Summer Lexus Preventative Maintenance Tips For Road Trips

Published 6 years ago — by Lisa Federico

Preventative maintenance tips for your Lexus summertime road trip

Preventative maintenance tips for your Lexus summertime road trip
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The kids are out of school and the temperature is rising, summer has graced us with its sun-shiny presence once again. Keep yourself and your travel companions safe on the road, whether trekking to the beach, going for a cross-country drive or visiting family and friends. Here are a few preventative maintenance tips to keep your Lexus ready for the road…

Tires: Rotated and to the correct pressure, have your tires also inspected for tread depth, uneven wear and cupping. Check your spare too if you have one!

Brakes: As a main safety component, brakes should always be checked before you set out on a summer journey. Any pulsations, grabbing or soft/hard/resistant braking means you need to get to a local Lexus repair shop asap!

A/C: Keep cool mile after mile by having your A/C system components checked. Your Lexus technician will check the evaporator, condenser and compressor, hoses and valves, as well as the refrigerant level and radiator.

Battery: Hot temps can wreak havoc on your vehicle’s battery. Have it tested and its components properly inspected and clean from corrosion, dirt and oil.

Fluids: Flushed, refilled and/or replaced, your oil, coolant, windshield washer (check blades too), brake, power steering, transmission and other fluids should be the appropriate level and color.

Don’t meltdown by the side of the road! It’s always a good idea to bring your baby into the shop before a long road trip, just to check on how things are performing under the hood, with a quick tune-up. Your local Lexus service center can help you with a preventative maintenance check-up, to make sure things are running smoothly, and you get to your destination safely.


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