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Why Tire Pressure is Important

Tires are an important part of what makes your vehicle run correctly, and correct tire pressure is as important as the actual tires. Unfortunately, too many drivers have tires installed on their vehicle and forget to check the tire air pressure periodically. Operating your vehicle with the correct tire pressure is important for many reasons.

  • Correct tire air pressure will reduce the chance of having a flat tire or blowout.
  • If the tires are under-inflated, it can cause a rolling resistance, which can cause decreased fuel economy.
  • Under-inflated tires can cause uneven wear and tear on your 
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Why are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

All-season tires are known for their versatility, but summer tires are great for those looking to customize their driving experience. Commonly found on luxury vehicles or performance cars, summer tires offer a slew of benefits all-season tires are unable to replicate. In areas where drivers do not truly experience winter driving conditions, summer tires are your best option.

Specifically made for agility and speed, the braking and responsiveness of summer tires are unmatched. With specialized tread patterns and materials that make them ideal for summer driving, these 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

 Tires should be regularly cleaned and well maintained, mainly a common problem that tires have is due to corrosive degreasers' browning. Another issue is the lack of a tire protector. Using the wrong cleaners, too, causes essential elements from the tires to damage causing dry rots.

Steps to clean your car tires

STEP ONE:
It would help if you had a wash bucket full of water and a quality brush with stiff nylon bristles to clean the tire and eliminate grime and other forms of dirt that stick on the tires.

STEP TWO:


 

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How Often to Change Oil for Low-Mileage Situations?

Not every driver puts significant mileage on their vehicle each month. Some drivers simply do not drive their cars as often, raising the question of how often the oil needs to be changed. The vehicle maintenance experts at Landmark Lincoln can help you to sort through these oil change recommendations and decide what is the best choice for your specific needs.

The general rule is to remember that oil will still degrade over time even if you are not driving the vehicle often. Failing to change this oil at regular intervals can lead to premature wear and tear on the…

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Here's the Difference Between a Temporary Compact and a Full-Size Spare Tire

Whether you're a new or experienced driver, the chances are good that you will get a flat tire at least once in your life. Here at Landmark Lincoln, we make sure each of our vehicles is equipped with a spare. There are two primary differences in types of spares. Here's what you need to know about the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire.

Many vehicles come with a compact temporary spare, also commonly known as a donut. These are convenient because they're light and take up less space

 

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Let Landmark Lincoln Teach You How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Most Englewood drivers have hydroplaned at one time or another. While you can reduce your chances of sliding on wet roads with some know-how and preventative measures, you probably can't avoid it entirely. That's why it's important to learn the basics of how to deal with hydroplaning.

When driving in the rain, you'll want to slow down. The harder it's raining, the slower you should drive. You'll also want to be on the alert for standing water or puddles so that you can avoid them when possible. How is your tire condition? You should…

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How to Test Your Car's Battery

There are many factors that will affect the way that your car's battery performs. This includes the weather and driving habits. Your car's manual will tell you exactly how you can test your car battery. It will also tell you how you can safely remove the battery. There is a device called a multimeter that you can use to test the battery.

Before you test your battery, you should turn the headlights on to get rid of the surface charge. Leave them on for two minutes and then turn them off. 

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What Tire Size Means

Buying tires for your car seems like a simple enough process, but it's important to get the right size and kind of tire. Using the wrong type or size of tire can cause your car to not drive as efficiently and straight as possible. Our team at Landmark Lincoln is here to offer tips on tires and the importance of knowing how to read tire sizes so you buy the correct tires for your vehicle. The letters and numbers you see on a tire all represent something different but something that's important for getting the correct tire size…

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Jump Start A Car with Confidence

We understand just how intimidating it can be to jump start a car when you aren't familiar with the process, so we here at Landmark Lincoln have created straightforward instructions so you can tackle the task with confidence.

On the working car, place the first red cable on the battery's positive terminal; this one will be larger than its negative counterpart. Next, put the other red line on the positive side of the other battery. Now that your positive charges are connected put one of the black cables on the battery's negative end in the dead car…

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Fixing Vehicle Alignment

Your vehicle alignment is central to how your car drives and handles the road. An issue with your wheel alignment could lead to problems controlling your vehicles direction even when you are actively steering it. This causes premature mechanical issues with your car over time.

The best way to make sure that the alignment is in good working order is to have a qualified mechanic tune your vehicle to the precise specifications for each wheel and steering axis. The angle at which the wheels connect with the surface of the road 

 

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