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Clean Your Engine on a Warm Day

We're automotive experts at Fox Lincoln of Chicago, and we have reliable advice to help you clean your vehicle's engine.

Warm, light air will help your engine dry after it's clean, so plan accordingly. Also, only clean your engine when its surface is cool. We want to avoid accidentally causing damage. To keep water off electronics found under your hood, use plastic bags. For additional protection, disconnect the negative terminal from your battery.

To combat grime and grease, you will need a degreasing spray. You can use any brand you trust from your supermarket. 

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What's a Careful Way to Use A Roof Rack?

A roof rack can be a tremendous help to someone wishing to store luggage, a bike, a surfboard, or any other appropriate item. Roof racks look easy to use, and they are. However, any driver intending to take advantage of a roof rack needs to employ smart safety steps.

Without a doubt, it is vital to read the roof rack's instructions carefully. Making even the smallest mistake could cause a disaster. Don't assume anything. Read the instructions before assembling anything in Chicago.

There are other important steps to take when using a roof rack.

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Shortcuts That Will Help You Quickly Clean Your Car

As you rush to get through your week, you may fail to notice how dirty your vehicle is. It's usually not until you have an important date or meeting that you realize how bad it has gotten. Our dealership wants you to be proud of your vehicle, so here are a few shortcuts that will make it look a lot better.

Interior

Just by clearing the clutter, you will see a tremendous difference. If you’ve only dropped a few items, toss them in a small trash bag. But, if your car interior resembles a large landfill, pull up…

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What is Correct Tire Pressure?

Anyone who drives a vehicle knows that the tires need air pressure to function correctly, but many don’t realize the importance of having correct air pressure or even what constitutes correct air pressure. Come to Fox Ford Lincoln and let us advise you on what the correct air pressure is for your vehicle.

The best way to ensure your tires have the correct amount of air is to check the recommendations in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Correct air pressure is based on the car and not on the tires because the amount listed on the tire just…

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Understanding the Suspension of Your Vehicle

Each vehicle has suspension that is set up to make the ride smooth and the handling exceptional. Over time, the various parts of suspension can be damaged or get worn out, and having a mechanic from Fox Ford Lincoln replace them can restore the functionality and comfort of your car.

If you're finding that you're having to fight your vehicle to keep it driving in a straight line, your suspension might be worn out. A mechanic can replace ball joints, tie-rod ends, and bushing and will properly tune your suspension to suit your driving needs.  

 

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The Lincoln MKX Offers Luxury and Technology

The Lincoln MKX is favored with crossover owners desiring luxury and style. In keeping with today's abundance of vehicle technology, there is also plenty of features. The “Lincoln Way App” allows owners to unlock, start, stop and lock their vehicle by simply pushing a button. Reserve a parking spot, call for roadside assistance or schedule a service appointment. The app was designed to put a 24-hour concierge service at your fingertips.

Enjoy your own personal concert thanks to the “QuantumLogic” sound system. With “Revel” technology, you not only hear your favorite music, you feel 

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Tips to Keep Safe If You're Driving on Wet Highways

These tips for driving on the highway when it is raining will help to keep you and other drivers safe on the roads.

One of the smartest things that you can do if you are driving and it starts to rain is to simply slow down and give more space to the driver in front of your vehicle. This will help to give you the space your vehicle will need to stop on a wet road because the tire tread can only grip so much of a wet road.

Keep in mind that even the best drivers can lose control…

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Heat and Cold's Effect on Car Batteries

When it comes to your car battery most people do not want to deal with hassles. They want a car battery that chugs along nicely and does not cause them any problems. This is usually the case- most modern car batteries work very well. There is one situation that throws even the best battery out of wack- extreme weather.

Car batteries operate by combining a chemical reaction in a sealed container. The metals and liquids contained within the battery react together to create a store of electricity that can be drawn upon. When you introduce extreme heat into the situation…

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SUV Packing Tips for a Safer Ride

Safely loading cargo into an SUV is not rocket science, but improper packing could be unsafe. There are ways to load the vehicle for a safer ride.

The heaviest items should be on the bottom and as far forward as possible to keep a lower center of gravity. Extra weight in the back of the vehicle shifts weight away from the front tires, which can affect steering and braking. It's also a good idea to strap heavy items down with cargo anchors, if possible.

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Floor Mats Are More Than Just a Place to Rest Your Feet

Chances are you haven't given all that much thought to your car's floor mats. They are generally thought of, if they are thought about at all, as a place to simply place your feet while driving or riding in the car. But floor mats are the only thing separating the dirt and debris on your shoes from becoming embedded in your vehicle's carpet.

Factory floor mats generally offer only adequate protection and coverage, they are often not large or durable enough to fully cover your vehicle's interior floor. 

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