Tag: Tips

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,…




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…




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…




Showering Your Vehicle with Love during National Car Care Month

You’ve heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Think about it: if we shower our cars with love in April, then May will bring vehicles that bloom as they take to the roads for a season of sunny-day adventures. In honor of National Car Care Month, we thought we would share some of the ways we at Lincoln of Troy shower love on our vehicles. Check Your Wiper Blades and Lights. Are your windshield wiper blades working properly or are they damaged, cracked, or torn? You’ll certainly need them for driving through the showers; and it is a good habit to replace them at least once a year. As…




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,…




Essential Tools for your car

Your vehicle’s basic purpose is to get you from A to B. But it can also save your life if you keep the right things inside of it. Here is a list of ten items you should always keep in your car, in no particular order: An umbrella. You never know when it’s going to rain, and you don’t want your clothes to get soaked or your hair to get messed up. And while we’re on the subject… A comb/brush. If you’re having a bad hair day this could make all the difference A safety flare or reflective warning sign. Put this up when you’re changing a tire or pulled…




Four Winter Weather Maintenance Checks

Car maintenance is important year round, but it becomes especially vital during the harsh months of winter.  We’ve identified four maintenance checks you should perform before the winter weather really hits in full force. Battery – This one is pretty self explanatory.  No one wants to hear the sound of a dead battery sputtering on cold morning.  It’ll make you seriously consider crawling back into your warm bed, which is great unless you’re one of those people with bills to pay (i.e. everybody).  Our service experts here at Lincoln of Troy would be glad to perform a routine check on your battery.  If it is over three years old, it…