How to Take a Safe Road Trip during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Few of life’s simple pleasures bring as much joy as a road trip. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of additional factors to consider before traveling to ensure you have a safe road trip. If you’ve got a trip coming up, here are a few simple tips to help you and your family stay safe.

Make Sure Your Car is Ready

There are few worse times for your vehicle to break down than in the middle of a pandemic. AARP’s Sarah Elizabeth Adler recommends having your ride serviced by a professional before you set out, just in case. They also suggest that you thoroughly sanitize your car’s interior, paying special attention to high-touch surfaces.

Limit Face-to-Face Interactions

In order to maintain proper social distancing, it’s important to interact with strangers as little as possible. That includes taking precautions like packing your own food so you can stay away from restaurants and paying for gas with a card rather than cash, so you don’t have to speak with a clerk.

Follow CDC Guidelines

If your road trip makes avoiding public places impossible, it’s vital to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Stay as least six feet away from anyone not in your party, always wear a mask in communal areas — even if they are outside — and use hand sanitizer after you touch anything you haven’t previously disinfected.

At West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. If your vehicle needs any maintenance before you hit the open road, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with our service department.

Lincoln Aviator Named in Wards 10 Best Interiors List for 2020

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Every year, WardsAuto compiles a list of the 10 cars with the best interiors. Unsurprisingly, the Lincoln Aviator earned a spot in this year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors list thanks to its upscale atmosphere, clever use of premium materials, and overall comfort.

Interior Perfection

When you look at the Lincoln Aviator’s numerous interior features, it’s no surprise whatsoever why Wards considered it to be one of the 10 best in the industry. First, the cockpit was designed to emulate the feel of an airplane without sacrificing driver-focused utility. Next, Wards’ editors were exceptionally impressed by the cabin’s noise dampening, overall space, Perfect Position 30-way power front seats, and immersive 28-speaker Revel® Ultima 3D Audio System.

Lincoln’s Rich History

In regards to the Lincoln Aviator’s numerous praise-worthy qualities, Wards editor Tom Murphy said: “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.”

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is the height of refinement. To learn more, check it out on West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land’s website.

Summer Car Care Tips

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As the temperature in Sugar Land continues to rise, it’s tempting to put your feet up and bask in the summer rays. However, the warm weather means you need to keep a close eye on your vehicle, as maintenance needs fluctuate with the thermometer. Here are some of our best tips for summer car care.

Keep an Eye on Fluids

A breakdown is never fun, but it’s even less so when you’re stuck in the hot summer sun. That’s why it’s vital to make sure that all of your vehicle’s essential fluids are topped off and fresh. Make sure to closely monitor engine oil, power steering and brake fluids, and radiator coolant.

Check Your Tires

You never want to drive on underinflated tires, but doing so in the Sugar Land heat is especially dangerous. If they don’t have enough air in them, the combination of low pressure and high temperatures puts you at increased risk of a blowout. Make sure to keep your tires inflated to the level specified in your owner’s manual.

Stay Comfortable

Don’t underestimate the importance of staying comfortable on the road, especially if you have children, friends, or pets in the car with you. Not only will keeping your air conditioning system fully charged stop you from dehydrating while you drive, it can help keep reduce fatigue and keep you alert and aware of your surroundings.

If your vehicle needs service before you set off on a road trip across Texas, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with the service experts at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land.

How to Sanitize Your Car Against COVID-19

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While it’s important to clean common areas in your house, don’t forget to clean another high-traffic area: your vehicle. Here are some simple ways you can sanitize your car against coronavirus germs.

Wear Gloves

It’s a good idea to don disposable gloves when cleaning your car. Not only will they shield your hands from harsh chemicals but you can throw them away afterward to prevent spreading any germs picked up during the cleaning process.

Use the Right Products

Scour hard surfaces in the cabin with either disinfectant wipes or soapy water. Pay special attention to areas that might have been exposed to germs when the driver or front passenger sneezed or coughed, like the door handles and dashboard.

