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!

Lincoln Corsair Featured Among Top 10 Best Car Interiors for 2020

Lincoln Corsair in Top 10 Car Interiors - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

You may have been drawn to your car because of its good looking exterior, but it is the interior that really matters. Most of us spend hours every week driving to and from work, running errands, and chauffeuring our families around. That is why you need a car with a great interior.

Winner, Winner

If you are looking for a new SUV, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair recently earned a spot on Autotrader’s list of the Top 10 Best Car Interiors for 2020. The Lincoln Corsair was praised for its luxurious, spacious cabin with a clean design. It also offers a lot of variety with five different interior color options to choose from.

The Lincoln Corsair is an all-new model for the 2020 model year. Its affordable starting price means you can get the luxury features you crave without spending a fortune. In addition to its attraction interior design, the Corsair also come well-equipped with standard features.

The Tech

Standard features include an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, the SYNC® 3 system with voice recognition technology, satellite radio, a 10-speaker premium sound system, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a Wi-Fi hotspot when you get a data plan.

You can also upgrade the interior with available features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 14-speaker Revel® sound system, built-in navigation, and a wireless charging pad.

West Point Lincoln knows you’re probably eager to check out the Top 10 Best Car Interiors award-winning Lincoln Corsair in person. Make sure to wait until the social distancing directive ends before you rush to the dealership!

First All-Electric Lincoln to be Built With Rivian

All-Electric Lincoln | Houston, TX

The Lincoln Motor Company has announced it is making the first all-electric Lincoln in history. Developed in partnership with Rivian, the electric vehicle will use Rivian’s flexible skateboard platform to produce a product that produces zero emissions and is packed with advanced technologies.

“This vehicle will take Quiet Flight to a new place – zero emissions, effortless performance and connected and intuitive technology. It’s going to be stunning,” said Joy Falotico, president of the Lincoln Motor Company.

It is one step further in the Ford Motor Company’s investment in Rivian. Previously, Ford announced that it would invest more than $11.5 billion in electric technology of their vehicles. This coincides with the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring which have plug-in hybrid capabilities, and the new Mustang Mach-E. Soon they will release an all-electric version of the famous Ford F-150.

The Lincoln Motor Company, with its dedication to electric vehicles and recent releases, has grown 7 percent year-to-year. This achievement has allowed it to have its best U.S. SUV sales in 16 years. The MKZ sedan will end this year so that the Hermosillo Assembly Plant in Mexico can start production of this new premium electric SUV.

Make sure to stay tuned to West Point Lincoln for the latest news about the first-ever, all-electric Lincoln vehicle.

West Point Lincoln is #1 Lincoln Navigator Dealership in the World

#1 Lincoln Navigator Dealership | Houston, TX

If you’re in the market for a Lincoln Navigator, come to West Point Lincoln — we’re the number-one Lincoln Navigator dealership in the world, based on our 2019 sales numbers.

Thanks to the expertise, friendliness, and knowledgeability of our dedicated sales team, our sales are well ahead of any export or domestic Lincoln dealership. And since the Lincoln Navigator enjoys a strong presence in China, Canada, and Mexico, it’s no small feat to become the world’s number-one Lincoln Navigator dealership.

We know the Navigator’s impressive features better than anyone else. This impressive SUV boasts plenty of style, space, and technology. If you need even more room, opt for the Lincoln Navigator L. Every model comes standard with Lincoln Co-Pilot360™, which offers a plethora of driver-assist technology, including Blind Spot Detection and Cross-Traffic Alert. Get the most out of your Lincoln Navigator by opting for the Black Label model, which offers three elegant interior design options, such as the warm and welcoming Chalet, which evokes a cozy Alpine ski lodge.

At West Point Lincoln, we’ve been proud to serve the Houston area for 30 years. Recently, we’ve opened a second location — West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land.

If you’d like to take the 2020 Lincoln Navigator for a test drive, visit us at either of our dealerships.

2020 Lincoln Corsair Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2020 Lincoln Corsair Top Safety Pick - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair recently scored one of the industry’s top honors — a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Two key achievements helped the 2020 Corsair qualify for recognition from the IIHS. First, it achieved a superior rating for its vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention equipment. The Corsair provides Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking as a standard feature to avert or mitigate collisions. Other key Corsair safety technologies include a Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, and available Evasive Steering Assist.

Second, the 2020 Corsair garnered an acceptable rating for its available headlight system, which improves visibility for both drivers and oncoming vehicles. The vehicle’s curve-adaptive LED projector headlights incorporate a pair of advanced technologies. Camera-Based Dynamic Bending Lighting quickly adjusts the direction of the headlight beams to account for curves in the road ahead. Speed-Dependent Lighting alters the brightness and direction of the beams based on how fast the vehicle is traveling.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair also earned strong ratings in several crash tests to qualify as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. To learn more about all the ways this luxury SUV keeps its occupants safe, visit West Point Lincoln for a test drive.