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Lincoln Cars in the Black Label Trim Offer So Much More

Published on March 8th, 2018

We are here this morning to finalize our research and report on the Collinsville Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVs at your local Lincoln Car Dealership near Fairmont City in the Black Label arena. Already well aware that these new cars are at the far end of luxury, we have discussed the experience that begins with ta consumer's initial interest and the fun and practical features of luxury that are included inside and outside of these new Lincoln cars. 

There is actual elite status to be had by the new Lincoln car owner in the Black Label club as well. "Should these upgrades catch a buyer's fancy, the pampering doesn't end there-Black Label customers are treated to an exceptionally comprehensive ownership package. A four-year/50,000-mile free-maintenance program is included-as is becoming the norm in luxury circles-but it goes beyond oil changes and other mundane work and covers wear items like shocks, belts and hoses, brake pads, wiper blades, and spark plugs." 

As a Collinsville Lincoln Car Black Label owner, you may choose to drop you're your new Lincoln car, crossover or SUV for service or have it picked up from your home or office; either way, a free loaner is provided. If you choose for them to come to you and pick your Collinsville Lincoln car up, then the loaner is simply left in its place. The idea is not to impose an ounce of inconvenience upon you. Some other added benefits and perks include an annual full interior/exterior detail job, unlimited "anytime" car washes at any Lincoln dealer, and a "Culinary Collection" membership, which offers access to a curated list of restaurants nationwide. Not all new Lincoln vehicles in all states had the Black Label offerings off the bat, though this was the ultimate goal. At this time, the following new Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVs can be had in the Black Label Trim: The Lincoln MKC, the Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, the Lincoln Continental, the Lincolns MKX and the Lincoln Navigator. If you are in the market for any of these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Fairmont City, you ought to weigh your options in the Black Label family.

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Lincoln Black Label Themes

Published on March 8th, 2018

Now, after touching upon and elaborating quite a lot on the experience portion of purchasing a Black Label Lincoln car, crossover of SUV from your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Edwardsville, it is time to move onto the car itself and some of the differences, both subtle and obvious, that you will see in the actual new Lincoln itself. 

"Design touches common to all Black Labels include dark-finished wheels with chrome accents, a fully leather-wrapped interior with a microsuede headliner and pillars, unique front and rear seats, special trim with extra brightwork, unique wood appliqués, and exclusive paint colors. The only exterior giveaway, besides the special wheels, is the badge: the "C" in MKC and the "Z" in MKZ are painted black, whereas the other letters are left chrome. It's slick and subtle." 

In summarized fashion, the following is what each Black Label themes entail:  Indulgence: Truffle (brown) Venetian leather seats treated with a special "antiquing" (aging) process and decorated with stylized perforations, ganache (dark-brown) headliner, and Ziricote wood trim. 

Center Stage: Jet Black Venetian leather seats with stylized perforations and Foxfire Red stitching, Jet Black microsuede headliner, and Onyx wood trim (MKZ) or Black Stripe wood trim (MKC). 

Modern Heritage: Jet Black upper door panels, Vianca white Venetian leather seats with stylized perforations, Crimson Red trim accents, as well as Black Argento wood trim. 

Oasis: Light-colored "Oasis" Venetian leather seats with contrasting dark-hued dashboard and center console, Oasis microsuede headliner, and open-pore American Walnut Burl wood trim. 

Regardless of which of the above suits your fancy in your next new Collinsville Lincoln car near Edwardsville, they are all four quite impressive. Here is what one recent review has to say about experiencing the above scenarios in a new Lincoln: "We poked around an MKZ with the Indulgence package and an MKC with Modern Heritage gear, and both were noticeably more sumptuous than more-plebeian versions. The leather-wrapped dashboard and door panels are unexpected, as are the new seats (the frames are shared with non-Black Label Lincolns, but the foam, stitching, and of course, the Venetian leathers, are new). The detailing, too, is fantastic, with minor trim bits like the power-seat controls and other small panels replaced with far nicer, chrome-trimmed versions."

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Lincoln Black Label is an Experience

Published on March 8th, 2018

In our current series regarding the new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Saint Jacob, we find ourselves having so much more to share with you about the Black Label Trim that has everyone surrounding the Lincoln and full of chatter. Instead of spending an excess of time talking about the specific features that these new Lincoln cars possess, it makes more sense to talk about the experience that goes along with the choice in purchase in Collinsville near Saint Jacob IL. 

In our recent research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Saint Jacob, we found the following message sent often in many different new car circles, "Starting from the moment customers express interest in buying a Black Label vehicle, they'll receive a personalized and exclusive experience. Shoppers who start their exploration where many others do, online, not only visit a unique Black Label website apart from Lincoln.com, but can choose to gather more information either by scheduling a dealership visit or by having a representative ('personal shopping assistant') meet them at their home or office." It is during this meeting time when a specially trained Black Label rep will go over the Venetian leathers, microsuede, and wood trim options for the four available design 'themes.' "The salesperson will arrive equipped with a large metal trunk filled with samples of leather, wood, paint, and other materials, as well as a tablet computer loaded with a special Black Label presentation." 

So, as you can clearly note from the above description, features aside, the experience is meant to be filled with class and top-notch treatment. Anyone can fill a car full of features, not to discount their importance or people's desire for capable new cars, but the new Lincoln cars near Saint Jacob in the Black Label trim levels will offer so much more than the latest gadgets and gizmos. Come visit your local Lincoln Car Dealers in Collinsville to see it all up close and check out a new Lincoln Black Label car today!

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The Initial Info About a Lincoln Black Label

Published on March 8th, 2018

We are wrapping up our writings for the month and want to continue to offer you interesting content surrounding the Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville near Alton IL. In our most recent research, one common factoid keeps floating to the surface and it is that of the Black Label excitement in a new Lincoln car, crossover or SUV. We realized that though it is mentioned in several places, we have yet to fully elaborate on what it is. Making its debut towards the end of 2013, the Black Label trim is still somewhat new on the marketplace, but more and more Collinsville Lincoln Car customers are experiencing and appreciating its splendor. 

In 2014, the following was stated, "More than a year ago, we introduced you to Lincoln's new Black Label program, which serves as the new top-of-the-line spec for all upcoming Lincoln models. Not much has happened in the interim, but that changes at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, where Lincoln is rolling out everything Black Label, from the high-dollar interior trimmings to the models it will be offered on, to the attendant and unexpectedly luxurious presale and ownership experience." This reintroduction went well a few years ago and the Black Label Lincoln options took off even better than expected. 

The posh experience that takes place for the consumer actually get the ball rolling as soon as the person relays interest in the Lincoln Black Label in Collinsville near Alton. "Starting from the moment customers express interest in buying a Black Label vehicle, they'll receive a personalized and exclusive experience." We want to cover more details, next, about exactly what comes with the purchase of a new Collinsville Lincoln car in the Black Label club, but we have run out of space here and hope that you will proceed to the next post in order to find out more.

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Packages Offered With Specific Lincoln Car Trims

Published on March 7th, 2018

Now, after a week-long look and deeper dive into the Lincoln car and SUV lineup in Collinsville IL near Maryville, we have recently spent time evaluating the nitty gritty details of each specific trim level on the Lincoln MKZ in the previous article, though we plan to now apply much of this to almost any new Lincoln car within the lineup for 2018. 

We are proceeding and wrapping up all at the same time, but looking at the actual feature package offerings. First and most popular amongst the Reserve and Black Label trims in the most prestigious of the lineup from Lincoln, we see the climate package. "The Climate package bundles automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Technology package has adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system with pre-collision assist, lane departure warning and intervention, and an automated parking system (both parallel and perpendicular parking)." 

The Reserve trim leveled model in the Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Maryville can be purchased with a Luxury package. This particular addition to the new Lincoln cars that offer it, will include the following: LED headlights and a premium Revel Ultima audio system with 20 speakers and HD radio. Also available is a Driver's package with 19-inch polished alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, torque vectoring (with the turbo V6 and AWD), painted brake calipers, multi-contour front seats, and distinctive interior and exterior trim details. The Climate and Technology packages are available with the Reserve as well. So, you have a climate package, a technology package and a luxury package all offered on various new Lincoln cars, SUVs and crossovers. You sometimes need to decide how feature-full you need or want your new car to be, before deciding on a trim level since not all trims come with the same optional package additions.

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Premier to Select in the Lincoln MKZ

Published on March 5th, 2018

Diving deeper into the trim levels and options therein when it comes to the Lincoln MKZ for sale in Collinsville near Fairmont City, we know that the premiere, otherwise known as base model of these excellent new Lincoln cars near Fairmont City IL come well equipped, with features such as 18-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, adaptive xenon headlights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings and a 60/40-split folding rear seat with pass-through. Standard technology features a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Lincoln's Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen display, Sync smartphone app integration, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and an 11-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and two USB ports. 

If you want something more than the base model offerings at your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville near Fairmont City, then you certainly have that available to you. "Stepping up to the Select model gets you an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, leather upholstery, genuine wood trim, front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment, a power-adjustable steering wheel, enhanced interior ambient lighting, a 110-volt household-style power outlet and two rear-seat USB charging ports." 

Also, remember that when you step up in consecutive trim line order, you have optional packages that can be added higher up that are not necessarily available on the trims behind. One perfect example of this is in the lineup of Lincoln MKZ. When you go up to the select trim level from the base, the following becomes true, "Optional for the Select is the Select Plus package, which adds a navigation system, power trunklid, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert."

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Trims That Accompany the Lincoln MKZ

Published on March 5th, 2018

Moving right along to the next post of the day on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near O'Fallon IL, we find that the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid discussion cannot be complete without a full rendition of all of the available trims and the differences that lie therein. The 2018 Lincoln MKZ cars in Collinsville are available with three powertrains - a four-cylinder, six-cylinder and hybrid - and four trims. 

The Premiere trim, as an opening option for the New Lincoln MKZ is very practical as it comes fairly well-equipped, but you will likely want to go with the Select to get additional interior and technology options. Then rising above all of that in the lineup, the Collinsville Lincoln MKZ Reserve offers the most flexibility with options and packages. Finally, headed to the very top, the Black Label is just as much about ownership experience as a stand-alone trim, providing owners with free washes and a higher level of roadside assistance and maintenance. Read more about the nitty gritty details of each trim below and in our future posts to follow.

For all of the Lincoln MKZ trims, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four (245 hp, 275 lb-ft) is standard offerings and gives most anything your heart desires on the roadways. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available as an option. For the Select, Reserve and Black Label trims, a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (also with a six-speed automatic) is optional for those who may be looking for a bit more, and can be equipped with front-wheel drive (350 hp, 400 lb-ft) or all-wheel drive (400 hp, 400 lb-ft). A hybrid powertrain is also available, and uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor to produce a combined 188 hp.

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Competing With Sports Sedans is the MKZ Hybrid

Published on March 5th, 2018

Moving down the road of new Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVs in Collinsville near Caseyville, we are going to go further into the details surrounding specific models of cars in the lineup at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer. Today, we spun the wheel and landed on the Lincoln MKZ hybrid. 

We can start with the most obvious things to report which all center on the looks of these new Lincoln cars. To begin with, change took place recently as last year, Lincoln restyled the Lincoln MKZ's front end with a new look first introduced by the brand's new Lincoln Continental sedan. "Available LED headlights and a new look for the grille add character to the car's sleek lines. "Lincoln also introduced a new turbocharged V6 engine good for up to 400 horsepower in the newest Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars near Caseyville IL, which is an impressive output for this class of car. A base turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid continue to round out the MKZ's powertrain lineup at your local Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville. 

What about the interior scoop on these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville? "Inside are plenty of standard luxury features and the MKZ's Sync 3 infotainment interface, which is quick and easy to use." In most all aspects, you'll find that the Collinsville Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes across as above average. Interior materials quality is as rich as you'll find in other cars in this class, for example, and the rear seat is particularly accommodating for adults which is one thing that other new cars in this same class seem to struggle with. According to Edmunds, "If you're shopping for a luxury sedan that gives you a lot of features for your money, or if high fuel economy is a priority, we think the 2018 Lincoln MKZ is worth checking out."

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Our Adventure Into the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Lineup

Published on March 5th, 2018

Moving down the road of new Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVs in Collinsville near Caseyville, we are going to go further into the details surrounding specific models of cars in the lineup at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer. Today, we spun the wheel and landed on the Lincoln MKZ hybrid. 

We can start with the most obvious things to report which all center on the looks of these new Lincoln cars. To begin with, change took place recently as last year, Lincoln restyled the Lincoln MKZ's front end with a new look first introduced by the brand's new Lincoln Continental sedan. "Available LED headlights and a new look for the grille add character to the car's sleek lines. "Lincoln also introduced a new turbocharged V6 engine good for up to 400 horsepower in the newest Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars near Caseyville IL, which is an impressive output for this class of car. A base turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid continue to round out the MKZ's powertrain lineup at your local Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville. 

What about the interior scoop on these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville? "Inside are plenty of standard luxury features and the MKZ's Sync 3 infotainment interface, which is quick and easy to use." In most all aspects, you'll find that the Collinsville Lincoln MKZ Hybrid comes across as above average. Interior materials quality is as rich as you'll find in other cars in this class, for example, and the rear seat is particularly accommodating for adults which is one thing that other new cars in this same class seem to struggle with. According to Edmunds, "If you're shopping for a luxury sedan that gives you a lot of features for your money, or if high fuel economy is a priority, we think the 2018 Lincoln MKZ is worth checking out."

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Where Form Meets Function, the List Goes On and On

Published on March 3rd, 2018

Furthering and wrap up post on the new Lincoln MKC Crossovers for sale in Collinsville near Mascoutah, we find ourselves wanting to recap what we have discussed so far. It is true that crossovers and SUVS are somewhat notorious for certain things, some of which are not super desirable. It is great to learn, though, in our recent research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, that the Lincoln MKC refutes many, if not all, of those stigmas. Being a roll over risk is counteracted by all of the right safety technology. Having limitations in visibility is a matter of correct pillar placement, the right sized windows and backup cameras in order to assist in the situations that can sometimes be very real. 

They are sometimes known for lacking comfort both in the traditional sense and the drivability realm. Neither of these two categories are struggles for the new Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, though we strongly encourage you to try one out for yourself and see if you agree. Moving on to the looks associated with the SUVs and crossovers on today's market, we also hear that there is a stigma of not-so-attractive, that comes with the territory. Read our last paragraph to decide if this is true of the Lincoln crossover lineup in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL. 

"The open-pore wood trim is gorgeous, and there's no shortage of soft-touch inserts and stitched accents." All in all, though once again, your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership recommends you come see for yourself, you will almost undoubtedly enjoy the appearance and feel of the inside portion of these new Lincoln MKC Crossovers near Mascoutah IL. Usability it a "try it for yourself" ordeal too, but we know there is a ton of form meets function in these new Lincoln crossovers in Collinsville. "Decent-size front storage bin ahead of the shifter with security door. There is a huge front center armrest bin. Door pockets adequately sized." Really, the list goes on and on.

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Visibility is at the Top of The List for the Lincoln MKC

Published on March 3rd, 2018

In an effort to wrap up our recent coverage on the new Lincoln MKC crossovers in Collinsville near Alton IL, we will broaden our approach to interior discussions and say that not only will you get in and out of this new crossover with ease, "It's a cinch to mount or dismount up front, thanks to a generous 'hip point' that requires little adjustment from your standing posture." But, you will also have ample space once you actually get in the vehicle.   Front headroom is totally adequate, along with the legroom regardless of your height. There exist side cutouts in these new Collinsville Lincoln Crossovers near Alton that give good elbow room. Thoughtful cutout on the center console keeps the driver's right knee from rubbing also. It is quite apparent once you pick apart the details of these interiors, that the designers really did keep the riders and driver in mind from a comfort point of view. 

  Shifting around the space inside for the sake of comfort won't do you any good if you sacrifice things that are required for safe and effective driving in your New Lincoln in Collinsville. For this reason, we are glad to report that that the visibility is clear. Side pillars aren't overly restrictive despite the fact that windows all around are generally on the short side. As with most SUVs in the segment, thick rear pillars can seriously hamper view, but that does not seem the case in this New Collinsville Lincoln MKC. A backup camera and parking sensors come standard and are of great quality, helping to counteract any visibility deterrents that present themselves. 

You really ought to drive one for yourself as soon as you get the opportunity and especially before buying one. It takes a full experience for oneself to really appreciate the comfort and feel of the drive in these new Lincoln Crossovers in Collinsville near Alton IL.

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Every Aspect of Comfort is Handled in This Lincoln

Published on March 3rd, 2018

If you purchase a new car, truck or SUV from your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near O'Fallon, you want the full deal. Some dealers may sell you a car with comfort in one area but not the next. When it comes to the new Lincoln MKC that we have been focused on a lot this month, we know that drivability makes for a comfortable ride, but the interior plays a role as well. But, the interior does not just stop at comfort and whether or not you can sink into a cushy seat. After all, there are other facets to consider when it comes to your new Lincoln crossover and the ways in which it can function best for you and your family. 

Here are a few facts we managed to uncover online regarding your Collinsville Lincoln MKC near O'Fallon IL, "It went with a vertical stack of buttons for the transmission, which frees up space between the seats. A natural-feeling step-in height eases access for front occupants…" Backseat space is a little less as a result of the above changes, but still a good move overall and since these new Lincoln crossovers began with more space than most others, they had a little to use for a good cause. 

     When we think "interior" we also want to know about the technology and connectivity features available on our new Lincoln Car near O'Fallon. In the case of the new Lincoln MKC, the following is true, "Sync 3 offers a large, brightly rendered touchscreen with a horizontal function menu at the bottom and user-friendly virtual buttons that respond quickly. Climate controls are small but work well." This new Lincoln car in Collinsville also makes it super convenient to get in and out thanks to a generous "hip point" that requires very little adjustment from your standing posture. Bottom line is that these Lincoln MKC crossovers near O'Fallon have every aspect of comfort under control.

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Lincoln Comfort From All Angles

Published on March 3rd, 2018

Are you in search of a new crossover from your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Troy IL? Well, the MKC is where it's at! We have been dabbling in our writing about these awesome new crossovers in Collinsville for a bit now and today we are ready to get down to the nitty gritty and deliver the information you need to make an informed decision about which new Lincoln would be best for you and your family. 

Today, we center our discussion on comfort. This is one thing that can often be overlooked by the technical crowd. Those of us who like to chat about the specs under the hood and all of the latest in safety and convenience technology, often times forget to plop our butts in the seat to see just how these cars will feel both behind the wheel and not.  Edmunds says, "This is the name of the MKC's game. Cushy front seats, an exceptionally plush ride and a generally quiet cabin add up to a satisfyingly comfortable experience."  Front seats are noticeably less firm than the German and Japanese norm, also but still offer all of the support you will need. 

As we all know, the comfortability is more than just the seating, though, so we will look at these Collinsville crossovers near Troy IL for other aspects of comfort. The Collinsville Lincoln MKC's adaptive suspension is perfect around town on its firmest setting, and normal mode is a nice compromise, while comfort is so soft and forgiving that it borders on floaty, but in a really fun way. The well-cushioned seats help, too. So, we ask ourselves at this point, what else weighs in on the comfort level of a new Lincoln near Troy? Interior noise levels are something to consider, right? Edmunds says, "Interior noise levels are remarkably low for the segment. The turbo engine is never intrusive, and only moderate wind noise is perceptible at highway speeds." All in all, when it comes to comfort, few vehicles will beat the New Lincoln MKC in Collinsville.

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The Drivability Scores of a Lincoln MKC

Published on March 2nd, 2018

How will you feel behind the wheel of a new Collinsville Lincoln MKC crossover? Well, for starters, the comfort level reported by most any source is grand. Also, from a handling perspective, it would be hard to ask for more at your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Edwardsville IL. The Lincoln MKC leans much less significantly than others in its class when you push it through a corner, possessing more poise and composure than most competitors, especially with the suspension in its sportiest mode. 

     What matters most in a new Lincoln car in Collinsville, or any new car, truck, crossover or SUV in the world? The answer to this question will obviously vary from person to person, but we think many may answer drivability. At least until we end up with autonomous vehicles, how easily and comfortably and capably, these new Lincoln cars and SUVS are about to be driven, plays a huge role. It just so happens that the Lincoln lineup in Collinsville continues to please in this realm. Many different crossovers and SUVs especially, tend to find themselves with jumpy gas pedals, touchy brakes and eager steering. The Lincoln MKC is able to rise above the status quo in those arenas, giving people the responsive drivability they are looking for without being too sensitive. Also noted by several review across the board, is the "generous turbocharged torque" which makes quick work of most challenges on the roadways in a new Lincoln MKC near Edwardsville. 

If you are like me, you will need to see and feel for yourself. We encourage you to swing by your local Collinsville Lincoln car dealership near Edwardsville IL to take a Lincoln MKC or any other new Lincoln car, crossover, or SUV out for a test drive today. Also, while you are there, be sure to ask any and all questions you have about incentives and financing at your new Lincoln car dealer near Edwardsville.

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Full MKC Assessmenet

Published on March 2nd, 2018

When it comes to our Collinsville new Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVs, sometimes it can be a challenge to weed through the information found online. Let's be honest, this is a challenge in any and all circles today. We are here to bring you only the pertinent facts and expert opinions on these new Lincoln cars, crossovers and SUVS and today, we are still putting the new Lincoln MKC crossover near Highland, IL, in the spotlight a bit longer, but now we are looking under the hood and beyond. 

The 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is rated at a healthy 285 hp, and only needs 7.2 seconds to hit 60 mph. A smooth-shifting six-speed automatic helps its cause as well as we see the components under the hood really serving this new Lincoln in Collinsville on the roadways and beyond. Also during testing, the brakes were examined and reported on as excellent. Edmunds had the following to say in regards to them, "This MKC Reserve stopped from 60 mph in 119 feet, a strong showing for the segment." The feel of the brakes on these Collinsville Lincoln MKC crossovers near Highland is exactly what most will be impressed by, with a consideration for avoiding a pedal that is way too soft, but also giving you just the right amount of control and resulting stopping power. 

     What about the way this new Lincoln is able to be handled and maneuvered? Well, steering received excellent reports as well, from all of the reputable reviews we came across. "Quick initial steering response gives the MKC a reactive, almost darty feel. Not much road-surface feedback finds its way to your fingers, but isolation is more the point in this class anyway. Effort levels feel natural." So much of these assessments are in the eyes, ears and hands of the beholder. Come by your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Highland and take a new Lincoln MKC for a spin today!

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Slip Behind the Wheel of a Lincoln MKC

Published on March 2nd, 2018

In our quest to offer you interesting information regarding the Lincoln car lineup and crossover news as well as SUV happenings, we have our pick of many subjects related to safety, purchasing, financing, maintaining and enjoying new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Mascoutah. The thing is, we want our references and choices of discussion to be intriguing and above all else, helpful. So, we tend to land on a specific new Lincoln for sale in Collinsville and attempt to elaborate fully on the details surrounding such a new car, crossover or SUV so you can decide if it would be a great fit for your family or if you need to move on to consider a different model or trim in the Collinsville new Lincoln lineup. Today we wrap us an in depth analysis of the Collinsville Lincoln MKC crossover. 

From a testing perspective, released by Edmunds.com, each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. "The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2018 Lincoln MKC Reserve (turbo 2.3L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | AWD)." Going on to read the review on their website, you will find stellar results for this amazing Lincoln crossover in Collinsville IL near Mascoutah. 

If you head to the Reserve trim level as many do, you will be presented with the optional 2.3-liter engine, our Lincoln MKC Reserve AWD has no trouble zipping around town or keeping up with traffic. And, for an upgraded engine, the 2.3 has plenty of sauce at higher speeds. Handling is above par and the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL is a natural choice and great fit for urban life. Ideally, you are able to visit your local Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville and slip behind the wheel of this and many other Lincoln car, crossover and SUV models. Taking these vehicles on the road is the best way for you to ascertain which ones are best for you.

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Features, Features and More Features on a Lincoln

Published on March 2nd, 2018

When it comes to trim levels in the new Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville near Saint Jacob IL, it is apparent that the higher level trims have all of the bells and whistles that one person could possibly ask for. Feature wise, you will get the latest and greatest in technology and on the Collinsville Lincoln MKC crossover near Saint Jacob, that level of excitement starts with the Reserve trim. The Lincoln MKC Reserve near Saint Jacob has those features of the trim before it, the Select options and adds a hands-free liftgate, ventilated front seats and an onboard modem that allows for remote functions. Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are also available. 

There is yet another trim level of even greater proportion. The Collinsville Lincoln MKC Black Label adds to the Reserve equipment with 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers (optional on Select and Reserve), upgraded leather upholstery, extended leather interior trim, a simulated suede headliner, unique exterior and interior trim, and special color choices. 

When shopping for a new MKC at your Lincoln Dealership near Saint Jacob, be advised that options exist above and beyond what is standard amongst the specific trims. As the Lincoln MKC is concerned, the following is true: The Select, Reserve and Black Label can also be equipped with an optional 14-speaker THX II sound system and the Climate package (heated rear seats and steering wheel, automatic high beams, automatic wipers and a wiper de-icer). The Reserve and Black Label can be equipped with the Technology package, which adds adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning and mitigation system, lane departure warning and intervention, and an automatic parking system.

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Nitty Gritty Lincoln Trim Details

Published on February 28th, 2018

Although we have already brushed on some of the differences that exist amongst the New Lincoln MKC in Collinsville from one trim level to the next, we sort of left off with engine options and differences, now leaving us with other equipment to dive deeper into. Let's first progress with the standard equipment offered on these new Lincoln crossovers at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near East St Louis. 

Standard equipment details on the 2018 Lincoln MKC Premiere in Collinsville include 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats (eight-way driver seat with four-way lumbar control, and four-way passenger), driver-seat memory functions, and a 60/40-split reclining and folding back seat. Standard technology features include the Sync 3 infotainment interface, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, Lincoln Connect (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot), two USB ports and a nine-speaker sound system with satellite radio. 

Now, we traverse to the Lincoln MKC Select near East St Louis and find that it includes auto-dimming and power-folding mirrors, an eight-way power passenger seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, ambient interior light, a cargo cover and upgraded leather on the seats and steering wheel. Options include a panoramic sunroof and the Select Plus package (a navigation system and a blind-spot warning system). As many other new cars and SUVS are known for, the Lincoln MKC also adds things consecutively as we move up the trim level ladder. "The MKC Reserve has those Select options and a hands-free liftgate, ventilated front seats and an onboard modem that allows for remote functions. Nineteen- and 20-inch wheels are also available." We will reserve an entire post for the highest trim levels in the Lincoln MKC lineup, the Black Label and Reserve trims. We hope you will find it interesting in the post to follow.

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The Lincoln MKC Select

Published on February 28th, 2018

Of all the variations offered, when it comes to the Lincoln MKC crossover in Collinsville near Caseyville, we would recommend the MKC Select, after having studied all options and looked closely at features and details of trim levels being offered. Of them all, the select trim has an ample amount of technology, comfort, convenience and luxury equipment while keeping the price reasonable. It's also the first trim available with the optional adaptive suspension, which we will explore further on your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer's behalf at a later date. 

Just be aware that if you want advanced driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, you'll have to spring for the more expensive Reserve or Black Label, which some will undoubtedly want to do. Let's explore closer the trims of the new Lincoln MKC for 2018 in an effort to illuminate precisely what your choices are this year, shall we? 

The 2018 Lincoln MKC is a five-passenger compact luxury SUV available in four trims/equipment groups. The base trim, Premiere, still offers competitive technology features. The Select trim adds convenience features, while Reserve and Black Label increase luxury. The Reserve and Black Label trim levels of the new Lincoln MKC in Collinsville IL will also give you more support after the sale. Looking under the hood, we discover that standard on all trims, however, is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (240 horsepower, 270 pound-feet of torque) mated to a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional, as is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder (285 hp, 305 lb-ft) that is available only on Select, Reserve and Black Label trims. Check out our next post on the same subject, where we will explore the standard feature of the new Lincoln MKC in greater detail still.

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The Lincoln MKC Comes to Life

Published on February 28th, 2018

In our most recent endeavors to bring you interesting and updated information regarding the Collinsville Lincoln cars and SUVS near Highland, we have encountered many fun subjects, but nothing quite beats the flow of information surrounding the latest models themselves. This particular journey will show you all that you ever needed or wanted to know about the Collinsville Lincoln MKC, which is often not top of mind. Having only been out for a few years now, it is only recently that Lincoln has been making more of an effort to raise awareness about what turns out to be a rather spectacular new vehicle choice for many in Collinsville IL near Highland. 

The basics are certainly covered well in the 2018 Lincoln MKC near Highland. It offers a quiet cabin, a smooth ride quality and a very extensive list of standard features. The Lincoln MKC is less expensive than many rival crossovers, too, so for those seeking value, this will be a no brainer. Comfortable and affordable go hand in hand for this crossover at your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville, this is a great combination for almost anyone looking for a new vehicle. 

The Lincoln MKC offers plenty of space in the back seat and cargo area and the interior runs high quality for most anyone interested in taking a closer look. The performance falls in line as well, so say most all who have taken the time to test drive this Collinsville Lincoln crossover near Highland. The power in particular is as good as it appears on a spec sheet. There are some new factors to point out for 2018. "For 2018, the MKC receives Lincoln Connect, Lincoln's 4G Wi-Fi hotspot system, added standard to all trims. Premiere models receive four-way power lumbar control on the driver seat, while both front seats benefit from the power lumbar on Select trims and higher." We would love the opportunity to go into more depth on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln SUV Dealer near Highland and hope you will read our future posts so that we can do just that!

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The Lincoln Navigator Truck

Published on February 28th, 2018

When it comes to the Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Belleville IL, we have heard so much conflicting chatter regarding the nature of the beast. Is the new Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV a truck? Here is what one online conclusion states, "If it tows like a truck and and hauls like a truck, it's a truck. In a nutshell, that's why the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, arguably a luxurious new SUV, was just named North American Truck of the Year." 

The president of the organization who awarded the title to our Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Belleville said that he put much thought into it first, before deciding on this particular award. "I'm the president of the jury that presents the awards, and trust me, we thought about this one a lot. Sales of SUVs, or utility vehicles, have skyrocketed over the past few years. Many, like the Honda CR-V and Ford Explorer, compete based on their ability to carry kids to soccer games, not to tow horse trailers or boats." 

We all know that when you are looking for towing capacity and nothing else will cut it, the Lincoln Navigator near Belleville IL will tow up to 8700 pounds. That most definitely sets it far apart from many other vehicles in the same class that cannot handle such a task. Many of those other vehicles about which we speak, can easily handle the same number of people, but not even close to the same amount of weight in tow. The towing ability is how the Lincoln Navigator passed through the truck classification gates and how it ended up winning the award of North American Truck of the Year. "That's how the Navigator ended up in the truck category. It won because it's a huge leap forward for the brand, leaping from also-ran status to the front of the pack. Lincoln's just beginning to make its mark in international markets like China, and the creative design and exquisite details of the Navigator's interior should put it on plenty of new buyers' lists."

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Severe Winter Weather and Your Lincoln Car

Published on February 23rd, 2018

In our most recent post on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Belleville IL, we began discussing the nasty weather conditions that have hit many of the US states over the past couple of months. We know what to do when it comes to basic tips for winter weather on our daily routes that concern everyday living, but what about long distance trips? We noticed, on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer near Belleville, that the suggestions varied when researching what we need to keep in mind. But, some of the advice for winter driving is tried and true. 

For example, stay on top of the weather reports and forecasts, especially before setting out into isolated areas. If really bad weather is expected, you may be wise to delay your trip in your Collinsville Lincoln car or SUV near Belleville. Make sure you inform other people of your route in case you don't make it where you are going. They need to know your destination also and when you plan to arrive and return. 

Some other prime advise from AAA insurance when it comes to driving in poor weather in your Collinsville Lincoln car near Belleville, is to "Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition by having it inspected by a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility. Keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. Pack a cellular telephone with your local AAA's telephone number, plus blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medication in your vehicle." If you are blocked by snow, be sure to stay in your car. This will provide temporary shelter and make it easier for rescuers to find you. You should never try to walk about in a severe storm. If the storm is bad enough, you can easily lose sight of your Collinsville Lincoln car near Belleville and then get lost. Be safe. It is best to just avoid venturing out when you know that the weather is about to become severe.

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Driving in Inclement Weather in Your Lincoln

Published on February 23rd, 2018

With all of this icy, wintery weather hitting us over the past month and likely more on its way in many parts of the United States, we thought it may be a perfect time, on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Edwardsville IL, to report some of the reminders for safe driving in server weather scenarios. "Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies." Whenever we are looking for the latest updates in new car driving safety during inclement weather, we consult AAA. 

"AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. For more information on winter driving, the association offers the How to Go on Ice and Snow brochure, available through most AAA offices. Contact your local AAA club for more information." In the meantime, we will spend extra time here, reporting the safety measure to take on the roadways in your new Lincoln cars in Collinsville, beginning with the basics, and continuing in the next posts on the more advanced things to do in order to remain safe on the roadways driving your new Lincoln near Edwardsville IL. 

Don't drive fatigued. This one is self-explanatory since you will not be at your best or able to use your senses to their fullest when you are in need of rest. "Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks." A few other tips from the same article on the AAA website, we will report on your Lincoln Car Dealer's behalf: Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.

  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

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Don't Rely Totally on Technology in Your New Lincoln

Published on February 23rd, 2018

We just finished our first post of the week in the safety realm on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer near Fairview Heights. In it, we discuss the importance of one particular safety feature called roll stability control. The necessary part of this feature plays a role primarily in larger, SUV vehicles such as the new Lincoln SUVs for sale in Collinsville who each possess it. We talked about when this feature is in need and the answer is pretty much any time it takes a corner, so all of these style vehicle should have a safety measure in place for abrupt steering maneuvers and fast corners that come up, oftentimes, unexpectedly. An SUV is highly likely to roll without the proper measures for safety in place. 

There exist a few tips that safety auto representative recommend while using roll stability control and we uncovered them in our research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales and Service near Fairview Heights IL. We will discuss them each below. 

First of all, how effective your roll over technology is depends upon the overall condition of your Lincoln SUV. In a new Lincoln SUV from Collinsville, all will be well, but if you are dealing with a vehicle that is poorly maintained, then the safety will slide as well. Tire pressure is a big considering factor here. Roll stability control is designed to work only when the roads are flat. Therefore, this system does not take into account the rollovers caused by ditches on the roads. Depending upon how the driver maneuvers their SUV with roll stability control, the feature may react accordingly, in other words, the wrong driver input may hamper the system function. In conclusion, though imperative to have in certain unforeseen driving situation in a new Lincoln SUV, it is also worth mentioning that you ought not rely upon safety technology as a crutch to drive poorly. It is always advisable to follow the safe driving practices of the road and avoid total dependence on technology.

