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To maintain that fresh-off-the-lot look all while ensuring your Lexus performs at its peak, proper maintenance and vehicle care are a must. Both are a non negotiable. Whether you’re driving a sleek sedan or behind the wheel of one of our most-loved SUVs, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to understanding Lexus maintenance and luxury car upkeep.


Some maintenance can be performed at home, depending on your skill level, but handing over your Lexus to our certified technicians at Northwest Lexus means you’re assured quality workmanship every time. We have access to specialized tools, diagnostic equipment, and training to handle your luxury car with the care and expertise it deserves.


Commit to a service routine
Regular maintenance is the cornerstone of preservation. Routine service intervals, which you can easily find in your owner’s manual, are crucial. These service schedules typically include oil changes, filter replacements, tire rotations, and inspections of crucial components like brakes and suspension. Following the service schedules not only keeps your Lexus running smoothly, but also helps prevent potential issues from escalating into costly repairs.


Never miss an oil change
Oil changes are particularly vital for luxury vehicle maintenance. High-quality oil lubricates the engine, reducing friction and heat buildup. It’s a simple yet essential procedure that ensures optimal engine performance under the hood of your Lexus, and prolongs its lifespan.


Another thing to remember when having your oil changed is to make sure you’re using manufacturer-recommended oil type and grade. It’s one of the reasons why we so strongly recommend you book your oil change directly with us at Northwest Lexus. Our team of Lexus experts will ensure you’ll receive the precise oil grade and type for your vehicle, which is crucial for maintaining your warranty and meeting performance standards.


Don’t neglect your tires
Tire maintenance is often overlooked, but it’s crucial for both safety and performance. Proper tire inflation, rotation, and alignment not only extend tire lifespan but also enhance fuel efficiency and handling. Regularly inspecting tires for wear and damage allows you to address issues before they compromise your Lexus’ performance or safety.


As a luxury car owner, investing in quality parts and accessories is a wise decision. Genuine Lexus parts are designed specifically for your vehicle, ensuring compatibility, reliability, and optimal performance. While aftermarket alternatives may seem tempting due to their lower cost, they often lack the precision engineering and quality of OEM parts, potentially compromising your Lexus’ performance and longevity.


Washing, waxing and exterior maintenance
Regular detailing, like washing and waxing, not only keep your luxury car looking its best, but also protect its paint finish from environmental contaminants and UV damage. We often have Service Specials for detailing packages, so click here to keep an eye on our offers.


Pay attention to interior details
Attention to detail is key when you own a luxury vehicle. Vacuuming regularly and using appropriate cleaners to maintain upholstery and trim is a must, but don’t overlook other interior components. Unusual sounds, warning lights, or changes in performance should be addressed immediately and in doing so, can save you time, money, and headaches.


Opt for ultimate peace of mind with our Advanced Maintenance Program
At Northwest Lexus we offer our clients the option to join our prepaid Advanced Maintenance Program. The program alleviates the stress of managing maintenance schedules and keeps costs in check by locking in current pricing on future parts and labour. Learn more here or contact us and one of our representatives will get back to you with more information.