Buying a pre-owned Lincoln vehicle from West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land is a great investment. You’re getting a world-class luxury vehicle that’s durable, reliable, smart, and handsome — and all for less than the price of a new vehicle. If you want your investment to be an even smarter one, there are proactive steps you can take today to help your vehicle last even longer into the future.
Watch how you drive
The way you drive your vehicle is one of the biggest determinants of its longevity. Any time your purchase a new-to-you vehicle — especially a nice luxury vehicle like what you get from Lincoln — it may be worth it to stop and think about your driving habits from top to bottom.
Obviously, driving safer helps minimize your likelihood of damaging your vehicle. Fortunately, newer Lincoln vehicles like the Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator can help with Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist safety features.
Driving within the speed limit doesn’t just keep you safer — it also takes less of a toll on your powertrain. If you drive hard, are quick on the accelerator, and brake suddenly, you’re putting more stress on your vehicle and reducing its lifespan.
Keep your vehicle clean
Staying on top of your vehicle’s cleanliness doesn’t just make it look nicer. When you take the time to regularly clean your vehicle inside and out, you’re helping it last longer.
Washing your Lincoln on a regular basis helps preserve the paint and remove dirt and debris from the vehicle’s exterior. This helps slow corrosion and rust, which keeps your vehicle looking nice and ensures its structural integrity. A vehicle that’s begun to rust is less safe to drive, simply put.
Make it a point to wash your used Lincoln on a semi-regular basis, whether you run it through a car wash or take care of it in your driveway. While you’re at it, regular waxing helps preserve exterior quality even longer and gives it a nice sheen that really comes through in the summer.
Cleaning out the interior is important as well, and not just because it helps you preserve the supple leather and genuine wood you’ll find in a vehicle like the Lincoln Nautilus Black Label. If you remove unnecessary weight from your vehicle, you lighten its curb weight. This puts less stress on components like the brakes and suspension, helping them last longer and even saving you on fuel costs over time.
Stay on top of maintenance
Of all the ways you can keep your used Lincoln vehicle running for thousands of miles — if not hundreds of thousands — keeping up on maintenance is one of the most key. It’s also the area in which West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land can be a major help.
Regular oil changes, tire rotations, fluid flushes, and other maintenance tasks are crucial for keeping your vehicle on the road as long as possible. In your owner’s manual, you’ll find recommended intervals for all these and other important services. The longer you’re overdue for these services, the harder you’re making your vehicle work.
The more that you do to take care of your vehicle, the more it will take care of you. When you bring your used Lincoln in the West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land for service, our certified experts will go over every nook and cranny and let you know if there are any problem areas to be aware of. If you take care of these issues early, you could put well over 200,000 miles on the odometer.
Looking to schedule service? We’re here to help. Contact the West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land service center and we’ll get you all squared away.