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How Important is the Engine Cooling System Check-Up?

Getting a professional to inspect the cooling system in your vehicle is extremely valuable. With so many moving parts in the cooling system, let's talk about a few of them and how important they are in keeping your engine safe.

  • The thermostat has to be working effectively in order to be able to regulate the interior temperature of the engine block.
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Tips for a Breakdown

When your car unexpectedly breaks down, it can be a scary time for you and your passengers. Whether it's a flat tire or engine trouble, having a plan in case of a breakdown can help keep you calm.

Your first priority should be to get your vehicle to a safe location away from traffic, if possible. If you've had a tire blowout, don't be afraid to drive on your rim to get your car and your passengers out of danger. 

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Enjoy Superior Performance with the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the highest quality performance vehicles in its class. With front wheel drive and a two-liter four-cylinder engine, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid has all of the capability you need for an engaging drive.

There is a common misconception that the trade-off of driving a hybrid vehicle is that you must lose out on performance. 

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What Causes a Car's Engine to Overheat?

The sight of steam coming out of an engine can lead to a panicked response. Car owners might feel a little better when they learn not every reason for an overheating engine indicate imminent danger. Don't dismiss the overheating since critical repair work may be necessary depending on the reason for the problem.

Low levels of coolant in the radiator might be the most common reason for an engine overheating. 

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Don’t Get Stranded: Check Your Belts and Hoses

Car owners know and understand that routine maintenance is important to keep their car running at its best. With so many parts and systems it can get confusing as to what needs to be service when. One area that needs to be serviced is the belts and hoses, below are some tips on what belts and hoses do and when they should be serviced:

  • Hoses- Hoses are responsible for carrying liquids like oil, transmission fluid, and coolant to various parts of the car engine.
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Don't Get Tripped up by a Timing Belt

Today's vehicles are marvels of modern engineering: Thousands of components all working in sync to allow your vehicle to operate as it is intended to do. Some of these parts require routine maintenance to ensure the proper functioning of your vehicle. One of those key parts is what is called the timing belt, and our service team at Hoffman Lincoln in East Hartford can tell you when your belt needs to be replaced based on the make and model of your vehicle or through a routine inspection.

Timing belts help keep the various moving parts of the engine running…

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2018 Lincoln Navigator: Pure Power

For decades, Lincoln has incorporated prestige, elegance, and performance into their cars, trucks, and SUVs, especially with this 2018 Lincoln Navigator. The new Navigator has some impressive innovations which make work hassle-free for drivers in East Hartford, CT.

Let's begin with the engine. The new Lincoln Navigator has a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged engine that's anything but wimpy. The responsive engine roars with 405 horsepower and 510 lbs-ft torque on 93 octane fuel. Drivers will find the six driving modes useful as they conquer the road conditions with ease. 

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Don't Believe the 3000-Mile Oil Change Myth

You may want to think twice about getting caught up in the 3,000-mile oil change myth. There’s a lot of support to skip the 3000-mile oil change and go with the manufacturer's suggestions. Most of the hype comes from the franchise and independent shops that benefit from frequent oil changes. The fact remains that the average oil change is 7,500 miles due to today’s vehicles and engine oil properties.

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Planning for Road Trip Troubles Today

If you were to set aside a little time before your upcoming road trip to plan for things that might go wrong, it would significantly reduce the likelihood of those things occurring. Keep these important safety items in mind before leaving for the long trip ahead.

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