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Roll Stability Control in a Lincoln

Published on February 23rd, 2018

In one of the new Lincoln cars or SUVS in Collinsville with all of the best in safety technology, you will find a feature called ADVANCETRAC roll stability control. We set out this week, on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership in Collinsville near Highland IL, to name many different aspects of technology, primarily in the arena of driving safety, and help to explain them to you. Roll Stability Control is defined as an active safety system which reduces the risk of rollover of the passenger vehicles in some critical maneuvers such as severe cornering and in the event of sudden steering. This system is especially useful for the vehicles having a high center of gravity. That would include Lincoln SUVs and other SUVs since without the safety measures in place, they have higher risks for rolling over. 

How does the roll stability control work? This is what we decided to research first on your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville's behalf. Let's start with an example scenario when this feature may become necessary. While maneuvering a turn, it can occur that your new SUV could lose contact with the ground, without proper ground clearance or connection, the vehicle is subject to rolling over. This is especially true if you are traveling at a high rate of speed. In a situation such as this, your Roll Stability Control comes into action." 

"RSC works with the help of a gyro sensor and Electronic Stability Program (ESP/ESC) of the vehicle. The gyro sensor continuously monitors the roll angle of the vehicle with respect to ground. If it is observed that roll angle of the vehicle is exceeding its normal limit, then this system reduces the speed of the entire vehicle or specific wheels by applying brakes with the help of ESP. Some systems also possess the ability to reduce the engine power. This system reduces the chances of tumbling over the curves."

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Safety and Your Lincoln Lights

Published on February 18th, 2018

In our recent quest to investigate further, the safety, or of lack thereof, when it comes to new cars, trucks and SUVS and their headlights, we found, not only that the top safety inspectors of the automotive industry, IIHS and NHTSA do not really scrutinize headlamps, but also that the minimal critique is just that, very minimal. The great news that we are glad to report on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Shiloh IL, is that they plan to change that very soon. In fact, by next year, the plans are in action to add much more in the way of headlight safety requirements, especially for those cars that wish to gain the top ratings and titles in safety. 

Here is what we found out in our recent work on your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer's behalf, "IIHS testing measures the distance that a headlamp's light travels in real-world situations, covering multiple approaches. The light is assessed by a set of sensors 10 inches off the ground, and another set 3 feet 7 inches off the ground, to measure oncoming glare. Both low beams and high beams are evaluated, but IIHS only assesses oncoming glare with the low beams. Headlights are tested as delivered by the dealer, although most should be adjusted, it is assumed that many drivers do not perform this task." So, as you can read for yourself above, it isn't actually as if headlights go completely unchecked. And, also bear in mind, some of this evaluation is brand new and now being added to the safety workup for new cars, trucks and SUVs. 

We have also determined through our reading on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership near Shiloh that headlights are expected to reach five lux. Lux is a unit of measurement that indicates how bright a light is, at certain distances. For comparison purposes, we can relate it to a full moon on a clear night that lights up the roadway about one lux. According to our research, we found that the five tests include a straightaway, two graduals curves, and two sharp curves. Straightaways are assessed at 65 mph and curves at 40 mph. The curves are assessed in both left and right directions. You can see, however, that the headlight tests are evolving to be much more and that is indeed a good move for Lincoln car safety.

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Lincoln Discovers Headlight Safety

Published on February 18th, 2018

Today, we will talk about headlights and those you have on your own vehicles. We all know, for a fact, if ever you have driven on a dimly lit roadway, that not all headlights are created equally. From the research we have compiled on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Sales in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach, we know that nearly half of vehicle deaths occur in low-light conditions. However, real-world headlight testing is not included in vehicle safety scores and this was something we were surprised to discover. "The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) began evaluating headlights this year, rating midsized cars in March and small SUVs in July. The results proved that most headlights need improvement." We decided to further investigate the subject on behalf of your New Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach, and let you know what we found. 

"The new evaluation system being utilized by IIHS is foreshadowing a new vehicle assessment system that will be fully put in place in 2019." But in the meantime, on order to brush on the safety needs, for 2017, a vehicle will need to receive a rating of acceptable to qualify for the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has taken notice of the IIHS study and is proposing the addition of lighting in its five-star safety ratings so this will also be added to the safety categories in time, with the hopes that designers and auto engineers will now be more heavily focused on keeping the headlights up to par with all that we need to navigate safely at night. 

Also interesting is what one expert had to add on the subject. We found this guy out there during our headlight research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Pontoon Beach. "David Zuby, executive vice president and chief researcher at IIHS, told the Associated Press that government headlight regulations have remained 'essentially unchanged' since the 1960s." He said, "In the standard, they are measuring the light coming out of the light source - right in front of the light bulb, in essence - and not looking at how the light is projected down the road, which is what our tests do." It is rather interesting that such a fundamental part of safe driving has been overlooked for so many years by the top names in safe driving.

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Two of the Best Lincolns Yesterday and Today

Published on February 16th, 2018

Back when Lincoln Dealers were holding their breath in anticipation of promised delivery on behalf of the manufacturer, they were in for a few sweet surprises. One, was indeed the reappearance of the Lincoln Continental which has gone over quite nicely and has sales numbers to prove it and the other was a full size Lincoln Navigator that came anew in 2017.  

Elaborating more on the Lincoln Continental, we know that the effort was made to keep it priced, powered, and equipped right in line with its key competitors. There are ways to approach your competition and being on the same level always helps you in the end. Lincoln has done a fabulous job at that and also in offering just enough more that people come back and buy again. The Continental had an immediate following which really helped the cause when we learned that this new Lincoln car was being reintroduced in our Collinsville Lincoln Dealerships near East St Louis. Before it made its last appearance, this is what we learned, "According to Lincoln, there is already considerable interest in the Continental; in fact, the company has already identified 40,000 potential buyers for the sedan. It's scheduled to arrive at dealerships this fall and has an MSRP of $46,410."

Moving on to the Lincoln Navigator, we also heard, back then, that though the full-size Navigator SUV was just updated for 2015, sources have confirmed that there's a new, different version on the way that's expected to debut in time for the 2017 model year. Really in calling out the Lincoln Navigator as one of your Lincoln Dealer's "new" vehicles was sort of controversial at the time, but it was important, nonetheless since 2016 had something very special to add to the already popular and excellent full sized Lincoln SUV. Either one of these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville can be explored further to this day. Simply stop by your local Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near East St Louis and ask to see one up close.

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Lincoln Continental is a Promise Made Good

Published on February 16th, 2018

In our most recent Lincoln car and SUV series, being written on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership, we have spent time discussing change that Lincoln has promised and put into action over the last couple years. In the list of modifications and promised results, one specific Lincoln car stands out and is worth additional effort in describing here. "Lincoln describes the new Continental in glowing terms. This is not unusual for a company introducing a new and very important product, but it seems to signal a new direction for the brand. According to Lincoln spokespeople, the Continental name was chosen during the vehicle's development to draw a connection between this new car and the iconic Lincoln Continentals of the past."  

Of course, the info above is a bit of a flashback, but we are here in an effort point out many of the ways in which Lincoln cars deliver. One of those ways is to put into action the change you envision and promise. Lincoln car dealer are able to see firsthand where Lincoln does just that. Back to the Lincoln Continental from its most recent resurrection…

The base version of the Continental will come powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower. An upgrade from front-wheel to all-wheel drive will cost about $2,000 more. Two more V6s (likely sourced from Ford's turbocharged EcoBoost range) will be available to provide the Continental with extra power. Several trim levels will be available, up to the ultra-loaded Black Label, which is further broken down into three stylistic themes: Chalet, Rhapsody, and Thoroughbred, each designed to evoke a particular exclusive lifestyle. Come experience these excellent Lincoln cars in Collinsville for yourself by taking one out for a test drive and see how Lincoln delivers all that they promise.

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Lincoln Comes Through On Change

Published on February 16th, 2018

Some of what Lincoln plans in the near future has been discussed by reviewers and experts for a while now, other things may be news to you, so we will cover a few things we feel are significant that we have found in our research on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville near Maryville IL. "Lincoln's also considered its model naming convention, although they're keeping the existing "M" monikers around for a while. The company has said that customers are familiar with the names and they work well for certain vehicles, although they plan to use more traditional names on new models…" This is definitely in the works now, though this report was a year ago, and we now know, through our diligent research on behalf of your Lincoln Sales and Service in Collinsville IL, that this renaming is coming to fruition soon.

Also confirmed back then was the elimination of the MKS sedan. Here is part of what was originally reported on behalf of your new Lincoln car dealers in Collinsville, "The company has confirmed the MKS sedan will be phased out soon, and auto industry experts expect the MKT SUV to follow. So, what's next for Lincoln? We have some concrete information, as well as some suspicions. Let's start with the 2017 Lincoln Continental, which has been confirmed, is the most talked-about, and is the closest to release."

Now, we have that 2017 Lincoln Continental in Collinsville and so we can confirm and report on many of the details surrounding this excellent new Lincoln car. In the beginning, there were things said that did come to light. We will pick up on those details and more in our next post here, on behalf of your Lincoln Continental Dealer in Illinois.

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Lincoln Future Plans

Published on February 16th, 2018

In our most recent venture down the pathway of Lincoln discovery, and on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer near Caseyville IL in Collinsville, we have decided to explore the "what's new" category, or perhaps better relayed as "what's next"? Ford keeps banging out the hits, from its best-selling F-150 pickup, to its range of affordable compacts and hybrids, to its upscale family haulers. Some of the folks who follow Lincoln know that it is time for some of that creative energy to head Lincoln's way now.

Lincoln experienced gain in 2016 as New Lincoln Dealerships sales were up and new buildings were being built here and there. Its current lineup, comprised of sedans and SUVs, hits many of the marks that are necessary for new car and SUV success and Lincoln's top-selling model, the MKZ, was redesigned for 2017 too, helping increase the success of the brand.  

This was some of last year's news worth mentioning since these are all excellent signs of Lincoln looking out for their Collinsville Lincoln Dealer and all of their new car dealerships' success, "Lincoln has big plans to revamp its customer service, which they hope will help provide the personalized experience the company's potential customers are seeking, as well as further elevate the brand's image…" One of Lincoln's forthcoming models, the 2017 Lincoln Continental, marked the beginning of this program, known as The Lincoln Way. Lincoln developed this program to launch the brand in China in 2014, and its experiences there have helped shape its plans here, according to all of the research we did recently on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales in Collinsville. There are planned perks to this program which include valet pickup and tracking service online. In with this program of future progress would be the renaming plans that are just about to come to fruition. Back when the talk first started, it was unknown as to when the dealers would see the actual change. We now know this is directly on the horizon. Stay tuned to discover the positive impact that Lincoln Cars and SUVS at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer have in store.

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Specific Braking and Acceleration Reviews for Lincoln Continental

Published on February 12th, 2018

One of our final write-ups surrounding the Lincoln Continental and all of its pertinent, fun facts worth sharing to you, the Lincoln consumer, is going to lay its eyes on the nature of the car's performance. Based on the research we have been doing on behalf of your Lincoln Continental dealer in Collinsville near Glen Carbon IL, we know that these cars are extremely competent in their performance regardless of engine choice. However, engine options also make a difference in just how excellent the performance of these new Lincoln cars can be.

The Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville that possess the reserve level trim scenario and are fitted with the optional turbo V6, AWD, and adaptive suspension offer very strong acceleration and stable handling. Other Lincoln cars in the Continental lineup are great, but the above offers, what critics feel is the best performance you will find in this particular Lincoln model's lineup.

     "In normal driving, the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 feels confident and authoritative, and sounds strong. It's aggressive off the line and through the midrange…" We agree and found through our recent research on our Collinsville Lincoln car dealer near Glen Carbon that they tend to avoid any issues running short of power and shifting is timely at the perfect rpm. Also, acceleration related, it is true that these particular Lincoln Continental cars go zero to sixty in 5.5 seconds. That is certainly quick indeed. In the opposite realm for consideration, we look at research we gathered on behalf of your Collinsville Car Sales near Glen Carbon and found that critics and reviewers online are in agreement that the braking systems on the newest Lincoln Continental are quite impressive. "These are strong brakes, hauling the 4,600-plus-pound sedan from 60 to 0 mph in just 111 feet in our testing. The pedal is firm, and braking force is easy to modulate in normal, around-town driving."

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Sometimes it Pays to Elevate Your New Car Choice

Published on February 12th, 2018

How do you go about deciding which trim level is best for you in your next new Lincoln car or SUV from your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Edwardsville IL? Well, for starters, you must consider how feature-filled you wish for your next new car to be. The reserve trim on a new Lincoln Continental in Collinsville, for example, can offer most of what some people need, with additional stuff to be added at your desire. "The Climate and Technology packages are available for the Reserve, as are two more major packages. The Rear Seat package adds upgraded outboard rear seating (four-way power lumbar, reclining, heating and ventilation), rear side-window sunshades and the panoramic sunroof." There is also a Luxury package available on the new Lincoln Continental which adds LED headlights, upgrades the stereo to Revel's 19-speaker system and adds a CD player. The sunroof, 30-way power-adjustable front seats and 20-inch wheels are available as stand-alone options.

Going with a higher trim level can omit the need for some or all of the package additions, though, for example, at the top of the range, and nearly doubling the Premiere's starting price, is the Continental Black Label for the Collinsville Lincoln Continental cars near Edwardsville. "This trim comes standard with 20-inch wheels, the panoramic moonroof and both the Luxury and Technology packages. It also benefits from unique interior trims that combine bold colors and trims with lots of extra premium materials draped over many of the interior plastics." You can go even further that this if you like, since the 30-way seats and Technology and Climate packages are available as upgrades on these new Lincoln cars near Edwardsville.

When you head straight up the trim level train, you will gain other perks as well, according to your New Lincoln Car Dealer near Edwardsville. "Buying a Black Label car also gets the buyer access to Lincoln's lifestyle and concierge service. Lincoln will wash your car for free, pick it up from you for service and book you reservations (and even buy you a dinner), among other services. Black Label Continentals are also covered by a four-year/50,000-mile that covers services and wear items."

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Lincoln Continental Packages and Trims

Published on February 12th, 2018

In discussing all that you can obtain in a new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, we would be remiss to omit discussions regarding packages such as the climate package which adds automatic high beams, automatic wipers, a windshield-wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. 

There exist other packages that are available on the new Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville near Mascoutah and they are highly recommended, especially the technology package which most all people get pretty excited about. It includes the auto wipers, windshield wiper de-icer and auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as a head-up display and a suite of driver aids: a top-down parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitoring is a stand-alone option, however, but is also well worth adding to your new Lincoln car in Collinsville IL.

When it comes to your Collinsville Lincoln Continental near Mascouta, other options available for consideration include navigation, a 13-speaker Revel stereo, Lincoln's 30-way power-adjustable "Perfect Position" seats, 20-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof. Depending upon which trim level of the Lincoln Continental upon which you land, feature details will vary. For example, the Lincoln Continental's Reserve trim, on top of starting with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, gets blind-spot monitoring, the 13-speaker Revel stereo and navigation standard. "It also upgrades to 24-way power-adjustable front seats that are heated and ventilated, three-zone automatic climate control with separate rear-seat controls, and a power rear-window sunshade." In this case, there are still other packages available for the reserve trim, however, but in addition, come others as well. Read our next post to discover more.

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Inside Features and Lincoln Continental Trims

Published on February 12th, 2018

Inside the Collinsville Lincoln Continental near Maryville IL, there is so much to see and experience, much is the same as before since the model gained a redo last year, but still yet, so fresh and so appealing. We decided to give you a verbal tour of these amazing Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville IL.  

For starters, as it pertains to comfort, you get dual-zone climate control with rear-seat air vents, heated 10-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, simulated leather upholstery, a 60/40-split folding rear bench and push-button start. Infotainment abilities are handled by Ford's Sync 3 system, which comes with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, satellite radio, two USB ports, and a 10-speaker sound system and is the case in many of the Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville near Maryville IL.

The base Premiere trim of the Collinsville Lincoln Continental cars near Maryville comes with Lincoln Connect, which allows you to use an app to remotely start the car, lock and unlock it, or locate it via GPS, among other features. So, though many critics speak of a lack of flair in the entry level Lincoln Continental, the opposite is actually true as the features that come with these cars are amazing and advanced, with much of what new cars have to offer in technology, coming as a standard. Also, those features and abilities which are not standard, come definitely as options. When we progress up the trim level train, we see the following to be true, "Moving up to the Select trim adds 19-inch wheels, power-operated soft-close doors, a hands-free trunklid opener, leather upholstery and rear-seat USB ports. Beyond the engine choices, several options packages are available." In the next post or two, we will cover the packages that can be had on a new Collinsville Lincoln Continental near Maryville.

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Go All Out for a Turbocharged Engine in the Lincoln Continental

Published on February 8th, 2018

We ended the previous post on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Continental Dealer near Granite City by beginning a discussion on the three engines available under the hood of a new Lincoln Continental in Collinsville. There are indeed three engine options for the Collinsville Lincoln Continental cars near Granite City, IL. The base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This first engine is offered as standard on the premiere and select trims in the Lincoln Continental lineup in Collinsville IL. A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, with 335 horsepower and 380 pound feet of torque is an option on the select trim level and is automatically present with the reserve and black label trims. Either engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and can be had in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. 

What about the third engine available in the Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville this year? "The third engine option is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (400 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque) that's optional on the Reserve and Black Label trims. To manage this engine's power, Lincoln bundles it with a torque-vectoring AWD system. This engine also uses a six-speed automatic transmission." If you want all that the Lincoln Continental has to offer, and especially if money is no object, then this last turbocharged selection under the hood is the one for you. Remember, to go this powerful, you much purchase one of the two best trim levels, either the reserve or the black label trim on the new Lincoln Continental near Granite City IL. 

The trim feature breakdown is also interesting to look at and can help those when shopping for their next new Lincoln Continental in Collinsville. "Beyond the 3.7-liter V6, the Premiere trim receives 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillights, power-folding side mirrors (driver-side auto dimming), front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, hill-start assist, adaptive suspension and steering, and keyless entry." Even the most basic Lincoln Continental is not without features.

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Appealing Looks and Great Engine Options in the Lincoln Continental

Published on February 8th, 2018

Some of the things you will see with the New Lincoln Continental cars that you may be hard pressed to discover in the competition is an upgraded engine and more rear seat room. Also worth pointing out, in this recent series celebrating the Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville, is the level of refinement and engagement found in the driving experiences offered by these new Lincoln Cars near Glen Carbon IL. 

What about the looks that these new Lincoln cars offer to the world? "Standing next to the 2018 Continental, it's easy to see its appeal. It's a car that makes an impression, and the experience of sitting in and driving the Continental is one of comfort and authority." Some of the things that are new for the 2018 model year are only minor given the overhaul that these awesome new Lincoln cars in Collinsville presented us last year in the 2017 model update. 

When it comes to trim levels available on these new Lincoln cars, the reserve trim is the most popular, well-balanced trim to consider. Here is what the critics have to say about this specific model and trim of the Lincoln Continental Reserve, "The Reserve trim offers the best balance of luxury-car experience and cost. It comes standard with the more powerful turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, upgraded front seats and more standard safety features, and all for only a moderate price premium over the Select trim. We'd add the Technology package because its useful features make daily life with the Continental more pleasant." There exist three engine options for the Collinsville Lincoln Continental cars near Glen Carbon. The base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque), which comes standard on the Premiere and Select trims. A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 (335 hp, 380 lb-ft of torque) is optional on the Select and standard on the Reserve and Black Label Trims. Both engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and can be had in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. The third will be discussed in future posts here.

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When the Base Model New Car is What You Crave

Published on February 8th, 2018

In our recent research project on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Troy IL, we have been looking closely at the Lincoln Continental cars for sale at your local Lincoln Dealer, we wish to cover many different facets of interest within this subject. Beginning with the rich history that we touched on in the previous post and ending with the test drives and results that we read from many experts all over the industry, we hope to cover any and all questions you may have about this incredible auto. 

Trim levels are obviously offered in a wide range of feature options. In lower trims, the rather basic standard engine and lack of certain standard features make the Continental a slightly less appealing option unless you are one to value clean and simple, in which case, this Collinsville Lincoln car may be the perfect one for you. In higher trims - which can get up to almost double the Continental's base price, at least from an as-new MSRP perspective - the Lincoln is priced against some of the best luxury sedans on the market, and though this used to be a challenge for these new Collinsville Lincoln cars for sale near Troy, it is not able to fully match any one of those more expensive cars and actually exceeds them in value according to many online reviews. 

In its absolute base trim, the Continental faces pressure from downmarket options that are fully loaded. Cars such as the Buick LaCrosse, Kia Cadenza or Toyota Avalon offer similar comfort and quiet (although less presence), and significantly more content for the money. The one thing that many critics who claim the above to be true are missing is that there exists an entire group of people who prefer to NOT have those bells and whistles present on their new Lincoln cars in Collinsville. For those buyers, the base entry level Lincoln Continental for sale near Troy IL is a perfect match.

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Lincoln Continental Wows the Crowd

Published on February 8th, 2018

In the field of information gathering and reporting in the form of posts on behalf of your local car dealers here, there and everywhere, we find that in writing on behalf of your Lincoln Continental Dealership in Collinsville near Edwardsville, we take the most pleasure. This is especially true of the excitement we experience in reporting specific details about current and upcoming Lincoln Car models, such as the newest Lincoln Continental for sale in Collinsville. 

Part of the enjoyment comes from a rich background, "The Continental nameplate has a lot of history for Lincoln. At its inception in the 1930s, it was intended to emulate the sleeker European design language of the day. While the 2018 Lincoln Continental is a far cry from the curvaceous coupe of the art deco era, its mission remains much the same: compete with European rivals." 

The newest version of these amazing Lincoln Continental cars near Edwardsville was released only last year and the results were impressive with great looks and more legroom than anyone could have expected, and a full complex offering of all of the latest in technology as optional for those who see fit. A quiet, comfortable interior entered the picture during the introduction of this particular model year as well and boy did it have the critics pleased. There are times when the Lincoln Continental has suffered due to the price range it finds itself in, however, those times seem to be changing as it fully competes in the right class like never before. Most Collinsville Lincoln Continental customers avoid the basic entry level trim since the upper ones offer so much more in the way of features, but if simple floats your boat, the basic entry level new Lincoln Continental near Edwardsville is a great place to start.

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The Lincoln Navigator is here!

Published on February 8th, 2018

The All-New Lincoln Navigator is here and available at Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln in Collinsville, IL. You can experience all the amazing upgrades and amenities this lavishly luxurious luxury vehicle offers. Lincoln spent a great deal of time thinking about where you spend your time in a vehicle - inside. Every surface and space inside the Lincoln Navigator is optimized to deliver an immense level of comfort, not to mention best-in-class second- and third-row leg room. Our versatile cabin features one-touch tilt-and-slide second-row seats and a power-reclining third row that show a unified approach to comfort, space and style for all. 

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is not just meant for passengers with its Twin-Turbocharged 450-horsepower engine. Find yourself at ease and in command with a twin-turbocharged 3.5L engine and a 10-speed transmission. The engine, capable of producing 450-horsepower, represents a number of firsts for Lincoln, including electronic control of a turbocharged engine and dual-point fuel injection.  With the addition of a 10-speed transmission, drivers and passengers will experience a smooth and controlled ride with this impressive engine power plus the 10-speed transmission. 

Following in the footsteps of the Lincoln Continental, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator brings you the Perfect Position Seat with Active Motion. The seat back conforms to you-articulating forward to cradle you-helping take stress off your shoulders. Power thigh adjusters can extend and retract to provide individual leg comfort. The addition of heating, ventilation for cooling and massage helps make the simple act of sitting down an elevating experience. 

We know you are interested in the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, so stop on by Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln in Collinsville today. Our Lincoln Brand Champions will let you experience all the luxury first hand!

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Intrusion Detection Systems in Lincoln Car Research

Published on February 5th, 2018

Here are some of the top insecurities that we look at today when trying to improve upon cybersecurity in the new car world. "This has been seen over and over with the vehicle attacks on the brakes, the connected vehicle app being insecure, the fob not being secure as it communicates with the vehicle, and many other vulnerabilities that had been researched over the last four years. These methods have not been robust to the level needed for the vehicle attacks." 

This subject is one we have landed on and are about ready to move from on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership near Pontoon Beach, as we discuss the safety of your new Lincoln car from a cybersecurity perspective. We know that these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville are some of the safest, even with all of the technology presence. Info security is at the top of the list to continue safeguarding, as the NHTSA works diligently to watch and measure. 

This is not entirely new as far as an area of concern in the new car world. "The prior methods for info security focused on the equipment in the car and methods of communication being secure via encryption, TLS 1.2, SAML, and other methods. Researchers at the University of Michigan (Cho & Shin, 2016) have shifted the focus from this." Intrusion detection systems were proposed most recently and focus on seeking anomalies. These, in theory, could be anywhere in the vehicle's communication channels, according to all that we read on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach IL. The researcher's with this application have focused on the clock or chip-based version of this system. We will report more details at a later date on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln car sales and service near Pontoon Beach IL.

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Accommodations for Security in a New Lincoln

Published on February 5th, 2018

Vehicles have notoriously been vulnerable to attack from various sources, this is the new information we have honed in on for our latest reporting on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealerships in Collinsville near Shiloh IL. These have varied from the equipment, endpoints, and communication being insecure to open ports, all depending upon what make and model you are looking at and studying for vulnerabilities any or all of the above can be true. Regardless of the source, these have historically and continue to provide ample attack surfaces for those with malicious intent and so to learn about what is being done to protect you in your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville is a subject worth looking into. 

Engineers in the automotive industry have attacked this issue, no pun intended, from the defensive end. "The information security engineers have reviewed the data flow, endpoints, and other equipment to write and apply the specifications to the vehicles and vendors." Whenever needed and necessary, Lincoln Car and SUV engineers take these specifications and update them as technology advances. Not all manufacturers keep up in a systematic and timely fashion which can be a problem all on its own that we discovered in our recent research on behalf of the security of your Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville. 

Info sec has been treated as an afterthought, brought in late during the project, but also interesting to report and learn about. "This has also been labeled as trampling on a project's success. This has allowed lax security in the vehicle and as it communicates with third party vendors." This can remain if the right measures are taken as they are in the Lincoln cars and SUVs near Shiloh IL. "When there is not a sufficient amount of time to adequately specify the security requirements, have all parties approve them, and implement this into the design, there are vulnerabilities in the design and implementation." Luckily, more and more are taking it seriously and making the necessary accommodations.

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Anomaly Based Intrusion Detection From Your Lincoln Dealer

Published on February 5th, 2018

Our job for the past several months has been to write on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Saint Jacob IL. With this task, we continue to work at finding creative and interesting topics of conversation so as to avoid boring our audience to tears. Today, we have landed upon cybersecurity, a subject that we find both pertinent and interesting to today's readers. "Today, cybersecurity affects each one of us on a multitude of levels. Our professional work, our personal lives-even our vehicles-depend on connectivity and technology that runs on complex software. As information technology becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, our dependency on subsequent information systems grows." 

Because we know the above information to be true, it is important to also look at the risks involved in the process of existence, as seen in our research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Saint Jacob. There is, essentially, an increase in vulnerabilities and potential attacks against those systems we outline above. Cybersecurity rose out of necessity to protect these systems and the information contained within them and when we look at this security in relation to vehicles, cybersecurity takes on an even more important role: "systems and components that govern safety must be protected from harmful attacks, unauthorized access, damage, or anything else that might interfere with safety functions." This, according to the NHTSA website found on behalf of your Lincoln car sales and service near Saint Jacob IL. 

In addition to that, the Lincoln cars and SUVS of today, along with most all others, have driver assist technology such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and vehicle safety communications. Cybersecurity is definitely a new issue with all of today's capabilities in the automotive world. 

Technology advances in the blink of an eye in today's modern world. If we don't pay close enough attention, we will miss something or many things as they pass us right by. Today's topic is still focused in on the automobile industry. In our writing on behalf of your Lincoln car and SUV Dealer near Fairmont City IL in Collinsville, we have set our sights on the cybersecurity field of discussion and how technology has created a new subject such as this. Never before have we been vulnerable in our car when it came to information security, but times have definitely changed and they continue to evolve every day. 

"In the future, the deployment of driver assistance technologies may result in avoiding crashes altogether, particularly crashes attributed to human drivers' choices. Given the potential safety benefits these innovations enable, NHTSA is exploring the full spectrum of its tools and resources to ensure these technologies are deployed safely, expeditiously, and effectively, taking steps to address the challenges they pose, including cybersecurity." This quote came directly from NHTSA's website and thankful are we to have such a viable organization tracking the technology and safety needs from all aspects and angles. 

We read, also, that in order to ensure a comprehensive cybersecurity environment, NHTSA has adopted a multi-faceted research approach that leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and encourages industry to adopt practices that improve the cybersecurity posture of their vehicles in the United States. In this way, it is hoped and forecasted that many manufacturers will hone in on the standards and important aspects of cybersecurity so that the Lincoln dealer cars near Fairmont City and other car dealers around the world will be delivered cars that are as secure as possible from the start. 

Writing on behalf of your Lincoln car dealer in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, we are revisiting the topic of cybersecurity in the automotive world. The NHTSA is at the center of what is rather new to the industry, given all of the advancement in technology that has made it so. According to our preliminary research on the subject on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Mascoutah, the following is true: "NHTSA's goal is to collaborate with the automotive industry to proactively address vehicle cybersecurity challenges, and to continuously seek methods to mitigate associated safety risks." Below, we will discuss some of the ways in which this is being done in your new Lincoln cars and SUVs. 

Cybersecurity protection methods are a good place to start. "NHTSA promotes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity by focusing on a vehicle's entry points, both wireless and wired, which could be potentially vulnerable to a cyberattack." By protecting the new Lincoln cars and SUVs in a layered fashion, we will best insure the security we seek. NHTSA says the following, "A layered approach to vehicle cybersecurity reduces the possibility of a successful vehicle cyber-attack, and mitigates the potential consequences of a successful intrusion." The following will describe a comprehensive and systematic approach to developing layered cybersecurity protections for vehicles, such as your new Lincoln cars and trucks in Collinsville. These are listed and published online for the benefit of dealers and those who are interested by NHTSA: A risk-based prioritized identification and protection process for safety-critical vehicle control systems; timely detection and rapid response to potential vehicle cybersecurity incidents on America's roads; architectures, methods, and measures that design-in cyber resiliency and facilitate rapid recovery from incidents when they occur; and methods for effective intelligence and information sharing across the industry to facilitate quick adoption of industry-wide lessons learned. Based on our previous messages and research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Swansea IL, we know that cybersecurity is an entire reality and area of concern and focus for many cars in the automobile industry. This can be credited with the technology that is underway and also present in today's new cars, trucks and SUVs. The NHTSA is on the job, as they work towards efforts of safety in the industry. "NHTSA encouraged the formation of Auto-ISAC, an industry environment emphasizing cybersecurity awareness and collaboration across the automotive industry." 

There exist ongoing studies and current research in order to stay on top of all security measures and needs in the new car industry. This, we found out in our recent research efforts on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership in Collinsville near Swansea IL. The NHTSA says the following, indicating the infancy of the research area and field of study, "The field of vehicle cybersecurity is exciting and new! Follow along with our current research projects as we continue to contribute to this evolving field." 

Anomaly-based intrusion detection systems research is at the top of the list and very exciting to read online. You can follow our posts on behalf of your Lincoln car sales and service in Collinsville as we continue to read late breaking information surrounding this research. Here is what we know thus far, "Researching metrics and objective test methods to assess effectiveness of such solutions." Essentially, this is a matrix of following data and measuring whether or not the solutions being implemented are working to secure the data and the technology in the new Lincoln cars and SUVs, along with securing the vehicle itself. 

Cybersecurity of firmware updates: Researching cybersecurity of automotive electronics update mechanisms through physical and over-the-air means. 

Cybersecurity considerations for heavy vehicles: Researching similarities and differences between passenger cars and larger vehicles from a cybersecurity considerations standpoint. 

Research on reference parser development for V2V communication interfaces: Developing a formally verified and mathematically proven message parser for V2V communication interfaces. In-house cybersecurity research at the Vehicle Research and Test Center (VRTC) in East Liberty, Ohio: This research explores the cybersecurity risks of today's vehicle electronic architectures and aims to establish principles and guidance that could improve the cybersecurity posture of passenger vehicles through applied research. 

NHTSA IN ACTION 

NHTSA is dedicated to advancing the lifesaving potential of vehicle technologies 

The need for powerful automotive cybersecurity corresponds with the rapid advances in vehicle technology. NHTSA's ultimate goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce the economic costs of vehicle crashes. This goal is potentially achieved through the implementation of driver assistance technologies, and cybersecurity goes hand-in-hand with this process. 

NHTSA regularly collaborates with other government agencies, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and the public to further industry's efforts in addressing vehicle cybersecurity challenges. The objective of this strategy is to promote the impact of the various safety applications employed in current vehicles, as well as those envisioned for future vehicles that may feature more advanced forms of automation and connectivity. NHTSA's approach to vehicle cybersecurity has the following goals: 

Expand and share the automotive cybersecurity knowledge base to better establish comprehensive research plans and develop enabling tools for applied research in this area; 

Support the automotive industry in implementing effective, industry-based best practices and voluntary standards for cybersecurity and participate in cybersecurity information-sharing forums; 

Foster the development of new system solutions for automotive cybersecurity; and 

Determine the feasibility of developing performance evaluation methods for automotive cybersecurity. RESOURCES

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NHTSA and Cybersecurity for Your Lincoln Cars

Published on February 5th, 2018

Writing on behalf of your Lincoln car dealer in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, we are revisiting the topic of cybersecurity in the automotive world. The NHTSA is at the center of what is rather new to the industry, given all of the advancement in technology that has made it so. According to our preliminary research on the subject on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Mascoutah, the following is true: "NHTSA's goal is to collaborate with the automotive industry to proactively address vehicle cybersecurity challenges, and to continuously seek methods to mitigate associated safety risks." Below, we will discuss some of the ways in which this is being done in your new Lincoln cars and SUVs. 

Cybersecurity protection methods are a good place to start. "NHTSA promotes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity by focusing on a vehicle's entry points, both wireless and wired, which could be potentially vulnerable to a cyberattack." By protecting the new Lincoln cars and SUVs in a layered fashion, we will best insure the security we seek. NHTSA says the following, "A layered approach to vehicle cybersecurity reduces the possibility of a successful vehicle cyber-attack, and mitigates the potential consequences of a successful intrusion." 

