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Installing a Child Safety Seat

There are excellent child restraint seats on the market, but if they are installed incorrectly, they can do more harm than good. Be sure to use the correct seat for your child's age and weight.

Federal guidelines direct specific restraint systems for children. Infants and children up to three years of age need an appropriate rear-facing seat. 

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Smooth Riding in the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

Whether you're driving through Southgate streets or exploring off-road paths, you're going to need a vehicle that can adapt to your surroundings. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a popular SUV that's available with many advanced performance features.

You can get the Navigator with an adaptive suspension system. 

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Lincoln MKC: Bold and Beautiful

The all-new Lincoln MKC is a classic mix of modern features and design elements with classic lines and styling cues. Lincoln has been a leader in the implementation of Avant-Garde continuously producing products that are both timeless and ahead of their time. The all-new MKC is no exception.

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Consider the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and Its Performance Features

If you are looking for a luxury car and you are trying to find a vehicle that is popular, consider the MKZ Hybrid from Lincoln. This mid-size car is one that is not only popular, but it offers great performance features.

The MKZ Hybrid features a special kind of cruise control that can help you stay safe on the road. 

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The Lincoln MKZ: Technology You Can Experience

Do you love high-tech features on a popular midsize luxury sedan? Why not take a look at the Lincoln MKZ and its fantastic technology features? It has features that will keep you safe while also giving you a superior experience.

The lane-keeping system is designed to keep you safe even when you stray from safe driving practices.

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9 Easy Steps to Changing a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is important for saving time and money. You don't want to be delayed when you have a meeting, a special event, or you need to be at work on time. At Southgate Lincoln, we care about our customers, so whether you want to change a tire on your own or let us handle it, we're here to help. To change a flat tire, you must:

  1. Park in a safe place if possible where your car is on level ground and not on grass or dirt.
  2. Turn off the car, engage the…
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How to Identify Exhaust System Problems

We here at Southgate Lincoln know that needing service for your vehicle is never a convenient situation. Because of this, we try to make sure that your vehicle is always working correctly by way of routine maintenance and inspections. When it comes to your exhaust, we take a look at this system during a routine visit. In between appointments, you might notice that there is an issue going on with your exhaust because you will notice:

  • A vibrating gas pedal
  • A leak from your exhaust pipe 
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How You Can Easily Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kit

These are some of the essentials that should be inside the roadside emergency kit you keep in your vehicle when you leave the house.

The tools you should have in a small bag include pliers, wrenches, scissors, hammer, screwdriver, utility knife, and socket set. A roll of duct tape is a huge benefit to allow you to patch broken parts long enough to get to a service station.

Tire fix-a-flat cans are ideal to move the car off the road if the tire is flat. The empty gas can and jumper cables are useful when most drivers aren't traveling…

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What You Should Know About Motor Oil Myths

Motor oil myths are obnoxiously insidious. The harmful effects you stand to suffer because of unfounded rumors significantly outweigh any potential benefits. In many cases, the falsehoods will end up costing you money. We're here to help; here are a few of our least favorite motor oil myths.

There is nothing wrong with motor oil that is black in color. Black motor oil indicates an oil that is working hard to clean your engine, which is precisely what you want. In reality, you should be more concerned with a product that isn't turning black.

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How to Know When Your Ignition Needs Servicing

A car's ignition is important because it lets your car start. While a good battery is also necessary, the ignition needs to be working correctly too. Some warning signs that the ignition requires service are a grinding noise, freewheeling, and oil soak.

If your vehicle makes a grinding noise, the ignition might need repairs. Don't shrug it off as an annoying sound because it can cause more damage when it's ignored.

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