Maintaining the Luxury In Your Lexus
From the first day you get behind the wheel of your Lexus, you could feel the precision engineering that sets it apart in the Import world. The ride is smooth, the engine is quiet, and the features make you feel like you’re in your cockpit. Over time, as you add the miles to your vehicle, it will begin to show signs of wear and tear, and that luxury could use some restoration and maintenance. At Motorcars International in Smyrna, GA, we work with each owner to set up a preventative maintenance schedule that keeps their vehicle running at peak performance. Come by our shop today to see us at 1711 Spring Rd. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080.
What Can I Do At Home?
A concern for many vehicle owners, and especially import vehicles, is the cost of maintenance and repairs. At Motorcars International, we have some advice for the owners who like to do some of their maintenance at home. With a Lexus especially, these tips can help keep your vehicle running smoothly between visits to the auto shop.
- Check Your Fluids: Your engine’s functionality directly depends on various fluids that run throughout your vehicle. These fluids provide lubrication, increase and decrease pressure, and keep the engine cool from its own heat and the weather outside. There are five fluids you should check their levels and their clarity: antifreeze, power-steering fluid, engine oil, brake fluid, and transmission fluid.
- Check Your Tires: Of all the wear and tear that happens to your vehicle, identifying worn tires is probably the easiest to spot. You will be able to see easily if the inflation in your tires is off. Too full, and the tread will not make enough contact with the road because the tire is bowed. Too little, your tires will look flatter and more bulbous at the bottom. The tread should also be deep enough to create traction on the road. Bald tires do not provide strong contact with the road and are not safe to drive on.
- Check Your Driving: Your habits behind the wheel directly affect the wear and tear of your vehicle. Hard braking is hard on your tires. Taking turns at high speeds will put stress on your suspension and steering. The more kind you are to your vehicle, the fewer trips you need to make for auto repair.