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Ways to Stick to a Roadtrip Budget

There is nothing quite like getting out of Englewood and hitting the open road. Unfortunately, a road trip can get expensive quickly. At Landmark Lincoln, we want to help you stick to your budget and get the most out of your trip.

Prior to leaving, ensure you have a plan. You should know where you plan on staying and eating, as well as what activities you want to do on the way. Leaving things to the last minute will often result in paying more than you wanted.

There are also strategies to keep in mind for packing your car. Be…

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Back-to-School Auto Service Checklist

Do you even wonder exactly what auto service your car needs? Waiting for warning lights or things to break down is one way. Our Landmark Lincoln has other suggestions, such as back-to-school service. What does it include? We've got your one-minute answer.

Back-to-School Auto Service

Unlike factory-schedule maintenance, back-to-school auto service isn't officially a thing. However, we recommend having certain vital auto parts and systems checked before the school year leaps to a gallop. Believe us, you'll thank yourself later. What auto service should you get? 

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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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