The following will describe a comprehensive and systematic approach to developing layered cybersecurity protections for vehicles, such as your new Lincoln cars and trucks in Collinsville. These are listed and published online for the benefit of dealers and those who are interested by NHTSA: A risk-based prioritized identification and protection process for safety-critical vehicle control systems; timely detection and rapid response to potential vehicle cybersecurity incidents on America's roads; architectures, methods, and measures that design-in cyber resiliency and facilitate rapid recovery from incidents when they occur; and methods for effective intelligence and information sharing across the industry to facilitate quick adoption of industry-wide lessons learned.

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Technology and Cybersecurity in a new Lincoln Car

Published on February 2nd, 2018

Technology advances in the blink of an eye in today's modern world. If we don't pay close enough attention, we will miss something or many things as they pass us right by. Today's topic is still focused in on the automobile industry. In our writing on behalf of your Lincoln car and SUV Dealer near Fairmont City IL in Collinsville, we have set our sights on the cybersecurity field of discussion and how technology has created a new subject such as this. Never before have we been vulnerable in our car when it came to information security, but times have definitely changed and they continue to evolve every day. 

"In the future, the deployment of driver assistance technologies may result in avoiding crashes altogether, particularly crashes attributed to human drivers' choices. Given the potential safety benefits these innovations enable, NHTSA is exploring the full spectrum of its tools and resources to ensure these technologies are deployed safely, expeditiously, and effectively, taking steps to address the challenges they pose, including cybersecurity." This quote came directly from NHTSA's website and thankful are we to have such a viable organization tracking the technology and safety needs from all aspects and angles. 

We read, also, that in order to ensure a comprehensive cybersecurity environment, NHTSA has adopted a multi-faceted research approach that leverages the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework and encourages industry to adopt practices that improve the cybersecurity posture of their vehicles in the United States. In this way, it is hoped and forecasted that many manufacturers will hone in on the standards and important aspects of cybersecurity so that the Lincoln dealer cars near Fairmont City and other car dealers around the world will be delivered cars that are as secure as possible from the start.

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Cybersecurity Researched by Your Lincoln Dealer

Published on February 2nd, 2018

Our job for the past several months has been to write on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Saint Jacob IL. With this task, we continue to work at finding creative and interesting topics of conversation so as to avoid boring our audience to tears. Today, we have landed upon cybersecurity, a subject that we find both pertinent and interesting to today's readers. "Today, cybersecurity affects each one of us on a multitude of levels. Our professional work, our personal lives-even our vehicles-depend on connectivity and technology that runs on complex software. As information technology becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives, our dependency on subsequent information systems grows." 

Because we know the above information to be true, it is important to also look at the risks involved in the process of existence, as seen in our research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Saint Jacob. There is, essentially, an increase in vulnerabilities and potential attacks against those systems we outline above. Cybersecurity rose out of necessity to protect these systems and the information contained within them and when we look at this security in relation to vehicles, cybersecurity takes on an even more important role: "systems and components that govern safety must be protected from harmful attacks, unauthorized access, damage, or anything else that might interfere with safety functions." This, according to the NHTSA website found on behalf of your Lincoln car sales and service near Saint Jacob IL. 

In addition to that, the Lincoln cars and SUVS of today, along with most all others, have driver assist technology such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and vehicle safety communications. Cybersecurity is definitely a new issue with all of today's capabilities in the automotive world.

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Drunk Driving is Not Worth the Risk on Super Bowl Sunday

Published on February 2nd, 2018

On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln car sales and service near East St Louis, we don't plan to lecture you all day about the dangers of drunk driving or the obvious importance of keeping yourself and others safe. We will, however, review some of the stats and laws surrounding the cause so that you can see for yourself the specifics that make the avoidance of drunk driving so imperative. 

"Play It Safe: Defenses win championships; your best defense is to plan a safe ride. From buses and trains to car services and designated drivers, connect with the option that will get you home safely. NHTSA even has an app for that-SaferRide-which is available for Apple and Android devices and can connect you to a local cab company or with a friend who can come pick you up." You can always be the champion in your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville by offering to operate as the designated driver. Simply let your friends know that you will be there for them when the party is over to provide a safe way home. Apparently, we found in our recent research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership near East St Louis, you can even tweet their names to @NHTSAgov to make them part of the NHTSA's Wall of Fame. Use the hashtag #designateddriver. 

Interestingly enough, and one thing that many people get wrong, is that buzzed driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Any drinking at all and you are better off hopping into the new Collinsville Lincoln car near East St Louis that is driven by your sober friend…the one who drank water or diet coke all night. Take your chances and you will pay the price and it won't be inexpensive. It can range from money in the form of a steep fine to taking another person's life, or your own, or multiple people. Don't take that sort of chance!

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Drive Sober Only on Super Bowl Sunday

Published on February 2nd, 2018

Today, though we write about new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville, we plan to throw you for a bit of a loop and make this particular discussion about football. That's right, we are going to switch things up a bit in honor of the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday. "When Super Bowl LII kicks off, will you be prepared for party victory? Whether you're the home team or a visitor, every Super Bowl LII party game plan must start with a shutdown defense that prevents drunk driving." There it is, then, the tie in from football to cars. On behalf of your Lincoln car dealership in Collinsville it is important to understand that we expect a zero tolerance for drunk driving despite the festivities. 

Drunk driving kills people. In 2016, there were 10,497 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drunk drivers, according to the NHTSA stats we read online. You know that many Super Bowl parties will involve alcohol, so play it smart by having a winning game plan in place to not drink and drive. Drinking isn't the problem necessarily, unless you are someone who cannot control the quantity of your intake or the desire to drive. If this describes you, then maybe you are better off drinking Coke or water. 

When researching this subject on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Alton IL, we found several laws worth understanding so that you can do what is right in the area of drunk driving avoidance. "Know the Rules: It's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. When it comes to drinking and driving, law enforcement doesn't throw a yellow flag; they throw the book at you. You'll get pulled over, arrested, and prosecuted. Your wallet takes a big hit, too: the average DUI court case costs approximately $10,000."

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Interior and Technology Updates in This Lincoln SUV

Published on January 27th, 2018

When it comes to business, there are no apologies on the part of Lincoln dealers who know that what sells is what matters most to the people who buy their new Lincoln cars and SUVs. In order to stay in the top ranks of sales of new Lincoln cars and SUVs, the dealer and the manufacturer both know that listening to the customer is of the utmost importance. So, Lincoln is updating the vehicle that it says draws the most customers from rival brands in hopes of further accelerating growth in a stalling luxury market. No need to apologize for that and so we know that the 2019 Lincoln MKC compact crossover will soon be here and we want to talk about a few things you can expect on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership near Fairmont City IL. 

There will be improvements to the interior of this new Lincoln SUV in Collinsville. They will work to give the new Collinsville Lincoln Nautilus best-in-class legroom and headroom, which is a major factor for midsize utility customers, according to most anyone online with an opinion in the field. The new Lincoln Nautilus will come with a 22-position seat. This should offer all of the flexibility and attainment of comfort that anyone could possibly request or need. 

The new Lincoln SUV in Collinsville will also come with a host of driver-assist technology, including pre-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. New for the Lincoln Nautilus in Collinsville for the 2019 model year is a feature called evasive steering, where the car will assist the driver by aggressively turning the wheel when the driver moves left or right to avoid a crash. "The technology in this vehicle is thoughtful and purposeful," Galhotra said. "We focused on bringing in innovative features to make each drive effortless for our clients."

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The New Lincoln Nautilus

Published on January 27th, 2018

More than just the name of the new Lincoln SUV, the Nautilus in the upcoming Lincoln car dealer lineup in Collinsville near Staunton IL is also going to offer more all over the map. The upcoming success, according to research we uncovered on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville, will not just stop at the name and isn't new to this particular Lincoln SUV or to the brand, for that matter. "The name and styling updates are aimed at helping Lincoln stand apart in the hotly contested U.S. midsize utility segment. Last year, the brand sold more MKXs in the U.S. (30,967) than any other Lincoln vehicle. It's bringing in customers from rival brands with a 40 percent conquest rate, executives say. MKX U.S. sales this year gained 1.8 percent to 25,436 vehicles through October." 

"SUVs are having a banner year for us both here and in China," Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra told reporters ahead of the auto show here. "It's a very vibrant market." It is thusly obvious that the utility is also a vital vehicle for China, which is also the world's largest auto market. In fact, Lincoln expects sport utility vehicles to account for 70 percent of sales by 2024. 

The Collinsville Lincoln Nautilus will come with a new standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that accomplishes 245 hp and an optional 2.7-liter V-6 engine that achieves 335 hp. Both will be paired with Ford Motor Co.'s new eight-speed automatic transmission that we have looked at previously and at great length. Auto stop-start comes standard on both engines as well and we will gladly cover more of the engine details in a post here in the near future. For now, keep your eyes on the spring inventory at your local Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Staunton IL.

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More on the Lincoln Name Game

Published on January 27th, 2018

The newest Collinsville Lincoln MKX in Collinsville near Saint Jacob is in the news for having updates and many things to look forward to this spring, when the 2019 model comes along. The initial reviews are all about the name, which we covered before, but now there are other things to discuss in terms of the efforts that have been seen going into these new upcoming Collinsville Lincoln SUVs near Saint Jacob. 

Even though we are focused mostly on the Lincoln MKX, it is also true that the others have something in store for them as well. "It plans to rechristen the MKC small crossover and MKZ midsize sedan (originally called the Zephyr) when those vehicles get significant updates. The slow-selling MKT is expected to be discontinued within a few years rather than renamed, and Lincoln is widely expected to fill that void with a large crossover called the Aviator." These are the newest plans above that we felt were well worth mentioning to the Lincoln car fans and didn't want to avoid dropping this info on the scene of new Lincoln cars near Saint Jacob IL. 

A few other points worth making are as follow: "The Nautilus adopts Lincoln's new mesh grille design that the brand has rolled out on four other recently redesigned vehicles. But that's not the only change to the front end. Everything from the A-pillar forward was redesigned, said Robert Parker, Lincoln's director of marketing, sales and service." Do you know why the name Nautilus was chosen? Well, according to what we read on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer near Saint Jacob, it was chosen due to its meaning, "sailor". And, so, this name fits well with the travel theme indicated by Navigator and Continental. It is also said to reflect Lincoln's journey into the wide world of luxury.

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What's in a Name

Published on January 27th, 2018

When it comes to the Lincoln car and SUV lineup at your local new car dealerships, there are rarely few things we have to share. We enjoy reporting on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Alton IL and want to discuss today, some of the ways in which Lincoln is switching things up this year. You can say hello to the Lincoln Nautilus and goodbye to the brand's "MK" naming scheme, for starters. Some customers have had some difficulty understanding the names that Lincoln has been using, so much so that they are officially on the path of changing them, one Lincoln at a time. 

The first change is in the Lincoln MKX in Collinsville near Alton which will become the Lincoln Nautilus when the 2019 model reaches showrooms in the spring, this is according to officials who work with the luxury brand. The Lincoln MKX, Lincoln's top-selling U.S. nameplate, also will get a new front end and new eight-speed transmission to better compete in the U.S. and China, according to the reports found online during our recent research for your local Lincoln dealership. 

Also known about Lincoln at the present time is that they are on pace to show an increase in sales for the fourth consecutive year. "Lincoln's transition back to conventional names -- strongly hinted at when it replaced the lowly MKS with the more stylish and plush Continental last year -- comes with the brand on pace to close out its fourth consecutive year of rising U.S. sales." So many of the luxury brands denote their separate models with alpha-numeric connotations and therefore, this will set the Lincoln lineup apart in some ways. We shall see if the new names has much impact on consumers or Lincoln dealerships over time. Stay tuned for more interesting trends and developments on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales and Service near Alton IL.

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When Features Open Future Doors in New Cars

Published on January 26th, 2018

The real scope of adaptive cruise control, as we hinted on before in our reporting on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Bethalto, is that we know that things can go wrong on occasion. It is unrealistic to assume otherwise or not to cover the potential risks. "It's also vital to understand that some systems can fail even if they appear to be working fine. If your adaptive cruise control uses a laser sensor, then you need to be aware of the fact that it may fail to properly track other vehicles in adverse weather. Laser sensors can also fail to track vehicles if they're especially dirty or use non-reflective paint. Radar-based adaptive cruise control is typically capable of tracking vehicles regardless of paint or weather conditions, but none of these systems are infallible." 

Another fine detail that you won't tend to find when reading online about the safety features of today is the reality of where they are headed. This is not a bad thing, mind you, but one of importance, nonetheless. Let us look, then, closer at just where Adaptive Cruise Control Going in the Future? In our research recently done on behalf of your Lincoln car sales and service in Collinsville near Bethalto IL, we found that most all of these features are pointed in one direction and that is to autonomous capabilities for our future new cars at your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville, as well as most all other dealers globally. 

"Today, adaptive cruise control systems are capable of functioning without any outside input. They simply use a sensor to detect the position and speed of other vehicles and make the necessary adjustments." Because of the above reality, things are subject to change. "In the future, we may see cooperative adaptive cruise control systems that utilize information from other vehicles and transmit information to other vehicles. An implementation of this type of system would involve one vehicle transmitting speed data to the vehicle behind it, which would in turn transmit speed data to the vehicle behind it, and so on." Can you see where this would lead quite nicely to the autonomous future of new cars, trucks and SUVs?

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A Realistic Look at Future Safety Features in a Lincoln Car

Published on January 26th, 2018

Is there ever a time when adaptive cruise control fails? On behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near East St Louis, we are attempting to fully educate you on a list of feature that fall into the safety technology category. The truth is, we are here to inform you of all the ups and downs of any and every safety feature we can get our hands on that is being offered on new cars today. Also, our core subject, mind you, is actually centered inside the future reality of autonomous driving since most all of these features have that in mind as an end goal. 

Looking, previously, at cruise control and the latest abilities offered by the adaptive style of this feature, we know, on behalf of your Lincoln car dealer near East St Louis, that it would not be fair to only cover the great aspects of any particular feature without talking about the down side as well, assuming there is one. That is why we find ourselves here, discussing the potential for failure and what happens if? 

"A potential failure is the main reason that you need to remain vigilant. If your system fails while it's in use, you will have to manually adjust your speed. The vehicle will still be safe to drive, but you won't be able to rely on the adaptive system to automatically maintain your following distance." That one is easy enough. In the world of autonomous vehicles, down the road, it may be slightly trickier, given you goal as a driver of a new Lincoln car in Collinsville, or whichever car wherever you are driving, will be to NOT drive. You will possibly have to do some driving or paying attention to remain safe, or the auto industry will have to make a new and improved adaptive cruise control that will be able to stop the vehicle in case of sudden emergency. Actually, this feature is floating around somewhere already and we plan to bring the details to you soon on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealer near East St Louis.

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Safety Feature Breakdown From Your Lincoln Dealer

Published on January 26th, 2018

There exist so many different safety features in the automotive industry, thanks to the latest in technology all over the globe. Sometimes, though, it can be tricky to figure out just what you need on your next new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Highland IL. We want to help educate you on the Lincoln Dealerships in Collinsville so that you may better decide what features will allow for the safest driving scenario for you and your family. Up next on the agenda is the detailed conversation we wish to have on autonomous cruise control. 

There are laser and radar based autonomous cruise control systems available on today's new cars, trucks and SUVS and on behalf of your Lincoln car sales and service near Highland, we want to discuss both types. "Laser-based autonomous cruise control systems use a front-mounted laser to track the position and speed of other vehicles. Due to the limitations of using a laser, these systems often have trouble detecting vehicles are are dirty or otherwise non-reflective, and bad weather can also adversely affect the ability of a laser-based system to track other vehicles." 

Those systems on new cars, trucks and SUVS in Collinsville IL near Highland that are radar-based systems are sometimes called radar cruise control, and they use one or more radar sensors instead of a laser. These typically work in a wider range of weather conditions and are also usually capable of tracking other vehicles regardless of reflectivity. For these reasons, some may pursue this type over the other. Either way, we feel that these safety feature are part of the list of available features on today's new cars, trucks and SUVs that may be well worth exploring at your local new Lincoln dealership near Highland Illinois.

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Cruise Control Details From Your Lincoln Dealer

Published on January 26th, 2018

We have been covering the ins and outs of adaptive cruise control on your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville near Fairview Heights IL. We want to address the question, now, as to whether or not the presence of this feature makes us safer in the car. According to experts information found online on behalf of your Lincoln car dealer, the following is true, "Adaptive cruise control can help reduce the likelihood and severity of rear-end collisions, but these systems are still relatively limited. Distracted drivers are likely to fail to manually adjust their cruise control settings in time to avoid collisions, so adaptive cruise control can be a huge benefit in those situations." 

Don't put all of your safety eggs in one basket, though. "However, adaptive cruise control can actually cause a reduction in safety if the driver isn't aware of the limitations of the system." According to a study performed by AAA that we read about online, an alarming number of drivers are unaware that their adaptive cruise control systems on their new cars, trucks and SUVs are incapable of completely stopping their vehicles. Still there are some drivers who are unaware that adaptive cruise control doesn't work properly on winding roads because it can pick up vehicles in other lanes. If you're fully aware of all those limitations, then adaptive cruise control will make you safer, but first, you must be knowledgeable about the feature itself, according to your Lincoln sales and service in Collinsville near Fairview Heights. 

There exists more than one type of cruise control. "Adaptive and autonomous cruise control systems can be broken down into laser- and radar-based systems, and they can also be differentiated based on the amount of input required from the driver." The Laser based ones from your Lincoln car dealer near Fairview Heights use a front mounted laser to track vehicle speed and position (other vehicles on the roadways that is) Stay tuned for further information regarding the other types of cruise control at your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Fairview Heights IL.

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How Do You Use This Feature in a New Lincoln

Published on January 22nd, 2018

As a service of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Belleville IL, we have been focused on research and information gathering to accurately depict the safety options available on today's roadways. Having settled into the discussion regarding the adaptive cruise control feature on many new cars, trucks and SUVs today, we are finally to the point of discussing how you are meant to use the feature. Now that we understand what it does and how it works, we should look at how you use it. 

"If you've used regular cruise control, then you should have a pretty good idea of how to use adaptive cruise control. In fact, some vehicles provide you with the option to operate in a standard cruise control mode. The specific controls will vary depending on your particular vehicle, but you will usually have to start by setting a cruising speed." Depending on the car, you may need to turn the feature on. 

You are encouraged to watch and observe behind the wheel of your Lincoln car in Collinsville at all times and the features in place that allow you to be more observant while the car does some of the driving, can usually end up with safer standards and conditions behind the wheel. "Since adaptive cruise control uses radar or laser sensors to monitor the speed and position of the vehicle in front of yours, you are free to focus on maintaining your lane position and checking for other hazards. It's still necessary to remain vigilant, but a functional adaptive cruise control system does take some of the pressure off." There also exists, in the new car world, a partially adaptive cruise control system. The systems that meet this criteria will actually have issues in traffic jams or other sudden road conditions requiring a complete stop of your new Lincoln car in Collinsville. "If your vehicle is equipped with a partially adaptive cruise control system, you'll have to keep an eye out for traffic jams and other hazards. These systems usually shut down after your vehicle slows down to a certain speed, so they aren't capable of bringing you to a complete stop."

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Cruise Control of Yesterday and Today

Published on January 22nd, 2018

We have spent some time this morning, researching, reviewing and relaying information on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales and Service in Collinsville near O'Fallon in the arena of advanced safety features on today's market for new cars, trucks and SUVS. The past couple posts have been focused on adaptive cruise control and now that we all know what it is and what it stands to accomplish, we have decided to talk about the technical side of things and begin to tackle HOW it works. 

Let us first look at the primitive version of this Lincoln car safety feature: "Cruise control is a relatively simple system that allows a driver to adjust the position of the throttle without using the gas pedal. It has been around for a very long time, and it often helps improve fuel economy at highway speeds." The downside to this early version was the lack of "control" that the driver experienced as a result of other drivers behavior. "However, drivers who use cruise control have to remain constantly vigilant against the actions of other drivers. Most cruise control systems will shut off if the driver taps the brakes, but they aren't capable of making automatic adjustments to the speed of a vehicle." 

Adaptive cruise control is similar in design to more traditional systems, believe it or not, but there are some key components sprinkled into play that make the system and it results different from the early days. According to our reading on behalf of your New Collinsville Lincoln Car Sales near O'Fallon, we found that instead of relying on driver input, adaptive cruise control systems make use of laser or radar sensors in analyzing what to do next. The feature itself is smarter and more capable, since it is also a precursor to taking over the driving functions on the roads someday and until that day comes, these features are made to at least improve upon safety on the roadways.

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Adaptive Cruise Control in a New Lincoln

Published on January 23rd, 2018

We began our daily writing on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Caseyville IL, by discussing the evolution and growth and development of safety features in new cars, trucks and SUVS over the course of the last few decades, beginning with seat belts and coming all the way to the most advanced safety in a new Lincoln car, we are sitting on top of adaptive cruise control at this point in an effort to elaborate on this single important safety feature in a new Lincoln car for sale near Caseyville. 

"Most adaptive cruise control systems also include some type of warning system if a collision is imminent, and some are capable of automatic braking. Some of these systems are also capable of operating in stop and go traffic, but most of them cut off at a specific minimum speed." 

This feature, available in a new Lincoln car in Collinsville, is also sometimes referred to as autonomous cruise control or radar cruise control and is the next generation in speed management behind the wheel. The systems do the same thing in any vehicle, they adjust the speed of your Lincoln car or SUV to match the speed of the car in front of it. If and when the car, truck or SUV in front of you slows down, the speed of your vehicle will be adjusted to match, accordingly. This creates a safer driving environment, and accomplishes the safe distance recommended when driving behind another vehicle. Found on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Caseyville, we now also know the following to be true, "If the lead vehicle slows down, adaptive cruise control can automatically match it. When traffic picks back up, these automatic systems are also capable of acceleration." This takes cruise control to a whole other level and ends the frustration of a vehicle ahead interfering with your control. Instead, they become part of your considering factors for your car in order to maintain the safest scenario behind the wheel.

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The Evolution of Safety Features in a Lincoln

Published on January 23rd, 2018

In our studies on behalf of your New Lincoln Sales in Collinsville near Maryville, we found the following quote to share,"The evolution of car safety technology is a fascinating progression that has been driven by a number of influences throughout the years. Government mandates, activist groups, and industry analysts have resulted in the introduction of everything from seat belts to lane departure warning systems." 

Some of these technologies have absolutely helped in the area of safe driving, according to our Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership research and have led to precisely what the engineers had in mind. As they resulted in vastly reduced incidences of accidents and fatalities that were totally measurable and others have had mixed results. There's no doubt that overall car safety has seen remarkable gains over the last few decades. We are here to discuss some of the features that have been responsible for these gains. 

As a representative of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Maryville IL, we want to spend some time discussing any and all features that have been developed over the past few years that all work to help maintain safety in a new Lincoln car or SUV and that also work towards the ultimate goal of autonomous driving in our future. One that pops up first and as being one of the oldest features that evolved for this purpose, is the adaptive cruise control that we will delve into details over today. In today's post, we will define adaptive cruise control and we will elaborate more fully in the following posts. "Adaptive cruise control combines a conventional cruise control system with some type of sensor. Most of these systems use radar or laser sensors, both of which are capable of determining the relative position and speed of other vehicles. That data can then be used to automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle that's equipped with adaptive cruise control."

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No Excuse For Distracted Driving

Published on January 22nd, 2018

We have talked a lot, thus far, about the lane keeping and lane departing features of a new Lincoln in Collinsville, but we have yet to chat about just how you are supposed to use it as the driver. "If your vehicle has a lane departure or lane-keeping system, it's a good idea to figure out which type you have. Since these two categories of lane departure systems offer different levels of protection, it's important to know which one you're dealing with." If you have one in your new Lincoln car near Granite City, then it will be the latter one, a lane keeping system. 

It's also vital to understand the limitations of these systems, regardless of which new car, truck or SUV you own and operate. The last thing you want to do is rely upon a safety feature for more than it is intended or capable of handling. As a general rule, and not specific to your new Lincoln cars in Collinsville, the following can be learned, "Vehicles that are equipped with an LDW system will issue a warning if your vehicle starts to drift out of its lane. If you're familiar with the audible warning or looking for the visual cue on your dash, you'll be able to take corrective action to prevent an accident." 

In terms of more Lincoln specific information, which is prudent since we are writing this article on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Granite City IL, "If your vehicle is equipped with Lane-Keeping Assist, you have an additional layer of protection." Please remember, whatever the car, whichever the system, none of these developments in technology are meant to be excuses to drive in a distracted fashion. Someday, we may have the ability to do so, once our cars are fully autonomous, but until that time, keep your head in the game people.

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Watching This Lincoln Safety Feature Over Time

Published on January 22nd, 2018

In our previous post or two we have been discussing safety features on a Lincoln car in Collinsville and all that they can do for you in the lane shifting arena. When we wander into an incorrect lane, accidents can most definitely occur. The two types of lane assist features have been brushed on in the past two posts on behalf of your Lincoln car sales near Glen Carbon. Now, we want to make sure we cover the purpose behind this technology, though the name pretty much says it all. 

What, exactly, is the point of Lane Departure Warning And Lane-Keeping Assist? "According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, about 70 percent of all single-vehicle highway fatalities in the United States occur in run-off-road accidents. Since run-off-the-road accidents occur when a vehicle leaves its lane and drives off the roadway, lane departure warning systems have the potential to help prevent many fatal accidents." 

In theory, and according to most all that we read, lane departure warning has a tremendous potential. When we looked for stats, we found that AAA claims lane departure warning features on new Lincoln cars and other vehicles could totally eliminate almost 50 percent of all head-on collisions. Real-world test data hasn't lived up to that potential just yet, but there are good reasons for that. One, is that this particular evidence takes time and two is that there are not nearly enough vehicles on the roads with this feature yet. Here is what the same article said, to the same point, "that could be due to the relatively few vehicles out there with lane departure warning in place, or there could be some other issue that hasn't yet become clear." Only time will tell, and we plan to revisit the stats and success of the Lane Keeping System on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Glen Carbon IL.

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Your Lincoln Car Can Steer For You

Published on January 22nd, 2018

Moving on to our second post on the amazing safety developments in the automotive industry, we come across the Lane Keeping Assist feature in the Lincoln car lineup in Collinsville near Troy. We discussed that there exist a few variations for this same feature. The upcoming data is primarily focused on the style that the Lincoln cars and SUVs use near Troy IL. 

"The other type of lane departure warning system is more proactive, so it is often referred to as a Lane-Keeping System (LKS), Lane-Keeping Assist, or another similar name. These systems also monitor lane markings, but they are capable of taking corrective action. If the driver doesn't respond to an initial warning, a Lane-Keeping System can typically take action to keep the vehicle from drifting." 

The first lane departure warning systems used single video cameras to monitor lane markings, but modern systems that use visual information typically use many different video cameras in the cars, trucks and SUVs that employ them. There are some systems today that use laser or radar sensors instead of the above. The methods that these systems use are all in an effort to provide corrective actions and they can and will differ from one situation to another, as you can imagine, flexibility is necessary to gain all that you can from these safety features in any Lincoln car and in totally different potentially unsafe driving scenarios. "Some of the first lane-keeping systems made use of electronic stability control systems to keep a vehicle in its lane. This was accomplished by applying a slight braking pressure to the appropriate wheels." Still, now, in more modern lane keeping cars, such as the Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville, the car actually taps into power steering controls and provides slight steering adjustments for you.

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Lane Keeping in a Lincoln Car

Published on January 22nd, 2018

When it comes to the new Lincoln cars in Collinsville IL near Edwardsville, we have a lot to share and want to make sure we hit on things that are pertinent and of interest to our Lincoln car consumers today. We know that many new car buyers today enjoy the use of technology in their Lincoln in Collinsville. For this reason, we will cover the Lane Keeping System currently used in the Lincoln MKX and many other new Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville. 

In order to "keep" in a lane, the car actually operates on the knowledge of lane departure, if that makes sense. "Lane departure warning systems are a group of safety technologies that are primarily designed to prevent high-speed accidents on highways and freeways. There are a few different types of lane departure warning systems, and some of them are more proactive than others. By warning the driver, or even taking automatic corrective actions, these systems are able to prevent many collisions and run-off-road accidents." 

We are looking specifically, now, at how these safety features work and we know that there are two primary types of lane departure warning technologies. On behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Edwardsville, we will attempt to describe them next. The first type is usually coined a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system. "These systems monitor the lane markings on the roadway, which allows them to sound an alarm whenever a vehicle starts to deviate from its lane. The driver can then take corrective action, which can prevent a run-off-road accident or a collision with another vehicle." The other type is more proactive than the one above. It is often times referred to as a Lane-Keeping System, which is the one that Lincoln Dealerships see in the Collinsville Lincoln car dealers near Edwardsville. We will go into greater details about these particular ones in our next couple posts.

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Lincoln Starter Service Needs Finale

Published on January 18th, 2018

We have been on a kick (no pun intended) in our recent discussion of car starters. We write on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Granite City and we know that a new car doesn't come with starter issues, still yet, it is great to know that, at your Lincoln car Dealership near Granite City, we offer service for your less than new cars too. 

In our quest to provide common sense information surrounding the potential service needs of starter issues, we began looking for ways to identify the problem in your car. Besides simply not starting, you may hear nothing, or a click that is followed by nothing, or we also discovered on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Sales and Service, that you may actually hear a grinding noise that can indicate a bigger problem to come. Any of these things warrant a call to your Lincoln Car Service center near Granite City IL. 

"The starter is a mechanical system that is powered by electricity. Sometimes the starter will overheat because of continued power being supplied to the starter or the starter motor will not shut off after the car's engine has ignited. If this occurs, you'll most likely see or smell smoke coming from underneath the engine. This problem may be caused by a short circuit, blown fuse or might be due to a problem with the ignition switch. In any case, it's important to contact a certified mechanic as soon as you notice this problem." Interestingly enough, starters usually present issues in any and all vehicles at some point in the life. This is mostly due to the fact that they are not recommended for routine replacement by the manufacturers, yet they all have a finite life span. Here is something we read and will include as a closing point in this, our final post on starters, on behalf of your Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville IL, "Problems with the starter are virtually impossible to avoid, as there really isn't a predetermined or recommended replacement by the automotive manufacturer. As soon as you notice your vehicle freewheeling, grinding noises, smoke, or your vehicle does not start at all, contact a professional mechanic to further assist you in figuring out the problem."

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Don't Ignore a Grinding Noise According to Lincoln Service

Published on January 18th, 2018

Say you are about to hit the road in your older vehicle that you know is on the brink of needing replacement. You encounter either a click and no engine sounds to follow, or you arrive at a total dead start with no click whatsoever. Is the problem with your starter or your battery? 

Well, we have been highlighting the issues that can surround a starter, understanding that you are indeed new Lincoln car owners or shoppers and so you may never need such advice since the Lincoln lineup is such a reliable one. However, in the event that such a thing were to happen to another vehicle in the family or to your less than new Lincoln, you may have a good idea on what to do. First, you will want to understand that your Certified Lincoln Service center in Collinsville will be glad to handle the issue for you. 

The other rather common symptom of starter woes can appear as a grinding noise when trying to start the motor. Very similar to the issue above, this warning sign often occurs when the gears that connect the starter to the flywheel are worn out. It can also be originating somewhere else, as this grinding may also happen inside the starter motor. In either case, according to our research on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer Service in Collinsville, it's something that can't be fixed on the car. If you notice this symptom, a call to a mechanic is the next recommended step. If this noise continues without being replaced, it can cause damage to the engine's flywheel, which is a rather expensive repair to have completed, so like many other service issues, ignoring the problem can lead to more expensive issues to repair in service.

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Starter Education From Your Lincoln Service Center

Published on January 18th, 2018

We are getting to the nitty gritty now, when it comes to the starter in your car and the possibility of needing service down the road. Now, obviously, the new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near East St Louis will not be in need of service work any time soon, however, as they age, we want our followers to know that they can always seek help at their Collinsville Certified Service Lincoln Service near East St Louis and so we will proceed to discuss the possible signs and symptoms of starter issues in your car, truck or SUV. 

"The most common indicator that a problem with your starter exists is when you turn your key and nothing happens. This is often caused by the starter solenoid or motor that has burnt out, or is experiencing an electrical issue. However, this problem may be caused by a dead battery as well. If this occurs, you'll have to contact a mechanic to inspect the starter, ignition system and other electrical components, as it may be a sign of multiple issues." The next thing we discovered in our research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near East St Louis is that the starter may engage, yet fail to start the motor. Read about these specifics below. 

"There are times when you'll turn the ignition switch and hear the starter activate but will not hear the motor crank over. Issues with the starter are sometimes mechanical in nature. In this case, the problem may be due to the gears that are connected to the flywheel." At this point, either the gear has stripped or it has potentially become dislodged against the flywheel. Whichever the case, the engine won't turn over and will require that you have the starter replaced by a certified mechanic, such as the ones at your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville. We will discuss the other signs and symptoms of starter trouble in the posts to follow.

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Is is the Starter or the Battery

Published on January 18th, 2018

We began a series in our last article, on behalf of your Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Alton, about the service end of things. Knowing, full well, that your new Lincoln cars near Alton will not be in need of any serious service work in the near future, we still chose this topic if for no other reason than to educate our followers. We are looking further at the starters in your cars, trucks and SUVs and we have already brushed on the fact that without them, your engine will not operate. 

"Although many of the internal components inside the starter can be fixed, it's recommended by most automotive manufacturers to replace the starter, so as to avoid future breakdowns." There are typically warning signs in most all automotive issues. This is the case with starters, too, and we will cover the details on behalf of your Lincoln Certified Service in Collinsville below. "Like any other mechanical device, when the starter fails or is beginning to wear out, it will display a few warning signs. Noted below are a few of the indicators that will let you know that a problem with the starter motor is likely." 

The first and most obvious issue for many is when the engine won't turn over. This is the most common and obvious thing that will happen, according to your Lincoln Service in Collinsville near Alton. This can also be a dead battery, but is more typically related to the starter, and more specifically the starter solenoid or motor that has possibly burned out. We will pick up here in the next post with more from your Collinsville Lincoln Service Center near Alton IL about your potential service questions and needs.