For cloth upholstery, use a vehicle carpet or upholstery shampoo. You can also substitute these products with a bleach-free spray. For leather upholstery, you’ll want to use a leather cleaner that’s specifically made for that fabric.

Keep it Clean

Store hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes in central locations throughout your vehicle’s cabin. These products will go a long way in helping keep COVID-19 and other infections at bay. And make a habit of deep-cleaning your vehicle on a regular basis to further protect yourself and loved ones from illness.

West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land wishes you and yours a safe and healthy season. Don’t forget to call us with any questions you have about maintaining your Lincoln or purchasing a new one.

Lincoln Aviator Named Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year

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Not only did the Lincoln Aviator gain recognition at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, for its features, performance, and versatility. It also won the 2020 Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award from a nonprofit consumer group known as Midwest Automotive Media Association.

About the MAMA Award

If you’re not familiar with MAMA, it’s comprised of public relations professionals and automotive journalists with the objective of helping car-shopping families make wise purchases when bringing home a new vehicle. To be eligible for the award, vehicles had to be new or have significant updates within a year of the 2019 Spring Rally. In addition, they had to have four doors and appear at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies.

Per the MAMA press release, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator came in with 192 points. It beat two of its rivals, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and 2019 BMW X7 (which scored 108 and 148 points, respectively).

More to Love About the 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Besides recent awards, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator has a bounty of benefits that make it worth bringing home. It can accommodate up to seven passengers, while delivering 41.8 cubic feet behind the second-row seat and 77.7 cubic feet with both back rows collapsed.

It includes innovative driver-assist functions like Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Active Park Assist Plus, and Reverse Brake Assist, to make the role of driving less stressful. And with passenger-centric amenities like 30-way adjustable front seats with Active Motion® massage functionality, it’s easy to relax on even the longest of drives.

Celebrate the 2020 Lincoln Aviator’s Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award when you test drive it here at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land.

2020 Lincoln Corsair Named to Autotrader’s 10 Best Car Interiors

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Autotrader has named the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to its annual list of the 10 Best Car Interiors Under $50,000. The first-ever Lincoln Corsair was recognized especially for its aesthetically pleasing dashboard and range of color schemes.

New Look, Same Luxury

The 2020 Corsair is the very first compact SUV from Lincoln, marking the brand’s foray into exponentially growing segment, but Lincoln has made sure to incorporate the same luxury and standout design as its larger siblings.

Inside the Corsair, you’ll find luxurious ambient lighting with seven different colors, so you can decide what you want the vibe of every ride to be. The available panoramic Vista Roof spans the entire roof of the Corsair for an open, airy feel, with a power sunshade keeps you cool on hot days.

Comfort & Convenience

Lincoln has also stocked the Corsair with comfort-driven amenities like heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats. The front seats offer five massage settings and three intensity levels that target various areas of your back to keep you comfortable and relaxed no matter how long the drive.

The Corsair is designed for convenient access, so you can focus on the love of the drive. The floating center console and media bin are ideally placed, and the cabin is super flexible, letting you fold down the rear seats with the push of a button to expand your cargo space.

Explore the 2020 Lincoln Corsair’s beautifully crafted interior at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land. You’ll quickly see why it is one of the 10 best car interiors on the list.

How to Stop Distracted Driving

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If you, like many people, spend a lot of time in your car, it might seem like the perfect chance to multitask and cross a few things off of your to-do list. However, distracted driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. It’s important to respect the importance of maintaining awareness and presence behind the wheel. Follow these tips on how to stop distracted driving to be safer on the road.

Put Your Cell Phone Away

Far too many people choose to use their cell phone while driving, thinking that if they can still glance at the road every few seconds they will be ok. Texting and even talking on the phone can both be dangerously distracting, and have resulted in many accidents. To avoid the temptations, put your cellphone in a place where you can’t reach it — like in the back cargo area — and only use it when you’re off the road.

Limit Interaction with Passengers

Passenger activity can be a big distraction, especially for young drivers. Parents might wish to set guidelines for their teen drivers on how many passengers can ride in their car at once.

