Engine

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Know when to change your engine oil

Changing your engine oil and filter at appropriate intervals helps maintain your vehicle. Clean oil lubricates your engine, and is necessary to help protect your engine, and ensure its proper function. Without this periodic service, the resulting metal-on-metal contact could cause severe damage.

How to add motor oil

Motor oil is your engine’s lifeblood. It lubricates the internal parts, so the engine can run smoothly and efficiently.

Because your engine needs a certain amount of oil to run right, you should check your vehicle’s oil level every time you fill up the fuel tank.

Follow these steps to check and add motor oil. For additional information about motor oil, check your owner’s manual.

How to add power steering fluid

Your vehicle’s power steering system helps make turning the steering wheel easy. And that helps make low-speed maneuvers like parallel parking easier.

Many newer vehicles are equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) and do not use power steering fluid. But some older vehicles require power steering fluid to help keep this system running smoothly. Owners of these types of vehicles should check the fluid level every month.

If your power steering reservoir is low on fluid, you’ll need to add more to help keep your power steering system healthy. Here’s how it’s done.

Maintain your engine for the best performance

Keep your vehicle’s engine running well can help you enjoy savings in gas mileage. It’s important to be on the lookout for key signs that your engine may need service, such as leaking fluids, smoke, and loud noises. At the first indication of engine trouble, be sure to schedule a service appointment with your Lincoln Dealership.

How to add engine coolant

When your engine is running, it makes power—but it also makes heat. And that’s where engine coolant comes in.

Coolant circulates through the engine and absorbs heat, helping keep the engine at the right operating temperature.

Coolant also helps keep your engine working as efficiently as possible, helps keep its emissions low, and even helps provide that toasty heater air on cold days.

You should check your vehicle’s coolant level every time you fill up the fuel tank. And if you ever need to add coolant, here’s how to do it.

Changing your engine air filter

You have to breathe fresh, clean air to be at your best. And so does your engine—that’s why a clean air filter is so important.

A properly functioning air filter helps stop contaminants from getting into the engine, helping to extend its life.

It also lets the engine breathe easier, which can help enhance performance and efficiency.

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