Make Sure Your Vehicle is Travel-Ready This Memorial Day

May is here, and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Many families plan to travel over the long holiday weekend, to get their first taste of summer time, whether to the beach, or to visit family and friends.

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Needless to say, your vehicle should be in tip-top shape, before you hit the road.

Schedule an appointment with our Service Department, before you set out on your journey. Whether it’s an oil change and tire rotation that you need, or, you just want to have our technicians double check that everything is in proper working order, we’ve got you covered.

If it’s a replacement part that you’re in search of for your vehicle, contact our Parts Department. Our experts are standing by, waiting to find the perfect part to make your Ford as good as new.

So, contact us today, and make sure that you’re putting your family in the safest vehicle possible, before you set out on your mini vacation.

Get Your Vehicle Ready for Fall at Lexington Park Lincoln

Fall can be a busy time for any family, especially if you have kids. Between the new school year starting, extra-curricular activities, and the busy (and quickly approaching) holiday season, it’s hard to find the time to do anything, let alone prepare your car for inclement weather. Although it’s tough to find the time, it’s very important to do so, to ensure your family is safe on the road.

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Here are a few tips for safe travel when going into the Fall months:

  • Inspect Your Tires: Fall and Winter usually mean slippery conditions. Between wet leaves laying on the road and rain, sleet, and snow in the winter, you’ll want to ensure you have tires with ample tread to ensure you have good traction.
  • Check Lights: Ask a friend or family member to come outside with you while you turn on and off each light to ensure all are working properly. Fall means less day light. Make sure your lights work good while you still have time!
  • Replace Wiper Blades: Fall and Winter mean sleet, snow, rain, and everything in between. Make sure your windshield wipers can get through anything before the bad weather starts.
  • Make Sure Defroster Works: Check the functionality of your front and rear defroster to make sure they’re working properly to avoid having your windows fog up.
  • Check Your Battery: Nothing is worse than being in a hurry on a cool fall morning, just to find out that your car battery is dead. Hook up a battery tester to your car’s battery to ensure it’s in proper working order.
  • Check All Fluid Levels: Make sure you have enough fluids in your car (windshield, power steering, brake, transmission, and coolant). There’s nothing worse than an overheating car when you’re in a rush to get the kids to school.

Our technicians are ready and waiting to help you get your vehicle fall-ready—make an appointment with Lexington Park Lincoln’s Service Department today!

Vehicle Spotlight: 2017 Lincoln MKZ

Originally introduced in 2006 as the Lincoln Zephyr, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ has made giant leaps over the last several years and has become one of our favorite cars, by far!

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Standard in the 2017 Lincoln MKZ is a 2.0L I-4 240hp intercooled turbo engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, curtain first and second row overhead airbags. Also included are driver and passenger knee airbags, airbag occupancy sensors, automatic air conditioning, 18” aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and AdvanceTrac electronic stability.

If fuel efficiency is what you’re looking for, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ gets an estimated 21 city MPG and 31 highway MPG, perfect for long trips, or your commute to and from work, especially in the Washington, D.C. area.

With features like having the ability to roll up your windows from your key fob, the push-button gear shift, and a quiet cabin, this car is a must-see.

Other features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, auto hold to keep the car at a complete stop without the driver having to press and hold the brake pedal, and available enhanced park assist are available on your new 2017 Lincoln MKZ.

Visit us online to figure out which features are must-haves for you on your new 2017 Lincoln MKZ, and then contact us for a test-drive. We know you won’t be disappointed.

Best Fall Sight Seeing Destinations in Maryland and Virginia

Autumn is an absolutely beautiful time of year. Between the crisp cool weather, the leaves turning every shade of red, yellow and orange, known to man, and the foliage that takes your breath away, no matter where you look.

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Maryland and Virginia are known for having some of the best destinations for sight-seeing in our area. Take a look at our list of some of our favorite places to visit in the Fall.

