Whether you drive a 2017 Lexus ES 350 or one of our older Lexus models, the smartest thing you can do to save money on car maintenance in the short- and long-terms is to keep up with your automobile’s routine maintenance schedule. Staying current will not only keep your service bills lower than they would be otherwise, it will also preserve your vehicle’s resale value and prolong its working life.
Scheduling a service appointment with our Jacksonville, FL Lexus dealership is simple. You can schedule an appointment by visiting our website or you can give us a call, send us a text, or stop by our convenient location on Blanding Boulevard to make an appointment.
Even if it’s not quite time to bring your car into our Lexus service center for routine maintenance, there are still a few things you can do to keep your vehicle in shape. Follow these often overlooked, do-it-yourself maintenance tips to keep your automobile healthy in between your service appointments:
- Check Your Battery Terminals: When a car is having electrical problems, the vehicle’s battery terminals are usually to blame. These connections need to be clean and debris-free at all times. The wires should be connected tightly and they shouldn’t have any frays, cracks, or breaks. Follow your negative cable to the location where it connects with your car’s frame and make sure it is clean and break-free throughout its entire length. Follow your positive cable to the wiring harness to make sure it is clean and in good condition.
- Check Your Fluids: With the New Year having just started, we encourage you to make a resolution to check your car’s critical fluids every time you fill up at the pump. Every time you get gas, check your vehicle’s oil, windshield washer fluid, grease, brake fluid, and transmission fluid levels to ensure they’re at the proper levels.
- Check Your Tires: We encourage you to check your tires every time your stop at the gas station, too. Make sure they are filled properly and examine them for unusual wear patterns. Your tire pressure effects a lot of things, such as tread wear, safety, and fuel economy, so it’s vital that your tires always have the appropriate amount of pressure.
When it’s time to have your car serviced, make an appointment with Lexus of Orange Park. If you’re unsure about how often you should bring your car into our Lexus service center, contact Lexus of Orange Park and we’ll set up a routine maintenance schedule for you. We look forward to helping you save on service throughout the New Year and for years to come.