Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Summer tires and all-season tires may look the same, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the grooves, tread pattern, and materials are all different. That’s because summer tires are also known as performance tires. These were made with sticker compounds for better traction control and handling, especially during heavy rains.

All-season tires also provide some traction control but not to the extent of summer tires. You’ll be able to brake faster and accelerate quickly with summer tires, whereas all-season tires are made for colder seasons. 

 

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Checking tire pressure regularly is beneficial in a lot of ways. However, this has not been a subject of concern to many car owners. Does tire pressure matter? a decrease in 14.5 PSI of your tire pressure leads to a 30% increase in rolling resistance. RR (Rolling resistance) causes cars to use more energy while moving. This causes a 3.5% increase in fuel consumption proving relatively expensive in the long run.

Wrong tire pressure also causes hydroplaning. Tires don't get in contact with the ground when driving on a watery surface. This affects the directional stability, vehicle…

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How to Handle a Roadside Emergency in Chicago

Life can get hectic, and a roadside emergency can happen to anyone at any time. Knowing how to stay calm and handle an emergency is important. Here are some things the Fox Chicago Lincoln team wants you to keep in mind.

Being prepared is the most important thing. Have a well-stocked roadside emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. You may need to change what you keep in your kit as the weather changes. Items to always include are things like a flashlight, jumper cables, nonperishable snacks, and plenty of water.

 

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Understanding the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tire

Getting a flat tire is no fun. It can be a tremendous inconvenience. Here at Fox Chicago Lincoln, we make sure all of our vehicles have a spare tire so that our customers can get back on the road quickly. Here's what you should know about the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire.

A full-size spare tire is probably the most convenient to use. That's because it's much like your regular tire. You can put it on your vehicle and drive as usual as long as you are sure to rotate it with…

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Our Tips to Keep You Safe from Hydroplaning

No one wants to be in an accident, and when there's water around road, it's a lot more likely that you're going to lose grip of the road and have difficulties staying in control of your vehicle. At Fox Chicago Lincoln, we want to give you a few tips that you can use to avoid hydroplaning.

One of the easiest ways that you can ensure that your vehicle is in contact with the road at all times is to slow down your driving habits, including avoiding making sharp or quick turns. When you drive too quickly, your…

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What is the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire?

Flat tires are the cause of many road accidents. That is why you always need to have spare tires when driving. You can have either a full-size spare tire or a compact temporary spare tire. Compact temporary spare tires are smaller than full-size spare tires, and they are easier to fix.

However, full-size spare tires are the best when you are going on a long distance drive. When you have a full-size spare tire, you will not have to buy another tire when you get a flat tire. Instead, you replace the tires and get moving. Ensure you rotate the…

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Signs Your Transfer Case is Going Bad

The ability to quickly shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive when needed is something many drivers take for granted. Yet it’s something that would not be possible if not for your vehicle’s transfer case. The transfer case is an important part of your vehicle because it activates the feature that gives you the power in the rear wheels when you need it most. What if your transfer case is not working? Come to Fox Chicago Lincoln if you have concerns.

Here are some signs you can look for that might indicate the transfer case is going bad…

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What is a Powertrain Warranty vs. a Bumper-to-bumper Warranty?

Car warranties have improved so much over the years that they have now become a selling point for purchasing a newer vehicle. Yet, the only way to truly benefit from these advantages is by learning what they will cover. Continue reading to learn more. 

Powertrain

This warranty handles the parts needed to power and propel your vehicle like the engine, axles, and transmission. These components connect, cannot function without each other, and are expensive to repair or replace. However, a powertrain warranty can cover the costs so you will not pay-out-of-pocket. 

 

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The Lincoln Aviator at Fox Chicago Lincoln - A Glance at its Key Performance Features

Chicago car shoppers have many options when it comes to mid-size SUVs, but the Lincoln Aviator stands among the best luxury mid-size SUVs in its class for many reasons, which include its numerous performance features. With the standard twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine, the Aviator gets up to 415 pound-feet of torque and 400 horsepower, and the Grand Touring's battery-powered electric motor and 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine generate up to 630 pound-feet of torque and 494 horsepower.

All-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are offered with the

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Lincoln Corsair Design Features

The Lincoln Corsair is one of the top options for luxury sport utility vehicles on the roads of Chicago. It has plenty of style and performance features that make it a popular choice for anyone in the market. This vehicle has a design style that makes it unique and has some excellent technology features as well.

Lincoln has a unique technology that has your vehicle welcome you when you get in. The Corsair is able to detect you approaching the vehicle and offers a sequential lighting and displays the Lincoln logo on a welcome mat format. It also illuminates the…

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