Planet Lincoln’s Hot Weather Car Care Tips

Summer-car-maintenance-tipsThe temperatures are still sky high and not likely to give us much relief anytime soon in Spring. So, our team at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln (serving The Woodlands, Aldine, Conroe and the greater Houston area) has some quick hot weather car tips to keep in mind this summer season.

 

Maintenance Matters

This may go without saying, but make sure you do all of your regular scheduled maintenance — from oil changes to filter changes. Many dealerships and service stations, including ours, conduct a general check of various components such as tires, brakes, etc. Make sure to ask if that is available to ensure your car, truck or SUV is in overall general good health.

Under Pressure Your tires are the only thing between you and the road, so it’s key to make sure they are in good shape and that they are properly aired up as well. See your manual or tire instructions and adhere to the suggested air pressure. It not only helps the life of the tire and can help improve the quality of your vehicle’s ride and the overall MPG.

Interior Protection Car shades and window tint also play a role in maintaining you vehicle after months of warm weather. These can help reduce the temp inside the car, which can reach upwards of 125-140 degrees Fahrenheit on a 90-100 degree F summer day. Furthermore, more comfortable driving environments can help reduce fatigue of the driver.

Keep Cool Engines have to work extra hard during the summer months. Without proper cooling system maintenance, you car becomes more at risk for long term engine damage. Engine coolant should be changed roughly 30,000 miles, though you should be safe up to 50,000 if you have a modern car using modern coolant formulas.2013-7-24-14-39-30

Battery Basics Over time, the heat can do a real number on your battery. So while you may think that heat won’t last much longer, the same may be true for your battery. It’s a good idea to get your battery checked every couple months. Remember to keep your battery clean, as dirt can become a conductor that will ultimately drain power from your battery.

Be Prepared It’s a fact of life, breakdowns happen. From tire mishaps to dead batteries, it’s always good to have an emergency road kit on hand. Some basic items include water, non-perishable food items, jumper cables, a flashlight with extra batteries, road flares or an emergency beacon, basic hand tools, coolant, and a first aid kit.

When in doubt, bring your car in and let our team at Planet Ford check it out. Visit us online at www.PlanetLincoln.com to schedule an appointment!

Matthew McConaughey Lives in the Moment with Lincoln

Lincoln and Matthew McConaugheyAuthenticity… from the car to the campaign, that’s the one thing that made Matthew McConaughey want to sign a multi-year collaboration with the Lincoln Motor Company. At Planet Lincoln, we have previewed the new campaign and wanted to share a few exciting glimpses with you. ”

Mr. McConaughey truly speaks to what Lincoln is all about,” said Randall Reed, owner of Planet Lincoln in Spring (now located across from the old location on the southbound side of I-45 next to Planet Ford).

Just recently, Lincoln Motors officially announced their partnership with McConaughey. He will serve as a narrator and storyteller in several upcoming Lincoln broadcasts and digital advertising campaigns. One particular featurette will showcase the first-ever 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility.

“Authenticity is a word that kept coming up in our initial meetings. It was clear from the start they appreciated me as an individual first and foremost, and I would be able to be myself in this collaboration,” said McConaughey, a longtime fan of Lincoln vehicles. “Lincoln is an iconic, American brand and I like where they are heading with thLincoln MKC Dream Rideeir transformation. I had the chance to drive the new MKC around Texas and I think they’re doing a good job.”

We can understand why he is so fond of the MKC. New features like Approach Detection with Welcome Mat and available ambient lighting make this one of the classiest Lincoln’s to date. The MKX also features class-exclusive hands-free liftgate and Active Park assist with Park Out Assist!

Lincoln and Matthew McConaugheyMcConaughey joins Lincoln at a time when the dealership is reaching full-force on their recent marketing efforts. After re-launching the brand in 2012 with the all-new MKZ, Lincoln is now set to introduce a brand new model each year for the next four years. The team at Lincoln is thrilled to have McConaughey on board to help promote the fantastic new vehicles they have in store.

Come and see how awesome and authentic the features of the new Lincoln MKC are at  our Planet Lincoln dealership in Spring. You can also see the rest of our stylish and luxuiours automotive line up in our new facility. Stay tuned to our blog, website and social media pages for up-to-date info on everything Lincoln!

Lincoln to Launch Custom Fragrance in Showrooms

Essence of LincolnLincoln Motors has created a unique fragrance as part of a campaign to develop a stronger emotional connection between the luxury brand and its consumers. “Essence of Lincoln” was designed by a team of experts to create an upscale, relaxing showroom experience.

