As the season changes from summer to autumn, it’s important to keep track of your vehicle’s many components to ensure they last a long time. Take a moment to inspect your car for the following issues and if you notice anything out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to bring it to Lexus Downtown.
Before getting into your Lexus, do a walk-around to check its exterior parts. See if all of the lights are working, including the headlights, high beams, and brake lights. Check the windshield wipers for any cracks, tears, or rust. Finally, inspect the tires for any issues and see if the tread is at a reasonable level. If it’s not, your car could have a hard time gripping the roads when they get slick.
You don’t want to get inside of a cold car just for the air vents to blow cool air at you. Even though we haven’t encountered winter weather just yet, it’s still good practice to check to ensure that the heat does, in fact, work. If not, you’ll need to bring your vehicle to our service department for repair.
Under the hood
Open the hood of your vehicle and do a quick visual scan to check for anything unusual like hoses or belts out of place. If you think something looks odd, contact our service team for advice. You’ll also want to check the levels of all fluids, including oil, power steering, transmission, brake, and wiper fluid.
Every Lexus luxury SUV is amazing straight from the factory, but you can make yours even better with genuine Lexus accessories. Read on to learn about some of the extra features you could add to your ride for the new year.
Lexus Start+ Remote Engine Starter
Make your morning commute easier during Toronto winters with a long-range remote engine starter. This starter allows you to turn on your Lexus SUV from as far as 800 metres away. It will allow your vehicle to clear frost off windows and will let you know when your car battery might be running low.
Lexus Universal Tablet Holder
When your family is on the go, you don’t have to worry about one of your children dropping their tablet and not being able to reach it if you have the Lexus Universal Tablet Holder. Compatible with virtually all multimedia devices — and equipped with adjustable pivot/tilt — this holder will give your rear passengers a clear view of their favourite television shows and movies.
Whether it’s a carton of broken eggs from your grocery run or a muddy dog, your cargo area can take a beating. Protect your cargo area carpet with a Lexus cargo liner. Made of Thermo Plastic Rubber, it’s easy to clean, light, and flexible.
Get in touch with our Service and Parts departments here at Lexus Downtown to elevate your luxury SUV with any of these helpful Lexus accessories.
Winter in Toronto can really do a number on your vehicle. From deflated
tires to dead batteries, you want to be sure to follow these tips to get your
car ready for winter.
Put on the winter tires. Ice, snow, and rain are expected throughout the winter months, so you want to be sure your vehicle’s tires can handle the weather. Stop by and see us at Lexus Downtown to get your winter tires so you can get better traction on rough roads.
Be prepared. Whether the snow has buried your front bumper or you
find yourself stranded on the side of the road, you need to be prepared. Pack
emergency tools that will help when the temperatures drop, including a
flashlight, shovel, jumper cables, ice scraper, a bag of sand, flares, and an
extra set of warm clothing.
Check the battery. When the temperatures drop, so does the car battery’s
ability to charge. If you’ve been waiting to get a new battery, do that now so
you don’t find yourself stranded with a car that won’t start.
Fill up the fluids. Top off the fluids your car needs to help make winter
easier, including windshield wiper fluid and anti-freeze. This will help your car
stay in working order, no matter how cold it gets.
If you’re not sure how to best prepare your car for the chill of winter, feel free to give us a call or stop by and see us at Lexus Downtown.
Summer is finally here, which means you should start thinking about how to help your car thrive in hotter temperatures. Here are some summer car care tips to keep your car running smoothly.
Complete your car’s routine maintenance. Hotter temperatures mean your car is more likely to overheat, especially if you’re driving long distances this summer. That’s why you should visit Lexus Downtown’s service department and get your car’s oil changed so it’s fresh and clean. Also, make sure your coolant system is in working order so that it’s in peak condition to keep your engine cool.
Watch your tires. When the temperature outside
changes, so can your car’s tire pressure. Make sure your tires remain in the
recommended tire pressure range. That will keep your car riding smoothly and
reduce the risk of an accident.
Replace your windshield wipers. Summer storms are on their way, which is why it’s important to make sure that your windshield wipers are in top condition. They should be replaced every six months to a year, so if you haven’t done so in a while, now would be a good time. You should also replace your wipers if they’re streaking the windshield or if there are cracks in the rubber.
Spring is finally here, which means you can say goodbye to the harsh Canadian winter temperatures for another year. It also means you should prepare your vehicle for warmer weather. Here are a few spring car care tips to keep your Lexus running smoothly and looking sharp.
Bring your car in for a cleaning. Spring is the perfect time for giving your house a deep clean, so why not make sure your car receives one as well? Bring your vehicle into a detailer for a truly deep clean, both inside and out. Winter weather can wear down your Lexus’ exterior, particularly its undercarriage, so cleaning away all the excess grime from the winter is important. Also, get rid of all the clutter that might have accumulated inside your Lexus — not to mention the grit you likely tracked in on your shoes.
Make sure your car gets a routine checkup. