In all of its vehicles, Lincoln offers various systems from the Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety technologies. These Lincoln driver-assist features offer peace of mind and increased confidence when you’re behind the wheel. Here are some of the top systems you should know.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
With the use of cameras and radar technology, this system will scan for pedestrians or other vehicles on the road. It will then provide a collision warning and apply the brakes if you are unable to take corrective action in time.
Blind Spot Information System and Cross-Traffic Alert
When you’re driving on a road with multiple lanes, this system will let you know if another vehicle is in your blind spot. Meanwhile, Cross-Traffic Alert is ideal when you’re reversing into a busy roadway because it will let you know if it’s safe to do so.
Evasive Steering Assist
As part of the available Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus suite, this helpful feature uses sensors and cameras to detect a potential frontal collision. When it does, the system will brake for you. If a collision is inevitable, you can initiate an evasive manoeuver and the system will adjust the steering torque to help avoid hitting the vehicle ahead.
Active Park Assist
Another available system from Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus is Active Park Assist. This feature will guide you into tough parking spots, whether it’s parallel parking or simply reversing into a tight perpendicular spot. If you get too close to another vehicle or object, the system will alert you.
Winter in Toronto means ice, snow, and freezing rain. With this harsh weather, it’s important you know how to take on unexpected skids and more. These winter driving safety tips will help you feel more confident as you’re driving during the colder months.
Don’t slam on the brakes. When it’s slippery out, you never want to slam on your brakes. Instead, if you have to stop quickly, pump your brakes to stop you faster without sliding.
Know how to get out of a skid. Before you find your vehicle’s wheels losing traction, it’s important that you know how to recover from your skid. Remember to stay calm and don’t slam on your brakes. If your front wheels have lost traction, ease off the gas pedal and steer in the direction you want to go without touching the brake or gas pedals. For rear-wheel skids, turn your steering wheel into the direction your rear end is sliding so that your entire car is straightened out. Once you’re off the icy patch, you can accelerate again.
Keep your distance. Drive slowly in snowy and icy weather, and make sure you keep a significant amount of space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will allow you to have enough time to react if the vehicle in front of you starts skidding.
Make sure your visibility is good. Make sure you can always see where you’re going by clearing off all of your vehicle’s windows, its hood, and its taillights and headlights.
As you deal with winter driving, it’s also wise to keep up on scheduled service for your vehicle. For all your maintenance and repair needs, contact us here at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto.
When the clock counts down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, do you know what your resolutions will be? Figuring out your goals for 2020 isn’t an easy task, but we’ve come up with three New Year’s driving resolutions that you should consider to help you get the most from your time behind the wheel.
Remember routine maintenance. Everyone gets busy at times and forgets to bring their car in for its routine checkup. Forgetting regular service can hurt your vehicle in the long run, so resolve to keep up with recommended maintenance in 2020.
Be more efficient. Going green for the new year doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a hybrid or all-electric car — though that certainly will help. Instead, follow some practices to help you drive more efficiently. This includes cutting back on driving at rush hour (if you can), braking and accelerating smoothly, and sticking to the speed limit.
Go on your dream road trip. Is there a road-trip destination you’ve had in mind for a while, but haven’t driven to? Make 2020 the year you finally go. Plan your dream trip and enjoy finding adventure in the new year.
Here at Downtown Lincoln, we wish you the best for 2020 and hope you find these resolution ideas helpful.