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How a Starter Works in Your New Lincoln

Published on January 17th, 2018

Looking into many different topics we could cover in the category of Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Shiloh, we have decided to focus in on the service side of things for a bit. Though, obviously, since the dealer we write for is focused on selling new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville, we don't expect you will have any service needs beyond oil changes and routine maintenance for many years to come. Still, Lincoln Service in Collinsville is ready to handle anything you may need, including warranty claims in the event something does go wrong, along with other cars in your family that may not be quite as reliable as a brand new Lincoln near Shiloh IL. 

We are talking starters today and what to look for to determine if you may need yours replaced. "Every memorable drive you've experienced in your life begins with the successful operation of the starter on your vehicle. The starter on today's cars, trucks and SUVs is attached in the rear of the motor, where a gear on the starter aligns with the vehicle's flywheel to begin the ignition process." Once the engine turns over you will have fuel enter what is known as the combustion chamber on your new Lincoln car in Collinsville. This starts the engine, unless, of course, the starter is worn out or broken. 

"Over a period of time, the starter motor will eventually runs its course and wear out. The two components inside the starter that commonly fail are the solenoid (which sends an electrical signal to the starter motor to activate) or the starter motor itself. When this occurs, the starter will be rendered useless and needs to be replaced by a certified mechanic." In the next couple of posts, we will talk about what that looks like and where to go from here if you are experiencing trouble with your starter in Collinsville near Shiloh.

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Service Can Help Get Your Lincoln Ready for Winter

Published on January 17th, 2018

So, we actually said that the previous post would be our final one on the subject at hand, but then realized that we had more to write about when it comes to maintaining the health of your Lincoln Car in Collinsville and it's exterior quality in the winter months, assuming you live in an area where there is snow and salt, etc. Keeping your Lincoln car or SUV near Caseyville clean is obviously the answer, but as our previous posts have pointed out, it isn't as simple as driving it through a car wash in the winter months, especially when the outside temps dip below freezing. 

We discussed the warm water techniques in your own driveway. You can also use the garage style sprayers, but still yet, when temps are freezing, you will freeze up your windows and doors doing this, unless you follow a tip in our previous post about running your heater and taking your car a few laps around town so the engine warms the surface of the car. Let's move past the exterior of your Lincoln car in Collinsville and finish up with the rest of it. 

"Finally, 'cleaning' your car doesn't begin or end with the exterior and underbelly. Your washer fluid or water can freeze in the reservoir or on the windshield while driving. While you're winterizing your car, drain the windshield wiper fluid and replace it with a de-icing fluid such as Prestone or Rain-X, both of which can withstand temperatures of -25 degrees below zero." If you want to be extra prepared, go to your Collinsville Lincoln Service near Caseyville and have your mechanic inspect and optimize your Lincoln car's wiper and washer system to ensure that your windshield can remain clean, and free of rain, dirt, sleet or snow throughout the winter months.

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More Winter Tidbits Regarding Your Lincoln Cars

Published on January 17th, 2018

In our final post on keeping your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville in top condition in the winter months, where we have been on a writing spree regarding washing your car in the winter, we talk about more specifics in the process. Just so you know, being in freezing temps doesn't totally prevent you from washing your new Lincoln Car in Collinsville near Staunton IL. "If you want to wash your car when the weather is at or slightly below freezing, drive it around the block a few times before you start to warm the hood, and turn the heater on high to warm the inside of the car. These two things will keep the water from freezing while you wash." 

You will need to plan on getting wet when you wash your Collinsville Lincoln Car near Staunton. For this reason, and since it is super frigid out, you will want to wear protective clothing that repels water, boots, waterproof gloves, and a hat. "If you can't find waterproof gloves, try buying a cheap pair of regular winter gloves and covering them with a layer or two of latex gloves. Put a rubber band by your wrists to prevent water from seeping in." Good helpful tips from the experts are all that we found in our research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Sales near Staunton. 

Another good winter tidbit and one that will often times make keeping your car, truck or SUV clean in the winter a bit easier, is to consider switching out cloth floor mats with those made of rubber. "When you get in and out (particularly on the driver's side) you track in salt, snow, sand, and moisture that can seep through both the cloth mats and floorboards, and cause rust. Custom fitted rubber mats can be found online."

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Don't Wash the New Lincoln When it's Freezing Outside

Published on January 17th, 2018

Speaking on the subject of washing your new Lincoln in Collinsville near Mascoutah, it is true that although you may seem a bit odd in this weather when you are seen in your driveway attempting to clean your Lincoln car or SUV, it is by far the best thing you can do for the exterior of the car. Make sure you are using warm water if at all possible. "Using warm water to rinse the car will not only keep your hands warm, it will melt away road grime." 

Another possibility when it comes to giving your car a bit of a wash in the winter to avoid rust and corrosion, would be to hit one of the drive in places around town. "Drive-in car wash bays with power nozzles are another option. The powerful spray will not only clean the top side of your car, it will allow you to wash underneath, knocking loose the big chunks of salt and slush that accumulate." Remember to be as thorough as you can since the gunk can be found virtually anywhere on your new Lincoln in Collinsville IL near Mascoutah. "If you decide to use a power washer, spray water into as many nooks and crannies as you can find because salt and road crud hides everywhere." 

It is true, however, that you ought to avoid washing when the temperature is below freezing because the water will immediately freeze. This makes it especially hard to de-ice your windows if you wash your car when it's below 32 degrees. Unfortunately, that describes a large number of people's climate now. Even here in Missouri, temps have been well below 32 degrees as the high, so we will be waiting to give our cars a bath. Here is what the experts online say about the subject, "Instead, pick a day when the temperatures are moderate (i.e. maybe in the high 30's or low 40's). Washing on a warm day guarantees that the power windows won't freeze, and your defrosters won't have to work double time to de-ice the windows."

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Some Do's and Don'ts For Lincoln Cars in the Winter Weather

Published on January 16th, 2018

Besides rust avoidance in your new Lincoln car in Collinsville over time, why invest time and energy getting your car ready for winter when you can't stop the accumulation of salt and muck? The answer is actually quite simple. It is an investment and doing so, with your Collinsville Lincoln car near Fairview Heights makes good financial sense. "Taking care of your car now means that it will last longer and hold its trade-in value." 

When the weather starts to turn cold and you know that your new Lincoln car is about to encounter gross on the roadways, you would be wise to stop and give your car a thorough scrub down and wax job. Adding a coat of wax is important because it adds an extra layer of protection between your car and road junk. Also smart is to pay attention when cleaning your Collinsville Lincoln car near Fairview Heights, to the areas behind the wheels, the quarter panels, and the front grille, which are the main places where road salt collects (and where rust is likely to start). 

Winterizing your car isn't difficult or expensive. It just takes a good amount of time and some effort on your part. You will want to start by heeding the advice of washing your new Lincoln car or SUV often. In fact, once it starts to snow you should wash your car as often as possible. Every other week would not be too often to get the exterior of your new Lincoln car handles. Here was some good advice we found in our research on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership near Fairview Heights and we will leave you with it, "If you plan to wash your car at home, grab a few five gallon buckets and fill them with warm water. Use soap that is specifically made for cars, not dishwashing soap as so many people do. Dishwashing soap can strip off the wax you worked so hard to put on, and even more importantly, the clear protective coat that was sprayed on by the manufacturer."

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Can I Let My Lincoln Car Sit in the Winter

Published on January 16th, 2018

One solution to caring for your new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Bethalto when the weather is less than desirable, is to park it and allow it to avoid the salt and snow that exists on the roadways. If you can park it indoors, that it the best option. Some people worry about parts going bad and mechanical issues taking place in their Collinsville Lincoln car if they park it for a prolonged period, but for the most part, this is not a problem at all. If you are parking a used car that already has some questionable mechanics going on, then that's a whole other story. If your car is in new condition, then the worst thing that can happen is you need to jump your battery upon restarting a car that has been hibernating. 

"If it's an older car, you're going to find things that don't work [as well]. It's because they were ready to break anyway," Magliozzi says. "If your muffler falls off when you first drive the car, well that was going to happen anyway. It's just that you happened to park it two days or a week before it was scheduled to fall off and you put [the problem] off for two months." 

We found experts' advice in our research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Bethalto that recommended to shovel out the area around the tailpipe and the driver's door, and let the engine run for ten minutes or so every week to keep the fluids moving, in the event you do choose to let your new Lincoln sit during the winter months. Tehn, they go on to say, "When you drive the car first the first time, you might have a rough go of it in the beginning, but things will smooth out. The tires, for example, might have some thumping noises, but they'll smooth out after 20-100 miles of driving. Long-term, the car doesn't know whether it's hot or cold outside. Let it run once a week and it should be fine come spring."

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Doing What is Best For Your Lincoln Car in the Winter

Published on January 16th, 2018

We brushed on the risk of rust on your new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Saint Jacob, but what we didn't do is go into much detail about why it is so necessary to avoid, even the beginning signs of it by keeping your car clean even, and especially in the winter months. "Rust is like a rash on your skin. You add a little cream to the infected area, it does some good, but then it crops up somewhere else. The cycle never seems to end. Rust acts in much the same way." 

The effects of rust on your new Lincoln in Collinsville near Saint Jacob can be to compromise the integrity of the car. Over time it can have such devastating effects that it really is wise to avoid it at all costs. "It compromises the integrity of a car, and over time, it can eat away at the car body, rot out the exhaust system, brake lines, brake calipers, and gas lines. Frame rust is especially dangerous because chunks of a car can break off while you're driving and injure other motorists." 

What about the idea of parking your Collinsville Lincoln car or SUV as to avoid driving it in the salt and sand? "To avoid the deadly combination of road salt combined, sand and moisture, you might think the best thing to do is let your car sit in the driveway all winter to save it from the elements. Will that strategy prolong the life of your car?" Well, it is good not to have it exposed, but what about the bitter cold and snow? We will address this and other questions surrounding what to do when it gets cold and you need to care for you new Lincoln car in Collinsville without doing something that will only make things worse.

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Wash That Lincoln

Published on January 16th, 2018

Keeping your car clean in winter makes your car last longer, this is a fact. So, today, on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville, we want to spend some time talking about the dos and don'ts of keeping your new Lincoln car or SUV in top clean condition, especially throughout the winter months. You will want to wash your car in winter, especially, to prevent rust under your car and keep ice off your windshield. 

Baby, it's cold outside, there is no doubt about that and the colder the weather, the more difficulty you have keeping your new Lincoln car from Collinsville clean. First of all, no one wants to wash their car in the freezing cold and second of all, oftentimes, with that cold weather comes snow and with the snow comes salt on the roadways. Salt wreaks havoc on your new Collinsville Lincoln cars near Highland IL. 

"And if you live in a snowy area of the country, chances are your car is looking a little ragged these days. Frigid temperatures and roads covered with salt and dirty snow can make your car unrecognizable. Washing your vehicle in the dead of winter might seem counter-productive since it's just going to get dirty again the second you hit the road." It is the right thing, however, to douse your car in soapy water and then rinse in warm in the dead of winter, despite how crazy you may appear doing this. With the salt from the road, snow and moisture combined can most definitely cause your car to rust and this is tremendously difficult to stop once the process starts. Also, surprising to most, is the fact that rust can really show up anywhere on your car. Under the car is a common place and under the paint and in nooks and crannies that you didn't even know existed.

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Luxury Design Trims are Expanded for Lincoln SUVS This Year

Published on January 11th, 2018

We wish, now to move on to the safety and convenience systems expected to come our way in the new Lincoln MKC lineup in Collinsville near Belleville IL for 2019. The updated Lincoln MKC near Belleville will offer active park assist, which guides drivers in and out of parallel parking spots. In addition to that, the new Collinsville Lincoln MKC SUV will offer a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping alert, plus pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, which uses radar and camera sensors to reduce the severity or eliminate frontal impacts altogether, including ones that may involve pedestrians. The system is programmed to automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not respond in time to warnings from the system. 

Moving slightly past safety and into entertainment, it is also prudent to mention that the upcoming Collinsville Lincoln MKC will now feature Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. These are the latest in technology on the market and so, we are excited to see them present in the newest Lincoln SUVs. 

Design and luxury are still top priorities for your Collinsville Lincoln SUV Dealer, as such, the Black label is a welcome addition to these new Lincoln cars. In addition to it, there are other designer trims to consider this coming year. "Three new designer 'themes' have been added to the MKC range: Modern Heritage, Indulgence and Center Stage. Step up to Lincoln's Black Label treatment and get annual vehicle detailing, car washes that can be requested any time, plus exclusive access to a list of restaurants where noted chefs offer a curated dining experience." There are more details to share about the specifics of these trims and we will do so in the upcoming Lincoln Car posts on behalf of your new Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville near Belleville IL.

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More Exterior and Full Engine Details for the 2019 Lincoln MKC

Published on January 11th, 2018

Of the five factors we wish to point out regarding the new upcoming 2019 Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Bethalto, we already brushed on the exterior details of this Collinsville Lincoln SUV. The grille is similar to that of the Lincoln Continental, but new to this particular model Lincoln. As a matter of fact, the whole front now resembles the adventurously styled Continental. The changes elsewhere are a little less obvious with the rear license plate niche now being topped by a horizontal chrome strip. There are also new wheel choices available for this particular new Lincoln in Collinsville. It is also noted by one of our online sources when researching new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Bethalto, the following, "The updated MKC almost completes the changeover of the brand's entire lineup to the new design language; the only holdouts, for now, are the MKX and the slow-selling MKT." 

We will now venture into the engine selection and details for the 2019 Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Bethalto IL. These new SUVs will be keeping the two current power plants, including a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, creating 245 hp and 275 lbs ft of torque, and a twin-scroll turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four, producing 285 hp and 305 lbs ft of torque. Both engines are available with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive in order to appeal to all types of drivers in a variety of environments. 

To finish up, for now, our analysis of changes and details surrounding the upcoming 2019 Lincoln MKC in Collinsville IL near Bethalto, we will make mention that there is no V6 in the lineup. The reason is a good one - "the outputs of these two turbocharged EcoBoost engines have actually caught up with what V6 engines used to offer, and there's really no need for something beefier. Pretty much all of the MKC's competitors pack four-cylinder engines as well."

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New Lincoln Models On the Horizon

Published on January 11th, 2018

We are zooming into the year 2018, hanging on to a trapeze, shouting WooHoo! Well, some of us, anyway. Others of us are researching the next new Lincoln car that we will buy and are realizing that in all of our due diligence, we may be overlooking the fun factor. Did you know that you don't have to do that in a Lincoln? That's right, it isn't all serious wheeling in the luxurious hands of a new Lincoln. 

Lincoln's smallest crossover, the MKC, has received a dramatic refresh for the 2019 model year, ahead of its on-sale date next summer and these new Collinsville Lincoln SUVs near Troy are a load of fun on the road. The MKC has been a popular model in Lincoln's lineup since its introduction in 2014, due to the popularity of the segment and relatively modest pricing compared to other cars in the same class. The 2019 refresh gives the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Troy IL the new family look, which debuted on the new Continental sedan most recently as well. 

There are five key things we found in our recent research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Troy and we want to bring you some of them now and the rest in a follow up post on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership. In regards to the exterior portion of this new Lincoln in Collinsville, the following is true: "This is not an all-new MKC, per se, but rather a significant facelift that updates the front and rear fascias to the point where it seems like it was completely redesigned. The biggest change is up front where the MKC has traded the horizontal-slat 'wing' look of the debut model…" Stay tuned for more exterior details and other facts about this new Lincoln SUV.

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Lincoln Cars and SUVs Get New Names

Published on January 11th, 2018

Writing today about Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Alton, we wish to cover some of the new information circulating the scene for 2018. There are some new models and also new names on the horizon for the Lincoln car lineup at your Lincoln Dealership near Alton IL. "Lincoln's debut of the Nautilus, the crossover formerly known as the MKX, at the LA Auto Show this week brought along with it yet another change in the company's naming scheme, part of a gradual rebranding effort." The automaker started formally calling itself Lincoln Motor Company five years ago, and it has also brought back the Continental nameplate, which was put on a shelf back in 2002. 

It is being said that some of the new names were a bit predicted by those who follow Lincoln as a brand. "The Nautilus name did not come as a complete surprise: Since the 1980s, Lincoln marketing had been saturated with sailing and nautical themes, demonstrated by several special-edition models tied to the America's Cup and other races." Many Lincoln car fans are actually surprised that they didn't pick the name sooner. 

It has also been confirmed by Lincoln car officials, that MK prefixes are on their way out, after a little over a decade of use. The change and migration from these names will be in progress and completed within two years. The history of the MK addition is an interesting one and we found some info worth sharing in our recent research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville. "The MK names themselves were a relatively recent trend that dates back 11 years. In this naming scheme, the midsize Zephyr sedan was renamed the MKZ, which Lincoln alternatively pitched as Mark-Zee or Em-Kay-Zee, while a large sedan that debuted in 2008 bore the MKS nameplate. Two additional crossovers landed earlier in this decade, including the aforementioned MKX and the smaller MKC compact crossover. The Navigator was the sole model that kept its name from the 1990s."

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The Lincoln MKC Offers Technology and Comfort

Published on January 4th, 2018

The Lincoln MKC is such an excellent SUV and there is no doubt plenty of stuff to consider and discuss in our writing when it comes to the new SUVS in Collinsville. We, most recently, hit on the interior greatness of these new Collinsville Lincoln MKC SUVS near Shiloh IL and since we have discussed material and workmanship, along with seating and comfort, we can go on to discuss some of the great standard offerings that these Lincoln SUVs are included with right off the bat. 

"The MKC's long list of standard features includes smartphone connectivity options for Apple and Android devices that aren't standard in some rivals. The SYNC 3 infotainment system features large, easily seen virtual buttons, so it's easy to use on the go. The touch screen also responds quickly to inputs." You guessed it, we are venturing into the technology features on the Lincoln MKC near Shiloh as a way to transition and also really wrap up what has been our extensive discussion on these new Lincoln SUVS in Collinsville. 

You would be wise to search our previous posts for more information on what Apple CarPlay and Android Auto actually are. This would shed some light on the specifics of the latest technology being offered here and by others on today's car market. Until then, we will completely sum things up by mentioning some of the artistic appeal that goes hand in hand with the new Lincoln lineup. "The 2018 Lincoln MKC has a sleek interior design…" Its overall appeal is ramped up because of the materials quality. There are premium materials like wood trim that help set the luxury ball in motion and the cabin stays quiet, even at highway speeds. Like so many other new Lincoln cars, our words won't really do the vehicle justice. We hope that the review we offer here will pique your interest enough to come see up close and even consider taking one of the new Lincoln MKC SUVS in Collinsville for a spin sometime very soon.

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There is a Give and Take of Features in New SUVs

Published on January 4th, 2018

The Collinsville Lincoln MKC near Staunton has so much to discuss in the way of excellence that we are finding there is basically no way to sum it all up in one post and so here we are doing it over time and focusing a bit stronger today on more interior design greatness when it comes to these new Lincoln SUVS in Collinsville. 

The cargo area is where we scan next and want to say that people don't always recognize that cargo space is an odd duck. You can find new cars, trucks and SUVs that brag about an ample amount and not realize the truth is this space really comes from somewhere else. In the Lincoln MKC, you will gain just enough space to tote all that you need, without so much room that you have to sacrifice somewhere else. "You have just over 25 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, which is large enough for a couple of dogs or some chairs and a cooler. Fold the rear seats down, and you have just over 53 cubic feet of space, which is enough for larger outdoor gear. A power liftgate comes standard. A hands-free power liftgate is available." A word of advice inserted here, if a manufacturer spends a lot of time ranting and raving about how much cargo space their new vehicle offers, it would be wise to determine from where the space was taken. Often times, you are making a sacrifice somewhere in order to gain said space. 

Technology talk is up next and the New Collinsville Lincoln MKC near Staunton IL comes standard with dual USB ports, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Lincoln Connect, which provides an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spot, is also standard. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, navigation, and a 14-speaker THX premium audio system. Swing by your local Lincoln Dealership near Staunton and see these new SUVs up close and personal today.

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Interior Investigation of the Lincoln MKC

Published on January 4th, 2018

We have been putting the Lincoln MKC SUV in Collinsville near Highland IL in the spotlight and will continue to do so for the next few posts, for there are many factors and attributes worth sharing and so we feel it is our duty to enlighten you as to the traits that make these new Lincoln SUVS so desirable. We have covered the basics, such as great technology, ample space an comfort, awesome handling, etc. Today, we will direct our attention to a very specific aspect and that is the interior design and functionality of the new Collinsville Lincoln MKC near Highland and all that the inside of these new SUVs has to offer. 

How Many People Does the MKC Seat? The Collinsville Lincoln MKC seats five people. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, with plenty of headroom. Legroom isn't expansive, but it starts out as plenty so this is no real issue. The rear seats will feel comfy for adults, and back-seat legroom is adequate even if there are tall people up front. MKC and Car Seats are another topic to mash in here while discussing the interior ability of a new Collinsville Lincoln MKC SUV near East St Louis. "The MKC has two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. You have to move the front seats forward quite a bit to fit some rear-facing car seats, but other than that, the MKC's LATCH system is easy to use." 

The high quality nature of the interior materials in the Collinsville Lincoln MKC shine through and are one of the reasons for the title luxury. Much high-quality materials are found around the MKC's modern-looking interior, the lack of hard plastic and low end stuff is another trademark and attribute of the luxury Lincoln MKC. You really can see the best of the features in person and would be advised to swing by your Lincoln MKC Dealership near East St Louis in order to drive one yourself as soon as your schedule allows.

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One Opinion Regarding the Lincoln MKC Versus the MKX

Published on January 4th, 2018

Considering some of the basics we have already discussed here on behalf of the Lincoln MKC SUV near East St Louis, it is important to move past the pros we find online in countless reviews and start discussing some of the specific dynamics that make those blanket statements so true. For example, the opinion that the Lincoln MKC is such as great value comes from knowing more about how much is costs and what features come at that price. "With a starting price under $33,000, the Lincoln MKC is one of the least expensive vehicles in the class. Many rivals' base prices are in the mid-to-high-$30,000s, and some approach $50,000. That's more than the starting price for the highest MKC trim, the Black Label, which starts at around $45,600. There are two other MKC trims - the Select and the Reserve - that have starting prices of around $36,000 and $39,700, respectively." 

Can we discuss the rival model that lives in the same garage as the Lincoln MKC? That's right, the Collinsville Lincoln MKX near East St Louis is also a force to be reckoned with and though both of these new Lincoln SUVS are great choices, one clearly offers more space. You either need and want this additional room, or you do not. Rest assured, you will pay for it, so unless it is desired, you will likely be better off saving the money on the smaller one. 

Here is what one trusted review had to say about these two Lincoln SUVs, "The main differences between these two Lincoln SUVs are size and cost. The Lincoln MKX is a luxury midsize SUV, while the MKC is in the luxury compact class. Not surprisingly, you'll pay more for the larger SUV (by around $5,000). As you might guess, the MKX has much more cargo space. But surprisingly, you won't get much more passenger space in the MKX, and those sitting in the rear seats won't notice much of a difference when it comes to leg- and headroom. Both SUVs carry five passengers and come with similar standard features, including a power liftgate, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you don't need the extra cargo space, save some cash and go with the MKC."

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The Lincoln MKC Summary

Published on January 4th, 2018

Diving into one of our most beloved new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Glen Carbon, today we want to pick apart and bring glory to the 2018 Lincoln MKC SUV. Finishing out the ratings at the top of most every expert's list, how do we uncover and share all of the best things about this new Lincoln SUV near Glen Carbon? Well, we started with good old fashioned research. Most reviewers agree upon a certain number of points surrounding these new Lincoln cars, so we will start there. 

The biggest highlights of the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville are as follows: it has a very smooth ride, a ton of standard features, a user friendly infotainment system, a relatively low starting price, great handling ability, roomy rear seats and ample cargo space. It is in the category of great find for a new SUV for pretty much all of the above listed features. The fuel economy is also worth mentioning since you won't break the bank driving this new Lincoln SUV around. I will say that the Lincoln MKX in Collinsville near Glen Carbon is also a nice choice if it turns out you really like the MKC, but wish for more room. That is exactly what you will get from the larger Lincoln MKX. 

Here, we will slip into a little history which may seem off the point. Its ok, we will return to the gist of the review, if not here, then in the next several posts that follow. "The 2018 Lincoln MKC is part of the vehicle's inaugural generation, which began with the 2015 model year. There have been few major changes since its debut." We get most of our information from opinions forms after reading a multitude of expert reviews online. The one we focused highly on today came from the US News Best Cars reports.

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Allowing Cost Projections to Guide You to the Right Lincoln Car

Published on January 2nd, 2018

We have already covered so many costs that will behoove the new driver to look for prior to deciding upon their first new Lincoln Car in Collinsville near Staunton IL. We know so many of them are downright obvious, yet the excitement of owning our first new car and the thrill of the independence that we gain as soon as we hit the open road, can often make our brain turn to temporary mush and we neglect to budget and figure accordingly. 

One of the easy to overlook costs associated with owning anew Lincoln Car or SUV in Collinsville near Staunton is called depreciation. This one flies in under the radar due to the elusive nature of the beast. It isn't a product or service such as fuel or an oil change. The fact is that it is a reduction in value that does end up working sort of like a cost over time. The following is how we read it explained to us during our recent research on behalf of your Lincoln Navigator Dealer near Staunton IL. "One of the biggest costs when owning a car is the loss of value over time - this is called depreciation. Brand new cars lose their value faster than used cars as they are more expensive to begin with." 

Depreciation is not a reason to avoid a new car purchase, however, much like the efficiency of the engine and cost of routine maintenance, it is important to figure into your overall costs so that you can be prepared before you buy your next Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV or other new Lincoln car near Staunton IL. You may allow these costs to influence exactly which model you feel works best for you and your family, along with your budget needs.

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Some Insurance Offers Cost Coverage for Car Events

Published on January 2nd, 2018

We have been busy, doing our best to inform all of the new drivers and car owners out there of some of the expected costs that go into owning and operating a new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Caseyville IL. We talked about the obvious initial costs of potential down payment and taxes and license fees, then moved onto the overall fluctuating costs to operate from a fuel perspective. Then, in our last, most recent post on the subject, we brushed on the area that is second most expensive according to research we uncovered on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville IL near Caseyville, and that is the routine maintenance and service fees associated with keeping your new Lincoln in top running condition. 

A bit of additional information on this subject suggest considering a warranty on your next new car purchase, once the car is officially in the used car category, that is. "For a monthly fee, a used car warranty will cover certain repairs on your car, and might even include a service and MOT once a year. If you decide to take out a warranty, make sure you're clear on what it covers and what it doesn't." 

Over time, though your new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Caseyville IL is an excellent, top running new car, any car, as it ages and gains miles, is subject to breaking down. If the trouble occurs during warranty coverage, great, but it you are no longer under warranty, then this is another anticipated car cost to have in the bank just in case. According to our research on behalf of your Lincoln Continental Dealership near Caseyville, the following is true, "The chances are most drivers have experienced at least one breakdown. Breakdown cover ranges from simply having a tow truck driver take a look at your car at the roadside and get you where you need to be, to having a few days of a rental while your car is in service. You can take out insurance to cover in the event of such occurrence or make sure you have a little money tucked away instead.

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Service and Other Projected New Lincoln Car Costs

Published on January 2nd, 2018

Picking up mid-subject, let us remind you of our focus as of late, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Fairmont City IL. We recently began with a quest to offer valuable information to Lincoln car buyers, especially the inexperienced ones and wanted to hone in on cost of operations for a new car owner. Avoiding specifics, with the understanding that they will vary wildly, we have just been concentrating on the areas of expense with which any new Lincoln Car owner should be aware. We have brushed on taxes and licensing fees as a start of expected costs, then last post, we graduated into a fuel cost discussing which is where we will pick back up here. 

There are some definite pointers to give in effort to reduce cost of fuel which is, as stated before, the most expensive aspect of driving your new Collinsville Lincoln Car or SUV near Fairmont City IL. Drive gingerly, choose an engine in your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville that you can afford to operate since they vary in efficiency. Also in regards to heavy items - "don't leave heavy things in the car and take off roof racks if you're not using them. The heavier the car, the more fuel it will use." Pay attention to some of those offers out there, despite that many seem gimmicky. "Shopping - supermarkets often have very competitive fuel prices, and you can sometimes build up reward points to spend on other shopping." 

The next most costly aspect to owning and operating a new Lincoln Car near Fairmont City IL, would have to be the costs associated with routine maintenance and upkeep from a service perspective. Servicing and maintenance is such a definite need for your new Lincoln car and SUV in Collinsville that it really ought to be budgeted for before you even commit to the purchase. The best way to uncover the expected costs here, would be to consult your new Lincoln manual.

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Some Overall Costs to Operate Your New Lincoln Car

Published on January 2nd, 2018

Investigating the subject of overall costs to own and operate a new Lincoln car in Collinsville, we focus highly on the new driver, or at least the first time buyers of new Lincoln cars. Realizing that this can be a big subject of interest and one that can serve to shed some light in many cases, we decided to hang on to the list of things we found in order to fully elaborate on the subject for those shopping new Lincoln cars near Saint Jacob IL. 

We already discussed obvious up-front fees of licensing and taxes and of course, any down payments you were asked or chose to make. Moving onto the next phase of new Lincoln car ownership, we have to look at fuel costs since they will be the single most expensive part of owning a new Lincoln car in Collinsville. Anyone knows that this will vary in terms of total amount spent, upon how much, how far, and even HOW you drive. For that reason, we won't use any real numbers, but will talk about how to calculate your average cost. Also, we will begin, actually, by chatting about ways in which to reduce this number since that is a subject from which anyone can benefit. 

Top tips on reducing your fuel costs in your Collinsville Lincoln car near Saint Jacob are as follows: Drive carefully. By accelerating gently and not driving quite as fast, you can and will significantly reduce the amount of fuel that you use in your Collinsville Lincoln Car near Saint Jacob IL. Consider efficiency before you buy. New Lincoln car are all rather efficient, but remember that usually the bigger the engine, the less efficient the car, or at least, the more fuel it will need. Efficiency, to be fair can only be determined by comparing cars of equal engine size, so a larger engine, though using more gasoline in general, can still be efficient, especially compared with other new cars in the same class.

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Lincoln Car Info For New Drivers

Published on January 2nd, 2018

Today, on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Belleville IL, we want to make some chatter on behalf of those coming of age in the new car world, or those experiencing the hoopla that goes into becoming a first time driver and or new car owner. "After housing costs, a car is probably one of the most expensive things you'll pay for as a young adult. We look at the key costs involved in running a car and give some useful tips on how to try to keep them down." 

The law in your area comes into play before you hit the streets in your new Lincoln car in Collinsville. These laws can and do vary based on where you live. Some of them, however, are pretty standard regardless of where you are located. Car insurance, for example, is a legal necessity pretty much everywhere. Car tax (officially known as VED but sometimes referred to as road tax) must be paid on all vehicles registered in the UK driven on or kept on a public road, but may not be true in other countries. 

MOT is a yearly test for all cars over three years old, this is the same as emissions and safety testing in the United States. The Collinsville Lincoln cars and other vehicles must by law pass the MOT to ensure it's safe and roadworthy, or the safety and emissions testing in the US. The cost that is associated with the safety inspections are standard and not allowed to be over a certain amount. During our diligent research done on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Sales near Belleville, we have uncovered so many side notes upon which to focus for the new driver. The one that sticks out the most is helping to assess overall costs, at least an approximation therein. So, we will continue down this path in at least one or two subsequent posts in order to fully calculate things. So far, we have mentioned taxes and costs for testing. We will not include numbers since they will vary wildly from one driver to the next based on a few variable including where you live, how much you spend on your car and how much fuel you consume. Stay tuned for more details from your New Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville IL.

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Paving the Way for Autonomous Lincoln Cars

Published on December 26th, 2017

When it comes to new car technology, we like to run the gamete of questions and answers in a definite effort to leave no stone unturned. In our recent series on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership O'Fallon IL, we have previously covered the definition, internal components and functions, right along with the estimated efficacy of the safety that adaptive headlights provide in a new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville. Now, we wrap our segment up by asking 'do adaptive headlights benefit other motorists on the roads and if so, how?' 

The answer, according to our research on behalf of your new Lincoln Car Dealer near O'Fallon IL, is that yes, adaptive headlights also benefit other motorists on the road. Perhaps, we can best explain by the following example, "when a vehicle turns around a bend in low-light conditions, standard headlights will temporarily point directly at oncoming traffic. This can lead to discomfort and temporary blindness for oncoming motorists. This problem is avoided with adaptive headlights, since their beams stay on the road and do not point at oncoming traffic." 

Another interesting point uncovered in our adaptive headlight research on your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer's behalf is that in addition to the above example and description, since headlight beams do not point at other motorists, it is safe for drivers who own a vehicle with adaptive headlights to use bi-xenon lights. Emitting a slightly blue-ish tint, these lights are brighter than standard lights and offer a clearer, more distinct view of the road ahead, but can be a super pain for other drivers who end up getting them shone in their face or even directly in their path. The combo of these extra bright lights, along with adaptive headlights, is a great one and we see plenty of room for this in the future of new Lincoln cars and SUVs. Speaking of future, can anyone else see just how these lights are paving the way, along with many other new car safety features, for autonomous driving needs?

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The IIHS Estimates Great Reward With This Lincoln Car Feature

Published on December 26th, 2017

In an effort to wrap up our discussion regarding one of the coolest safety features available at your Collinsville New Lincoln Car Dealer near Pontoon Beach, we will cut more to the chase in this and the last post upcoming. We left off with a very pertinent question in the previous post that many Collinsville Lincoln Car consumers will likely ask and that is just how effective are the new adaptive headlights on a Lincoln car or SUV? The thing is, though we know them to offer much in the way of added safety, it will be awhile before we have substantial date to prove it. 

"However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States has defined crashes where adaptive headlights would be relevant as all night-time front-to-rear collisions, single-driver, and same-direction side-swipe collisions." The above quote, found during our research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales near Pontoon Beach IL, holds much significance since it basically confirms the validity of the safety which accompanies this new Lincoln feature, without have concrete numbers accrued at this point. 

Furthermore, the IIHS also limited the group of relevant crashes to those that occurred while the driver was negotiating a curve. With that and the above information, it is safe to make certain deductions on the helpfulness of this new Collinsville Lincoln car feature. In fact, the IIHS releases estimates based on the expectation of these new lights. And this is what they conclude, "Given this, the IIHS estimates that adaptive headlights could have helped in 143,000 crashes in the United States in 2008, including 31,000 that resulted in injury and 2,553 that were fatal (IIHS 2008)." Only you can decide if the added safety is something you wish to pursue for your family. In most cases, families agree that there is no such thing as a vehicle that is too safe. Swing by your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership today and see them up close.

