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Clean Your Car Fast

At Landmark Lincoln, we want you to be proud of the vehicle you purchase! Are you looking to clean your car with minimal amount of time and effort? Here's a guide on how to do it.

Spray the Outside With Water - If you can't make it to a car wash, take a hose or even a bucket of water and rinse off the body of the car. Dry it with a towel.

Clean the Trash - Start by picking up all undesired objects that may exist on the floor and in the side bins of your car. If you…

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How to Properly Use a Roof Rack

Wondering how to properly use your roof rack? At Landmark Lincoln, we want you to be a well-informed vehicle owner, so for that reason, we are here to give you a few tips when loading luggage and other objects on the top of your vehicle.

Measure Luggage, Check Weight Limits - When putting luggage or cargo boxes on top of the car, measure the dimensions first to make sure that it will fit between the bars of the rack properly. Also, be sure that you aren't exceeding the weight limits of the roof rack by putting extremely heavy loads. 

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What Are LATCH Evaluations?

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH, is a system used in cars to make attaching a child safety seat easier. These anchors can be used in addition to securing the seat by using the vehicle’s safety belt system.

In order to encourage car makers to design an easy to use system that invites adults to utilize it when installing a child restraint, vehicle safety boards designed a comprehensive test of this system. A four-part evaluation rates designs from Good to Poor, judging them on merits like accessibility, the angle of installation, and physical force necessary to tether…

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General Steering System Problems Can Impact Cornering

Speed, torque, grip, and weight distribution are common problems that impact a steering system's precision. If you understand the signs, you can visit a maintenance shop before minor steering issues develop into major problems.

The process of making a quick turn around a curve isn't easy when an automobile understeers. If your car develops this problem, its steering system's timing will be delayed. This means that the wheels on your automobile won't turn while you rotate the steering wheel. Understeering happens around curves when the front wheels on a vehicle lack grip.  

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The Vital Importance of Tire Rotations

There are a number of important steps that you must take to ensure the overall safety of your vehicle. These include issues relating to your tires including maintaining proper pressure, ensuring proper balance, and obtaining regular rotation.

When it comes to tire rotation, you need to undertake this approximately ever 5,000 miles. You should avoid failing to rotate your tires beyond this milestone. If your manufacturer recommends a different rotation schedule, that can guide you.  

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Tips for How to Handle an Automotive Emergency

No one likes to think about the possibility of breaking down, but if you plan ahead for the worst-case scenario, you'll be ready should it happen.

Carry handy items with you at all times, like a can of Fix-a-Flat, some jumper cables, a first aid kit, and a flashlight. Warning signs or flares are also an excellent addition, as are snacks, water, cat litter for traction in the winter, and a basic tool box. Learn how to change your vehicle's tire and familiarize yourself with how the jack works in case you'll ever need to replace a…

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How Often Do Cabin Air Filters Need to be Replaced?

Sometimes a driver will come in to Landmark Lincoln and complain that their cabin air filter is clogged. Upon further inspection, it turns out that the filter itself is so stuffed up with dirt that it's hard to even open the compartment that holds it. A few drivers go to the other extreme and change filters all the time, even when they're not needed.

If you're driving in heavy traffic all the time, then you might need to replace the cabin air filter more often than other drivers. A good rule of thumb is to simply inspect…

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Signs That Could Indicate an Exhaust System Leak

Exhaust leaks can mean big trouble for you and your passengers. When the exhaust system leaks, the gas that it emits is colorless and odorless, but it's poisonous and can be fatal. At Landmark Lincoln, we want you to have the knowledge to recognize a system leak, so here are a few signs that you should be looking for.

A vibration on the steering wheel or foot pedal is sometimes a sign of exhaust problems. When the vehicle doesn't get hot enough to evaporate condensation, water can collect in the muffler. Over time, the water can cause the…

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