To get the best performance possible from your Lexus, it’s important to keep up with routine and timely car maintenance. Doing so can go a long way towards helping your Lexus last for thousands of miles.
Lexus recommends a maintenance timeline of every 5,000 miles or every six months, depending on your driving habits. Below, we’ve outlined specific service recommendations for each part of your vehicle.
Old oil can affect the performance of your engine and can eventually lead to a costly repair. To help prevent this, Lexus recommends routine maintenance of filter and oil changes in spans of 15,000; 45,000; and 75,000 miles. Changing oil and your car’s oil filter typically costs less than $100—a small price to pay compared to the money you would have to spend if your engine breaks down.
Your Lexus model’s spark plugs are how it starts and moves. They provide propulsion power by igniting the engine’s air and gasoline mixture. Lexus recommends that your spark plugs are inspected after 15,000 miles. You should have them changed or tuned up around the 60,000-mile mark. Sometimes, though, more premium spark plugs can wait until 90,000 miles to be changed. This will cost you around $200.
The timing belt operates your vehicle’s camshaft, causing the engine valves to open and close at required times. Similar to the vehicle’s spark plugs, the timing belt should be inspected after 15,000 miles and replaced when the vehicle has completed 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Replacing a damaged timing belt usually costs around $500 to $700, but waiting to get it fixed can cost you upwards of $3,000.
Around the 15,000 miles mark, your tires should be checked for its pressure and for wear. It’s also important to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles to help keep them even. If tread is uneven, it means you will have to replace your tires more frequently, which will cost you more money in the long run.