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Assessing New Safety Features in a Lincoln

Published on December 26th, 2017

Picking up where we left off, and hoping to avoid the accusation of beating a dead horse, we have more to discuss in the realm of adaptive headlamps and how they work to create a safer driving experience for those who have them in their new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville near Bethalto IL. We, previously, reached the point of covering the general things that these advanced lights accomplish and then continued to chat about the guts and ways in which there tasks are realized. We are now moving on to the self-leveling system that these Lincoln car lights possess. 

"Most adaptive headlight setups also include a self-levelling system. This system helps prevent headlights from pointing too far up or too far down when driving up or down hills. A self-levelling system includes a level sensor that sends information to the ECU about the vehicle's position, specifically whether it is tilted forward or backwards. The headlights are then moved up or down to correct for the vehicle's positioning." The fact that so many of these details and features are automated, completely leads the way to self-driving vehicles around the corner of the automotive world. 

So, we now know, for the most part, how these added Collinsville Lincoln Car features work, but how effective are they, you may wonder? Unfortunately, since adaptive headlights are still a relatively new safety technology, there is limited data about their effectiveness. This does not mean that they aren't a great addition to the world of new cars, trucks and SUVs, only that they are so fresh, that we have yet to be able to measure their success with any confidence. "However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States has defined crashes where adaptive headlights would be relevant as all night-time front-to-rear collisions, single-driver, and same-direction side-swipe collisions." We will pick up here next post and learn more about what the IIHS has to say about these new Lincoln cars near Bethalto IL.

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More Details on Safe Lights at Your Lincoln Dealer

Published on December 26th, 2017

Having spent some time on Lincoln car and SUV technology in Collinsville, we are stalling out a bit on the adaptive headlights that many of the new Lincoln cars near Troy IL have to offer. We want to spend as much time as necessary to really get all of the components covered to the best of our ability and explain them in a way that allows the average car lover to understand. So, we discussed previously what they do and why they are advantageous on you next new Lincoln car, now we look at how they are designed in an effort to explain how they accomplish the added safety they are known for in your new Collinsville Lincoln car near Troy. 

These adaptive headlamps are comprised of subcomponents. These elements include the following:


  • wheel speed sensors that pay attention to the speed of rotation of each wheel.
  • a yaw sensor that keeps track of your Lincoln's side-to-side movement, like when turning a corner.
  • a steering input sensor that tracks the angle of the steering wheel
  • small motors attached to each one of the car's headlamps.

"The data from the sensors are interpreted by the ECU, which then determines the vehicle's speed, and the angle and length of the curve it is negotiating. The ECU directs the motors attached to each headlight to move the beam to the degree specified by the ECU. Most adaptive headlight systems can turn the headlights up to 15 degrees per side. Newer versions of the advanced headlight system have even larger ranges of motion." We plan to pick up here when we write more on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Troy and go even further down the road of examination. We still want to look at the self-leveling system and how it greatly impacts the effectiveness of this Lincoln car safety feature.

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Diving Deeper Into the Features of a new Lincoln

Published on December 26th, 2017

In an effort to elaborate on some of the specifics surrounding new car and SUV technology, namely all that the Lincoln Cars in Collinsville near Alton have to offer, we want to take a certain feature, introduce it, and then proceed to discuss it to the fullest in our posts written for you. There are plenty of articles that cover the basics and do so in a feature benefit format. So, in an attempt to stand apart from these other posts, we will dive deeper and begin with a Lincoln car and SUV feature called adaptive headlights. 

Having already discussed the basic different and advantage of adaptive headlights over standard ones, now it's time to follow further into the components and reasons for their abilities. It may be important to know that adaptive headlights are also sometimes called active headlights or adaptive front-lighting systems. When are these Collinsville Lincoln car features helpful for starters? "Adaptive headlights are helpful when driving on winding roads at night, during twilight, or in other low-light conditions. They can handle and help solve so many potentially dangerous situations, including: Animals standing on the road just around a curve with poor lighting.


  • In the event that an oncoming vehicle negotiating a turn accidentally drifts into your lane.
  • When you are cresting a hill, especially on a narrow road, you are unable to see whether another motorist is coming.
  • As you round a curve, your headlights temporarily blind oncoming traffic.

The nitty gritty kicks in here, on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer near Mascoutah, as we look at just how these cool lights work. First off, the adaptive headlights redirect their light beams according to the direction in which you are traveling in your new Collinsville Lincoln car. "Adaptive headlight systems are made up of several subcomponents that are monitored and controlled by an electronic control unit (ECU)." We plan to dive further into these aforementioned subcomponents in the posts that follow on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL.

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When Standard Headlights Won't Cut it in a New Lincoln

Published on December 26th, 2017

In your new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL, we know that technology is abound, but what are some of the specifics that make these cars so grand? We would like to pluck away at the features one at a time and add details as we go, but first we will begin with the specifics surrounding adaptive headlights on your new Collinsville Lincoln cars. 

Just exactly what are adaptive headlights on new Lincoln cars near Mascoutah? According to one of our trusted online sources, the following is true, "Adaptive headlights are an active safety feature designed to make driving at night or in low-light conditions safer by increasing visibility around curves and over hills. When driving around a bend in the road, standard headlights continue to shine straight ahead, illuminating the side of the road and leaving the road ahead of you in the dark. Adaptive headlights, on the other hand, turn their beams according to your steering input so that the vehicle's actual path is lit up." 

Another way in which standard headlights fall short, further demonstrating the need for something more, is during a time you're your new car is cresting a hill with everyday headlights. "Similarly, when a vehicle with standard headlights crests a hill, the headlight beams temporarily point upwards towards the sky." This act makes it very difficult for drivers to see the road ahead and even harder for oncoming motorists to see the driver approaching them. In contrast, when you drive a new Lincoln in Collinsville with adaptive headlights you experience the use of a self-levelling system that points the light beam up or down, according to the position of the vehicle.

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Safety and Technolgy of a New Lincoln Continental

Published on December 26th, 2017

We want to elaborate more fully on one of our favorite new Lincoln cars, the 2018 Lincoln Continental in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL. We decided from the very beginning, that in all of the choices of trims and packages, the Technology package is well worth the investment and a great addition to pursue for all that it adds to your experience inside of the new Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville. "We'd add the Technology package because its useful features make daily life with the Continental more pleasant. The Continental uses some of the best of what parent company Ford has to offer. While the infotainment and driver aids are very competitive in Ford's market, they're less so in a car priced against luxury offerings that are currently pushing the technology envelope." 

Two other things to cover in the world of the Lincoln Continental involves an expansion on the above subject of technology and those are audio & navigation. This is what one of our more trusted review sites has to say on the subject, "The optional stereo can provide excessive volume without distortion, and good quality at lower volumes…The nav is easy to use, and has a decent feature set…" 

Integrating your smart phone into your new Lincoln car is essential these days, as every new car, truck or SUV on today's market has some way to accomplish this. In the case of the newest Lincoln Continental in Collinsville near Mascoutah, the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included, although Sync voice commands can't be accessed while in either, and there's no hard button to switch back to the Sync menu system, these cars are not alone in those minor issues. Thankfully, there also exist plenty of USB ports for both the front and rear in the newest Collinsville Lincoln Continental cars near Mascoutah. Moving along the subject of technology, we bump into driver aids next. There is a complete set of aids including, adaptive cruise control and collision warning sounds. These cars will do as much or more than other new cars in the area of technology and safety.

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Which Trim Do You Prefer in the Lincoln Continental

Published on December 22nd, 2017

The Continental nameplate has a lot of history for Lincoln over the years and so we embark on a story telling journey to cover some of the past and a lot of the present and future regarding this new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Bethalto IL. "At its inception in the 1930s, it was intended to emulate the sleeker European design language of the day. While the 2018 Lincoln Continental is a far cry from the curvaceous coupe of the art deco era, its mission remains much the same: compete with European rivals." 

Last year, the latest Lincoln Continental hit the scene. It resulted in an undeniably good looking car with more legroom in the back than ever before. In addition to the added space, the new Lincoln Continental also added the full complete suite of optional technology upgrades and a quiet, comfortable interior beyond that which it already possessed. Standing next to the 2018 Continental, it is extremely easy to see its appeal in a multitude of ways, according to all of the research we did on your Collinsville Lincoln Continental Dealer near Bethalto. It's a car that makes an immediate impression, and the experience of sitting in and driving the Lincoln Continental near Bethalto, according to critics, is one of comfort and authority. Another great selling point is the fact that you get so much for your money out of this new Lincoln. 

The Reserve trim is the one level that came the most highly recommended from the critics and reviews we read. It seems to offer the best balance of luxury-car experience and cost. It comes standard with the more powerful turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 which is well worth the decision in the Lincoln Continental lineup, upgraded front seats and more standard safety features than many of the other trim levels, and all for only a moderate price premium over the Select trim. Come by your Lincoln Continental Dealership in Collinsville and explore your options with this new car today.

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The Newest Lincoln MKZ Breaks the Mold

Published on December 22nd, 2017

In the world of new Lincoln cars and SUVS there exists much to discuss on behalf of your new Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach IL. Today, we lay our eyes and conversation upon the 2017 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan. We will share with you all of the elements to their proper facelift and a powerful new engine, which has done so much to help this midsize luxury sedan get exactly where it needs to be. 

The new 5 passenger Lincoln MKZ offers so many variations that include an all wheel drive model, along with the most fuel efficient hybrid option at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Pontoon Beach IL. Describing the outer style, we quote one article on the new Lincoln MKZ with the following description, "Although no slouch in the curves, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan isn't designed for the usual German car loving set, but rather for those who appreciate a luxury sedan that delivers a smooth ride, a silent cabin and powerful engine." 

The feeling of exclusivity and distinction can be compared to the competition, yet the Lincoln MKZ near Pontoon Beach has features and stands in a segment all on its own. Plus, matching the competition is done only up to the cost it involves, at which point, the Lincoln far supersedes any of the other offerings since the value and what you get for the money is the best in class. The Collinsville Lincoln MKZ is a good car when it comes to practical qualities, and it also does what it takes to make your heart race on occasion. Bearing in mind that heart racing is not exactly what the Lincoln car crowd is seeking, you can make the assumption that Lincoln Dealers are after just what their customer base seeks. Swing by your local Lincoln Dealership and drive one today.

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Conversion Rates and Digital Sales

Published on December 22nd, 2017

When it come to Lincoln cars and SUVs at your local Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near Saint Jacob, we like to work on reporting both specific facts regarding the new Lincoln lineup and sales, as well as the more elusive things that fall into the category of concepts, such as finance ins and outs as well as digital happenings at the Lincoln dealership level. Today, we begin a series on the digital side of all things Lincoln. 

In the U.S., auto sales are on an overall upswing. "Earning reports out of Detroit have been a stunning counterpoint to the recent gloomy economic news." Interestingly enough, the actual dealership profits in sales have not been quite the same as one might expect. The upside is that with digital happenings and capabilities, the Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville, as well as any and all auto dealers who partake to the fullest, will see an increase in sales. Volume becomes the driving force over margin in many cases, with money being made nonetheless. 

Traffic in and out of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Saint Jacob will likely decline as digital presence increases, as many new Lincoln buyers end up getting their new cars and SUVS without stepping foot in the store. "Some 42% of dealers report declined store traffic compared with five years ago, according to a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). (This report is based on an extensive survey of nearly 800 new-car dealerships across all brands, a detailed analysis of financial metrics of more than 2,000 retailers, and a car-buyer survey of more than 3,000 U.S. consumers.)" The reason sited here involves the research that consumers do as well, with triple the amount of time being spent. Also noteworthy, as we close this post only to continue the subject in the next, is that Lincoln dealers report a 61% increase in conversion rate of store visitors in the past five years as digital sales and presence increases.

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Three Factors of Lincoln Dealer Success

Published on December 18th, 2017

Digital marketing and sales have been a growing industry since the existence of the internet. Slow to catch on in some business arenas, however, even things like auto sales are really trending in that direction as of late. Writing on behalf of your Lincoln Car and SUV dealers, we take the discussion of digital marketing to another level here, working to report research on just how its presence can and will affect the success of the local car dealers everywhere. 

From online stats, it has been reportedly observed that a continued and significant performance variation of about five percentage points between the average and the top 10% of the U.S. dealer population exists in all brands, Lincoln car dealers and others included. What makes that gap exist? This would be key information for anyone interested in optimizing the success of Lincoln car sales in Collinsville near Troy IL. Here is what one online source says, "Taking a closer look at the causes of that performance gap reveals that more than 60% is determined by operating practices (a 10% jump from our first McKinsey-NADA study in 2006). Our analysis shows that if all dealers were to implement existing best practices in operations alone, the average performance of the entire auto retail industry could increase from a net profit pretax margin of 2.2% to more than 4%, or about $1 million more annually to the average dealer's bottom line." 

There are factors that weigh in and three main variable have been found amongst how car dealers conduct business and then the effect this has on overall success. The study we read identified three main factors that we plan to elaborate upon in the next post. They are as follows: people management, customer retention and total profit opportunity focus. Stay tuned for more details on each category written on behalf of your New Lincoln Car Dealer near Troy IL.

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Importance of Lincoln Digital Marketing

Published on December 18th, 2017

Today, we will work to continue reporting details in the subject of digital marketing and sales at your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Maryville IL. We covered previously some of the change in numbers and how they may affect the dealer's perspective. Many people are spending so much more time online in research phases and some even buy their new Lincoln cars there, so that numbers may seem a bit off at the dealership level. "That's because new-car buyers spend almost triple the amount of time online doing research compared with ten years ago. (There is a silver lining: 61% of dealers report a rise in the conversion rate of store visitors in the last five years.)" 

Interesting statistics to examine, show in the auto industry that the dealers making the most money are doing so by a wide margin. "The top quartile of dealers have double the return on sales over their peers. So what are they doing?  Our study reveals two critical areas where dealers and manufacturers can drive growth: operations and marketing spending." 

Though we know that there is some truth to the fact that some factors influencing business in the form of new car sales are outside of the dealership's scope of control, this is not the case entirely and many dealers would benefit greatly from knowing and focusing on the things that they can control in order to maximize sales growth. Lincoln cars have great sales and your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Maryville knows how to maximize all that they do digitally in order to ensure continued growth. The point of this article is to drive home how important that digital marketing side of new car sales actually is. We will go into more specifics in the next couple posts here, on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership near Maryville IL.

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The Lincoln Changes Behind the Name.pages

Published on December 18th, 2017

You may wonder what's in a name? Well, the name is a name and doesn't necessarily hold much weight, or so the Lincoln followers that we researched seem to think. You see, we research and report on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Edwardsville IL. In an effort to find new information we have stumbled upon a potential name change for the Lincoln MKX. Deciding that the name is not the most important part of the story, we want to discuss, instead, the new factors regarding the actual car itself. 

You will be seeing the following, at your new Lincoln Car and SUV dealer near Edwardsville: New Front Grille, New Headlamps, Revised Front Bumper, More Chrome, New Wheels and Updated Taillights. In addition to this list of specific updates and or newness, the engine changes too, with the 7-liter EcoBoost with 335 horsepower coming onto the Lincoln MKX, soon to be called Nautilus' scene. 

A few other noteworthy points about this new Lincoln are as follows, taken from a reputable online source, "The Lincoln Nautilus looks like a new vehicle up front, having ditched the MKX's split grille for the new one-piece element we've already seen on the Continental, Navigator, and MKX. Unlike the old grille, which had horizontal slats, the new one boasts a honeycomb-like mesh and includes the Lincoln badge in the middle. It also has significantly more chrome, which gives the SUV a more upscale look." We would be remiss to avoid pointing out one of the best changes on the outside of these new Lincoln cars as the headlamps are also new and seem to be based on the current Lincoln Continental lights which have been a huge success on the marketplace. They have gained a more conventional, almost rectangular shape, a new LED bar at the bottom, and five individual lights above as well. You need to see this new Lincoln in Collinsville in order to grasp its awesomeness fully. Swing by your Lincoln Dealer near Edwardsville and check one out today.

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The Lincoln MKX Gains Momentum

Published on December 17th, 2017

In the world of new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville near Alton, we know a few things to be true. They make an incredible luxury car option at great value and ability and also, they do a famous job at keeping the lineup fresh. Today, we will talk about the latter of the two points and do so in the form of an introduction. 

"Introduced in 2006 as a replacement for the Aviator, the Lincoln MKX soldiered on for almost a decade until it was redesigned in 2015. After only two years on the market, the second-generation MKX received its mid-cycle facelift. Launched at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the midsize crossover was renamed the Nautilus, as part of the company's new strategy that involves dropping alphanumeric badges. Alongside the new name, the crossover also gained an updated front fascia, now inline with most Lincoln vehicles, new technology, and a new engine under the hood." 

When you have an outstanding vehicle such as the Lincoln MKX, it attracts many buyers and followers from all over the globe. The rename, in this case, is not much of a surprise. "Lincoln's decision to rename the MKX isn't surprising. The midsize is the firm's best-selling SUV and a vehicle that attracts most new customers from other brands, with nearly 40 percent reportedly crossing over from Cadillac and Lexus." The goal for the Lincoln Nautilus is to build on the successful direction of the MKX. These new Lincolns are now on track to experience their best sales since 2007, so I would say anything happening that results in the above reality is a good thing right now.

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Lincoln Cars Name Things Wisely

Published on December 17th, 2017

When it comes to Lincoln cars and SUVS, there are plenty of subjects from which to choose. We want to bring you pertinent and interesting information from the field on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach IL . The thing about sedans, and one thing that the Lincoln cars in Collinsville do a great job with is not overdoing the power. One writer states the following to drive home this point, "I have always felt that among all the luxury sports sedans, there is a huge place in America for a brand that understands that plenty of buyers, regardless of age, don't want a sedan that is capable of lapping the Nurburgring in record times." 

Another topic to consider in the realm of new Lincoln cars in Collinsville and one in which Lincoln dealers gain the positive impact of, is the naming of the actual new Lincoln cars. "But equally important is what you call these cars. If you've been using letters and numbers for decades, like the German companies, it makes a lot of sense to use S class or 7 series. That's logical." However, Lincoln is smart to go back to the names it has used for decades. Those names belong on their new Lincoln cars in Collinsville and perhaps even on the cars to be released in China. "Continental or Town Car immediately bring to memory vivid recollection of Lincolns of the past." 

When everyone is trying to be a German luxury sports sedan, there is plenty of room and, we hope, lots of sales for a distinct personality in the category. Certainly, reverting to a historical naming system makes a lot of sense for this brand and some would argue that any brand could gain from this action. Keep your eyes on the success of Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Pontoon Beach as we expect this and many other Lincoln choices to reflect in the numbers of sales and overall growth for this car company.

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Lincoln Adaptive Headlight Technology

Published on December 17th, 2017

There are safety features that enter into the picture when it comes to new car offerings and often times we, as buyers, are not kept on top of the technology involved in all of these new features. As a result, too many times, we many shy away from very helpful features for lack of understanding. Today, we want to talk about one really cool ability that many of your new Collinsville Lincoln cars and SUVS near O'Fallon IL will offer at your local Lincoln Dealership. 

Adaptive headlights are the subject of this and a few other posts to follow. These are offered with your safety in mind so it would be smart to become knowledgeable regarding them. "What are adaptive headlights? Adaptive headlights are an active safety feature designed to make driving at night or in low-light conditions safer by increasing visibility around curves and over hills. When driving around a bend in the road, standard headlights continue to shine straight ahead, illuminating the side of the road and leaving the road ahead of you in the dark. Adaptive headlights, on the other hand, turn their beams according to your steering input so that the vehicle's actual path is lit up." 

Another way to understand how this Lincoln car technology near O'Fallon works, we can look at traditional lights and compare the two. Similar to the above description, when a vehicle with standard headlights crests a hill, the headlight beams temporarily point upwards towards the sky, offering no help whatsoever in safe driving. "This makes it difficult for drivers to see the road ahead and for oncoming motorists to see the driver approaching. In contrast, adaptive headlights use a self-levelling system that points the light beam up or down, according to the position of the vehicle." Swing by your Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville near O'Fallon and you can actually experience this technology for yourself.

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Nothing But Good Things to Say About SYNC 3 in a Lincoln

Published on December 16th, 2017

Coming to you today, we wish to take a closer look at the main source of technology present in the new Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville near Highland IL. The SYNC 3 system is what seems to offer most any and all of the technology behind the wheel of a new Collinsville Lincoln and so we wanted to take a closer look. 

Ford wiped the slate clean and ditched the MyFord Touch system in favor of Sync 3. It is now the chosen system in all of their new vehicles as well as the new Lincoln lineup. We begin by taking something out. "The new Sync 3 system loses the previous Microsoft Auto operating system and uses Blackberry's QNX system. For the technically inclined, think Linux versus DOS here." This is a great move in the direction of advancing the technology here. Reviewers have great things to say about the current Lincoln car and SUV digital interface. "Right off the bat Sync 3 is galaxies better than MyFord Touch in the real world. It's quick, and we didn't experience one hiccup when it came to the user interface in all our testing. Simply put, it actually works as you would expect." It also gives you a feeling of ease when learning how to complete it's capable functions. 

According to those who recently test drove a Lincoln to experience the SYNC 3 system, it is also extremely simple to grasp and master. "The virtual buttons on the touchscreen are large and crisp. The layout is simple, and so is the graphical user interface. It's not visually distracting in the least." Changing settings, using Blutooth streaming, going from radio to nav and everywhere else… these transitions are seamless and easy to accomplish as well. Swing by your local Collinsville Lincoln SUV Dealer and take one of these guys out for a spin today. See if you agree with our high opinion of the SYNC 3 interface.

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Test Drive a Lincoln MKC Today

Published on December 16th, 2017

In the lineup of Collinsville Lincoln cars, we want to tap into subjects that interest you, the drivers or potential drivers of new Lincoln SUVs and cars in Collinsville near Bethalto IL. Today, we are looking closer at a vehicle in the lineup that has yet to become a total reality. The 2019 Lincoln MKC is in the spotlight and we are here to bring you some of the most appealing details that we look forward to in this new Lincoln near Bethalto. First off, in this new Lincoln crossover, Lincoln is transplanting the face of its biggest SUV, the Navigator, onto its smallest crossover, the MKC. To go along with its new nose, the refreshed 2019 Lincoln MKC also gains an enhanced active-safety tech offering. 

Many other factors remain untouched which is rather refreshing given the success it already experiences. "But much remains the same underneath, with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines and either front- or all-wheel drive." These Lincolns do have a new squared off single piece front grille which allows it to match the remainder of the Collinsville Lincoln lineup near Bethalto. Here is how one reviewer put it online, "With its new squared-off, single-piece front grille, the MKC now matches the rest of the freshened lineup, including the Continental, the MKZ, and the Navigator. The change brings Lincoln one step further in its quest to eradicate the old two-piece waterfall grille from its vehicles…" 

Since we seem to be honed in on visual design and appeal in this post, we should not overlook the LED headlights on the upcoming new 2019 Lincoln MKC in Collinsville. "Reshaped LED headlights flank the new grille, and Lincoln said the MKC's rear end is different, too, although we're hard pressed to see much change there." Rialto Green comes along inside, offering a new look to the interior of the new Lincoln MKC in Collinsville as well. Swing by your local dealer and take one out today.

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A Quick View at the New Lincoln MKC

Published on December 16th, 2017

When looking at the new lineup of Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville near Troy IL, we have the need to focus on the Lincoln MKC for a bit in terms of all the positive ins and outs that are present this year. The 2018 model of this new Lincoln offers all sorts of interesting technology and improved dynamics that we think you will want to check out for yourself. Let's start, though, by discussing some of it here. 

Equipped with the optional 2.3-liter engine, the Lincoln MKC Reserve AWD that was the subject of this test drive review we are referring to, had no trouble zipping around town or keeping up with traffic, according to the driver, giving it a great feel for being the perfect fit for urban driving. Comfort analysis comes along and this is where the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville really shines the most. "This is the name of the MKC's game. Cushy front seats, an exceptionally plush ride and a generally quiet cabin add up to a satisfyingly comfortable experience." The front seats offer you all that you need to sink in and hit the road. 

    Setting our sites on the inside, these Lincoln SUVS near Troy IL have a great new design this year up front, described as follows, "Lincoln went with a vertical stack of buttons for the transmission, which frees up space between the seats. A natural-feeling step-in height eases access for front occupants…" Practicality and use of certain key features is always on the minds of SUV drivers and this new Collinsville Lincoln SUV near Troy has all of it covered in the utilization arena as well this year. "Decent-size front storage bin ahead of the shifter with security door. Huge front center armrest bin. Door pockets adequately sized." We can finish it up by saying the cargo space will also give you just what you are seeking with 25.2 cubic feet or 53.1 cubic feet with rear seatbacks folded. We hope that this excerpt gives you enough incentive to come see for yourself all that this new Lincoln has to offer.

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Technology of this Lincoln Adds Comfort and Entertainment in 2018

Published on December 16th, 2017

Moving just past the digital technology being offered in this year's Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Bethalto IL, we see that technology touches other aspects of this new SUV. "Clearly intent on easing and enhancing the owner experience as much as possible, Lincoln also went in on a few grace notes throughout the Navigator. The front seats have massage, heating, and cooling functions, and can be adjusted 30 ways to boot; ambient lighting sets the mood inside at night; and laminated glass helps muffle road and wind noise." 

The above mentioned specs highlight the fact that technology can and is used just as often for comfort as it is for entertainment purposes. There is one aspect of driving or riding in a new Lincoln SUV that hits upon both comfort and entertainment and that's the musical side of things that presents itself in the form of the audio system described as follows: "The optional 20-speaker Revel II audio system will makes Gordon Lightfoot or The Limeliters feel as though they're right there in the car with you." 

Teetering back to the realm of function, rather than entertainment and comfort, we view the practical side of things in the new cargo management system, featuring an adjustable shelf behind the rear seats that can help ensure that golf balls and groceries and stuff won't roll out when you park on an incline and open the tailgate. (I cannot tell you how many hockey pucks and tennis balls we have lost this way.) In the end, it is important to point out some closing arguments, or simple points, if you will, to the validity and appeal of the newest Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Maryville IL. It is full of technology in all of the ways you can imagine, features that keep us safer, more comfortable and well entertained on the road. These cars are perfect for younger and larger families, but can appeal to just about anyone's driving needs. Come check one out at your local Lincoln Dealer in Illinois today.

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Entertainment Abounds in the New Lincoln Navigator

Published on December 14th, 2017

We have spent the morning writing about the newest Lincoln Navigator SUV in Collinsville near Edwardsville and we still have more to share. It is true that the main goal this year, according to reviewers and automotive writers is to appeal to the younger generations of drivers who need the space of an SUV to put their family and friends and also want all of the technology that they can get their hands on. 

The kids, teenagers especially, will also appreciate all of the advanced features that the newest Collinsville Lincoln Navigator has to offer this year. According to one Dad, he described his girls' journey in the new Lincoln Navigator near Edwardsville as follows, "They savored the room and amenities offered by the Navigator during a long weekend road trip. They clogged up every single USB port, kicked back in the luxurious second-row-legs casually crossed, a notable achievement for any car, piping in whatever YouTubers they're into now through the car's Wi-Fi." 

When it comes to entertainment in the new Lincoln Navigator near Edwardsville, your possibilities and choices abound. "There are plenty of other options for entertainment-there are HDMI, USB, and SD inputs to optional 8-inch second-row screens, and there's Slingbox access that lets kids stream their favorite TV channels straight from home-but Internet access is pretty much all they need these days." You will experience, in the new 2018 Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Edwardsville, the Sync 3 system that provides something called AppLink as well. This app allows the front row passengers to select what the middle row passengers are viewing. It also contains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, all able to be controlled with the front touch screen and or steering wheel controls. That isn't everything, but covers most of the elaborate entertainment technology in the newest Lincoln Navigator at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Edwardsville. Drive one today.

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Does Lincoln Technology Make Us Feel Younger

Published on December 14th, 2017

In a valiant and we think successful effort to appeal to some of those in the younger generation who need a full size SUV more than a retired man or couple whose children have flown the coup, this year's Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near O'Fallon has done many things to center itself into the sights of the younger couple with kids. The technology, for starters, is well over most older folks head, by choice mind you, and I mean no disrespect. In fact, the older I get, the less I find appealing about a large number of "must haves" in the world of technology, but I digress. From the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV dealer near O'Fallon, comes the research we recently conducted on all of the ways in which the newest Lincoln Navigator SUV is working to appeal to younger folks and the technology side of things is definitely the first thing we see. 

Not only do we see functional and practical technology put to use, but fun and somewhat nerdy stuff is present too. "Yet this Navigator relishes in the quirks of design and tech, throwing down illuminated Lincoln-logo 'welcome mats' onto the ground and softly waking up the taillights and grille logo when you approach. Like the equally-new 2018 Ford Expedition it shares much of its bones with, it coughs up Wi-Fi access for 10 devices, and there are no fewer than six USB ports-as well as a bevy of 12-volt plugs and even a 110-volt outlet. All this basically brings it up to modern expectations." 

Why is this technology in the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator near O'Fallon IL associated with young people? Well, it actually does give you a sense of youth when you can master and utilize all that these features have to offer, at least this is what one test driver had to say. We encourage you to swing by your local Lincoln SUV Dealership in Collinsville and check it out for yourself to see if you agree.

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The Lincoln Navigator is Not Your Grandpa's SUV

Published on December 14th, 2017

The Lincoln Navigator is in our spotlight today as we discuss new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville near Saint Jacob for 2018. They did some awesome things this year to call the Lincoln Navigator SUV newly redesigned. The main goal this year, according to many reviews we read online, was to reinvent the Lincoln Navigator in a strong effort to appeal to the younger generations of full size SUV buyers in Collinsville near Saint Jacob IL. 

"The hulking SUV arrives not a moment too soon, too; at last glance, the company's clientele for its big hauler was the oldest among those who prefer their land yachts of the more luxurious variety, at well over 65 years of age for the average buyer." The new Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV is anything but an old guy car, however, and we think you will like the changes you see. For starters, a typical older-guy car is flat and conservative, with smooth corners that won't get you too riled up. The new Lincoln Navigator near Saint Jacob, on the other hand, has many crisp creases and sharp angles and is looking sharp as it stares into the likes of the younger generation. The Lincoln Navigator is on top of the progress expected in a new, late breaking SUV, whereas an old-guy car also feels about a generation behind even when brand-new; "this Navigator, with its pitch-perfect proportions and post-modern design flourishes, actually feels a generation ahead of itself." 

Conservative SUVS and cars, appealing more to the older generations also tend to have pillow-soft recliners for seats that prioritize expanding waistlines over legitimate physical support, but the seats in the new Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Saint Jacob are firm enough to keep you planted in a hard turn, yet sculpted properly for a long drive and can be handled best by young to middle aged drivers.  Technology and difficult to grasp features are often times left off of new cars and SUVs geared towards the more mature population. The new Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Saint Jacob is dripping in technology. Come by you Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville and see one for yourself today!

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Final Words About Your New Lincoln Continental

Published on December 14th, 2017

Moving right along, down the road in our 2018 Lincoln Continental near Pontoon Beach IL, we encounter more awesome features and realities worth pointing out to our readers, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer. First of all, most people shop Lincoln Continentals because they appreciate luxury at a good price and also need more space than a smaller car can allow. "The Continental seats five and is easy to get in and out of thanks to its large doors. The front seats are among the best in the class. The rear seats have plenty of legroom…" All in all you will be pleased with what you experience inside one of these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville. 

If you have little ones who will need to ride in your new Lincoln Continental car near Pontoon Beach, then you will want to consider the car seat situation offered by these new Lincoln Cars. This new Collinsville Lincoln Car offers two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors. The tether anchors are easy to find and identify, but the lower anchors are set a little deep in the seat. This is not necessarily a problem, but worth pointing out for ease in finding when it comes time to install your seats for the little ones. 

The Continental has a very high quality interior in terms of a luxury car on today's market and the Lincoln cars in general seem to fair very well in this category according to most all reviews we read. And, the Lincoln Continental Sedan for 2018 in Collinsville also uses high-end materials in general. There is no doubt that these cars rank quite well against the competition say most shoppers considering other makes and models as well as the Lincoln Continental. If you have been in the market for a new luxury sedan, maybe now is the time to pull the trigger. Swing by your Lincoln Car Sales and Service in Collinsville and talk to a qualified sales rep about what new Lincoln car would best suite your needs.

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Space is the Key to Comfort in This Lincoln Car

Published on December 12th, 2017

Beginning with the value that the Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Staunton IL offer, and proceeding down the review line to talk more specifically about the Lincoln Continental, today, we work to compile some information that we gathered on behalf of your Lincoln Dealership near Staunton. Working more on the inside of this car, we find ample space and comfort, both of which are at the top of most people's list when shopping for a new car. The Continental's rear seats have plenty of headroom for taller passengers which is one thing that consumers have honed in on in the past. In fact, you will find many improvements in the Collinsville Lincoln car lineup this year and many subtle improvements too. 

The Lincoln Continental, upon which we focus, has many engine offering too. From the most basic and competent to the most advanced and powerful, you will best be served by meeting up with a qualified sales rep, such as the ones at your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Staunton in order to find the engine that best serves your needs. 

When attempting to decide if the Lincoln Continental near Staunton is the best car for you, one may spend time comparing these cars to the competition. The first thing you will likely note is the price difference. The Lincoln Continental is at a great price point. There is no denying that. The amount of power and athleticism that you will experience in these new Lincoln sedans is enough to roll heads. The technology and safety equipment offerings also exceed most anyone's expectations. Some of your buying choice may be based on how many people will fit into your next new car. The Collinsville Lincoln Continental near Staunton will fit five. The large doors make entering and exiting a breeze as well. Come take a test drive, or ride today!

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The Lincoln Continental Focuses on Value

Published on December 12th, 2017

For more news and information regarding the Lincoln car lineup in Collinsville near Mascoutah, we consult our recent research on the subject. We can also see that the reviews covering these new Lincoln Continental cars are all stellar to say the least. Both experts and individuals alike, all rave about the upcoming 2018 Lincoln Continental Sedan in Collinsville. Let's look at some of the specific things being said. 

Through our research we have attempted to combine the opinions of professional test drivers with quantifiable data like crash test results and reliability ratings to form a complete picture of every vehicle on our site. "Lincoln reintroduced the Continental for the 2017 model year, and it sees no major changes for 2018. As a result, this review uses applicable research and data from the 2017 and 2018 model years." US News offers us some of the most detailed, non-biased information that we found in our search on behalf of Lincoln Car Sales in Collinsville IL. 