  • Deep Creek Lake, Maryland—Deep Creek Lake, located in Northwestern Maryland has some of the most spectacular sites during the months of September, October, and November. Take advantage of farmers markets, concerts, antique, car and craft shows, at the Autumn Glory Festival from October 12-16.
  • C&O Canal National Historic Park, Maryland—Located in Hagerstown, Maryland, C&O Canal National Historic Park is perfect for hiking, biking and history exploration among a 184.5-mile-long canal along the Potomac River. The stunning views of the fall foliage will make you want to stay forever.
  • Elk Neck Peninsula, Maryland—Located at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, Elk Neck State Park and Forest is perfect for water lovers. Dig your toes into the sand and enjoy the colorful forest around you with those closest to you.
  • Ocean City, Maryland—Although it might be too chilly to swim in the ocean, Ocean City is still a wonderful place to visit in the Fall months. Take advantage of the beautiful ocean views, incredible dining options, and shops along the way.
  • The Crooked Road, Virginia—If you love music, this might be your go-to destination. The Crooked Road is a 300-mile voyage through the breath-taking Appalachian Mountains. You’ll see and hear some of the best performers of traditional country, folk and bluegrass music, all without having to travel far to do it.
  • The James River, Virginia—If you’re a history buff, you know that the James River and the James River Plantations are a huge part of our Nation’s history. Take a trip back in time and see the history that the James River Plantations have to offer.
  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia—If you’re looking for an educational outing, and a little bit of adventure, a trip to Colonial Williamsburg is for you! Get the best of both worlds with an adventure back in time in the historic town, or, release your audacious side at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your new Lincoln vehicle and start making plans. After all, fall won’t be around forever.

Indulge Yourself in the 2016 Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln MKZ has been turning heads for years, and is only getting better with time, making it one of the top choices for a luxury sedan to-date.

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Previously the Lincoln Zephyr, the Lincoln MKZ continues to impress drivers with its sleek style and impressive performance.

With 31 Highway MPG and 21 City MPG, and hybrid options to choose from, gas mileage is no issue for the Lincoln MKZ.

With luxury features like a garage door transmitter, memory seat and automatic temperature control, driving the Lincoln MKZ will quickly become one of your favorite things to do. Bluetooth wireless connectivity makes this vehicle perfect for anyone on the go—whether traveling for business or for pleasure.

Safety is no issue with the MKZ. Standard on the MKZ are 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side mounted airbags, curtain first and second row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, and an airbag occupancy sensor.

So stop in to Lexington Park Ford Lincoln and test drive your dream car today.

Ensure You’re Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck When It Comes to Summer Fuel Economy

Contrary to popular belief, the summertime is actually a time when your fuel economy may increase. Since the warmer weather causes your engine to warm up quicker to an efficient temperature, your engine doesn’t have to work as hard to get where it needs to be for drivability.

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Unfortunately, summertime also calls for windows being rolled down and air conditioning blasting, which could ultimately lower your fuel economy if you’re not careful.

Take a look at these steps to improve fuel economy in hot weather from our friends at the U.S. Department of Energy:

  • Roll the windows down while traveling at lower speeds; use the AC at highway speeds.
  • Don’t use the AC more than needed or set the temperature lower than needed.
  • Park in the shade or use a sunshade so that the cabin doesn’t get as hot.
  • Drive with the windows open for a short time before using the AC. Letting hot air out of the cabin first will put less demand on the AC and help your vehicle cool faster.
  • Don’t idle with the AC running before driving. Turn the AC on after you begin to drive or after airing out the cabin briefly. Most AC systems will cool the vehicle faster while driving.
  • Read your owner’s manual. Most manuals explain how the AC system controls work and how to best use and maintain the AC system.4
  • For plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, pre-cooling the cabin while plugged into the charger can extend your vehicle’s range. Also, using a warmer temperature setting for the AC will use less battery power.

For more summer fuel economy tips, contact our Service Department to schedule an appointment to confirm that there is nothing else you can do to ensure better fuel economy.

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