Category: Driving Tips

Staying Safe While Driving At Night: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Accidents

Though many people do it without thinking, driving at night presents dangerous driving obstacles. From drowsiness to poor visibility, nighttime driving puts everyone at risk, whether they recognize it or not. To help you stay safe while you’re driving at night, Lincoln of Troy has gathered some tips for you to use! Our first tip is for both you and other drivers: aim your headlights. According to Popular Mechanics, most new cars come with simple instructions in the vehicles manual to adjust your headlights for optimum viewing. After a few tries, you should have better vision. Try dimming your instrument cluster as well. Nothing is more distracting than bright lights…




Summer Safety Tips to Remember When Driving This Season

Most drivers tend to think that winter is the most dangerous time of the year for driving, but the summer months come with their own associated issues. Whether it’s extreme heat or a torrential downpour of rain, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared. Take caution, and remember these summer safety tips: In the case of a summer storm, remember that the road is most slippery shortly after the rain begins. Slow down to decrease your risk of hydroplaning, increasing the distance between you and the car in front of you. Keep some fresh, clean emergency water in your vehicle, in case you dehydrate or find yourself stranded on the…




How to Keep Your Car Cool in the Summer

The summer heat is upon us and, while it may seem like the inside of your car is as hot as a volcano, have no fear! There are plenty of easy, cheap ways to keep your car cool in summer. While most of these may seem obvious, quite a few people seem to overlook them. To make sure you stay extra cool this summer, we’ve got some tips to help you beat the summer heat. Park in the shade. While you may have the perfect opportunity to grab that front row parking spot at work, it may not be the best choice. Your car will be much hotter after the…




Car Cleaning Tips

Cleaning out your car is always a hassle. Many drivers put it off until they can’t any longer. While some may settle for the bare minimum, others enjoy a spotless vehicle. Whether you’re one of them or not, here are a few car cleaning tips for you to keep your vehicle squeaky clean! Shampoo the carpets and upholstery. No matter how clean it looks, it’s likely your vehicle’s carpets and upholstery are dirty. Just think about it—how many times have you dropped food or drink on the floor mats? Have you ever gotten into your car after a hike or leapt in with muddy shoes? Have you ever been in…




Michigan Road Trip Destinations Ideas for a Spring Day

Now that spring is upon us, it’s time to plan the ultimate spring road trip. Luckily for you, there are plenty of excellent destinations right here in Michigan. Gather some snacks, fill the tank with gas, and check out our list of Michigan road trip destinations. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, where you can learn about Ford’s inventions and traditions with over 200 acres of exhibits The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, where you can check out one of the state’s largest car collections The Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, where you can take a break from the car-related sightseeing for some modern culture and art Michigan’s…




Spring Showers Bring Accidents: Wet Weather Driving Tips

With spring right around the corner, we’ll see more rain than usual. That’s why we’ve put together a list of wet weather driving tips you might not have known. According to AAA, wet pavement accidents total more than 1.2 million per year in the US. By following some of these safety tips, you should be able to easily avoid an accident this spring. Our first tip is to make sure you can see and be seen. This time of year is a great time to replace your windshield wipers (which should be done annually). If your wipers are streaking, it’s time for new ones. It’s also important to make sure…




Winter Car Maintenance Tips: Being Prepared for the Cold

With cold winter temperatures on the way, we at Lincoln of Troy have put together some last minute winter car maintenance tips to help keep your vehicle in good condition. The most important thing you can do is check your car for any minor problems and fix them now. Cold weather tends to be harder on cars, and a little problem can turn into a big problem fast. If you notice any pings, rough idling, or hard starts, have it checked out right away. Tip number two is to flush your coolant. Most people forget to do this because you technically only need it done every two years. According to CareCare.org,…




Tips for Driving on Ice Safely

A lot of things are better on ice: hockey games, scotch and sodas, Disney musicals, etc. Unfortunately, your car is not one of those things.  With winter weather arriving, drivers need to be even more cautious than usual when out on the road. To help you stay safe in the coming months, be sure to follow these tips for driving on ice safely. According to Icyroadsafety.com, the best way to avoid a driving accident on an icy road is to stay off it altogether. They recommend being safe rather than sorry and waiting for conditions to improve rather than heading out on an icy road. It’s also important to pay…



Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Car

Even though we don’t mean to, many of us do things every day that are destroying our cars. Consistent maintenance, some tender loving care, and avoiding these bad habits that are ruining your car will help you keep your car running in tip-top shape for many years to come. Skipping the parking brake. If you’re anything like most Americans, you’re thinking what is the point of that thing? If you think it’s just for use in extreme circumstances, you’re wrong. You should engage the parking brake any time you find yourself on a hill, or even flat ground. When you don’t engage the parking brake, you’re putting all of the…



How to have the BEST (or at least not the worst) Summer Road Trip

  How to have the BEST (or at least not the worst) Summer Road Trip According to a survey done by TripAdvisor, three in four summer travelers take a road trip by car which means that there’s a pretty good chance you’re going on a Road Trip of your own.  If your luck is anything like Clark Griswald, you’re going to want to read this. @edmunds survey of drivers finds 75% likely to take a road trip by Labor Day. There are a few very important things to do before getting the family together for a good old fashioned family bonding road trip to avoid getting yourself stranded by the side…