For value based comments, understand that the Lincoln Continental offers some of the best at a low starting price, especially considering all that you get out of the car. This is speaking to the entry level trim in these Collinsville Lincoln Cars near Mascoutah IL. There are three higher trims (Select, Reserve, and Black Label), with the top-of-the-line Black Label starting at a very fair price, remaining in lower numbers than most competitors even at their entry level offerings. Many would argue, too, that the Collinsville Lincoln Continental has one of the best interiors of any sedans in the same class. With front seats that are ultra-comfort abound, you will have no difficulty settling right in. Also known is the fact that the cabin is extremely quiet as well. Head and leg room are plentiful also, in the Collinsville Lincoln Continental near Mascoutah. Swing by your Lincoln Dealer and see one up close today.

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2018 Lincoln Continental Fairs Well

Published on December 12th, 2017

The 2018 Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville deserve our time and attention in describing what fabulous additions they will be to all of the sedan choices out there this upcoming year. Ranking really well in the luxury large cars, as you read the details, it will become apparent just why that is the case of this new Lincoln Continental. The Lincoln Continental in Collinsville near Alton has an excellent interior to compete with the best of the best and performance metrics have improved this coming model year as well, which certainly hasn't hurt its chances in the luxury sedan race. 

The Lincoln Continental is a very good car, according to the critics who rank new cars, trucks and SUVs. This new Lincoln car near Alton IL offers powerful turbocharged engines and provides a comfortable ride. Its front seats are superb, and there are plenty of standard and available features, including many driver assistance features, this is all according to a popular rating site we researched and read from online, all in an effort to bring you the latest information surrounding these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville. 

When it comes to power, agility and fuel efficiency, the Lincoln Continental cars in Collinsville meet all of the measures here too. One thing is for certain, if you are in the market for a luxury sedan, then you will most definitely want to mark the 2018 Lincoln Continental at the very top of your list of new cars to consider. These cars also offer an impressively valuable starting price point and are all around superior vehicles in their class. Swing by your local Collinsville New Lincoln Car Dealer near Alton today and take one for a spin.

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Get the Help You Need From Lincoln Service

Published on December 12th, 2017

As you may have noticed in one or more of our recent Lincoln car and SUV posts regarding tire information, you can certainly do things more than just one way in the realm of tire replacement. There are some things that are wise to avoid and the most ideal scenario for Lincoln Car tire replacement involves purchasing an entire set of new tires. We will cover the details of that possibility here on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Bethalto IL. 

If all of your tires are wearing out together, you have the greatest flexibility in tire selection and can best serve your Lincoln car by replacing a set. If the original tires on your Lincoln car in Collinsville have served you well as we suspect they have, then you may simply wish to replace them for the same tires. If, on the other hand, you wish to improve upon a specific area, then you can always research that and adjust your tire choices accordingly. You will need to determine the right size tire for your Lincoln car. If you want a size other than what the Lincoln car came with, then you will likely want to consult an expert in the field. "Buying the correct tire size can get complicated, especially if you decide to upgrade from your vehicle's Original Equipment size." 

As an initial necessity of tire size, you must consider that your Lincoln car tire must be able to carry the weight of your vehicle. The tires can be impressive, yet if the size is inappropriate, the tires abilities are nothing to you. "…if its capabilities are 'overworked' just carrying the load, it will have little reserve capacity to help your vehicle respond to a quick emergency. So when you are in the selection process, make certain that your new tire's size is designed to carry the weight of your vehicle." Of course by discussing all of this with your Collinsville Lincoln Car Service near Bethalto, you cannot go wrong.

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Lincoln Car Balance and Tire Replacement

Published on December 11th, 2017

We are on a kick of discussing tires for your new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville that you will need at some point down the road. Previously, we talked about people's tendencies to replace less than all four at a time, and though the experts don't necessarily recommend it, the desire is understandable as the tires don't always have the same need for replacement. "If your tires have a lot of remaining tread depth, but you need to replace just one that has been damaged by an accident, road hazard or a vandal, you should replace it with a tire that exactly matches the others." So, if you must break the golden rule, then making sure to select a new tire for your Lincoln Car in Collinsville near Maryville with the same brand, line, size and speed rating, will minimize the problems caused by the differences. While there may be a less expensive tire available, it wouldn't be a bargain this time because it would be different than the other three tires on your vehicle and that would almost inevitably cause future issues. 

If two of your tires have a lot of remaining tread depth, but you need to replace the other two because they were damaged or have worn out, you should replace them with a pair of tires that come as close as possible to matching your existing tires. So, as stated above by the experts, it is true that it is still less than ideal to have two new tires for your Lincoln car that do not match as a set of four, at least matching up two at a time is preferred over the alternative. "While identical new tires are desirable, others of the same size and type can also provide good results. Only consider selecting new tires that are from the same tire category as your existing tires. New tires should be installed on the rear axle." 

You may also wish to ask your Lincoln service center in Collinsville what their opinion is as to the different levels of wear on the tires in question. "While your vehicle is being serviced ask your mechanic why one pair of tires have worn faster than the others. Was it caused by a lack of tire rotation, out-of-spec wheel alignment or loose mechanical parts?" Then, it would be wise to have the trouble addressed on your Lincoln car in Collinsville near Maryville so the problem doesn't become reoccurring.

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Tires on Your Lincoln Cars

Published on December 11th, 2017

When it comes to your new Lincoln car and SUVs in Collinsville near Troy IL, we know that your tires will be in top shape for quite some time when buying new cars. However, there will still come a time when your tires need to be maintained and replaced in your new Lincoln car in Collinsville IL. When that time arrives, you would be wise to consult a Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville in order to better assist you. However, we have decided to report some information to you on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer today in an effort to educate you on the importance of what to do when it's time to tend to your tires. 

After all, your safety, as well as driving enjoyment over the next years and thousands of miles will be determined in part by your tire decisions for your new Lincoln Car or SUV in Collinsville near Troy, so it is worth some effort at researching and becoming educated on the subject. We will be discussing it in part here, and also in a few posts to follow on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Service near Troy. 

Begin by understanding that your Lincoln car will need all four tires replaced at a time. Some people will insist on replacing two at a time, and sometimes even one that is damaged. This is not the best way to go. "Since tires affect the personality and performance of your vehicle, all four tires should be as identical as possible or handling problems may arise. If your tires don't match, it is possible that one end of your vehicle won't respond as quickly or completely as the other, making it more difficult to control."

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A Promising Future For Lincoln in Self-Drive Mode

Published on December 11th, 2017

So, as promised, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Maryville IL, we are revisiting the coolest subject on earth, the future of autonomous driving. We recently took note of the fact that the Lincoln MKZ is quite heavily involved in the development and testing of many of the autonomous future details and it perked our curiosity. The fact that New Lincoln Cars in Collinsville are loaded with much that offers wonderful and amazing technology is surely in the Lincoln car corner when it comes to viability in testing on such as subject, but let's be honest, other car companies have these same capabilities. So, why Lincoln cars? 

Turns out that there is another company involved that helped push the Collinsville Lincoln MKZ to the top of the list in self-driving dynamics. Dataspeed is the name of a company founded in 2008 by Paul Fleck, President and CEO, and they specialize in autonomous vehicles and mobile robotics. "Our passion is mobile robotics. With our technology, driverless cars effectively become mobile robots," says Fleck, "We recognized years ago that the industry needed a cost-effective, reliable and safe development vehicle. The Lincoln MKZ was the best choice for this vehicle." 

According to further research done on behalf of your Lincoln Car Sales and Service in Maryville IL, we found that there was a development program that began with intent to leverage the knowledge offered by Dataspeed when it comes to complex required electronics in the autonomous driving arena. The following was uncovered in our recent research, "Their electronic hardware, software, mechanical and algorithm engineers were tasked with creating an 'ADAS kit' that could easily be installed in a stock Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, enabling full by-wire control of the throttle, brake, steering and shift systems." It will be exciting to see what this partnership has to offer in the future of self-driving cars. It sounds like a promising combination. Watch your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville as the future unfolds.

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Lincoln MKZ and Autonomous Driving

Published on December 6th, 2017

You have more than likely heard something about them, if not quite a bit by now, and we know now that the time is just around the corner as the era of the driverless car is here. Companies from all over the world are bringing vehicles with increased safety to the marketplace through the use of compelling technology that has been slowly released, one feature at a time on many new cars, trucks and SUVS such as the new Lincoln MKZ for sale in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL. In fact, those vehicles on the new car market, such as the new Collinsville Lincoln MKZ, are more likely to be appealing as autonomous cars, given the plethora of advanced technology available that has also been tested for some time now. 

Here is what one expert on the subject has to say about the Lincoln MKZ and its place in the upcoming world of self-driving vehicles, "The combination of advanced sensors, computers and algorithms constantly monitoring and controlling cars will result in fewer vehicle accidents and deaths. Test vehicles are required to develop this technology, with the current test fleets being dominated by three car brands: Ford, Lincoln and Lexus." Lincoln is obviously in the mix due to its walk in the ways of higher technology and the liberal fashion in which they include features on their latest new Lincoln models in Collinsville near Mascoutah. 

Besides being readily available with any and all autonomous and safety features needed for self-driving technology, we think there could be more to the Lincoln MKZ usage in the world of autonomous driving. On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln MKZ Dealer near Mascoutah, we began research to find out if that is the case. In our next post we will talk about a company we encountered in our reading, called Dataspeed Inc. and how they play a role in the new Lincoln cars and their pivotal role in the upcoming world of self-driving cars.

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Your Lincoln Tires in the Winter

Published on December 6th, 2017

After you have effectively practiced your winter driving skills, inspected and replaced your wiper blades and filled your wiper fluid in your new Lincoln Car in Collinsville near Mascoutah, it is now time to do a few more things to your Collinsville Lincoln cars in order to safely prepare yourself for winter driving. 

You will want to give the tires of your Collinsville Lincoln cars a thorough inspection and make sure that the pressure is where it needs to be in all four. Begin by looking into the pressure recommended for your tires as this may vary from one car to the next. Once you know this figure, then check it with the pressure you currently have and adjust it accordingly. Having your Lincoln car tires in Collinsville at the proper level of pressure will greatly increase their ability to perform properly on the roadways. This is especially important in the winter months and weather. Many people agree that a home air compressor is the best way to go for regulating this on your own and keeping your tires in the best condition possible. 

If your Collinsville Lincoln car near Mascoutah is going to be utilizing the same tires in the winter as it does in the summer months, then you will need and want to inspect the treads also to make sure they aren't worn too much to handle the months ahead. The classic test that many people use is the penny insertion test. You insert the penny into the grooves of the tires on your Collinsville Lincoln Car with Abraham Lincoln's head facing down. If you can still see all of Lincoln's head, then your tires are probably balding. Don't forget, depending on the severity of the winter weather in your area, you will want to maybe consider using different tires on your Lincoln altogether in the winter time.

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#Winter in Your Lincoln Part One

Published on November 30th, 2017

We have just recently began the quest of writing on behalf of your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near Mascoutah IL and though we have spent quite a bit of time recently talking about the individual models in the Lincoln lineup for 2018, today we have a new subject of interest surrounding the Lincoln cars and SUVs that are driven in the winter weather. We know that many areas in the world are about to experience winter weather conditions, and as such, thought now would be a good time to discuss what to do with your Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville before the possible storms of ice and snow come your way. 

We want to deliver information that can be of use to any of our readers on behalf of Lincoln cars in Collinsville. "Vehicle safety is important during winter weather conditions, especially if you have to drive on icy or snowy road. Here's how to winterize your car for colder days and make the driving easier on you." Begin your winter preparation by brushing up on your driving skills for winter. You will want to be mindful of your driving habits and any ways in which they ought to change in the winter elements, such as taking corners a bit slower, tapping of your brakes when necessary and plans to give other drivers ample space to stop. 

Follow up your practice by changing out your wiper blades. These accessories on your Collinsville Lincoln near Mascoutah, have a total tendency over time to crack and split. This happens on any new car, truck or SUV. This will lead to less than effective blades in the winter weather as they slow and squeak over time. Check and fill your wiper fluid to make sure you can easily clean the windows during the winter months in your Collinsville Lincoln Car or SUV near Mascoutah. There are other tips to discuss. Stay tuned when we continue this post in the next article.

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What Others Say About Lincoln SUVS

Published on November 30th, 2017

There is so much more to the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV near Maryville IL this year. The scope of its capabilities in comparison to the year before is mind boggling. Really isn't that all any of us want when we look to the newest generation of vehicles? Don't we all just look and hope for progress above all else? Well, if that's the case, then look no further than the newest Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville. We have checked already when it comes to design technology and everything seems in the best shape possible. 

Let us discuss, for a minute also, what everyone else is saying about these excellent new Collinsville SUVs, "The Navigator's breadth of capability has clearly improved with this generation. And the heavy-duty trailer tow package adds serious equipment including the F-150's clever Pro Trailer Backup Assist System, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a heavy-duty radiator, a transmission oil cooler and a two-speed, low range-equipped 4WD system that allows for a seventh drive mode called 'Slow Climb'". 

The Lincoln Navigators have a 2WD model option that leads the class with 8,700 pounds of towing potential and the 4X4s are close behind that ability by a simple couple hundred fewer pounds. Either of these models will haul all that you need in most any circumstance. Being closely attached to the Ford truck architecture this particular model year for the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Maryville IL, we now have a whole ton of offerings in the safety and technological feature advancement category. "And since the Navigator has now moved to the most modern Ford truck architecture, Lincoln can offer a suite of safety technology that includes forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, a 360-degree camera system, a head-up display and more." Swing by your Lincoln Dealer and take one for a spin today.

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Look Further Into the Lincoln

Published on November 30th, 2017

Still investigating some of the untold details of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, we dive further into our description and resulting discussion of these new Collinsville Lincoln SUVS near Pontoon Beach IL. Looking beneath the metal, we see even more in the way of the perfect balance that these Lincoln SUVs strike compared with many others on the market today. "Beneath the metal is a revised and updated version of the F-150's chassis. There are two lengths of Navigator to choose from: a standard model's 122.5-inch wheelbase and the Navigator L which comes in at 131.6 inches." From the perspective of strictly the dimensions, this new one is slightly longer in both wheelbase and overall length than the outgoing model. And like before, Lincoln ditches the F-150's solid rear axle for a more responsive independent setup, totally necessary for such a machine. 

Every trim level offered in the Lincoln Navigator lineup this year, except the base Premiere model receives selectable adaptive dampers. And, also important to note, is that those shock settings are tied into a new drive mode system that alters numerous vehicle performance parameters to suit the terrain upon which you travel in your new Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Pontoon Beach. 

When you twist the knob on the center console clockwise you will access modes labeled normal, "excite" (sport), "conserve" (efficient), 4x4 automatic, "slippery" (mud and snow) and "deep" (deep mud or snow). This shows the obvious vast nature of capabilities engrained in this new SUV, so much so that you will definitely lack nothing when you set yourself up behind the wheel of this SUV. This generation of the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator is quite obviously more capable than ever before and the best way for you to experience the new Lincoln Navigator is to swing by your Lincoln Dealership near Pontoon Beach and drive one today.

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The Lincoln Navigator Strikes a Perfect Balance

Published on November 30th, 2017

On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Bethalto, we are here today to further discuss the Lincoln Navigator and all that this excellent, large SUV has to offer. For starters, these new Lincoln SUVs possess an extra allure based on the combination of luxury and function that we see so rarely paired in the auto industry. According to one popular review site we consulted online, the following is true, "As you might imagine, the Navigator's smooth and handsomely sculpted aluminum sheet metal saves weight over the last model." In fact, Lincoln says the move slashed about 200 pounds. Some of that weight loss was regained when the weight shifted to places with the drive to make the Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville IL a bit quieter. 

There exist in this year's model of Lincoln Navigator SUVs in Collinsville near Bethalto, laminated windows with a ton of sound deadening ability. This isn't all you will learn about that went into the efforts to make the newest Lincoln Navigator near Bethalto a quieter drive and ride. There is a lot of mass-damper countermeasures that were taken this year, along with active noise canceling systems put into each of these new SUVS in Collinsville with three mics inside all in a successful effort to keep the SUV as quiet as ever before. 

"The Navigator's chief engineer, Andrew Kernahan, says this rig is not only the quietest in the class but the best in terms of Lincoln's internal articulation index -- a measure of how clearly occupants can hear one another." So, like many other manufacturers have discovered in the past, weight loss has a certain level of importance attached to it and we all want the lightest vehicle available to us at our Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Bethalto. However, this weight loss can come at a loss of power or insulation, neither or which should be compromised more than is totally necessary. The Lincoln Navigator strikes a perfect balance between them all.

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Under the Hood Happenings in a Lincoln

Published on November 30th, 2017

In gaining the task, recently, to pass along pertinent news and information regarding Lincoln cars and SUVs on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville IL near Fairmont City, we began with model news and info regarding specific Lincoln cars and SUVs for sale. With still so much left to report, it would be prudent to keep going down this road, however, we will take a slight detour and revisit some specific outlines for things found under the hood. 

Many of the Lincoln cars and SUVs at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer offer turbocharged engines, and even twin turbochargers, so we want to do more to elaborate on this subject on behalf of your Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville. We already covered simple system and the overall need or desire for turbocharging being power, twin turbocharging allows for even more of this power in an efficient fashion. We have styles of delivery too, and parallel was brushed on in the previous post. Now, we come to sequential twin-turbos. This setup uses two different sizes of turbochargers; a small-vaned turbo for low exhaust gas flow at lower engine speeds and then a much larger second turbo to take over once it's had a chance to spool up. 

Here is more on how it works on behalf of our Lincoln Car Dealer near Fairmont City and the research we recently did just for them. "A compression valve sits in front of the large turbo, making sure that all of the lower energy exhaust gasses produced at the bottom end of the rev range are isolated to the smaller turbocharger to maximize power delivery at a rev range once useless to most single turbocharger setups." It is then that the engine speed rises, allowing the compression valve to open slightly which allows the larger turbine to begin to spool. For more information on turbocharging and twin turbocharger types, keep reading here where we plan to elaborate further for you all of the nuances of Lincoln cars and SUVs and the details of just what goes on under the hood.

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Driving Your Lincoln in Different Climates

Published on November 30th, 2017

When you are living and driving in the type climate that promises the high potential for snow and ice, you will want to do a few things to prepare properly for the roadways during these times of inclement weather. On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Troy, we will be talking to you about some of the recommended things to do in preparation before hitting the snowy and icy roadways in your new Lincoln car or SUV near Troy IL. 

Tires are always an imperative point of focus when it comes to driving safely in the winter weather. You will want to consider switching to all weather or winter snow tires. Regardless of the tires you choose, be sure that they are at the correct air pressure before you hit the roadways. According to one of our reputable sources online, "Snow tires and all-season tires provide extra traction to help cover icy terrain and to winterize your car. If your local city allows these tires, look to see where and when they are recommended. Changing your tires over a couple times a year is worthwhile in snowy areas." 

Moving on past tires, when it comes to your Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville during the potentially scary road conditions, you will want to ensure you have certain things in your car. Make sure you have an ice scraper for the windows, booster cables for the battery, gloves for your hands and other important winter morning tools in your Lincoln car near Troy IL. "For deeper snow, you may want to include a shovel for clearing paths and cat litter for improving traction on the ground. It's smart to winterize your car with these tools before the snow hits." Double check your battery, too, before setting out in your Lincoln Car in Collinsville in the ice and snow. It may be time for a new one, in which case, you will want to stop by your Lincoln Service in Collinsville near Troy IL.

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Under the Hood Happenings in a Lincoln

Published on November 30th, 2017

In gaining the task, recently, to pass along pertinent news and information regarding Lincoln cars and SUVs on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville IL near Fairmont City, we began with model news and info regarding specific Lincoln cars and SUVs for sale. With still so much left to report, it would be prudent to keep going down this road, however, we will take a slight detour and revisit some specific outlines for things found under the hood. 

Many of the Lincoln cars and SUVs at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer offer turbocharged engines, and even twin turbochargers, so we want to do more to elaborate on this subject on behalf of your Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville. We already covered simple system and the overall need or desire for turbocharging being power, twin turbocharging allows for even more of this power in an efficient fashion. We have styles of delivery too, and parallel was brushed on in the previous post. Now, we come to sequential twin-turbos. This setup uses two different sizes of turbochargers; a small-vaned turbo for low exhaust gas flow at lower engine speeds and then a much larger second turbo to take over once it's had a chance to spool up. 

Here is more on how it works on behalf of our Lincoln Car Dealer near Fairmont City and the research we recently did just for them. "A compression valve sits in front of the large turbo, making sure that all of the lower energy exhaust gasses produced at the bottom end of the rev range are isolated to the smaller turbocharger to maximize power delivery at a rev range once useless to most single turbocharger setups." It is then that the engine speed rises, allowing the compression valve to open slightly which allows the larger turbine to begin to spool. For more information on turbocharging and twin turbocharger types, keep reading here where we plan to elaborate further for you all of the nuances of Lincoln cars and SUVs and the details of just what goes on under the hood.

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Interior Break Down of a Lincoln Black Label Car

Published on November 28th, 2017

Further exploration into what the Lincoln cars and SUVs offer with the black label experience, we research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Caseyville to encounter more nitty gritty on what goes on behind closed doors, quite literally. "When buying a Black Label vehicle, you work with specially trained 'liaisons' who will either take you into a special lounge at the dealership or visit you at your home or office to configure your car. When you've purchased the car, it can be delivered to your home (if you live within 30 miles of the dealer) instead of to the dealer." 

Additional goodies that come along with the Lincoln car of the black label variety, include a four-year 50,000-mile premium maintenance plan, covering all maintenance and wear. In addition to that, free car washes and an annual detailing will be yours as well. These are nice added touches, but certainly not reasons to invest in the higher trim alone, so let us look closer at these new Lincoln cars themselves, shall we? 

They begin by offering four themes for you to choose amongst on the MKC and MKZ: Oasis (two-tone cream and tan), Center Stage (monotone black with red trim and striped wood), Modern Heritage (two-tone black-and-white with red stitching) and Indulgence (lots and lots of chocolate brown). When you open the heavy door to the front seat, you are immediately faced with an extremely attractive inside. The cabin is ultra-inviting. Inside this Lincoln Car in Collinsville near Caseyville, you immediately notice that everything is wrapped in high-quality leather. There exist perforated patterns on the seats and doors, and an attractive wood accent on the doors, dash and steering wheel. We will pick up from here in our subsequent posts on the Lincoln black label offerings from your Collinsville Lincoln sales and service near Caseyville. Thank you for your interest in a new black label Lincoln car or SUV.

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Beginnings of a Lincoln Black Label

Published on November 25th, 2017

We would be completely missing the boat if we were to continue bringing you the latest in news and information surrounding the new Lincoln car lineup on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln sales and service dealership near OFallon IL without chatting a bit about the latest in luxury. After all, this is a luxury brand we are dealing with and so, we must discuss the black label and all that it has to offer. 

When the 2015 Lincoln MKC compact came about, that was when both Ford and Lincoln felt a sales boost most recently and was a direct result, some would say, of the above new model Lincoln crossover. "Ford's luxury brand has needed some help in the way of new product for a while now, and it got a big boost with the 2015 Lincoln MKC compact luxury crossover. An undeniably stylish hatchback, it features a choice of two turbocharged engines, scads of high-tech safety systems, an optional THX premium stereo, and big wheels and tires." 

Beyond the new Lincoln MKC, however, comes the Black Label series. This label gives consumers and Collinsville Lincoln Dealer customers, the ability to option up an MKC or MKZ sedan even further than what is traditional by choosing black label. In fact, when you check the Black Label box, you'll get something a bit more special. "The Black Label series is a combination of unique, premium interior materials and colors, and an ownership experience at the dealer level that aims to inject some personalized pampering into the purchase and ownership process." Stay tuned here and check out our next post in order to find out more detail surrounding this ultimate in luxury setting for your next new Lincoln MKC or Lincoln MKZ sedan in Collinsville near OFallon IL.

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Protect Your New Lincoln Tires From the Curb

Published on November 25th, 2017

Springing from our previous post regarding the new enhanced parking assist feature in the Lincoln car lineup optional list of convenience features, we want to now go into further details regarding the enhancement portion. "The enhanced version of park assist isn't fully automatic and requires some action from the driver. Once it is engaged and finds a space large enough, the system literally maneuvers the new Lincoln car into the parking space while the driver controls the braking and shifting part of the parking exercise." 

As the driver, when you are perusing a parking lot or city street, in search of an available space, the first thing you need to do in your new Lincoln car in Collinsville near Fairview Heights IL, is to activate the feature by pushing a button on the dash. Next, you are expected to pull up slowly forward until a suitable parking space is identified by the system and continue to advance slowly forward until your new Lincoln car signals you to stop. At this point, your Lincoln car near Fairview Heights ought to be perfectly lined up for a parallel parking experience and the car will prompt you to put it into reverse. "Once in reverse, the car will steer into the space and park. An important note is that the driver is in control of the brake so he or she can determine how fast the car moves into the parking spot and for stopping the car completely after parking is done." 

In the enhanced version of this parking feature on a new Lincoln car or SUV, the accuracy was increased by some extent as well, making the chances of hitting a curb with your tire, greatly reduced. "Another added benefit: no more curb rash to the wheels because of the enhanced park assist system's accuracy. The engineers designed the system with the goal of parking within 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) of the curb-a lot closer than I can consistently park. In practice the Active Park Assist parks within a few inches of the curb without damaging the sidewalls or edges of the rim."

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Enhanced Active Parking Assist in Your New Lincoln

Published on November 25th, 2017

When it comes to staying on target in our efforts to bring you new and interesting information from the new car world on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Granite City, it can be tricky to deliver all that we feel you deserve on a daily basis. It is, however, always beneficial to discuss the latest in technological advancements and feature options available to you on the newest Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville. Today, we want to begin by revisiting a pertinent feature that came about as a quest for more autonomous style feature abilities in new cars. 

Regardless of your parking skills, good or bad, the enhanced active parking assist feature, which is now available on multiple new Lincoln cars and SUVs, can allow even the best parker to sit back and relax. "Parallel parking is a skill that takes a lot of practice to master. Sometimes finding an available parking space in busy urban areas can be a challenge, and then squeezing into tight spaces adds to that challenge." 

Along with the active parking assist, you already have, in more new Lincoln cars, a rear view camera system, quite helpful with backing up those last few inches without tapping the bumper behind you. Active parking assist in Lincoln cars and SUVs isn't new, but it has been improved to include active park assist for perpendicular parking, as well as parallel parking, which is why we decided to highlight it today and will likely elaborate further in the next post as well. If you want to know more and don't have time to read further on this blog, be sure to make it a point to visit your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Granite City IL where you can easily obtain further details and more information on this and other convenience features in a new Lincoln in Collinsville.

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The Impact of Great Lincoln New Car Finacing

Published on November 25th, 2017

On behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Glen Carbon, we want to spend some time covering a subject that will likely affect you directly in the process of buying a new car or SUV. We know that new Lincoln car financing in Collinsville is typically the way to go when you decide to move forward with your new car purchase. There is a digital side of things as well, and in it, you will find the reflection of the quality of service and sales as well as finance, for if the car dealerships you choose to do business with are behind the times when it comes to the advantage of well thought out digital plans and presence, then you will not reap the same benefits of convenience available on today's new car market. 

"With such erratic approaches to digitization, many auto lenders are failing to successfully capitalize on tremendous cost-cutting opportunities that have proven to boost customer satisfaction," Jim Houston, senior director of automotive finance at J.D. Power, said in a statement. "With some lenders varying widely on ease-of-use satisfaction scores for their digital offerings, a huge opportunity is going unmet by many." 

The fortunate reality for new Lincoln cars, Lincoln customers and Lincoln Dealers such as your Collinsville Lincoln car sales and service dealer near Glen Carbon, is that they are ahead of the race and offering all that people need and want in the digital financing process. For this reason, they are continually ranked at the very top of the list in finance for new Lincoln cars. Swing by your local new Lincoln car dealer and see what you can discover about your Collinsville Lincoln car finance department and their new car buying process today.

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Lincoln Finance is the Best

Published on November 25th, 2017

Financing, as we all know, is an imperative part of the new Lincoln and other new car buying experience. For this reason, it can make or break a deal, a dealership and a brand if done well or poorly. Lincoln was recently recognized as being one of the masters in the field when it comes to the finance experience that they are offering their consumers. "The captive finance companies for the Ford and Lincoln brands have locked in another year atop the rankings of J.D. Power's annual U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study. 2017 marks the third straight year that the captives dominated their respective market segments." 

In writing and reporting on behalf of your Lincoln Car Finance And Sales in Collinsville, we want to pass along any and all information that may come into play for you in decided if and when to buy your next new Lincoln car or SUV near Pontoon Beach IL. Found in Automotive News online, it is true that "Lincoln Automotive Financial Services was No. 1 in overall satisfaction among luxury brands for the fourth year in a row. Lincoln scored 890 points on a 1,000-point scale, up from 879 a year earlier. The study measures customers' overall satisfaction hinging on four factors: billing and payment, onboarding process, phone contact and website." 

What is it that made them score better than other manufacturers finance abilities? Well, there are a few things, but according to tracking reports, the online presence was at the top of the list. "The website factor, that is, the range of services conducted online, had the most impact on overall satisfaction, according to the study, released Monday. Differences in the execution of the digital application process generated a significant gap between the highest- and lowest-ranking lenders, J.D. Power said."

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Feel Firsthand all That a New Lincoln Can do for You

Published on November 22nd, 2017

Most recently, we were discussing the Lincoln MKC for the upcoming model year and how much of what we will see are changes to keep this model in line with the rest of the updates experienced by many other Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville IL near Edwardsville. In terms of outer changes, this is especially true. There are few changes to the inside of these highly recommended new Lincoln cars which is just as well as many people are in love with the current interior design. 

We do add much in the way of safety if you so choose to opt for the package that will get you there. "The MKC's optional suite of active-safety technologies gains pedestrian detection for its forward-collision-warning system." As part of the technology package that is available on the We presume that this feature will continue to be offered in an opt Reserve and Black Lable trim, we presume this will continue as an option bundle together with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and park assist.

Mechanical changes to the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville are naught, but we can explain what we know to be true as carry overs from the previous Lincoln MKC Cars near Edwardsville. These cars in particular have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245 horsepower as its base engine and a 285-hp turbo 2.3-liter four as an upgrade. Both of the above Lincoln cars are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. We know of the changes we have reported here from the extensive research we do on your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Edwardsville. However, you are always in the best place when you slip behind the wheel yourself. Please do so at your local Collinsville Lincoln Dealership today, and feel first-hand, all that a new Lincoln MKC or other new Lincoln car or SUV can do for you and yours.

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Refreshed Mostly on the Outside is the New Lincoln MKC

Published on November 22nd, 2017

The Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville is the biggest, baddest SUV of them all and everyone on the new car circuit is aware, but today, we set out sites on a smaller version of its glory, realizing that Lincoln is transplanting the face of its biggest SUV, the Navigator, onto its smallest crossover, the MKC. And along with its new noggin', the refreshed 2019 Lincoln MKC crossover near Troy IL, also gains an enhanced active-safety tech offering. Any single gain that offers us a safer condition both inside the vehicle as well as behind the wheel, is well worth reporting to our readers and anyone interested in a new Lincoln, this is especially true when it comes in the form of a safety package, meaning there will be multiple things gained, all in the name of keeping you and your family safe. 

Despite these wonderful additions, the great stuff on these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville, is not going anywhere, as much remains the same underneath, with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines and either front- or all-wheel drive. The Collinsville Lincoln cars this year have refreshed their look and the new MKC is now a match. "With its new squared-off, single-piece front grille, the MKC now matches the rest of the freshened lineup, including the Continental, the MKZ, and the Navigator." 

This new design for the totality of the Lincoln cars and SUVs lineup in Collinsville near Troy IL, involves a new grille for starters, emancipating the new Lincoln cars from the old two piece waterfall grill design and also adds the following: Reshaped LED headlights flank the new grille, and Lincoln said the MKC's rear end is different, too. The inside of these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville are a good example of leaving well enough alone, as the only real change comes in the form of another color option, the new Rialto Green is now available on the Lincoln MKC Reserve trim level.

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The Lincoln Continental Sedan from the Sixties to Now

Published on November 22nd, 2017

From the sixties to the nineties, we are advancing to the next level when it comes to the Lincoln Continental history that we know on behalf of your Lincoln Continental Dealership in Collinsville near Alton IL. Historically speaking, the sixties and the Lincoln tie together with JFK. "When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, he was riding in a modified '61 Lincoln Continental (code-named "X-100") with signature egg-crate grille and rear-opening 'suicide doors.' It featured a telephone and a rear seat that could be raised 10 inches--yet the vehicle wasn't armored. Astonishingly, this infamous model wasn't retired from presidential duty until 1977." 

Jumping to the end of this decade, to 1969, we know as a result of our research done on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln sales and service dealer near Alton, that James Brown enters the picture here from the perspective of fame. Reported by one of our sources online, "James Brown, naturally, traveled in style-which meant a Learjet 23 and a '69 Lincoln Continental Mark III. Four years later another Brown-Jim Croce's 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown'-chose similar wheels: a 'custom Continental'." 

The Lincoln Continental luxury reached totally new heights soon thereafter when the Continental Mark V debuted. These cars were larger with even sharper lines and had vinyl half-roofs. "Jock Ewing drove this road beast on Dallas, and just to make it even fancier, Lincoln offered designer editions by Bill Blass and Givenchy." Fast forward quite some years, to 1992, skipping the eighties where the only real changes in these Lincoln cars were size and angles, we come upon 1992 from 2002 when the Lincoln Continental was discontinued only to reappear years later in 2015. Now, we have the most to offer in a luxury sedan from the driver's seat of a modern day Lincoln Navigator. Swing by your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville today and see for yourself.

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Sinatra and His Lincoln Continental

Published on November 22nd, 2017

We recently hit on some of the subtle and more obvious aspects to the history of the Lincoln Continental. Today, in an effort to deliver great information to you on behalf of your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near Fairmont City, we are picking up where we left off before. "Commissioned in 1938 by Edsel Ford to be his personal vehicle, the first Continental was introduced in 1939. With a long, elegant hood covering a powerful but quiet V12, the early Continental was so modern that Frank Lloyd Wright called the 1940 'the most beautiful car ever designed.' (He bought two.)" 

Fast-forwarding to 1946, we understand that this was post wartime and US auto production picked back up at this time. There was change in the air for the new Lincoln Continental Sedan in Collinsville with a bold new grille and a majestic hood that still contained the original V12. The 1946 pace car for the Indy 500 was actually the 1946 Continental with a V12 engine. Your Lincoln Continental in Collinsville near Fairmont City has information on the next significant year of 1956. This is the year that the Lincoln Continental Mark II came about at the price of $10,000. Pretty steep in the day was this price, but with people like Elvis and Sinatra behind the wheel of these new Lincoln cars, the price was not at all a concern. 

