buying a home or a car, you need to make sure that your credit score is as high as you can get it. There are some steps you need to consider taking in order to boost your credit score.

You need to request copies of your credit reports. Review your reports to ensure that everything contained in them is accurate. Many people discover errors in their credit reports. Once corrected, their credit scores improve. You will also want to make sure you are current in all of your payments. This includes your credit cards. 

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What Extreme Weather Does to a Car Battery

Both extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures can impact how well your vehicle's battery operates. When it is cold out, the battery and starter may need more amps to turn the engine. This can be difficult if the battery is old or is not properly charged.

Even if the battery is new, it can experience excess wear if it is forced to start too many times in cold weather. When the battery is hot, it could lose its electrolyte. The battery itself could also be damaged or explode if it is exposed to excessively hot temperatures.  

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What do You do in the Case of a Questionable Battery?

When entering the winter season, it is advisable to have your battery and electrical systems in your car checked for viability. If you find that your battery and system are in good working order and you still are having sluggish starts, then you may consider storing an alternate battery for emergency use.

Storing an alternate battery is simple. However, the storing requires more than just purchasing the battery and setting it aside. First, you must make sure the battery voltage never drops below 12.4V during storage. 

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