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Stay on Top of Your Car's Winter Maintenance at Crest Lincoln

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​Winter isn't quite ready to let up yet here in Sterling Heights, so it's important to keep an eye on your Lincoln vehicle and make sure that it's getting all the winter maintenance it needs to help you enjoy a smooth transition into spring.

So, what can you do to keep your vehicle in excellent shape as we ride out the rest of the winter season? We compiled a list of winter maintenance FAQs to help you get ahead of your vehicle's winter service needs.

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Car Batteries: Summer Stress Can Cause Winter Woes

Many car owners believe that cold weather kills batteries. It is true that batteries often need to be replaced in the winter, but that does not mean cold temperatures are the culprit.

Batteries have increased capacity in warmer temperatures, but this increase in charge they can hold can actually shorten their life. In fact, batteries that usually operate at 77 degrees last about 50 percent longer than those that operate at 92 degrees.

Winter demands more from a car's battery. For one thing, it takes more power to turn the starter motor. All of this extra demand from a…

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Tips to Help You Drive in the Rain

Now that summer is here, you should prepare your vehicle for increased rain and wet road conditions. We recommended that you check your windshield wipers, tire pressure, headlights, and taillights to ensure they are fully functional. In addition, we also suggest these driving tips to keep you safe when you are driving in the rain.

Go slow! One of the most effective ways you can increase safety in the rain is by slowing your speed. At 35 mph, new tires can hydroplane on wet roads. Your tires will have to move one gallon of water per second to keep in…

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How to Safely Load Your SUV

You've just purchased an SUV, and all you can think about is how much cargo it can carry on your daily errands. While you may have more room than you did in your previous vehicle, you should never overpack it. Here's how to safely load your new SUV.

When packing your SUV, load your heaviest items up front. Set the heaviest items on the floor and remember that your capacity also includes the weight of passengers. 

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Why You May Need a Dash Cam

The rate of auto accident-related lawsuits is higher than ever with many lawsuits resulting in six-figure settlements. In many cases, the lawsuits come down to who the jury believes more. Having a dash cam installed in your vehicle can help prevent “he said she said” situations. Stop at Crest Lincoln if you’re considering a dash cam. We can also answer all your questions.

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Common Signs Your Ignition May Need Service

An ignition system is comprised of numerous components that enable an engine to run efficiently. When an ignition fails, it will prevent the car from starting. If your car fails to start, it may not be a dead battery; it could be your ignition. Here are some signs that can help you recognize if your vehicle’s ignition needs to be serviced.

Grinding and whining noises are typically signs of ignition problems. If you notice a grinding noise coming from the engine, the starter is worn or out of alignment. Moreover, whining noises can occur when the starter isn’t…

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Understanding Your Car: When Should You Check Your Differential?

The differential is located in the center of your front or back wheel. It works with the engine to power the wheels so your car can move. However, if you notice some issues with your car's wheels feeling rough or not responding right to your steering, there could be an issue with the differential.

Your vehicle’s differential uses gears and must be well-lubricated to run properly. Cars that are not often checked for this may start to raggedly. While a differential can stop working altogether, this is unlikely in new vehicles, but your mechanic should always check the…

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Brake Problems that Indicate a Need for Service

There are a few things you may notice that suggest it's time to bring your brakes in for service. While you should have your brakes checked roughly every 12,000 miles, there are instances where you will notice issues with your brakes that should be addressed.

Brake fluid can leak from your brake lines. This will cause your brakes to no longer work. You may have a warning of a total brake loss if the fluid is leaking slowly. If your brake pedal needs to get pressed harder than normal, this can indicate a fluid leak. Noises coming from…

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Increase Road Safety: Windshield Wiper Fluid

For many drivers, remaining safe on the road is a top priority. Whether commuting with family, friends or alone, extra measures can be taken to ensure you have a safe and reliable ride. One simple solution can avoid unnecessary problems while you're behind the wheel.

A clear and visible windshield will give you the comfort you need to remain safe. Drivers should regularly check their windshield wiper fluid reservoir before heading on the road. The fluid works to combat dirt, stain and debris build-up from your windshield...
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Don't Ignore that Warning Light

Imagine yourself casually driving down the highway in your car that you’ve worked so hard for. Then, all of a sudden a vehicle warning light on your dashboard comes on. You have no idea what this warning light means, so you begin to panic, and you’re unsure of what to do next. Pretty terrifying isn’t it?

We at Crest Lincoln know what this feels like, and recommend that you stay up to date on what each warning light means. Some common ones being:
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) warning light means that one of your tires has…
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