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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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Driving Safely with Bicyclists

Many people have discovered the health and fitness benefits of riding bikes. As a result, many cities and towns experienced major increases in bicyclists on the streets and roads. Unfortunately, there has also been a sharp rise in bike accidents with autos. Improved driver awareness is an essential part of reducing collisions.

Drivers know the dangers of distracted driving; they must also be alert for bicycles. Drivers should stay below the posted speed limits and allow extra space between their vehicles and any nearby bicycles. 

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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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