The Lincoln Motor Company is the luxury division of Ford, and one of only two American brands of luxury vehicles. In its heyday, Lincoln was one of the top choices of affluent car buyers, and in 1990, it was actually the best-selling luxury brand in America! Can you believe it? That was before the market was dominated by Japanese and German luxury brands like Lexus and BMW. Somewhere along the way, however, Lincoln got left behind and has struggled to find its identity and sales for some time now.
But there is good news for the American luxury market, and for fans of the Lincoln brand. In the last few years, Lincoln has made some major changes, including new design teams and a long list of completely revamped models. In fact, Lincoln has already introduced new versions of the MKZ and MKC, and is expected to introduce a new version of the MKS for the 2016 model year. So if you are considering a Lincoln for your next purchase, or are a current Lincoln owner ready for a change, check out the newest versions of these models and see how far Lincoln has come.
Lincoln has also earned consistently good reliability ratings in recent years, specifically in the 2015 and 2014 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Studies (which examine problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles). Lincoln was in the top 10 brands for reliability in both 2014 and 2015, with the average number of problems per 100 vehicles falling well below the industry average.
If Lincoln is a fairly reliable brand, do you really need a Lincoln warranty or a vehicle protection plan from autopom? Only you can answer that for sure. We suggest you research the specific year and model of your Lincoln to find out the common problems and reliability issues for it. While Lincoln seems to be making more reliable vehicles in recent years, they have had a lot of ups and downs so certain models and/or years could have a lot of expensive problems. Also keep in mind that Lincolns are luxury vehicles, so repairs will likely cost more than for average cars. To give you an idea of some of these costs, here is a list from repairpal.com of the five most common repair costs for Lincoln vehicles right now:
- Ball Joint Replacement – Lower $118 – 539
- Spark Plug Replacement $123 – 380
- Fuel Pump Replacement $430 – 856
- Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement $270 – 931
- AC Compressor Replacement $424 – 600
Although many of these common repairs are not that expensive, they can add up fast. And just a few of these repairs together could cost more than a Lincoln extended warranty or a Lincoln vehicle protection plan from autopom!. If you would like to have automotive peace of mind and protect your vehicle and your budget from unexpected costly repairs, then a Lincoln extended warranty from the dealership or a vehicle protection plan from autopom! is a good idea for you! Plus, when you choose autopom! for your vehicle protection plan, you can expect premium benefits and excellent service.
If you are driving with an expired Lincoln warranty, or have never driven with any vehicle warranty, get in touch with one of our agents today!