Not to mention, you get what you pay for and with this kind of luxury, you really cannot go wrong. "This was what Elvis and Sinatra drove, and when Warner Bros. wanted to thank Elizabeth Taylor for making Giant, the studio gave her a Mark II in a custom color that matched her eyes." Unprecedented, the Lincoln Continental was a luxury beyond compart in the new car world. You can experience all that the Collinsville new Lincoln cars offer today by visiting the Lincoln Continental Dealership near Fairmont City IL.

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The Inside Experience of a Lincoln Navigator for 2018

Published on November 22nd, 2017

Though reviews are in on the newest 2018 Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near East St. Louis, we are still in need of some elaboration of the product from your local Lincoln Dealer. The inside is said to be absolutely remarkable, but make no mistake, you have to see these things for yourself. Neither pictures nor words will do it justice. The exterior receives great remarks as well, though the interior steals the show in these new I'm less enamored with the exterior. The front and rear of th Lincoln Navigator SUVs in Collinsville IL. It can be tricky to outdo one aspect of a new Lincoln when the first is so stellar. 

Moving fully to the outside of these new SUVs, we see a rear hard and linear and congruous with the interior design and a front that moves more towards the round and soft style. The headlights will likely be the next thing to update if any constructive criticism is to be had. Let's meander our way back inside these excellent Lincoln SUVS, shall we? 

Back inside, some of the best things are seen in the details. The "floating" infotainment screen trend is quite nicely preferred by most and we see that here inside the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near East St Louis. One reviewer describes it favorable as follows, "Separating the screen from the dash gives the design a layered feeling in concert with the recessed wood trim. It allows the wood and leather to run seamlessly across the dash behind it rather than interrupting the lines. Integrating it visually with the ebony vents below keeps it connected to the dash rather than free-floating. More important, letting the screen stand out allows the rest of the dash to be pushed back." Reviewing the inside of these SUVs on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Navigator Dealership near East St Louis we know that the screen has to be close enough to touch. This has been effectively accomplished as well. Check them out for yourself, of course, at your local Lincoln SUV Dealership in Collinsville IL.

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The Earliest Days of the Lincoln Continental

Published on November 22nd, 2017

After going on a thirteen year sabbatical, the Lincoln Continental cars came back out of retirement in 2015. Today, on behalf of your New Lincoln Continental Dealership in Collinsville near Edwardsville, we will bring you history from the years leading up to the break of these awesome cars and then pick up in our next post on today's new Lincoln Continental luxury sedan in Collinsville. This is all in effort to continue our deliver of interesting an pertinent details on behalf of your new Lincoln Sales and Service near Edwardsville IL. 

This, according to a recent article in Forbes, sums up part of our history lesson, "Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Lincoln brought its former flagship model out of retirement at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Labeled as a 'concept,' the new Lincoln Continental comes with plenty of power (a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine) and an array of posh interior perks (including reclining rear seats and a champagne bottle holder)." 

The above changed shortly thereafter, when the Lincoln Continental went from concept to reality as it is to this day at your local Collinsville Lincoln Continental Car Dealer near Edwardsville IL. The first Lincoln Continental was seen in 1939 after being commissioned in 1938 by Edsel Ford in order to be made to be his personal vehicle. It had a long and elegant hood that laid atop its V12 that was so quiet for its time and with enough power to suffice anyone's desires behind the wheel. This early days Lincoln Continental. In reference to its modern day ability and physique, Frank Lloyd Wright called this 1940 Lincoln, "the most beautiful car ever designed." Then, he proceeded to buy two of them. We will pick up in our next post with the next significant details surrounding 1946 and the Lincoln Continental.

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Third Time is a Charm in a Lincoln Navigator

Published on November 22nd, 2017

The third time is a charm as we revisit the subject of the newest Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Alton for the third time when it comes to attempting to fully and completely describe the latest in interior design. As remarkable as this interior is said to be, we want nothing more than to give you the best in review and rendition that we possibly can, leaving no element unturned. And so, here we are again, with our third attempt to complete the task in a timely and concise fashion. 

We left off previously with the screen and the overall consensus is a positive one with this Lincoln Navigator apparatus. The screen has mildly differentiated graphics and does the job just as well, better, perhaps, than many others. A work towards in these awesome new Lincoln SUVS would be a slightly better mask, something more in keeping with the rest of the interior design and the unique instrument cluster graphics, would be welcome. Another point of greatness is the Lincoln Navigator way of allowing you to use your phone's maps app when CarPlay is enabled rather than allowing you to choose the vehicle's navigation system. Many times this is the preferred way to go and allows for comfortability in all you do if based on nothing other than familiarity. 

The door-mounted seat controls are highly functional and provide all that we need according to our research on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Troy. They are original in their design and really do the trip all the way around for added comfort behind the wheel when we have multiple drivers in the family especially. There are other things to discuss but we can move on past our interior discussion journey for the Lincoln Navigator, reserving the right to come back with more info as more research is unfolded in our work on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Sales and Service Dealer near Troy IL.

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The Interior is Breathtaking in the New Lincoln Navigator

Published on November 22nd, 2017

Here we are today, sailing on to more specific and exciting details surrounding the 2018 Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Troy IL and elaborating on this new flagship vehicle being identified by experts online. One we refer to often is quoted as pointing out the following, "The selling point of any luxury vehicle, and especially a flagship, is its interior, and that's where we'll start. I don't normally comment much on design because it's entirely subjective, but I'm breaking my policy for the Navigator." Read on to find out why such a mold is being broken on behalf of these awesome Lincoln SUVs. 

The interior will be discussed here because, put simply, we cannot fathom not giving recognition to something so noteworthy. The new interior is a knockout, plain and simple. The same review source mentioned above, states that the interior of these SUVs is nothing we have seen before at your local Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Troy. "It's wholly unique and derivative of nothing. As much as the new interior design of other SUVs may be unreservedly Scandinavian, the Navigator's design is unmistakably and unabashedly American." It adds to itself a sense of nostalgia by taking us back to the time of excitement with the heyday of both the Lincoln Continental and the Pan Am Clippers, only add to that all of the modern day convenience features that the 2018 Lincoln Navigator so obviously has. 

The exterior goes nicely with the interior. Perhaps the outside is not quite as breathtaking, but then, what can beat the inside of these new Lincoln Navigators, not even the outside of itself. The front and rear ends of this new Lincoln SUV near Troy IL are sufficiently similar without being twins and really add a creative flair to the Lincoln Navigator this year. You must see any and all of this to truly you're your own opinion. Swing by your Collinsville Lincoln SUV dealership today.

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The Undesirable are Missing From This Lincoln SUV

Published on November 17th, 2017

Is it true that when we think of flagships in the new car and new SUV world, we often conclude that this must refer to a full size sedan or sport coupe? Maybe that has traditionally been the case, but Lincoln has really been working to adjust this way of thinking, as their flagship vehicle doesn't fit that description at all. According to Motor Trend, the following is the case, "When we think of flagships, we tend to think of full-size sedans and sport coupes. For decades, they've been the pinnacle of automotive achievement, the absolute best a brand can offer in luxury, technology, performance, or a combination thereof. The world has changed, though, and although coupes were never high-volume products, the once-mighty sedan is on its way to being a niche body style as SUVs and crossovers take over the world. Today, SUVs can and will be brand flagships, just as the 2018 Navigator is for Lincoln." 

That's right, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is here and we want to spend some valuable time talking all about this magnificent flagship on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Navigator Dealership near Staunton IL. Amusingly true, we tend to define the overall descript of a luxury vehicle in terms of what it may or may not be lacking. This speaks to the awesome nature of the beast anyway, since it is easier to point out what a Lincoln Navigator does not have than it is illuminate all of its glory and long list of features present both inside, outside and under the hood of these excellent New Lincoln SUVs in Collinsville. 

Ways of thinking about this new Lincoln SUV are changing. Motor Trend points out, "…but it's been the de facto flagship for years, and this new one might just push the conversation in that direction. We tend to define luxury in what's lacking, namely discomfort, noise, and inconvenience, and the Navigator lacks all of them." In this case to lack is to give and we know that the undesirables are missing altogether. This is great news for the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator SUV near Staunton and all of its followers indeed.

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Collision Warning Sensitivity Levels in a Lincoln

Published on November 17th, 2017

When it comes to the collision warning systems in your Lincoln car and its brake system, we have covered much of the details surrounding the way these Lincoln car safety features work, but now we will elaborate even further for those looking for specifics about this safety feature on your new Lincoln SUV. 

Some reminders from Lincoln Dealers who sell the Lincoln cars and SUVS that have this safety option are as follows: "This system is designed to be a supplementary driving aid. It is not intended to replace the driver's attention, and judgment, or the need to apply the brakes. This system does NOT activate the brakes automatically. Failure to press the brake pedal to activate the brakes may result in a collision." There are also, according to your Lincoln Car Servicer in Collinsville near Bethalto, ways in which you may adjust your warning system in your New Lincoln Car or SUV. You can begin by adjusting the sensitivity of this feature. "You can change the sensitivity on the warning system to one of three settings, by using the five-way control on your steering wheel." This is done by following the prompts listed here:


  • Scroll to Driver Assist > Collision Warning > Sensitivity
  • Select either High, Normal or Low,

If you are set to a very sensitive level with collision warning in your new Collinsville Lincoln car near Bethalto, then it will work to detect even stationary objects that may happen to be near your vehicle. On the opposing end of the spectrum, lowering the sensitivity setting may lead to fewer and later warnings. The manufacturer, according to your Lincoln Service Center near Bethalto IL, recommends that you go forth with the sensitivity of your collision warning system set on high. This is the safest means to travel. If, however, it is going off too frequently or becomes disturbing to you, the reduction may be used within reason.

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Collision Warning Braking in a Lincoln

Published on November 17th, 2017

Certain Lincoln car and SUV features warrant further explanation and as a group who writes on behalf of your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville near Edwardsville, it is our job to find hot topics or simply elements of interest to you and others who may read about our research here. Today, we have decided to take a feature journey, one in which we can highlight certain feature options and explain more fully just what they do for you and how they work in your new Lincoln cars in Collinsville. Have you heard of Collision Warning as it relates to your new car or SUV and the way it brakes? 

From the Lincoln manufacturer website itself, the following can be found, "Your Lincoln has been designed with a feature that can help alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. The system uses radar to detect slower vehicles traveling in the same direction, and warn you if you're rapidly approaching them. If this happens, a red warning light will illuminate on your windshield, and a warning chime will sound." 

This feature, according to our recent research on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer near Edwardsville, will not just stop at a warning, but goes further too. "If you don't react and continue to get closer to the other vehicle after the warning chime, the brake support will pre-charge and increase brake assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake, which may help you avoid an accident." You ought to understand also, in order to avoid any crazy happenings, that once your brakes have been pre-charged, even if you press them lightly, they'll automatically apply a full force to help stop you quickly. This is an excellent safety addition at your local Lincoln Car Dealership and can be further explained by both sales people as well as those in the Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville as well. Hopefully you now understand Collision Warning Brakes a little more than you did before.

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Under the Hood Happenings in a Lincoln

Published on November 15th, 2017

In gaining the task, recently, to pass along pertinent news and information regarding Lincoln cars and SUVs on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville IL near Fairmont City, we began with model news and info regarding specific Lincoln cars and SUVs for sale. With still so much left to report, it would be prudent to keep going down this road, however, we will take a slight detour and revisit some specific outlines for things found under the hood. 

Many of the Lincoln cars and SUVs at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer offer turbocharged engines, and even twin turbochargers, so we want to do more to elaborate on this subject on behalf of your Lincoln Service Center in Collinsville. We already covered simple system and the overall need or desire for turbocharging being power, twin turbocharging allows for even more of this power in an efficient fashion. We have styles of delivery too, and parallel was brushed on in the previous post. Now, we come to sequential twin-turbos. This setup uses two different sizes of turbochargers; a small-vaned turbo for low exhaust gas flow at lower engine speeds and then a much larger second turbo to take over once it's had a chance to spool up. 

Here is more on how it works on behalf of our Lincoln Car Dealer near Fairmont City and the research we recently did just for them. "A compression valve sits in front of the large turbo, making sure that all of the lower energy exhaust gasses produced at the bottom end of the rev range are isolated to the smaller turbocharger to maximize power delivery at a rev range once useless to most single turbocharger setups." It is then that the engine speed rises, allowing the compression valve to open slightly which allows the larger turbine to begin to spool. For more information on turbocharging and twin turbocharger types, keep reading here where we plan to elaborate further for you all of the nuances of Lincoln cars and SUVs and the details of just what goes on under the hood.

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Lincoln Engines and Variations of Twin Turbochargers

Published on November 15th, 2017

Continuing on with our previous conversation regarding turbocharged engines, we find ourselves revisiting the simple system on behalf of your Lincoln Cars and SUVs in Collinsville near Belleville IL. The simple way of doing things has its advantages for new Lincoln cars and SUVs and our main source of research information seems to agree. "The benefit of this simplistic system is the potential for much less turbo lag than from one large turbocharger doing all the work. In V-engines, each turbocharger is generally assigned its own bank of cylinders, instead of one large turbocharger having to force air through convoluted plumbing to make its way around the engine bay to the required cylinders." 

When using what is known as parallel twin turbochargers in your new Lincoln car and SUV lineup in Collinsville, you will also gain from the lack of lag that occurs with slightly smaller turbochargers when parallel twin-turbocharging. This is due to the replacement of one large turbocharger that will definitely have larger vanes. The incoming air goes through a much simpler spooling process this way. 

The only real reason, both historically and today, for the use of turbocharged engines, both conventional and twins of all types, is to experience a gain in ability and power under the hood, right? So, in order to keep the power benefits that Lincoln cars and other makes and models who employ these engines, is to make sure you balance this power drive need with the other benefits listed above. One online source for information puts it well and so we shall share a direct quote from them on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Belleville IL. "To keep these benefits while balancing the need for power, the general rule is that parallel turbos should be set at relatively low boost pressure to reduce turbo lag, but with the combination of the two turbines creating ample power."

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Twin Turbocharged Engines and Lincoln

Published on November 15th, 2017

Writing on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealers in Collinsville, we have decided to focus in on turbochargers and discuss further all that they have to offer and just how Lincoln cars and SUVs put them to use. For starters, how do they work exactly? One online source says the following, regarding Collinsville Lincoln Cars and the turbochargers under their hood: "Turbochargers have been the holy grail for power gains for many decades, stressing engine blocks to their very limits through additional horsepower and heat output. Whether your car has a turbocharger stock or has been modified with new injectors and a manifold to accommodate one, the fast spinning turbine blades have often been the go-to for petrolheads seeking that beloved choo-choo." 

The thing is, turbochargers are not all we have to discuss since many new cars, like the Lincoln cars near Mascoutah, are using more than a simple turbocharger. Twin turbochargers are really the way to go. "But if a fairly sizeable chunk of additional power isn't quite enough to quench your thirst, twin-turbocharging could be the answer." There are so many legendary cars that use twin-turbochargers and all of them have very impressive ways of performing, so much so that we found it was high time to examine them further. 

In the most simplistic fashion turbochargers of equal size work together to force air as quickly as possible into the cylinders. The exhaust gasses recycled to the turbos are split equally between the two but usually combine again in a common inlet before entering the cylinders. But, like so many other things, twin-turbochargers have more complicated versions of design. We want to discuss both the simple and the complex nuances on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville, and so we will revisit this topic in future posts.

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Lincoln Cars Handle Potholes Like a Boss

Published on November 13th, 2017

In a previous post on behalf of your new Lincoln Car Sales in Collinsville near Saint Jacob, we discussed potholes and the billions of US dollars that go into the resulting damages of their existence. We also spend some time brushing on the subject of Lincoln's concept and resulting feature that works to help solve such damage and expense. 

The above solution comes in the form of new Lincoln car technology, a feature known as CCD, or continuously controlled damping, which works by analyzing multiple signals collected from 12 high-resolution sensors, and adjusting dampers every two milliseconds for the best vehicle response in every situation. The final results in your new Lincoln car near Saint Jacob is that whenever the edge of a pothole is detected, in a fraction of a second the vehicle's computer adjusts the dampers to their stiffest setting and prevents the wheel from falling as far into the pothole.

In addition to the above, the new Collinsville Lincoln cars near Saint Jacob that possess this feature have a rear suspension that will respond faster than others, receiving a signal from the front wheel that serves to provide a pre-warning to the rear wheel, well before it reaches the pothole. When the tire and wheel don't drop as far into the pothole, they don't strike the opposite side of the pothole as harshly, which results in a much smoother ride than what you'd experience with a standard suspension. Therefore, it isn't only the extreme damage that you end up avoiding, but also the bumpy and uncomfortable ride that goes along with such deep drops into potholes. In our recent job of writing on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Saint Jacob, we have found that much of the Lincoln technology does an excellent job addressing real issues on the roadways that can cause problems and added expense for drivers. Stay tuned for more details of some of the latest features and how they work for you in a new Lincoln car or SUV.

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Continuously Controlled Damping in Your Lincoln Sedan

Published on November 13th, 2017

When it comes to the latest and greatest features available on the newest cars and SUVs of today's market, we like to keep you apprise of any and all find details that you crave in the world of new automobiles. Today, we will look at a specific feature on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership near Glen Carbon IL. The feature in question is named the CCD, or continuously controlled damping and it began with Ford, now present in the Lincoln MKZ Sedans in Collinsville. 

"Every year AAA responds to more than 4 million calls for flat tire assistance, many caused by potholes. But potholes often do more than cause flat tires. They can also leave you with bent wheels, costly suspension damage and sometimes worse." According to AAA and other sources who deal with cars that have records attached to their issues, pothole damage is costing US drivers billions of dollars a year. "According to AAA, pothole damage costs U.S. drivers approximately $3 billion a year, with drivers reportedly paying around $300 to repair pothole-related vehicle damage." 

Lincoln technology has managed to address this problem in the form of some of the latest technology. "We wanted to do something about this problem, so our engineers went to work on a solution. They came up with Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD): A revolutionary computer-controlled shock absorber system that significantly reduces the jarring feeling of driving down a pothole-riddled road and minimizes damage to your vehicle caused by potholes." The way this feature works is by analyzing multiple signals collected from 12 high resolution sensors. The dampers are then adjusted every two milliseconds in order to create the best Lincoln MKZ sedan response in every situation. This and more information is made available through our research on behalf of your Lincoln MKZ Dealership in Collinsville near Glen Carbon IL.

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The Lincoln Navigator Keeps Things Fresh

Published on November 8th, 2017

We feel the need to hone in on the Lincoln Navigator for a bit. In writing on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Pontoon Beach, we have come to find that by focusing on one particular make and model for an extended period of time, we can best cover the details in their entirety. We can begin with the Navigator by describing one of the more recent updates that took place this year and is currently being offered as the newest version of these Lincoln SUVs near Pontoon Beach IL. 

"Calling out the Navigator as one of Lincoln's 'new vehicles' is a little questionable, but the Navigator Concept that was revealed at the 2016 New York Auto Show indeed shows something drastically different." This is true as of last year and remains current based on today's model for sale at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership. 

Experts say that some of the most eye-catching features of the concept - particularly the gull-wing doors and the cascading steps - are unlikely to make it to production. This happens often times on models that are sort of "concept" cars. "We like to consider this all part of the artistic design However, this reimagined Navigator is still much more elegant and sophisticated than the existing model, and that overall look will probably stay, even if some of the details change." That was a fore shadow from reviews we found written last year. And, they were totally accurate in their assumptions. It's no easy task to make a bulky, full-size SUV with three rows of seating look svelte, but the Navigator Concept came very darn close and is reflected in both the reality of this year's model of the Lincoln Navigator and also apparent in the popularity that this particular SUV has come to love.

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The Lincoln Continental is a Super Star

Published on November 8th, 2017

The Lincoln Continental is a super star as far as we can tell. Since beginning our journey writing on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Shiloh IL, we find some of the most compelling news and information comes from these new Lincoln cars. For 2017, the following is true under the hood of these sought after cars. 

The base version of the Continental will come powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower. An upgrade from front-wheel to all-wheel drive will cost about $2,000 more. Two more V6s (likely sourced from Ford's turbocharged EcoBoost range) will be available to provide the Continental with extra power. "Several trim levels will be available, up to the ultra-loaded Black Label, which is further broken down into three stylistic themes: Chalet, Rhapsody, and Thoroughbred, each designed to evoke a particular exclusive lifestyle." 

When comparing the Lincoln Continental to others in the same class, you will find the price, power and equipment to be totally in line with the others. The Continental began the 2017 model year with at band and sales soared all throughout the offering of these new Lincoln cars in Collinsville. Now, as 2017 comes to a close, we look forward to reporting this time next year on all that the 2018 models will have to offer and what type of success they will see in the months ahead. According to Lincoln, there has been considerable interest in the Lincoln Continental this year and that interest is expected to do nothing but grow in the months and year ahead. Stay tuned here where we plan to follow all of the ins and outs of this Lincoln car, as well as pretty much all others in the lineup of your Lincoln car dealer in Collinsville near Shiloh.

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Lincoln Names Shall Remain

Published on November 8th, 2017

In writing, today, on behalf of your new Lincoln dealership in Collinsville IL near Swansea, we are focusing in on some of the changes that we have read are in the wind for these luxury cars and SUVs. We open with the question, what's in a name? As it would appear, there have been critics whom have requested that Lincoln reconsider the naming of their new models of cars and SUVs. Their response is one of trepidation, concerned that their regular followers, fans and owners will be resistant and have come to know what they know. 

One article puts it like this: "Lincoln also considered its model naming convention, although they're keeping the existing 'M' monikers around for a while. The company has said that customers are familiar with the names and they work well for certain vehicles, although they plan to use more traditional names on new models - more on that later." Hmmm, we shall see what the future holds for naming, but for now, if it isn't broken, don't fix it will continue to play a role in the answers to some questions I suppose. 

One other main change that was on the table and ended up making the cut, was the confirmed phasing out of the MKS sedan. No longer on the new Lincoln car market are they. The Lincoln MKT said goodbye as well. The 2017 Lincoln Continental made some changes this year and has been received with glowing reviews. Here is what we read was released on these Lincoln cars in Collinsville just before they came along as the newest Lincoln cars in the lineup this year. "Lincoln describes the new Continental in glowing terms. This is not unusual for a company introducing a new and very important product, but it seems to signal a new direction for the brand. According to Lincoln spokespeople, the Continental name was chosen during the vehicle's development to draw a connection between this new car and the iconic Lincoln Continentals of the past." Be part of the crowd who experiences these new cars firsthand. Swing by your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Swansea and see up close today.

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Lincoln Focuses on Customer Service

Published on November 8th, 2017

When we sit down to write on behalf of your new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville near O'Fallon IL, we get excited about the popularity and vast topics in which to cover. They keep banging out the hits lately and in a luxury format that so many people crave in the SUV world especially. Sales have been up and up for the past couple years and continue to move in the right direction according to Lincoln analysts. Its current lineup, comprised of sedans and SUVs, hits many of the marks all around.

Lincoln's top-selling model is the MKZ. It was redesigned for 2017 and will be the topic of many future post here, so stay tuned for more details surrounding your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer and its rock star, the Lincoln MKZ near O'Fallon IL. 

Presently, Lincoln is working to better serve its clientele, with big plans to revamp its customer service, which they hope will help provide the personalized experience the company's potential customers are seeking, as well as further elevate the brand's image. Another one of Lincoln's most recent models, the 2017 Collinsville Lincoln Continental, marked the start of the program, known as The Lincoln Way. "Lincoln developed this program to launch the brand in China in 2014, and its experiences there have helped shape its plans here. Planned perks include valet pickup and tracking service online." These are all centered on customer service and can really indicate the quality of the brand and its lineup. Anytime a company focuses on customer service above all else, you will see increases in all things good. Product quality will inevitably go up as will all other facets of the business. Stay tuned for more info on the latest news surrounding Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville IL.

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Features in the SUV World Catch People's Attention

Published on November 7th, 2017

Some of the appeal that perks people's interest to the greatest extent in the auto industry and maybe even in the world of purchasing things would be the added benefits and the features that are available in whatever it is they are seeking. When you talk about all that a particular item can accomplish and what it can do for the potential owner, people start to sit up and listen. That's just one reason why the upcoming 2018 Lincoln Navigator SUV in Collinsville and all of the added features per trim is expected to go over so well this year and help increase the Lincoln Dealership SUV sales near Highland IL. 

Every trim level that the Lincoln Navigator SUV has to offer, except the base Premiere model, will receive selectable adaptive dampers. This is a rather big deal, especially to have them available at all levels. "And those shock settings are tied into a new drive mode system that alters numerous vehicle performance parameters to suit the terrain. Twist the knob on the center console clockwise to access modes labeled normal, 'excite' (sport), 'conserve' (efficient), 4x4 automatic, 'slippery' (mud and snow) and 'deep' (deep mud or snow)." 

Also improving with the next model year for the Lincoln Navigator SUV in Collinsville near Highland is the overall reach of capabilities that exist in these new Lincoln options. "The Navigator's breadth of capability has clearly improved with this generation. And the heavy-duty trailer tow package adds serious equipment including the F-150's clever Pro Trailer Backup Assist System, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a heavy-duty radiator, a transmission oil cooler and a two-speed, low range-equipped 4WD system that allows for a seventh drive mode called 'Slow Climb'". Also, if you choose the 2WD model in the Lincoln Navigator SUV at Collinsville for 2018, you will get nothing short of powerful given the stats. The newest 2WD offers a class leading 8,700 pounds of tow capacity! Come by your local new Lincoln SUV Dealership near Highland IL and get the rest of the details surrounding these new SUVS of luxury today.

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Lincoln Navigator Gains and Loses in All the Right Places

Published on November 7th, 2017

Jumping on to the aluminum train, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator will be lighter and this extra efficiency will, hopefully affect sales in a positive way at your local Lincoln Navigator Dealership in Collinsville near Belleville IL. "However, some of that has been 'reinvested' to make the Lincoln quieter." What we mean by that is some of the materials that were changed over to aluminum in order to reduce weight and increase efficiency were sort of cancelled out in weight gain in some of the decided upon places and all for the greater good. 

"The team installed laminated windows, loads of sound deadening, mass-damper countermeasures and an active noise-canceling system with three mics inside to keep the big truck silent. The Navigator's chief engineer, Andrew Kernahan, says this rig is not only the quietest in the class but the best in terms of Lincoln's internal articulation index -- a measure of how clearly occupants can hear one another." All of the above seems and is quite essential in order to maintain all that the Collinsville Lincoln Navigator near Belleville offers and advertises in luxury. Keeping things quiet is all part of the gig in this category of vehicle for sure. 

Beneath the metal is a revised and updated version of the number one selling truck's chassis. You will have some selections to make if you go shopping for a new Lincoln Navigator near Belleville IL, such as two lengths of Navigator to choose from: a standard model's 122.5-inch wheelbase and the Navigator L which comes in at 131.6 inches. Dimensionally, this new one is slightly longer in both wheelbase and overall length than the outgoing model. Read up on your options. A great place to find multiple details on any and all of the Lincoln car and SUV lineups in Collinsville is right here, or feel free to stop by the Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville IL and ask your sales person for more details.

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More Details on the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Published on November 7th, 2017

In speaking today, further and in greater details surrounding the Lincoln Navigator, we thought it may be prudent to talk first about what the Lincoln Navigator does NOT have and therefore is NOT. "The Navigator may not have deep-lug off-road tires, hugely blistered fenders or a long-travel off-road suspension…" However, critics are pointing out its strong similarities and undeniable influence from a certain Raptor in the same family. This correlation may be strictly under the hood but is an interesting parallel none the less and has many people pretty pumped about the newest Lincoln Navigator near Alton IL. 

Lincoln's 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 makes the very same 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque here as it does in the Raptor. That's a 70 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque bump over the last Navigator, and so we are definitely moving in the upward and right direction for those who seek more power behind the wheel. This is a prudent quote worth sharing from one of the reviews we read when researching the Lincoln Navigator on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln SUV dealer near Alton, "Lincoln's powerplant is hooked to a 10-speed automatic (just like the Raptor) packing four more gears than the previous Navigator. Those mechanicals earn our respect before we even push the start button." 

There exists a very posh trim known as the opulent Black Label trim. By clicking on this option, you are able to choose interior themes called "Yacht Club", "Destination" or "Chalet". This year, in the world of the newest Lincoln Navigator SUV, you can also count on more efficiency as they jumped on the aluminum wagon also. "As you might imagine, the Navigator's smooth and handsomely sculpted aluminum sheetmetal saves weight over the last model. Lincoln says the move cuts about 200 pounds."

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The Lincoln Elegance in an SUV

Published on October 28th, 2017

The Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Maryville IL is one of the bright spots in our day ever since we began passing along information regarding the Lincoln cars and SUVs by way of daily posts on behalf of your new Lincoln car dealers in Collinsville. There is so much in the way of intriguing information to share when it comes to this full size SUV and the newest model for 2018 is no exception. 

Lincoln faces some pretty stiff competition in the world of luxury as there are several others who do a smashingly good job in the industry and this arena in particular. For that reason, when critics put the newest Lincoln Navigator SUV near Maryville IL in that same rink, all Lincoln dealers and fans got pretty excited, rightfully so. 

One review states the facts by saying, "the luxury vehicle playing field is leveled flat or even tilted to Lincoln's advantage when it comes to body-on-frame SUVs like the new Navigator." Lincoln has some influence, after all, from the number one truck sales in the nation. We don't need to name any names for you to figure that one out, now do we? They have access to the information and toolbox used by those top truck gurus and this doesn't hurt one bit when constructing and designing a new full size SUV. The Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville specializes in elegance really, not off-road ability or gigantic chunky looking presence on the road, but sheer elegance. If you want to ride or drive behind the wheel of a massive machine, but want to look sleek doing so, then you will want to take one of these Collinsville Lincoln SUVS for a test drive today.

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Don't be Complacent Behind the Wheel of a Lincoln

Published on October 28th, 2017

If and when your new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville is equipped with active park assist, it is crucial to know and understand that it is completely intended as a parking AID. It is not meant to allow the driver to completely check out during the process of parking his or her vehicle, as there is always the slim possibility of malfunction under certain condition. None of the safety features in place on a new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville near Staunton, as a matter of fact, are designed to replace a driver's attention, judgement and need to be present in order to control the vehicle at all times. 

At all times, the driver should maintain responsibility for avoiding hazards and maintaining a safe distance and speed, even when the system, as a safeguard, is in use. Drivers' involvement when it comes to any and all of the newest safety equipment on today's market, both in the Lincoln car and SUV lineup of Collinsville, as well as any other make and model of the world today, is not obsolete. It is easy to lose sight of this fact given the autonomous path we are technically on. Until the new cars of today are completely cleared for automatic driving, these added safety features are not to be ascertained as human-less activities. 

According to Lincoln Dealers, we are still responsible for "supervising the system and intervening if required. The sensors may not detect objects in heavy rain or other conditions that cause disruptive reflections. The sensors may not detect objects with surfaces that absorb ultrasonic waves." So, use the technological assistance, but by no means allow these added buffers and abilities to cause you to be complacent behind the wheel.

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Park Without Concern in New Lincoln Car or SUV

Published on October 28th, 2017

Safety features have been the central theme of our writing for the past several posts on behalf of new Lincoln cars in Collinsville near Granite City IL. One reason we continue to explore this topic is to guarantee our thorough explanation of the features and benefits at your fingertips in a new Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKX or Lincoln MKZ (standard or hybrid). Too oftentimes, the new Lincoln car or SUV you are considering for purchase, offers much that goes right over our heads. It is our goal to fully explain how certain things work, not only from a technological perspective, but also from a benefit angle. Next up on the list is parking sonar. 

"Parking sonar uses ultrasonic (usually) or electromagnetic sensors in the back and sometimes front of the car to judge how close you are to objects nearby." Depending on the make and model of the new vehicle in question, the sensors may be part of the blind spot detection and cross traffic alert (see below) systems. Very similar to boat sonar, the sensor sounds a ping when it first senses an obstacle and the pings get more frequent, becoming a solid tone at about a foot away. Many manufacturers will allow for the parking sonar feature separate from the blind spot detection. 

This amazing safety convenience feature, as it related to Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville, is described, as follows: Passive park assist is a driver's aid that can help simplify parallel parking, according to the Lincoln manufacture website, "When engaged, the system will start by helping you identify a suitable parking space. Once you shift into reverse, you need only take your hands off the wheel, and the system will steer your vehicle into the space while you retain control of the accelerator and brakes." For more information, or even the chance to try this feature out firsthand, please visit your local Lincoln Car Sales and Service Dealership near Granite City today.

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Change Lanes Safely In a New Lincoln

Published on October 28th, 2017

In spending quite some time lately discussing safety in a new Lincoln car or SUV, we have talked at length thus far about blind spot monitoring at your local Lincoln car dealership near Fairview Heights IL. We talked only of active blind spot monitoring, but did you know that there is a passive version as well? "The opposite, passive blind spot monitoring, means - wait for it - looking in the side mirror. Just as the names vary, so does the performance. Some only detect cars once they've overlapped your rear bumper (that is, already alongside), while others detect cars 3-5 car lengths back." This passive version is not much better than the human eye and nothing additional whatsoever. 

Moving right along the road to total safety in your next new Collinsville Lincoln Car near Fairview Heights, we stumble upon the lane departure warning feature, available as a standard on some and additional option on other new Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville. It essentially keeps track of whether or not you are in the center of your lane, period. By using a forward-facing camera, typically located in the rear view mirror mount it creates an optical system. If and when you drift across the lane in your new Lincoln Car in Collinsville you will receive a visual alert or a vibration at the wheel or in your seat, depending on the system being used in your new Lincoln car. 

The system will make the assumption that you are planning to change lanes, however, if your turn signal is on, thereby canceling the alert in this case. This is, essentially one way in which the Lane departure technology and blind spot detection are complete opposites. If you have your blinker on and there is an obstruction detected in your blind spot, this Collinsville Lincoln car safety mechanism will warn you off the hook, expecting that you are about to change lanes at an unsafe time. The features have much explanation associated with them and little time in one write-up. For further details you can always feel free to call, chat online, or actually visit one of the sales experts at your local Lincoln Car Dealerships in Collinsville IL. By appearing in person you can also take one for a spin and experience firsthand all that one of these new Lincoln cars has to offer.

