3 Reasons Why You Should Service Your Vehicle at a Dealership

Why Service Your Vehicle at Our Dealership - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

When it comes time for key vehicle maintenance, you don’t want to trust the job to any ol’ corner garage. If your vehicle is due for service soon, there are plenty of good reasons why you should get the job done at a dealership like West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas.

Certified Technicians

When you bring your vehicle to a dealership like West Point Lincoln, you know that the people working on your car have the knowhow to do the job right. Our certified technicians are well-versed in everything from oil changes and tire rotations to replacing and repairing crucial vehicle components.  

Genuine OEM Parts

If you take your vehicle to a garage for service or repairs, they’re probably using generic aftermarket parts. A dealership uses genuine original manufacturer parts, which means they’re suited specifically to your vehicle’s needs and higher in quality. If you drive a Lincoln, you shouldn’t be having key maintenance or repairs done with anything less than warranty-backed Lincoln parts and accessories like what you’ll find at West Point Lincoln.

Modern Facilities

Having your vehicle serviced at a dealership like West Point Lincoln means knowing that the advanced facilities are up to date with the latest tools and technologies. It also means not having to wait in a dingy office or lobby space while the work is done. Our facilities are modern, clean, and welcoming if you choose to stay. We also offer the convenience of vehicle drop-off and loaners so that you can get back to your day without worry.

When you visit the service center at West Point Lincoln, your total satisfaction is our top priority. Schedule your next service with us and find out firsthand why you should bring your vehicle to our dealership for all your vehicle maintenance needs.

Lincoln Ranks Number One For Luxury Customer Satisfaction

Lincoln Ranks Number One in Luxury Customer Satisfaction - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

The Lincoln brand is certainly no stranger to awards and accolades. For the eighth consecutive year, Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, or AFS, ranks number one in the luxury segment by J.D. Power’s U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study. Now, the brand has received the award once again.

But the recognition doesn’t stop there. In addition to its consumer financing victory, Lincoln AFS was also ranked first for its billing and payment process.

Given how much effort Lincoln has put into streamlining and simplifying its online application and account management tools for easier customer service, it’s no surprise that their hard work has been recognized. Services like the Lincoln Effortless Sales Experience give clients the ability to lease or buy a new Lincoln vehicle from whatever dealer they may choose. Combined with the freedom to perform transactions and make deals from almost any location, Lincoln has provided drivers with easy-to-use tools that redefine the customer/dealer relationship for the better.

“Technology allows us to enhance the traditional in-store transaction and make the ownership experience for our clients as seamless and convenient as possible,” says Lincoln’s North American director Michael Sprague. “This accolade is another great testament to this commitment as we continue to build our brand in a way that is uniquely Lincoln.”

Experience Lincoln’s awarding-winning customer financing process for yourself when you purchase or lease a vehicle from West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas, today.

New J.D. Power Study Praises Lincoln Sound Systems

Lincoln Sound Systems Praised - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

If you’ve been daydreaming about bringing home a new Lincoln vehicle, you now have one more reason to do so. Lincoln sound systems performed well in J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction StudySM. This study rates vehicles on a scale of up to 1,000 to evaluate the quality and performance of their infotainment technologies.

Navigator Leads The Way

According to the study, the Lincoln Navigator took second place in the midsize and large premium SUVs segment. Thanks to the model’s Revel Ultima sound system, it achieved the highest score in the study along with Harman, in the “speaker suppliers for top three series per segment” category.

Corsair Rates Highly

The Lincoln Corsair achieved an overall score of 909, securing second place in the small and compact luxury crossovers segment. For the “navigation suppliers” part of the study, the model took first place in the small and compact crossover segment. The model’s Telenav voice-activated navigation system played a huge role in this victory. Though, the study also gave high ratings for its SYNC® multimedia interface and Revel speakers.

Pay tribute to Lincoln’s superior multimedia systems when you test-drive a Lincoln Navigator or Lincoln Corsair model for yourself here at West Point Lincoln. We’ll help match you with the best model and trim level to suit your preferences and lifestyle.

Lincoln and Lincoln Navigator Top 2020 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2020 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

The 2020 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards have been announced and Lincoln took home two big wins. One was for the Lincoln Navigator as the top luxury SUV, its second win two years in a row, and one was for the Lincoln brand as the Highest Satisfaction Premium Brand.

A Lineup of Luxury

The automaker received its top rankings thanks to praise for their dedication to a better ride, handling, safety features, and quietness. Its no wonder, the Lincoln Quiet Flight DNA focuses on creating a more relaxed, quiet, and effortless ride. This includes better aerodynamics, subtle design with more gliding curves and less predator aggressiveness, and improved technology to create a quieter cabin.

