Category: Driving Tips

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…




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…




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…




Teaching Road Safety to Kids and Teens: The Basics

Teaching road safety is always important, especially if you have young children. That’s why we’ve put together a post on topics like traffic safety and crossing the street, helping your child to stay safe when they’re around cars. Parents should always take time to teach kids the dangers of traffic, as well as easy solutions for walking near the road. The ABCs According to the Road Safety Week website, an organization dedicated to road safety education, it’s best to start young. Start with the ABCs, which are: Awareness Behavior Choices Children who are 2 to 8 years old should learn about these three things. Awareness allows your child to understand…



Benefits of Owning a Luxury Car

Luxury cars offer a tirade of benefits over the mass-market brands you see on the roads most often. While most regular cars are affordable to the masses, resulting in their popularity, luxury cars may be the better deal for a little more money. With reasons including performance, engineering, and quality, here are a few benefits of owning a luxury car from us here at Lincoln of Troy. Every car offers safety features but luxury cars tend to offer higher-end features that make the car safer overall. There’s a direct correlation between the price of the car and how it performs during the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s test. More often…



Traffic Signs May Cause Accidents According to Some Experts

According to a recent study reported on by the Christian Science Monitor, traffic signs may cause accidents. At least, that is the case according to some researchers. The reason is simple: we pay more attention to traffic signs than we do what is actually going on around us. Think about it. A red light or a stop sign cannot literally stop a vehicle. Only the person driving the vehicle can stop a vehicle. But yet think about how many times you’ve driven through an intersection when the light turned green without even looking. Drachten, a city in the Netherlands, went so far as to remove all street signs and even…




Tips for Driving in the Rain

March is here, which means that spring is steadfastly approaching. And with spring, comes rain. Lots of it. To make sure you are always safe on the road, check out these tips for driving in the rain. Slow down – It always takes longer to stop or adjust on a wet road. Speeding can not only make it harder for you to brake in time or cause you to slide, but it can also result in hydroplaning. This can happen at as little as 30 miles per hour, so make sure you watch your speed to avoid an accident. Increase following distance – Since it can take longer to stop…




Lincoln Tests New Way to Help Drivers Manage Lease Mileage

While leasing a vehicle can have plenty of benefits, one of the most difficult parts is keeping track of the mileage for your lease. Fortunately, Lincoln has helped develop a system to help assist drivers with that issue. The American carmaker is testing a new way to help drivers manage lease mileage. “Clients will be able to see at any time where they stand compared with the mileage chosen on their lease agreement – along with a regularly updated projection of their lease-end mileage,” said Lee Jelenic, director of Future Digital and Product Development. “This can help clients manage their miles and earn credits for unused miles.” The system allows…




How to Recover From a Slide on Icy Roads

Staying safe on icy roads is as easy as slowing down, keeping your distance from other cars, and braking early. There are times, though, when the road ahead may seem clear but it’s really covered in black ice, which can send you sliding. If you find yourself in this situation, just remember these tips on how to recover from a slide: Take your foot off the brake. Antilock brakes work well in every road condition except for icy. Your wheels will likely lock up whether you have antilock brakes or not and that will only make the slide worse. Locked wheels are uncontrollable and no matter what way you steer,…