Tag: Winter

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,…




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,…




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…