Don’t Eat and Drive

Having your breakfast behind the wheel sounds like a good way to save time, in theory, but it’s actually just another thing that will take your attention away from other drivers.

No matter how focused you are, though, it always pays off to have another pair of eyes looking out for you — like Lincoln Co-Pilot360™. Visit West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land to discover vehicles equipped with safety and driver-assistive features that you won’t want to drive without.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

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Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. It is a day to show your romantic partner just how much you care about them. If they drive a Lincoln, we have a few Valentine’s Day gifts from Lincoln Accessories to recommend that we think would really win them over on Valentine’s Day.

Sportz SUV Tent by Napier

If your special someone loves camping as much as they love their Lincoln, get them the Sportz SUV Tents by Napier. It attaches to the rear liftgate so they can enjoy a brand new way to camp. This type of tent is only available for certain Lincoln models.

Rear Seat Entertainment

If you have any kids, buying a Rear Seat Entertainment system may let your spouse enjoy some quiet time while driving. What better gift can there be than the gift of peace of quiet?

Floor Mats

Their Lincoln may have come with floor mats, but you can help keep the floor protected even longer with a set of all-weather mats. This will help keep dirt, sand, and water from soaking into the carpet and wearing it down.

Wireless Charging

Upgrade their Lincoln with wireless charging capabilities. This kit fits into the console and plugs into a 12-volt outlet. You can then charge your compatible smartphone simply by laying it on the charging pad.

However, the best Valentine’s Day gift for a car lover is, of course, a Lincoln itself. Visit West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land to find the right model or accessory for your Valentine.

The All-New 2020 Lincoln Corsair is Here

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The long-awaited, all-new 2020 Lincoln Corsair is now available at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land. This new, elegant SUV from Lincoln delivers sophisticated styling, advanced technology, and powerful engine options.

“The all-new Corsair has all the technology and power our clients want in a package that complements their lifestyle,” remarked Michael Sprague, director of marketing, sales and service, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It rounds out our portfolio, providing a compelling choice in the highly competitive small premium SUV segment.”

Powerful Performance

Choose between a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a 2.3-liter turbo. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission; the former generates 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque while the latter cranks out 295 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Peace of Mind

Lincoln promises a “whisper-quiet ride” for the new Corsair and keeps things peaceful with unique symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, replacing the typical electronic alerts. Advanced technologies for the Lincoln Corsair include Phone As A Key, an available 14-speaker Revel™ premium audio system, and standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 safety features. This suite of safety technologies includes Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, a Rear View Camera, Auto High Beam Headlamps, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and a Lane-Keeping System.

Utility & Capability

The interior of the 2020 Corsair SUV is all about comfort, but Lincoln did not forget about versatility and utility. There are plenty of storage options in the Corsair, and you can fold down the 60/40 fold-flat or split-bench rear seats for more cargo room. Second-row legroom in the Corsair exceeds that offered by competitors like the Acura RDX, Lexus NX, and Tesla Model X.

The all-new Lincoln Corsair is built at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. Discover all this incredibly new SUV has to offer at West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land.

Welcome to West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land

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For years now, the West Point team has been providing Lincoln vehicles, services, and assistance in Katy, Texas. Our first location, situated at the west side of Houston, had been drawing folks from all over the Houston area. We realized that some of our customers were regularly driving all the way from Sugar Land for their specialized Lincoln services and needs. Now, with our new West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land location, we can better serve our Sugar Land customers and those located nearer to this area.

We invite you to stop by in person, and you’ll see that a visit to our store is unlike your average visit to a dealership. Our new location fully embraces the high-end Lincoln lifestyle.

Rather than a traditional lot, our new building is designed like a luxury boutique. Customers will have an experienced representative with them for every step of the shopping process, and our new dealership technologies will help streamline the process. Buying a new Lincoln vehicle or getting your current vehicle serviced has never felt so smooth and sophisticated.

We welcome you to the new West Point Lincoln of Sugar Land and hope to see you at our new location soon!