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5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Lexus Maintenance

5 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Lexus Maintenance

The Lexus ownership experience is most enjoyed when you adhere to your recommended maintenance schedule.

To keep your vehicle revving up reliably and providing the promised amazing driving experience, you need to take care of your Lexus.

To help you prioritize your Lexus maintenance, we have put together a list of the top 5 maintenance questions that crop up routinely. From simple tasks like oil changes and tire rotations to more in-depth topics such as major service intervals, we have got you covered.

Here are the answers to some of the most common maintenance questions we here.

#1 What is the General Maintenance Schedule For Lexus?

Lexus recommends a service every 6 months or 8000 km. Usually, when the Lexus Maintenance Required light appears on your dashboard, it means that your vehicle is due for an oil change, tire rotation, or another routine maintenance task. This usually occurs around the 8000 km mark, depending on your Lexus model.

#2 How Often Should I Rotate My Lexus Tires?

Tire rotation is crucial to get even tire wear, and most Lexus owners will want to know the recommended frequency.

Lexus offers different rotation patterns for RWD, AWD, and FWDs. It is recommended that tires be rotated every 8,000 km, but this is dependent on several factors. For example, the model you drive, type (All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles may need more frequent tire rotations compared to Front-wheel drive (FWD) and Rear-wheel drive (RWD) models).

Your driving habits also play a role in tire rotation frequency; if you drive at high speeds, carry heavy loads, or drive over uneven, rough terrain often, you will probably need to rotate your tires more often.

Even if you don’t drive a lot and are not hitting the mileage criteria mentioned above, it is good practice to rotate your tire every 6 months or so. Check your owner’s manual for specific intervals related to your model.

#3 What is Included in the Major Service Intervals For My Lexus?

While this may vary as per the needs of your specific model, drive type and manufacturing year of your car, in general, you can expect the following to be included:

Every 8,000 km or 6 Months

  • Oil and filter change
    Tire rotation
    Multi-point inspection

Every 16,000 km or 12 Months

All of the above, plus:

  • Cabin air filter replacement
    Engine air filter replacement
    Spark plug replacement (on some models)

Every 32,000 km or 24 Months

All of the above, plus:

  • Brake fluid flush
    Coolant flush

The best way to find out precisely what is included in the major service intervals for your Lexus is to consult your owner's manual or contact us here at Lexus South Pointe at (780) 391-3911.

#4 How Do I Find Out if There Are Recalls or Service Bulletins For My Lexus Model?

Lexus is very proactive when it comes to the safety and efficiency of its products.

The best way to find updated information is on the official Lexus Canada website. All you need to do is select your vehicle by year, make, and model, and you will immediately see all outstanding recalls, safety campaigns, and customer service initiatives affecting your Lexus.

#5 Can I Perform Basic Maintenance Tasks on My Lexus and Will it Affect My Warranty?

Many Lexus owners might want to get their hands dirty and look after their vehicles, but you do need to be aware of the fact that too much tinkering can affect your warranty.

Here are some basic tasks that are DIY-ready:

  • Topping up engine coolant
  • Checking the tire pressure
  • Replacing wiper blades
  • Changing the cabin air filter
  • Cleaning the battery terminals

More complicated tasks such as changing the engine oil and filter, replacing spark plugs, or doing any work on the brakes, transmission, or cooling system will most likely void your
warranty. Regardless of what you choose to do, we recommend that you follow the manufacturer's recommendations and only use Genuine Lexus Parts.

Always maintain accurate documentation; keep all receipts for components and fluids purchased and record details of the work you have done on your own.

Visit us at Lexus South Pointe

Looking for a reliable place to take your vehicle in for Lexus maintenance and care? Visit our team at Lexus South Pointe. Trust your investment in the hands of knowledgeable professionals who go the extra mile to ensure both you and your vehicle are treated with the highest level of care.

You can book an appointment online here.

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