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Stay Informed of Safety Options in Your New Lincoln Vehicles

Published on October 28th, 2017

We keep you informed, with our greatest efforts, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Bethalto, on anything that pertains to the world of new cars and SUVs. We recently embarked on a safety journey, discussing much of the details surrounding the safety feature offered on new cars, trucks and SUVs today. In light of Lincoln safety packages, we are spending a little more time explaining some details of specific features. One triple offering in particular, the blind spot detection, lane detection and parking sonar have been known to be confused with one another, and so we fully explain them on behalf of your Lincoln Car sales and service in Collinsville. 

Blind spot detection in a Lincoln car, obviously gets its name from the actual blind spot that exists between the front window and rear, oftentimes located in the space behind the B-pillar of your new Lincoln SUV or car. "The visual alert is a yellow (usually) indicator in the side mirror glass, inside edge of the mirror housing, or on the A pillar inside the car. It lights when it senses a car in the blind spot and flashes if the turn signal is flashing. You'll also get an audible alert (beeping) or an induced vibration or light shake of the steering wheel if the turn signal is flashing." 

It would be a great idea to invest in a new Lincoln car or SUV that possesses this safety feature since it gives total peace of mind that you will not collide with a car to the left or right of you based on your inability to see such as obstacle. You will see this safety feature at your local new car dealer marketed in one of three ways description wise. "The system is called blind spot detection, blind spot monitoring, and blind spot information system, depending on the maker, but it's all the same thing." There are other features to discuss that all point towards a future in autonomous driving and each enhances our safety until that time comes. Consider all of the safety to be had in a new Lincoln car in Collinsville, then visit your Lincoln Dealership near Bethalto IL today.

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Comparison of Three Rated Lincoln Features

Published on October 28th, 2017

In the spirit of continues conversation regarding safety in your new Lincoln cars and SUVS in Collinsville near O'Fallon, we travel outside of the lane departure and blind spot monitoring specifics, and fall under the safety umbrella of features that really indicate a future of autonomous driving. One reliable Lincoln car source calls it a "circle of safety" and has the following to interject on the subject, "This circle of safety also includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, rear and front parking sonar, the rear traffic alert, and parking cameras (ranging from rear-only through four cameras providing a birds-eye view of the car as you snake into and out of tight spaces)." It is presumed by most who study the subject, both as it related to Lincoln cars and SUV in Collinsville, as well as other manufactures who feature similar technology, that some driver's aids make you safer, especially late on a long drive, and some earn back their cost when you don't crumple a fender, where the insurance deductible costs more than the device. It is the latter statement that is cause for pause and reassurance that some things are well-worth the up-front expense. 

Some of these feature become confusing to decipher between in the world of new Lincoln Cars and SUVs for sale near O'Fallon IL. What is the difference, for example, between blind spot detection vs. lane departure warning vs. parking sonar? 

All three of these technologies work to protect your Lincoln car and SUV from the side and back. The ways in which they differ can be explained as follows: Blind spot detection was developed ten years ago and offers a way to track traffic just behind you as well as what's coming alongside, with the use of ultrasonic or radar sensors located on the side and rear of the Lincoln car or SUV. You will be, therefor alerted when it is unsafe to change lanes. "The alert stays active until the car in the adjacent lane is in front of you, or at least directly alongside and you'd have to be blind not to see it." It makes no difference whatsoever if you are in your lane or have drifted into the next and are about to sideswipe another car. Stay tuned for a comparison of this and the other two safety measures mentioned above on behalf of your Lincoln car dealership near O'Fallon IL.

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Blind Spot Monitoring in Your Next Lincoln Vehicle

Published on October 28th, 2017

A blind spot, from roadway discussions, is never a good thing. I remember learning to drive in the early nineties and it was one thing that was discussed at length, both on the driver's test, as well as the form of advice from more seasoned drivers. Most all of us were taught to be diligent to look over our shoulders before ever changing lanes because side view mirrors will never get the entire picture. Fast forward to today and we have a slightly different story on our hands. On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Shiloh IL, we are going to cover some details on a cool safety feature called blind spot detection. Available as an option on pretty much any new Lincoln car or SUV, this safety feature can greatly reduce the problems associated with the existence of blind spots in the world of vehicular driving. 

According to one recognizably reliable online source, the following is true about this Collinsville Lincoln Car safety feature, "This driver assistance technology senses cars coming up in your blind spot behind or alongside you, and if your turn signal is on, it alerts you not to change lanes. You're warned by a flashing light on the side view mirror and then a beep or steering wheel vibration. If you're not planning to change lanes (there is no turn signal on), the warning light glows steadily but doesn't flash and there's no audible alert." 

Not sure how you feel about this safety enhancement, but I am pretty calmed by its existence, especially given the number of times I have had a near miss, as I begin my lane change, only to realize I almost made a very dangerous mistake by not seeing someone directly in my blind spot. "Blind spot detection is a key technology among driver aids that provide 360 degrees of electronic coverage around your car, whether you are at speed or moving slowly." Consider all that this feature has to offer you and your family before you set out to buy your next new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville IL.

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Delving Into More Specific Lincoln Safety Features

Published on October 28th, 2017

Delving deeper into the recesses of the lane keeping system that you will find available either as a standard, on most Lincoln Reserve models in Collinsville IL, or as an option on most other Lincoln cars and SUVS near Saint Jacob IL, we want to look as closely as we can at the details surrounding this excellent measure of roadway safety so that others can fully understand its value. 

We have already described the overall idea behind this safety feature at your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville. When you wander or your new Lincoln car suspects the possibility based on the location of the lane lines ahead and the projected mathematical ability to somewhat see the future of your proposed direction behind the wheel, then your system will warn you of such a thing, alerting you to get back on track. When there is very little or no steering detected, your Lincoln car will also give you a nudge to put your hands on the wheel. You are in control of whether the system is on or off. According to a Collinsville Lincoln Car source, "To switch the system on, please find location of the system switch in your vehicle's Owner Guide. The system's on or off setting will be stored until it is manually changed again." 

You will temporarily stop the system's ability in your new Lincoln car or SUV near Saint Jacob IL, by a variety of intentional actions behind the wheel, such as, quick braking, fast acceleration, using your turn signal or an evasive steering motion of some type, indicating the need to stray from your lane for some unexpected driving circumstance. There are many scenarios in which this Lincoln Car safety feature could be put to the test in the way of advantage. So many specific situations that there is little or no way to predict, but not one seems negative if it maintains the potential to create a safer environment on the roadway for you and your loved ones, along with others on the road at the same time. Consider all of the safety that a new Lincoln car has to offer and swing by our Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Saint Jacob today.

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The Lincoln MKC is a Thrill Stirring Choice

Published on October 28th, 2017

There are many optional things in the safety category to be had on your next new Lincoln car or SUV in Collinsville, but do you fully understand all that there is to grasp about the specific features being mentioned by your Collinsville Car Dealer Sales Team? Chances are, you have questions about exactly what feature does what. Today, the lane keeping system is being reviewed here, by us, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Edwardsville IL. To be added to some trims as an optional feature, most all of the Reserve trim Lincoln cars and SUVs will have this feature as a standard offering. 

Coming directly from the Lincoln manufacturer site, the following quote describes the gist of what this feature does: "The lane keeping system uses a camera mounted behind the windshield's rear view mirror to monitor road lane markings and detect unintentional drifting toward the outside of a lane. If the camera detects an impending unintentional drift, the system will use the steering system and the instrument cluster display to alert and/or aid you to stay in your lane." 

Some minimum conditions must be met in order for this safety technology to come into play. If it were to be active at all speeds, this would become less of a safety feature and more of a nuisance. "The lane keeping system will only become available above 40 mph (64 km/h). It will work as long as the camera can detect at least one lane marking. However, the system may not function if the camera is blocked or if there is damage to the windshield." There is also one other warning in the mix, which is worth mentioning for those who follow the future of Lincoln cars and SUVs in Collinsville. The "hold the wheel" alert is in place and totally speaks to the future expectation that we will one day be in a car that is driving itself, with potential driver intervention only at given times. "When aid mode is on and the system detects no steering activity for a short period, the system will alert you to put your hands on the steering wheel. The system may also identify a light grip on the steering wheel as hands-off driving."

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The Lincoln MKC is a Thrill Stirring Choice

Published on October 28th, 2017

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars in Collinsville have the obvious advantage that goes right along with being a hybrid. By owning and operating one of these cars, you will gain the savings of operating your vehicle, at least part of the time, using electricity as opposed to fuel. This helps save money and reduces your footprint on the planet, but what about the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Collinsville near Alton in terms of quality of the vehicle? Rather that the nature of the beast, what else do we know? We will examine the safety end of things today, so that you can get a feel for another aspect of these awesome Collinsville Lincoln cars near Alton. 

This year's Lincoln MKZ hybrid has a long list of standard safety equipment, such as the following: antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side-impact airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. Some would include the programmable MyKey system as a safety option on the Collinsville Lincoln MKZ cars, allowing parents to set limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume for young drivers. The Sync infotainment system also offers emergency crash notification that automatically dials 911 in the event of an airbag deployment, this would most certainly be a matter of safety and a very reassuring feature to possess. 

There are things for the extra safe person to opt in on when they buy their next Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Collinsville. Some of the available-to-be-added safety features include adaptive cruise control with pedestrian detection and automatic brake priming. Lane departure warning and intervention, a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-path warning and inflatable rear safety belts are also on the list of options. If you up the ante and go all the way to the Lincoln MKZ Reserve near Alton IL, then you will get an integrated cellular connection that enables remote start, remote lock/unlock and a vehicle finder feature, all of which can be categorized as safety. Figure out your best combo of safety abilities and go for it today in your new Collinsville Lincoln MKZ Hybrid car near Alton.

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Scratching the Surface of Technology in a Lincoln

Published on October 26th, 2017

There is so much to be had in the auto industry when we buy a new car or SUV, in the way of technology. Sometimes, I am concerned that we sit before our Collinsville Lincoln Dealer sales team in awe of the possibilities and confused about what they have to offer in the way of benefits. Let us look closer at a list of available technology on many of the new Lincoln cars near Mascoutah IL and from there, we will springboard into more posts that elaborate more fully on some of the specific safety and connectivity features in a new Lincoln car in Collinsville IL. 

SYNC voice control and smartphone integration infotainment is a great place to start when looking closely at the Collinsville Lincoln cars near Mascoutah. In this platform, you will have full access to many advanced features. You will see, in your new Lincoln cars and SUVS, things like AppLink, allowing for internet connected apps such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker, NPR News and SYNC destinations. MyLincoln Touch is a nice sized touchscreen display that is centrally mounted and located. It is a hub, it you will, of electronically controlled items and features. On it, you can handle all things from audio apps to climate controls for the Collinsville Lincoln car cabin. Navigation and placing calls are controlled here also. MyLincoln Touch was updated in 2012 after user friendliness was questioned to some extent. Things were greatly improved and the reviews recognize this fact as well. 

Moving slightly nearby to the audio side of things, we report new Lincoln car audio systems that feature SYNC, also allow for a wide variety of music sourcing abilities and options. The sound from the speakers is compelling in its own right, as Lincoln Dealers will tell you there is a specific Lincoln-designed sound system and it is a THX II-certified premium audio system. Come mess around on the touch screen, listen to the sound of a new Lincoln car in Collinsville and make some decisions for yourself.

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Inside the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Published on October 26th, 2017

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator, soon for sale at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Caseyville, will have so much more to offer, and, while we have been spending our time covering these new Lincoln SUVs for some time now, there is still more to share. We need to pass on into the inside of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator for a change of pace as well. We know that, like the Lincoln Continental, the Navigator offers front passengers Lincoln's optional new 30-way-adjustable Perfect Position Seats with heating, cooling, and massage functions. 

Moving back into the second row, we see a choice of a three-person bench or two captain's chairs. The two captain chairs offer a tilt-forward capability that allows access into the third row even when there exists an unused child seat in place. For the Lincoln third row, the following details were uncovered in our research on behalf of your Lincoln Dealer near Caseyville IL: "The third-row seats feature power recline. The rear-seat entertainment system provides dual 10.0-inch screens on the front seatbacks and can play media streamed wirelessly from paired Android devices. Sling Media subscribers can receive TV channels on the same system. The Navigator also comes with Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, six USB ports (two per row), four 12-volt power sources, a 110-volt AC outlet, and a wireless device charger. The top-tier stereo is a 20-speaker Revel II system." 

Looking into what is in it for the driver of these new Lincoln Navigator SUVs in Collinsville, we uncover the technology that takes place behind the wheel. You will notice that they have Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 12.0-inch virtual instrument cluster, and an optional head-up display inside the front seat of the new Lincoln Navigator. Other things are made available to add in these new Collinsville IL SUVs. "Available assist features include a 360-degree-view camera, Ford's Trailer Backup Assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability."

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Sink Into the Lincoln Navigator Seats for a Massage

Published on October 25th, 2017

Looking today, on behalf of your Lincoln Navigator Dealership in Collinsville near Highland, we examine more closely, the ins and outs of the newest upcoming 2018 Luxury SUV. We began our scrutinizing in the previous post here on behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealer and so will continue in a part two fashion. Covered before, we already made mention of the aluminum gain and resulting weight loss. This always assists any vehicle as the efficiency will inevitably go up as the weight goes down. The new Lincoln gains space however, regardless of the weight loss that goes along with steel replacement. Engine options are all encompassing and there will be not one who lacks the engine they desire in the latest lineup of this new Lincoln SUV in Collinsville. 

From a site we trust and look to often in our research, comes the following news about this subject, "The imposing machine hews closely to the design of the Navigator concept that was unveiled at the New York auto show one year ago, with its turbine-style wheels and intricate chrome grille. The Lincoln emblem in the center of the grille glows as the driver approaches, part of a multistage welcome sequence that also illuminates bulbs in the lower fascia, taillights, and puddle lights." 

New features can win the game, too, in a competitive world of luxury SUVS, especially when you are the originator in the category much the same as the Lincoln Navigator was. More substantively, the newest 2018 Lincoln Navigator will feature adaptive headlights that vary their light pattern based on the vehicle's speed. They throw a wider beam at the lower speeds of this SUV and narrower when going faster. Once again, the interior experiences improvements as well, in the form of more adjustability and resulting comfort, plus massage functions that no one will be sad about. Come take one for a spin as soon as you see fit, at your Lincoln Navigator SUV Dealership near Highland IL today.

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Change is in the Wind for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Published on October 25th, 2017

When did SUVS gain the luxury that can be found today? On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Pontoon Beach IL, it is a question we plan to answer and elaborate on. "It may be hard to remember now, but the Lincoln Navigator is one of the key vehicles that kicked off the whole trend of max-glitz SUVs." From that point in time, when the Collinsville Navigator made its presence known there were others in the market who came about with luxury SUVs as well. Let's just say that the Lincoln Navigator opened up the territory and many others followed. Fast forward to today and recognize that which we stumbled upon. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator SUV in Collinsville is about to hit the world by storm with exciting new features and we plan to disclose some of them right here and also in future posts on behalf of your Lincoln Navigator Sales near Pontoon Beach IL. 

These new Lincoln SUVS in Collinsville will likely allow Lincoln to re-stake claim as the luxury SU. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator moves to an aluminum-intensive body while still retaining body-on-frame construction. According to one reliable source online, "Lincoln claims the big SUV has dropped nearly 200 pounds, but given that the last Navigator we tested crushed the scales to the tune of 6361 pounds, that means the new model is still likely to crest three tons." This is a big boy, but any weight loss is a great thing and will do nothing but assist in the area of efficiency. 

The Lincoln Navigator, also, despite its weight loss, is gaining in size and comfort. Offered in standard and longer L body styles, this SUV is growing. Engine wise, the following is to be expected in the Lincoln Navigator near Pontoon Beach. "Three years ago, the Navigator dropped its V-8 engine in favor of a turbocharged, direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6, and it retains that engine configuration, with Lincoln estimating output for the 2018 model's revised V-6 at 450 horsepower (up from 380) and 500 lb-ft of torque (versus 460)" These are great output numbers that can be best felt in a test drive at your local new SUV dealer in Collinsville.

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Pertaining to the Lincoln Continental, Father Knows Best

Published on October 22nd, 2017

When you compare what it is you drive to that which you're your adult offspring may select, the truth is, these can be from two seemingly different planets. You may, however, be surprised at the likeness. Sometimes, father knows best, this is definitely the case, but can be overlooked when our parents are so gung ho about something that we grow up to resist regardless of its awesome nature and changes that they have likely ensued over the years. What the heck are we talking about? Why cars, of course! 

The Lincoln Continental at your local new Lincoln car dealership in Collinsville stirs the sales pot year after year and seems to continue growing a younger crowd of enthusiasts every time. These cars aren't reserved strictly for one age over another, however, you can be certain that the offer luxury to whomever ensues. When you see all of the comfort and technology teeming from the 2017 Collinsville Lincoln Continental, you will likely agree that these new Lincoln cars hold no age in mind. 

Some people are quick to admit when their parents are right about something, one guy writes about his Dad and the Lincoln Continental in the following quote found on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Continental Dealership, "This reluctant admission comes after a week with the 2017 Lincoln Continental, the first Lincoln in my adult lifetime that did not make my father's unwavering lifetime support of a once-proud premium brand seem bewildering. The only relevant Lincoln in my mind was the series of Town Cars we used to take on family vacations when I was a kid, but that was less about the car than our grandmother in the back seat telling us dirty jokes." He comes around to a full admission of his Father's correctness and nothing buy great things to say about the Lincoln Continental and Lincoln cars as a whole. Be sure to drive your choices today, at your Lincoln Car Dealer in Collinsville near Shiloh IL today.

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Some of the Science and Engineering Behind This Lincoln Feature

Published on October 22nd, 2017

In researching and writing about different aspects of your Lincoln lineup of new SUVs and cars for sale in Collinsville near O'Fallon, we can easily stumble upon many details and options for review. Instead of writing today about specific Lincoln cars and suvs for sale in Collinsville, we are taking a slightly different approach. Collinsville Lincoln SUVs and Cars for sale offer much in the way of technology and this technology has a decent amount of engineering and science behind it. Today, we will pick apart some of these details on behalf of your new Lincoln cars in Collinsville that offer adaptive cruise control. 

There are hypothesized strategies that come into play when examining the adaptive cruise control, both now and before it ever came into existence. If one wants to spring from Adaptive Cruise Control in a new Collinsville Lincoln SUV, for example, and into the autonomous driving potential of our future, it may be interesting to look at a scenario that involves the acceleration characteristics, that is, the driving style that automatically adapts to different traffic situations. 

One researcher online did something similar to this and we can apply it to our research for Collinsville Lincoln cars near O'Fallon IL. "The three components of the concept are the ACC itself, implemented in the form of a car-following model, an algorithm for the automatic real-time detection of the traffic situation based on local information, and a strategy matrix to adapt the driving characteristics (that is, the parameters of the ACC controller) to the traffic conditions. Optionally, inter-vehicle and infrastructure-to-car communication can be used to improve the accuracy of determining the traffic states." The above parameters were played out in a few different fashions and we will report the findings and results here at a later date, on behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near O'Fallon IL.

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Adaptive Cruise Control in a New Lincoln

Published on October 22nd, 2017

When it comes to our job of writing on behalf of your Lincoln Dealership in Collinsville, one of the best parts of the work is researching. Becoming educated on different aspects of what makes the newest cars and SUVs come together and work for new car consumers, is an intriguing area of interest and always allows for satisfaction in the process. Your new Lincoln cars and SUVs at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership all swim in a plethora of options that point towards advancement and overall technology of the future. One of these things in particular, Adaptive cruise control (ACC), peaks our interest and will be discussed here in light of Collinsville Lincoln vehicles, with many a model offering this as standard and/or optional to buy. 

Adaptive cruise control, in your new Lincoln, is capable of providing assistance to the driver in the task of longitudinal control of your Lincoln Car or SUV during highway driving. The system accomplishes this by controlling the accelerator, engine powertrain and your car or SUV brakes to maintain a desired amount of time between you and the vehicle in front of you. 

In researching for information to pass along on behalf of your Collinsville New Lincoln Car Dealership we found that the following to share from a popular new car review and information site online: "This research describes the results of a detailed microscopic simulation investigation into the potential impacts of ACC on motorway driving. In addition to simulation, real vehicle driving profiles, obtained from instrumented vehicle experiments in three European countries, have been used to compare real following behavior with that of a simulated ACC equipped vehicle." The approach was proven, then in accordance with our Lincoln Car Dealer research, to show that the ACC system indeed accomplishes gain in driver comfort and environmental benefits as well. We plan to elaborate on this subject and other safety and autonomous technology that is available and up and coming in the new Lincoln Cars and SUVs for sale in Collinsville IL.

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Get a Feel For Your Family in a Lincoln Navigator

Published on October 22nd, 2017

We wrote very recently about the full size SUV at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealer near Maryville IL and how very family friendly this luxury SUV actually is these days. We really focused heavily on the comfort level of this new Lincoln, but the real fact is, that the 2018 Lincoln Navigator's family-friendliness doesn't end with a comfortable interior. Technology is at the helm of many family friendly environments this day and everywhere we turn, kids are getting in on the technological advances that make up the world we live in. 

We dive deeper into the parts of the new Lincoln Navigator that make it a great place for a family to ride. One review site puts it nicely by saying, "Plenty of technology features come standard and available to allow passengers to stay both entertained and connected while in the car. The SYNC® 3 system, which has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, comes standard, and second-row passengers will have their own climate control and audio controls." 

There are plenty of things that are available in addition to what comes standard in the New Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville. If your family is interested, you can also invest in a rear-seat entertainment system that will go so far as to allow passengers to stream movies wirelessly, watch YouTube videos or really anything you desire from the 10 inch screen that is mounted to the back of the front seats. The 2018 is not quite here, but fear not, the 2017 offers plenty for families to be thrilled about as well. Swing by your local Collinsville Lincoln Navigator Dealership near Maryville and get the scoop on all of your options. We encourage you to bring your family and get a feel for the entire reality of a Lincoln Navigator in your life.

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Hybrid Cars Don't Always Cost More

Published on October 22nd, 2017

The newest offering in the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid lineup at your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealer near Saint Jacob IL, is from the present year of 2017, as we await anything that may come of the year ahead. For 2017, Lincoln continues to improve its midsize MKZ Hybrid sedan by adding a grille that give it sporty appeal more than ever before, easier-to-use audio and ventilation controls and an upgraded interior. All of the above stuff proves perfect in the world of cars and SUVs and has done much to increase the likeliness that these Lincoln cars will only improve in the sales category over time. 

One thing that really stands out for Lincoln in this hybrid world of vehicles is the way they have managed to keep their Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars priced exactly the same as their gasoline counterparts. That is a force to be reckoned with indeed. The age old question so many consumers face in the decision to go with a ecofriendly hybrid vehicle always comes out in the form of money and whether or not the extra cost is worth the effort and eventually savings. Lincoln Dealers don't really have to field that question thanks to the pricing of the Lincoln MKZ near Saint Jacob and its MKZ hybrid counterpart. "The fuel-efficient, five-seat MKZ gasoline-electric hybrid continues to separate itself from competitors by being priced the same as non-hybrid MKZ models." 

Overall, and somewhat in conclusion, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid cars in Collinsville come highly recommended, not only by others who drive them and sell them, but also by names such as consumer reports who rank them as highly recommended for style, ability, pricing and safety. Come check one out up close today and let the experts at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership fill you in on all of the important details surrounding this Lincoln Hybrid.

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The Family Friendliness of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Published on October 22nd, 2017

When it comes to family rides, there are undeniably many from which to choose. How do you go about deciding which make and model best suits you and yours? Well, for starters, you can begin by pointing to one you seem to think you like, or have heard others have an affinity towards, then follow up with your own qualifying research. Speaking of the latter, since it just so happens to be what we do, we will move forward with the Lincoln Navigator and all of its glory in terms of family features and appeal. 

Earlier this month, your Collinsville Lincoln Navigator Dealership was excited about Lincoln's debut of the much-anticipated 2018 Lincoln Navigator, giving us a sneak peek at the features and specifications we can expect to find on the full-size SUV when it arrives at dealerships around the country later on this year. These new Lincoln Navigator SUVs are expected to arrive with a wide variety of features that are perfect for families. Connectivity, comfort and safety have all been mentioned on the list in more ways than one. 

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator in Collinsville near Troy IL is not expected to play games when it comes to comfort. One reviewer states, "The driver and front passenger seats are the Holy Grail of comfort, offering massages, heating and cooling capability, and 30-way power adjustments." More related to practicality, it is also stated that these Lincoln SUVS near Troy will involve, "All three rows in the SUV offer in-row storage, so backseat passengers will never have to worry about carrying luggage or other cargo in their lap while on the road. The third row of seating also features power reclining seats, so passengers are able to stretch out during those long car trips." We have way more to share here, so stay in touch and watch for our future posts on the family friendliness of the Lincoln Navigator in 2018.

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Lincoln MKC Reserve Trim Details

Published on October 22nd, 2017

On behalf of your Lincoln Car Dealership in Collinsville near Alton, we will take some time to review the Lincoln MKC Reserve trim level that has been driven by many who are meant to scrutinize the very vehicles being sold at your new Lincoln Dealer in Collinsville. It fairs well, needless to say after you read what we have to share, and so you may wish to further pursue this particular crossover down the line, for all of your luxury and practical needs in one. 

One of our more reliable sources of information related to the review of the Lincoln MKC reports the following, "Equipped with the optional 2.3-liter engine, our MKC Reserve AWD had no trouble zipping around town or keeping up with traffic." The handling is reported as ideal and it is said that the compact Lincoln MKC is a natural fit for urban life. Acceleration is the next in line to review and we found all to report positively that we read on this Lincoln MKC near Alton IL.     The same site mentioned above, reports, "The 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is rated at a healthy 285 hp…" The Lincoln MKC in Collinsville requires 7.2 seconds to hit 60 mph and will improve upon this acceleration with the addition of the six speed automatic. 

On the opposite end of things, we can examine the braking ability of the all new Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near Alton, and we will find that there is a strong effort and ability in this arena for the Lincoln MKC.     "This MKC Reserve stopped from 60 mph in 119 feet, a strong showing for the segment." You will find that in comparing this awesome Lincoln MKC Crossover to others on the market, it definitely holds its own in many and most all categories. The best way to determine whether or not the Lincoln MKC is a good choice to meet your needs is truly to take it for a spin. We hope to see you at your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Alton very soon.

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Keeping Your Lincoln Continental Clean Inside

Published on October 22nd, 2017

Are you toting your kids around in your Lincoln Continental Car in Collinsville near Caseyville? Do you have trouble keeping the inside of the car in a favorable state of existence? Put more realistically, is the inside of your Lincoln Continental trashed by your children, pets, etc? Well, we have decided to highlight this universal problem that many busy moms face by discussing some realistic solutions to help keep the interior of your new Collinsville Lincoln Continental Car as good as new. 

The initial approach for many families is the simple avoidance of a mess, but we, in researching on behalf of your Lincoln Continental Dealership near Caseyville, have found this to be totally unrealistic. Coming from the moms of the Lincoln car family, "We log a lot of hours in that trusty vehicle, from carpooling the kids around, to grocery shopping and appointment hopping. People would be surprised at the kinds of things a mom can accomplish within the four doors of her car, from breastfeeding and changing diapers to potty training and time outs." It is a pretty safe bet that with that kind of activity, your car is going to see a mess or two, or even ten in one day's travel. There will be messes, trash and clutter, no doubt, in your new Lincoln Continental cars near Caseyville, so read on for a few solutions and check out our next posts here for future advice on the same subject from your Collinsville Lincoln Dealership near Caseyville IL. 

Wipe down surfaces regularly with baby wipes. They are always handy and keep thing maintained nicely in a quick daily fashion. Use your vacuum more often than not in your Lincoln Continental in order to prevent an overwhelmingly gross carpet. Get that stench out of your Collinsville Lincoln Continental from the ten year old's hockey bag that sat in the trunk overnight. You can do this easily with baking soda and your favorite oils! Mix it up in a ziplock and let it sit for a day, then transfer to a parmesan or other shaker container for the carpets. You can vacuum it right up and freshen up the entire interior smell.

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Lincoln MKX Features Take Many Forms

Published on October 22nd, 2017

Last year, the Collinsville Lincoln MKX was able to experience changes that truly altered its presence on the Lincoln Dealership sales floor. Specifically spoken, the Lincoln MKX increased in sales by a large proportion due namely to its updates and makeover from the year before. We want to talk today about some of what makes these new Lincoln MKX crossovers tick. 

This latest rendition of the Collinsville Lincoln MKX, near Fairview Heights IL, comes very well-equipped with a long list of standard comfort and convenience items. This never hurt anyone in terms of having more than they may feel they need or want in a machine. When it comes to the success of many vehicles on today's market, both Lincoln and otherwise, the features and benefits list being extensive to a particular make and model is almost always an appeal. Rarely will you hear anyone complain about receiving too much for their money or having a vehicle that is just way too capable. Back to the Lincoln MKX in Collinsville, we know that Lincoln is a luxury brand and as such, the added features remarked about above, see, all the more fitting. "As befitting a model sold by a luxury-oriented nameplate like Lincoln, the MKX can be further enhanced with nice-to-have extras such as a 360-degree camera system, a feature that enables automatic parallel parking, and even 22-way power-adjustable front seats." 

You will also recognize if you spend time on the subject, that features of excitement and enhancement don't take place outside of the hood alone. For, under the hood can be some of the most exciting alteration and the Lincoln MKX near Fairview Heights IL has much to report there as well. "On the performance front, the optional 335-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine is another strength, as is the available adaptive suspension (all-wheel-drive models only) that balances a smooth ride in its default mode with firmer driver-selectable settings for more responsive high-speed handling." Confirm the above details and gain even more awareness regarding the Collinsville Lincoln MKX near Fairview Heights by visiting your local Lincoln Car Dealer today.

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Under the Hood of the Lincoln MKZ

Published on October 22nd, 2017

On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Glen Carbon IL, we have been and will continue to write quite a lot of content regarding the new Lincoln cars and SUVs for sale in Collinsville IL. For this reason, and in an effort not to become redundant, we will be breaking apart specific aspects of the Lincoln models available in the current 2017 lineup, as well as the upcoming 2018 models that are immediately around the corner. Today, we look precisely at the 2017 Lincoln MKZ and all that these new cars offer under the hood. 

These Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville are available with a choice of three powertrains. If you are in the market for a Lincoln MKZ, you can go with a standard engine that is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which puts out 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with a push-button gear shift and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is available as an option. The EPA estimates you'll get 24 mpg in combined driving (21 city/31 highway). These numbers are both pleasing to your Lincoln sedan consumer as well as your Collinsville Lincoln car dealership near Glen Carbon. 

Moving up the line as so many Lincoln car consumers like to do, you will encounter the Select and Reserve models. These new Lincoln MKZ varieties will allow for the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. Particularly attractive to the driving enthusiasts of the bunch, these engines muster 350 hp and 400 lb-ft on tap with front-wheel drive. Opt for all-wheel drive and output will zoom to 400 hp. Fuel economy is 21 mpg combined with front-drive and 20 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. The best way to know for sure which of these engine offerings best suit your needs it to swing by a Lincoln dealer in Collinsville, ask them more specific questions and let them do the same. You will then want to take one or more of the Lincoln MKZ trims out for a spin.

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Under the Hood of the Lincoln MKZ

Published on October 20th, 2017

On behalf of your Collinsville Lincoln Car Dealership near Glen Carbon IL, we have been and will continue to write quite a lot of content regarding the new Lincoln cars and SUVs for sale in Collinsville IL. For this reason, and in an effort not to become redundant, we will be breaking apart specific aspects of the Lincoln models available in the current 2017 lineup, as well as the upcoming 2018 models that are immediately around the corner. Today, we look precisely at the 2017 Lincoln MKZ and all that these new cars offer under the hood. 

These Lincoln cars for sale in Collinsville are available with a choice of three powertrains. If you are in the market for a Lincoln MKZ, you can go with a standard engine that is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder which puts out 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission with a push-button gear shift and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is available as an option. The EPA estimates you'll get 24 mpg in combined driving (21 city/31 highway). These numbers are both pleasing to your Lincoln sedan consumer as well as your Collinsville Lincoln car dealership near Glen Carbon. 

Moving up the line as so many Lincoln car consumers like to do, you will encounter the Select and Reserve models. These new Lincoln MKZ varieties will allow for the new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. Particularly attractive to the driving enthusiasts of the bunch, these engines muster 350 hp and 400 lb-ft on tap with front-wheel drive. Opt for all-wheel drive and output will zoom to 400 hp. Fuel economy is 21 mpg combined with front-drive and 20 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. The best way to know for sure which of these engine offerings best suit your needs it to swing by a Lincoln dealer in Collinsville, ask them more specific questions and let them do the same. You will then want to take one or more of the Lincoln MKZ trims out for a spin.

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The Lincoln MKC is a Thrill Stirring Choice

Published on October 20th, 2017

There are ample opportunities, as a writer for the auto industry, in which to chat about this car or that SUV. All too many times, the content seems to cross over (no pun intended), and sometimes, if you're not careful, it can become challenging to know just what vehicle for which you are writing. That's why, when recently assigned to Lincoln cars and SUVs, it was hard not to become excited. The Lincoln lineup is really amazing and has grown to be so much in terms of offerings, driving dynamics, safety and value. The amount of information at our fingertips when researching and writing for your Collinsville Lincoln cars and SUVs is exciting to say the least. 

Today, one exact Lincoln vehicle stirs the most thrills for the day, the Lincoln MKC in Collinsville near East St Louis. The best part about this Lincoln SUV is the fact that it is least likely to come to many people's minds, but is the most worthy in so many ways when shopping for your next crossover. When you see all that the new Lincoln MKC in Collinsville has to offer, you will want to slip behind the wheel, guaranteed. "The basics are certainly covered well in the 2018 MKC. It offers a quiet cabin, a smooth ride quality and extensive list of standard features." The Lincoln MKC is affordable by most anyone's standards as well as being comfortable. Putting those two factors together in a new SUV is a real appeal to almost any Lincoln shopper. 

Polishing the upcoming model year, we look specifically at the 2018 model of this new Lincoln SUV. For the upcoming year, we find that the Lincoln MKC now has Lincoln Connect, Lincoln's 4G Wi-Fi hotspot system, added as a standard to all trims. In addition to that, the Premiere models receive four-way power lumbar control on the driver seat, while both front seats benefit from the power lumbar on Select trims and higher. These are pretty impressive modifications to the trim levels and should not be overlooked. Find out even more details, as there is so much more to share, at your Collinsville Lincoln MKC Dealer near East St Louis.

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