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.

New Lincoln Access Rewards Program Elevates Ownership Experience

Lincoln Access Rewards - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

Lincoln delivers an unparalleled luxury driving experience, not only by providing next-generation vehicles, but also through programs such as the new Lincoln Access Rewards. This enhanced loyalty program allows you to earn points and redeem them on future Lincoln models, dealer services, and more. This is just one of many things that sets Lincoln apart from your average auto brand.

There are three tiers to Lincoln Access Rewards, including Standard, Reserve, and Black Label, which allow you to personalize driving and client opportunities. You can earn points in various ways by scheduling services using the Lincoln Way app. Then, points can be used for vehicle maintenance, Pickup and Delivery, and more.

“The Lincoln Access Rewards program builds on our portfolio of effortless experiences,” said Rebecca Anderson, Lincoln client experience manager. “It’s about giving our clients back time — the resource they value most — and then offering personalized experiences that reward them for being with Lincoln.”

Drivers who purchase a 2020 model year Lincoln vehicle will be gifted welcome points, which you can use right away or save up to earn higher tier level experiences. Lincoln is working with hospitality partners to provide world-class experiences that are unique to the Lincoln Access Rewards program.

If you’re looking for a truly sophisticated vehicle with exclusive opportunities, consider Lincoln and the Lincoln Access Rewards program at West Point Lincoln.

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Lincoln Fresh Take Ad Campaign Highlights Refined Aviator Performance

Lincoln Fresh Take ad campaign - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

A new Lincoln Fresh Take ad campaign has launched, starring the all-new Aviator SUV with Matthew McConaughey at the wheel. The new campaign focuses on the refined performance and premium features of the Aviator.

McConaughey compares the thrilling performance of the Aviator to “amped-up, over-tuned” engines that can be found throughout the industry. He says that unlike these other brands, “performance that just leaves you feeling good” is what Lincoln is all about.

The new ad, titled “Fresh Take On Movement,” features dramatic special effects enhanced by an original score performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Aviator comes standard with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. You can get even more power on the Grand Touring trims, which feature a plug-in hybrid version of the same engine. It delivers a combined output of 494 horsepower and best-in-class 630 lb-ft of torque.

With either powertrain choice, the Aviator will give you refined performance matched by its sophisticated elegance and advanced technology. Some of the technology available on the Aviator includes innovative features like Phone As A Key, Lincoln drive modes, and Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus. You don’t have to be Matthew McConaughey to appreciate the performance of the new Lincoln Aviator. You too can get behind the wheel of this refined SUV at West Point Lincoln.

Lincoln Confirms 2020 Lincoln Aviator Performance Specs

2020 Lincoln Aviator Performance Specs - West Point Lincoln - Houston, TX

Lincoln is ready to raise the bar in the luxury SUV segment with the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. This three-row SUV combines powerful performance with efficiency to make it a solid option in the segment. Lincoln recently announced the 2020 Lincoln Aviator performance specs — and this family-friendly luxury vehicle is ready to make a lasting impression out on the road.

“Aviator signals a takeoff point for Lincoln,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It offers unparallel elegance combined with effortless performance — a true representation of Lincoln’s vision for the future.”

Performance-wise, the 2020 Aviator will come equipped with a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. This powertrain comes paired to an all-new 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, helping it to put out 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

The Aviator also comes available with a hybrid option — the Aviator Grand Touring. This model gets the aforementioned twin-turbocharged engine, combined with advanced electrified technology to produce even better performance numbers. The Grand Touring gets 494 horsepower and a best-in-class 630 combined lb-ft of torque.

With this power, you can also customize your driving experience thanks to Lincoln Drive Modes. Depending on your road conditions or driving habits, you can change your driving modes to Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery, and Deep Conditions. When you get the Aviator Grand Touring, you can also opt for two more modes — Preserve EV to recharge and save the batter for later time and Pure EV to use only all-electric power on the go.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is the first midsize three-row SUV from Lincoln. Get your hands on yours at West Point Lincoln.