Winter Driving Tips

There’s a lot to love about the winter, but one of the things you probably don’t love is driving in it. It can be tricky to safely navigate icy and showy roads. Thankfully, we’re here to help. Here are some tips on winter driving. Check Your Tire Pressure In order to get a good grip on the road, you’ll want to make sure your tires are properly inflated. Check your tire pressure consistently during the winter and make sure it’s not too low or too high. Say “No” to Cruise Control Avoid using cruise control in the winter, especially on icy or snowy roads. It’s easier for you to react…




History of the North American International Auto Show

For more than 100 years, Detroit, the “Motor City,” has been home to the North American International Auto Show (the NAIAS). There’s a lot to love about this auto show, from its rich history to its present day marvels. While this auto show has existed since 1907, it didn’t become “international” until 1987. That’s when the Detroit Auto Dealers Association proposed the idea of making this auto show an international even instead of just a national one. International auto makers did feature their vehicles at the show starting in 1957, but it wasn’t until 1989 that they put “International” in the name and added an international advisor to the board….




What to Keep in Your Car in the Winter

In the winter, there’s more to driving than just hopping in your car and going. You’ve got to be ready to handle anything from a dead battery to icy windshields to being stranded in the snow. Read on to learn what you should keep in your car in the winter to prepare you for whatever may happen.   Ice Scraper It may sound obvious, but if you find yourself without an ice scraper one morning you’ll have a long wait before it’s safe to drive your car. Ice scrapers and brushes will help you clear off every window for optimum visibility. Jumper Cables Slightly older car batteries that do fine…




Why You Should Buy the 2016 Lincoln MKX

If you’re tired of your everyday crossover selection, then it’s time for you to check out the 2016 Lincoln MKX. At its most basic level, the 2016 MKX is equipped with ample standard features. Plus the Lincoln designers have come up with an exceptional selection of additional features that are standard on higher trims or available for upgrade.   For instance, no matter which model you choose, you can always expect the 2016 Lincoln MKX to provide you with a smooth and quiet ride. Its standard active noise control sees to it that you and your passengers have peaceful travels. The sophisticated design of this crossover’s cabin is only going…




Best Christmas Movies

  Families gather around the television every year to watch holiday movies but sometimes the same 24-hour marathon can get old. Fortunately there are plenty of other Christmas movies to choose from. Here are some of what we think are the best Christmas movies. Happy holidays!   Elf – Starring Will Ferrell, this comedy focuses on a somewhat abnormal character. The comedian plays a man who was raised by elves in the North Pole. After learning of his origins as a human, he travels to New York City in search of his real father. This movie is full of hilarious antics that will leave your gut hurting by the end…




DIY Christmas Gifts

  Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be difficult and sometimes expensive. Fortunately, some of the greatest, most memorable gifts come from the hearts and minds of loved ones. Consider creating your own gifts this holiday season. Here are a few creative DIY Christmas gifts suggested by us here at Lincoln of Troy. Enjoy the holidays!   Creative Mug – One of the most cost-effective, memorable gifts one can give is a creative mug. Simply buy a plain white (or color of your choice) mug and a porcelain painter pen. Draw on the cup with custom designs, let it dry, then wrap it in a box and bow. Your loved…




Tips for Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating what we have with our loved ones but, come the next day, all bets are off. Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year thanks to its immense popularity and massive discounts. Taking on the crowds won’t be easy but if you plan to go shopping on Black Friday, there are some things you need to know. Here are a couple of helpful tips for Black Friday shopping from us here at Lincoln of Troy. Prepare – For the love of all that is good, prepare for crowds and know exactly what items you want. Do so by reading ads…




Best Thanksgiving Recipes

If you’re in charge of making Thanksgiving dinner, why not do something more fun than a simple turkey this year? There are dozens of fancy recipes that are much easier to make than they seem at first glance. Here at Lincoln of Troy, we have some of the best Thanksgiving recipes in our cookbooks that we’re ready to share this holiday season! Edythe Newman’s Matzo Stuffing – Combine two large onions, two Gala apples, three celery stalks, half a cup of olive oil, two eggs, one tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and two tablespoons of poultry seasoning salt in one bowl. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add one-third box of…




Benefits of AWD in the Winter: Improve Handling and Performance

Winter is right around the corner, which means harsh weather and cold temperatures could lead to bad driving conditions. Many models come with an advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system to improve handling and performance, especially on rough terrain or in bad weather. That makes AWD ideal for the wintertime. According to Motorists, there are many benefits of AWD in the winter. This system is similar to a classic 4×4 setup; however, and AWD powertrain is different than four-wheel drive (4WD). AWD uses an advanced set of sensors to monitor every wheel for slippage. When necessary, the engine will send power to each wheel as necessary. This provides excellent handling, as…




Defogging Your Windshield: What’s the Best Method?

Defogging your windshield can be tricky, especially in colder temperatures. That’s why we’ve put together a post on the most effective methods, helping you to get on the road as quick as possible. Plus, proper defogging ensures you have the best visibility possible. Don’t drive with your head sticking outside of your window—follow these tips. Windows fog up because of the process of condensation. This is the same process that causes dew to be found on grass in the morning or the moisture on the outside of a can. Condensation is caused by humidity—the amount of moisture in the air—and it can be eliminated by following some simple steps. The…