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Cold Cranking Amps Affect Battery Life

Many factors affect the life of a battery. Even the strongest battery can struggle in weather extremes. It's pure science that causes batteries to work harder in winter, and it all involves the chemical make-up of the battery.

Your battery will have a number assigned to it called Cold Cranking Amps (CCA). The higher this number, the more power your battery has in cold temperatures. Your vehicle will likely have the heat engaged, the lights engaged, and other demands that drain the battery. When temperatures are cold, the battery already has to work harder to engage the engine.  

 

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Quick Tips to Improve Credit Scores

You really need a car, but your credit is bad. The solution is to get your credit score up. Here are some tips to help.

Don't pay your bills, and creditors report you to credit bureaus. That means your score takes a negative hit, which keeps you from buying that new car. Fix that by organizing your bills on a calendar to show what's due, its due date and the amount owed. Got a smart phone? Set a reminder to go off when your bills are due.  

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Checking Tire Pressure

Tires are such an important part of our car, yet they’re also one of the most neglected parts of the car. We buy tires, have them installed and tend to forget about them until we’re in need of new tires. Not using the right amount of air pressure can put you in need of new tires prematurely. Improper tire pressure can also affect your driving. Visit us at M & M Ford-Lincoln and let us check your tire pressure and offer tips.

Checking the tire pressure regularly is very important because different things can affect tire pressure. Always use…

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Keeping Your Car's Suspension Safe and Functional

A car's suspension serves many functions ranging from smoothing out a ride to keeping the wheels tracking straight. Made up of shocks and struts, suspension has many moving parts that need to be maintained over time.

The various components of suspension, including ball joints, tie-rod ends, and bushing, can be worn down or damaged if driven over rough roads. Replacing them can improve the overall handling of a vehicle and provide passengers in the cabin with a comfortable ride.  

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The Advanced Technology of the Lincoln MKZ

The freshly designed Lincoln MKZ incorporates some of the newest automobile technology to make driving pleasant and safe. This mid-sized luxury sedan will deliver comfort and performance in one complete package.

The Lincoln MKZ is built with the Revel audio system that will turn your car into a personal concert venue. 

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Safety and Security: At the Forefront of the Lincoln MKX

Safety and security are at the forefront of many people's minds. You want to keep your loved ones and your possessions safe and secure from accidents or theft. And that's why the popular crossover, the Lincoln MKX, was designed with features that will keep passengers safer in the event of an accident and your possessions more secure in the event of a break-in.

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Experience Luxury with the Lincoln Continental

Luxury vehicles are known for having both advanced technology and for being able to provide those who drive them with a feeling of luxury. The Lincoln Continental accomplishes this wonderfully, filled with plenty of technological features that make the driving experience both easier and safer.

With convenience in mind, the Continental features an advanced syncing system that makes it possible to sync your phone to your car, at which point you can control the phone by using the voice activated screen mounted in the dashboard. 

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What is the Difference in Power Between the Lincoln MKT Trims?

One of the many interesting things about the Lincoln MKT is the fact that Lincoln has chosen to offer the vehicle in only two trims. However, this luxury vehicle works to provide the smoothest of rides in the highest amount of comfort.

Of the two Lincoln MKT trims — the MKT Premier and MKT Reserve — the engine for the Premier develops the least amount of power and torque. The Premier comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 303-horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. The torque translates into a slower acceleration trait designed to maximize comfort during increasing velocity…

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2018 Lincoln MKZ - The Hybrid with Power and Style

Choosing a vehicle has always been a compromise. If you want efficiency and environmental consideration, you’re often losing power and comfort. If you want power and comfort, you’re burning gallons of fuel and paying for it.

On top of that, for all the love cruise control gets, good luck getting much out of it with the stop-and-go driving in town, especially during rush hour. All of this might change thanks to more of Lincoln’s legendary trend-setting. The new Lincoln MKZ has a powerful turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. With 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, this…

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What Makes the Lincoln MKC a Stylish Crossover?

The Lincoln MKC is a popular crossover that has several stylish design features. Two examples of these features are its sculpted exterior and the leather-wrapped steering wheel.

This crossover's sculpted exterior is a mixture of a luxury sedan and a crossover. Its HID headlamps with signature LED accents help give the Lincoln MKC a standout appearance. And it has a redesigned signature grille for more dramatic flair. The sculpted exterior also features a low roof, high beltline, and crisp lines. 

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