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Keep Your Windshield Clear in the Winter With Winter Wiper Blades

At Hixson Lincoln, we care that you are informed about your vehicle maintenance so you stay safe when driving in the winter. Keeping your wiper blades functioning and in good condition is important in staying safe while traveling. In the wintertime, it is smart to switch over to a winter wiper blade that is built with a more sturdy frame, anti-clogging armor, and a stronger synthetic rubber that stays soft in the cold weather.

A good rule of thumb is to switch to winter blades at the time that you switch over to winter tires.  

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How to Tell if You Need Winter Tires or All-Season Tires This Holiday Season

At Hixson Lincoln, we have many Alexandria drivers that ask about which type of tires are best for their winter traveling needs. Read further to learn if your vehicle needs winter tires or all-season tires.

The type of tires that you need will depend on the conditions where you drive. If you need to drive in a place that only gets light snowfall, all-season tires may be the right option. Winter tires are more appropriate for areas that have heavy snowfall, black ice, and icy roads. 

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Roof Racks for Your Vehicle

If you need extra cargo space or a way to carry items that won't fit in your vehicle, Hixson Lincoln can get you outfitted with a roof rack for your car or truck. There are many advantages to having a rack when driving around Alexandria, LA, and we'll make sure yours fits your vehicle properly.

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The Importance of Your Vehicle's Alternator

Here at Hixson Lincoln in Alexandria, LA, we have a goal to help you keep your vehicle in good condition. The alternator is an important component of your vehicle's electrical system, and if your alternator fails, then it can cause the vehicle to suddenly shut down.

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Different Car Battery Technologies for Performance

Car batteries are available in different formats. You can select a traditional battery, a lead-acid type, or a lithium-based product. If you understand the benefits that each battery offers, the process of buying a suitable replacement will be easier.

The most expensive battery option uses lithium technology to supply power. When compared to other batteries, lithium products have high charging and discharging capabilities. 

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Auto Suspension Systems Provide Ride Comfort

Every time you drive over a pothole or another obstacle on the road, you might feel slight vibrations. Thanks to your car's functional suspension system, you won't be bothered too much by shocks from the ground. The chassis of a modern vehicle is stabilized by multiple parts that are intricately interconnected. For example, the lower and upper control arms support dampers and springs, which are rigid enough to resist significant rotation and vertical or horizontal motion. 

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In Pursuit of Innovative Excellence: The New Lincoln Continental

The Lincoln Continental has a long history that's full of ups and downs, but the 2019 Lincoln Continental is looking to rewrite history. This particular sedan is a road warrior thanks to its excellent ride quality. In addition to that, this vehicle has been implemented with numerous innovative features that falls under the technology department.

The sedan's audio system comes from Revel Ultima, and it creates a listening experience that rivals a live concert. Lincoln has decided to incorporate a CD player into some of its high-level trims, but streaming is still available. 

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Headlight Troubles Can Be Complex

Have you noticed your headlights broadcast a dim beam? If so, the odds are the bulbs are ready to burn out. Once one or more headlight goes out, driving in poor light conditions becomes dangerous. So, be ever mindful of issues with the lights.

Changing the bulbs might not be a do-it-yourself job. Removing the headlight housing could require taking out the battery to reach the old bulb. Even when access is easy, removing and replacing a bulb requires a steady hand. Otherwise, you could cause unnecessary damage. 

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Lincoln Nautilus Performance Features You Can Count On

One of the newest luxury crossovers on the road today is the Lincoln Nautilus. It includes features of both an SUV and a smaller sedan, allowing it to provide the best of both worlds for consumers. That is why we here at Hixson Lincoln of Alexandria are so excited to tell you about the new performance features in the new 2019 model.

First, the twin turbocharged engine kicks out an impressive 335 horsepower and up to 380 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will always get the job done when you need it the most.  

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The Lincoln MKX is an Example of Auto Luxury

By their very nature, crossovers offer so much versatility. When going with a crossover, though, you certainly don't have to miss out on the finer things. The Lincoln MKX is packed with features that make it a stylish ride and fun to drive. It's a great addition to our lineup of Lincoln vehicles at Hixson Lincoln of Alexandria.

From the moment you walk up to your car with key fob in hand, it'll sense your presence and will start welcoming you back. Exterior lights will illuminate and a Lincoln logo will be projected next to the driver…

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