Category: Maintenance

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…




Repairing a Car Dent

A dent can be a major blemish on an otherwise perfect car. After you’ve paid a good amount of money for your car, odds are you want to keep it in pristine condition. If your dent is large, you should probably bring it in to our repair shop to get fixed. But small dents can be fixed at home. Here are a few tricks to repairing a car dent from us here at Lincoln of Troy. Cup Plunger – Small and medium-sized dents, like those received in parking lots, can usually be removed with the right amount of suction. A cup plunger, used on sinks, is your best bet. Apply…



Car Belts and What They Do

There are various belts on your car that perform important functions, and it’s important to know the difference so you can identify problems. Here’s a quick rundown of car belts and what they do: The most important belt is the serpentine belt, which has actually replaced most of the belts that used to exist in cars. If you have an older vehicle, you might have a power steering belt and others for various other purposes, but newer cars will have a serpentine belt and sometimes a timing belt. The serpentine belt connects the engine to front-mounted accessories. It’s stretched around several points to form V-shapes which provide more compact with…