Navigator Wins Big

Lincoln’s flagship vehicle, the Navigator, took the best luxury SUV category. Its modern design with thoughtful gauges and controls wowed owners. And its standard 450 horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine impressed people with its power and acceleration. It’s meant to be a sanctuary wrapped in elegant and bold lines, with the practicality of efficient fuel economy and capable powertrains.

The annual New Vehicle Satisfaction award surveys over 73,000 new car and light truck owners for owner satisfaction, sifting through 27 attributes to give an overall impression of the vehicle, from performance to seating.

 “Being awarded the highest satisfaction for the overall brand is an honor, and the Navigator showcases the very best of Lincoln as it continues its streak as most awarded luxury SUV in its class,” said Michael Sprague, North America director, Lincoln.

It bodes well for Lincoln that its flagship vehicle, the Lincoln Navigator, was ranked first for vehicle satisfaction in its segment. Get a closer look at this beautifully crafted, luxury SUV at West Point Lincoln.

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Texas

Fall Foliage in Texas - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

The Lone Star State has no shortage of beautiful scenery. From the sweeping landscapes of the Texan Hill Country to the breathtaking Piney Woods, here are some of the best places to see fall foliage in Texas.

Garner State Park

Head over to Garner State Park in the Hill Country region to experience a broad palette of fall colors. This stunning park offers the gorgeous foliage of oak, cypress, mesquite, and persimmon trees alongside a backdrop of soaring limestone bluffs and crystal-clear streams.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Located in the Piney Woods region of the Lone Star State, Lake Bob Sandlin State Park is a stunning sight to behold the fall foliage in Texas from mid-October to mid-November. The park hosts numerous tree varieties, including hickory, sweetgum, and maple, all of which turn vibrant shades of red, orange, and gold during the fall. Plus, the lake offers catfish and bass fishing, making it perfect for a fall family camping trip.

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park is home to a 64-acre spring-fed lake and plenty of old, 100-foot-tall maples, dogwoods, and oaks. Explore this dazzling park through its many hiking trails, or rent a canoe or kayak for unbeatable views. If you want a chance to do it all, you can stay overnight — the park even offers modern two-person cabins with climate control and refrigeration.

Need the perfect vehicle to for your next getaway? Ride in style with a new or used Lincoln, available at West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas.

Lincoln Monochromatic Package Available on More Models

Lincoln Monochromatic Package - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

Want to give your Lincoln vehicle even more head-turning style? Then consider choosing the Lincoln Monochromatic Package. First introduced for the flagship Lincoln Navigator SUV, the stylish package is now available for the Lincoln Corsair, Lincoln Nautilus, and Lincoln Aviator.

Pristine Brilliance

“The monochromatic palette is clean, uncluttered, and emphasizes the beautiful lines of our Lincoln SUVs,” stated Earl Lucas, the Lincoln Motor Company’s chief exterior designer. Since monochromatic color palettes have been all the rage lately, Lincoln wants to give you even more ways to express your sophisticated style.

With the Lincoln Monochromatic Package, you’ll be able to customize models in Infinite Black, Pristine White, Asher Gray, and Ceramic Pearl. This trendy package provides your Lincoln with an exclusive grille, a variety of 20- and 22-inch wheel designs, and signature badging. Based on which model you choose, you can opt for body-colored exterior features, like cladding, side-mirrors, and wheel lip moldings.

Availability & Options

You can opt for the package when you choose a 2021 Lincoln Corsair, 2021 Lincoln Aviator, or 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Asher Gray, Infinite Black, or Pristine White. It’s also available for 2020 Lincoln Nautilus models in Infinite Black.

Come see why the Lincoln lineup of SUVs has been rapidly growing in popularity — check out our inventory at West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas, today.

WardsAuto Honors Lincoln Aviator’s Luxurious Interior

Lincoln Aviator's luxurious interior - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

When you’re shopping for a new SUV, the interior is key to comfort on long drives and aggravating commutes. If you want the best of the best, consider the Lincoln Aviator’s luxurious interior. It just won a spot on the coveted Wards 10 Best Interiors list for 2020.

History of Luxury

WardsAuto Managing Editor Tom Murphy remarked, “Lincoln has been on quite the roll, having won four consecutive Wards 10 Best Interiors trophies, starting with the Continental in 2017, the Navigator in 2018 and the Nautilus in 2019. This year’s honoree is the all-new Aviator 3-row luxury SUV, which draws us in with cashmere leather seats and a warm, cream color combination that is breathtaking.”

