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The Future-Driven Tech of the Lincoln MKT

The Lincoln MKT marvels consumers through delivering the cool crossover SUV look. First impressions about the Lincoln MKT usually focus on looks and performance. That's fine, but buyers should look closely at all the features. The technology specs, in particular, will impress.

SYNC 3 may be the trademark tech item associated with the Lincoln MKT. SYNC 3 represents the manufacturer's innovative voice-activated technology. With this system, executing voice commands comes with no hassles. SYNC 3 even integrates with smartphones.

 

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The Lincoln Navigator Incorporates Modern Technology into Its Cutting-Edge Design

The Lincoln Navigator has been made with advanced technology to offer drivers like you in Alexandria a better driving experience. This technology can give you the safety, reliability and practicality that you deserve during your time behind the wheel.

The speed-sensitive adaptive LED headlamps shine like sparkling jewels while emitting the right amount of light for you to see clearly. When you’re driving at lower speeds, a wider beam of light will be emitted while longer beams are cast at higher speeds

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3 Reasons Why Your Car Engine May Overheat

An overheating car can leave you on the side of the road. It can also leave you with potentially expensive issues regarding your engine. There are a number of common reasons why you car engine may overheat, including an issue with coolant.

One of the most frequent causes of an engine overheating is the failure to maintain a proper level or dilution of coolant. In addition to a coolant issue, another frequent cause of engine overheating is a problem with the radiator itself. This may be a damage radiator or the consequences of aging of the equipment.

 

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Test Your Battery's Voltage

A voltmeter is a device that measures the amount of voltage a battery has. You can use this device to test your car battery. If your vehicle is having difficulty starting, it may be a battery issue. Buy or borrow a voltmeter. Grab some goggles and rubber gloves, then let's get started.

Make sure your car and its lights are turned off. Place the positive connector from the voltmeter on the positive terminal of the battery. Then, put the negative connector on the negative terminal. Check the voltmeter reading. If it's 12.4 volts or above and the…

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Automotive Services: Belts And Hoses

The timing belt, serpentine belt and coolant hoses are some of the most important parts of your vehicle. The timing belt is a reinforced, tooth belt that is used to synchronize the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft. This ensures the valves of the engine open and close at the proper time. Fraying, engine backfires and worn teeth are signs of serious damage.

The serpentine belt helps ensure that all of your car's systems work properly. If the serpentine belt is not working properly, then the engine can overheat. 

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How to Jump Start Another Car

Have you ever gotten stuck on the road due to a dead battery? It’s time to get prepared. All you need to get back on the road is a set of jumper cables and a working car battery. Most of the time, you can flag down a second car or ask someone in your neighborhood to jump-start your car. Before you get started with these instructions, you should place both cars in park and turn off the ignition to avoid any accidents. Here is a breakdown of how jump-starting works below.

Jumper cables have red and black clips on…

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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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