Designed by world-class aroma marketing leader SensoryMax in conjunction with master frangrance-maker Rene Morgenthaler, Essence of Lincoln was recently awarded the 2014 Vogt Scent Marketer of the Year award.

Select Lincoln dealerships from around the country will allow visitors to experience this award-winning fragrance.“Perfumers are memory makers,” Morgenthaler said. “The sense of smell is very closely connected with a person’s overall perceptions of an experience.”Because the sense of smell is so closely tied to memory, Essence of Lincoln reinforces Lincoln’s brand identity when a consumer encounters it again.

This essence will be available on scent cards for customers to sample, in addition to being dispersed through the facility’s ventilation system. “We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback about it, both from customers and employees,” said Tony Guerrera, general sales manager of Pompano Beach Lincoln. “It’s a great scent. They really did an excellent job creating it.”

Stay tuned in to www.PlanetLincoln.com for updates on the bring the scent to Spring!

Experience Lincoln Luxury at Planet Lincoln in Spring

Experience the luxurious difference of the all-new Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine, Conroe & greater Houston areas). The Lincoln dealership has relocated from the northbound side of I-45 to the southbound side and is now located next door to Planet Ford. We invite you tour our new showroom and our gorgeous lineup including the: Lincoln MKC, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT. Make sure you peruse our Planet Lincoln’s service coupons to make the most of your maintenance dollars on your next Lincoln service.

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Get the best of Lincoln luxury by visiting our all-new one-of-a-kind showroom at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln in Spring. You can peruse and test-drive our extensive lincoln inventory, or browse at your own leisure by visiting www.PlanetLincoln.com. See you soon!

Planet Lincoln Proud to Sponsor Children’s Recovery Foundation Event

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 11.38.46 AMRandall Reed’s Planet Lincoln, now located on the southbound of I-45 off Louetta, was proud to sponsor  and be part of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center Clinic Day. Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 4.54.14 PM

This event was to raise awareness about children’s cancers and promote an upcoming fundraising skydive event called Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydive.

During today’s event, the children met “Hugs The Bear,” the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation mascot.  Many of the kids and the adults took pictures with “Hugs the Bear.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 4.53.24 PMThe children and their families also enjoyed face painting, doing various arts and crafts and selecting a gift from the “toy closet.”

Brooke from Mix 96.5 and Holly Price from Children's Recovery Foundation.

Brooke from Mix 96.5 and Holly Price from Children’s Recovery Foundation.

The upcoming skydiving fundraising event will be held on Sept. 27th where the Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation plans to break the Guinness World Record for the most tandem skydives in one day.

To learn more, visit www.ChildrensCancerRecovery.org. To learn more about Planet Lincoln and the all-new location at 20403 I-45 (next to Planet Ford), visit www.PlanetLincoln.com.

 

Planet Lincoln Moved into New Luxurious Showroom

140730-PL.jpgThe staff at Randall Reed’s Planet Lincoln is very excited to announce that the team has moved into the all-new, state-of-the-art showroom!

The Lincoln dealership has relocated to 20403 I-45 in Spring, Texas. Planet Lincoln didn’t move far. The dealer moved from the northbound side of I-45 directly across from their old location to the southbound side adjacent to Planet Ford.

The stunning new showroom features the latest Lincoln models, including the new Lincoln MKC, MKZ, MKX, MKT, MKS and Navigator. The guests lounges are sleek, comfortable and feature a number of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi.

The new Planet Lincoln location (serving The Woodlands, Cypress, Aldine and greater Houston area) features an in-store café with a variety of snacks and refreshments, including gourmet coffee. “Our Planet Lincoln team has worked hard for months and months to create this beautiful showroom where customers can have all of their automotive needs met in a comfortable and luxurious setting,” said Randall Reed, owner. “From sales to service, we have a concierge available to assist at every turn and all can be handle from our convenient Lincoln location.”

The Planet Lincoln team is incredibly excited to be in the new facility and look forward to providing a top-of-line customer service experience to each person that visits the store. “With the new amenities found in our new showroom,” said John Dvorak, General Manager of Planet Lincoln, “we plan to deliver the best car-buying or automotive service experience possible.”

The Houston-area Lincoln dealership is a one-stop shop for all of your car and SUV needs. IMG_2760Planet Lincoln has an on-site Service Department, Parts Department and Collision Repair Center. Each employee is a concierge that is happy help to help with all of your automotive questions and needs.

“We invite you to come and experience the all-new Planet Lincoln showroom and experience the Randall Reed difference for yourself, said Mr. Reed.

Take the short drive down I-45 to 20403 I-45 in Spring. You can also peruse the Lincoln new car or pre-owned vehicle inventory at PlanetLincoln.com. See you soon!