Black Label Benefits

While all versions of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator have the perfect interior for your drive, the specific version that rolled home with the prize is the upscale Black Label version. Its seats are not only made of premium materials, but the standard Perfect Position front seats can cater to your body’s specific needs with 30-Way adjustments. This includes head support, thigh extenders, and a massage option for the toughest drives.

While the front row gets the most bells and whistles, the rear two rows still have upgraded options. This includes Power Tip-and-Slide release on second-row captain chairs to make access to the third row easy. The second-row seats can also have heating and ventilation to make sure everyone is comfortable.

If you want to take a closer look at the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and learn more about its other features, contact us at West Point Lincoln.

Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips

Summer vehicle maintenance tips - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

In the sweltering summer temperatures, it can be easy to neglect vehicle maintenance. Who wants to spend time check fluids and pressure levels when a weekend getaway is beckoning? However, regular maintenance can mean the difference between a carefree road trip and a frustrating roadside breakdown. Here are some tips for getting your car ready to brave a Texan summer.

Stay Cool with A/C Maintenance

Does your car’s air conditioning feel lukewarm? You may need to have the coolant recharged. And if your vehicle’s A/C has a foul, funky smell, bring it in for a checkup — there may be mold or a clog in the system.

Fill up on Fluids

Especially during the dog days of summer, coolant is critical for keeping your car’s engine healthy. Without it, your vehicle’s engine could easily overheat — especially during strenuous activity, like towing a trailer or off-roading. Never check the coolant level while the engine is hot because you could get scalded by hot coolant. It’s also a good idea to check and top off the motor oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid to keep your vehicle safe from breakdowns.

Check the Tires

If your car’s tires are under-inflated, it’s easier for them to overheat and explode while you’re speeding down the highway. Don’t let your summer road tip get delayed by a blowout — check your vehicle’s tire pressure once a month while the tires are cold.

Need help taking care of summer vehicle maintenance? Schedule a service visit at West Point Lincoln in Houston, Texas.

COVID-19 Car Sanitization Tips

COVID-19 Car Sanitization Tips - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

Though most of us are sheltering in place and practicing social distancing as much as possible, there are still some occasions when you must make essential trips to the grocery store or to work. While handwashing and face masks can mitigate some of the spread of COVID-19, you should consider how to properly sanitize your car to avoid infection. Below, West Point Lincoln has assembled some COVID-19 car sanitization tips to help you safeguard your vehicle.

  • Pack a COVID Kit: Put together a kit of helpful items to combat COVID-19 in your car so they are always at hand. Disinfectant wipe, hand sanitizer with 60% or more alcohol content, gloves, and a spare mask will help you ensure you’re always prepared to stay safe.
  • High-Traffic Surfaces: After you stock your car with helpful items to avoid spreading the virus, thoroughly clean all of the most frequently touched surfaces in your vehicle. Make sure you give extra attention to your steering wheel, infotainment screen, ignition, shifter, turn signal, and climate controls. Disinfectant wipes or a soapy solution can effectively combat COVID-19 on surfaces.
  • Upholstery: Clean the front and back of your seats with specialized upholstery cleaner if you have it, though most bleach-free cleaners will do the trick. After cleaning, make sure leather seats receive the proper conditioning to avoid damage.

From all of us at West Point Lincoln: stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.

Lincoln Aviator Named Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year

Lincoln Aviator Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

As anybody who has ever taken a ride in a Lincoln can attest, they provide an extraordinary balance between family-friendly features and top-of-the-line luxury. This reality was reflected when the Midwest Automotive Media Association named the Lincoln Aviator the 2020 MAMA Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year.

Great Family SUV

In a glowing review, lead awards coordinator Tim Healey, said, “Choosing a family vehicle is an important decision. Whether it’s a premium brand or mainstream model, it should be versatile, reliable, efficient and reasonably priced. MAMA members pooled their expertise and experience to select the best family vehicles from an outstanding group of new and significantly refreshed models and … Lincoln Aviator came out on top.”

Another for the Mantle

As impressive as that is, that’s not the only accolade the Lincoln Aviator has garnered in recent months. Consumer Guide recently named the Aviator as an “Automotive Best Buy in the premium/large SUV category,” based on factors like reliability records, fuel economy, and estimated resale value.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year, give us a call at West Point Lincoln and get to know the award-winning 2020 Lincoln Aviator. It won’t take you long to understand why the SUV gets so much praise!