- When to Service Your Lexus
As a Lexus owner, knowing exactly when to service your vehicle is crucial to saving time, money, and effort. This is especially true when certain repairs are only necessary after missing a warning sign or waiting too long to take your car in. Regardless of the make or year of the vehicle, every car needs a scheduled inspection every 5,000 miles or every 6 months, whichever comes first. Keeping track of the regular wear and tear on your Lexus will help you pay attention and stay engaged when technicians next service your vehicle. Take a look at a few of our inspection tips below for a clearer picture of how to maintain your car and prolong its lifespan in the process.
- Take note of the specifics of your vehicle.
Whether you are driving a new or used Lexus, you should know your car’s approximate gas mileage, as well as the original number of miles on the car, starting from the day you purchased the vehicle. You can also perform regular “check-ups” on your Lexus, familiarizing yourself with the conditions of the air filter, the wiper blades, the brake fluid level and the rotation of the tires as often as possible. By closely observing the amount of time these components take to wear down, you’ll be able to better predict what parts of your car will need changing or repairing during your next service.
- Develop a personal maintenance schedule.
There are certain maintenance tasks that must be taken care of every 5,000 miles or so, such as oil changes and tire rotations. However, certain vehicles can require other updates more or less frequently, depending on the model and year . For example, many Lexus Hybrids have longer-lasting brakes due to their regenerative braking systems. If you aren’t changing your brake pads every 5,000 miles with these vehicles, it isn’t necessarily a problem — but you should consult your Lexus servicer like LexService to be sure . In these cases, it can be helpful to write down exactly when your vehicle’s various parts are changed or repaired and at what mileage. This way, a sudden decline in the state of your brakes (or any car part) will not come as a surprise to you later down the road. At LexService maintenance and auto repair, our team will keep an electronic mileage log on file so you don’t have to write items down.
- Respond to car warning signs immediately.
If you notice odd screeching, vibrating, or a lack of tension in your brakes, take your car in for service as soon as possible. Likewise, if you notice that your windshield wiper blades are cracked or are functioning less proficiently than they were before, you do not have to wait for your next scheduled maintenance repair to change them out. If your maintenance reminder or any other indication on your dashboard suddenly lights up, you should also schedule a trip to a service technician to ensure your own safety in the vehicle and to avoid larger, costlier issues in the long run.
At LexService, our mechanics are ASE certified, meaning you’ll be in trustworthy hands whether you need a simple oil change or a more complicated fix. With our great deals on maintenance and repairs, you can leave your car with us and know you’re getting top-quality service at the best price possible.