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Upscale Exterior Upgrades for the Lincoln MKC

Whether you're headed for the great outdoors for weekend fun or fighting traffic to get to your job on the weekdays, the Lincoln MKC can take you there in comfort and style. It's available 2.3-liter engine uses turbocharging, twin independent variable camshaft timing, and direct injection to produce up to 285 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. Available intelligent all-wheel drive ensures that you maintain traction even when the roads are slippery.

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Identifying Signs for Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Be on the lookout for these warning signs of potential tire failure.

When your car hits a pothole, you are doing damage to the front end which in turn affects the tires. Once the front-end alignment is knocked out of whack, the tires will begin to wear unevenly. Once this happens, the tread wears faster and the tire is now at a greater risk of blowing out. 

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Here is How to Jump Start Another Car Quickly

This guide for jump-starting one car using another will allow you to safely work near the battery. Here’s some tips for jump-starting your battery the right way.

  • Get each vehicle as close to one another so the jumper cables can reach the battery easily, then you can turn off the car and place both in park.
  • Identify the positive ends of the battery cables and the battery itself.
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Vehicle Belts and Hoses

Over time, various belts and hoses wear out and need replacing. These parts are necessary to enable the alternator, fan, power steering, water pump to air conditioner to function. Hoses and lines commonly deliver fluids to various components. The timing belt ensures that the pistons and valves move at precise times.

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How Do Gaskets Work?

Knowledge is power, as they say, and knowing what the basic engine parts are and how they function is helpful in keeping your vehicle well-maintained. Gaskets serve an important service by keeping fluids and gases from freely circulating throughout the engine and by not allowing them to escape.

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What Does the Timing Belt Do?

Most modern vehicles have timing belts, which keep the camshaft and crankshaft turning at in sync with each other. The timing belt, in conjunction with these other parts, is essential for engine operation. When the timing belt breaks, your car won't run. Just as oil must be changed, so should your timing belt

Regular replacement is important because if the belt snaps, extensive engine damage could result and you'll end up with thousands of dollars of repairs.

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How to Make Driving a Thrill

In the Lincoln MKX, driving becomes more than just a way to get from point A to point B in the quickest way possible. Instead, it transforms into a respite from your hectic life by surrounding you with luxury and technology.

When it rains or snows, the available rain-sensing wipers respond to moisture hitting the windshield. Based on one of five sensitivity levels that you set, they activate. 

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In Roadside Emergency Think Safety First

Roadside breakdowns can occur at any time, and when your vehicle is disabled, then safety is the priority. Roadside emergency equipment can help keep driver and passengers safe and speed up the process of roadside assistance. Roadside hazard warning lights and reflective signs are excellent tools for alerting oncoming traffic.

Montgomery drivers understand that they can improve roadside safety by advanced preparation. 

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Stay Safe While Towing

Knowing how to stay safe when you're towing a vehicle is so very important for many reasons. No one wants to cause an accident that could potentially harm themselves or others. So, before you tow, there are some things to keep in mind.

First, always make sure your vehicle is rated high enough to tow the weight of the item being towed. Next, perform a thorough safety inspection before you begin. 

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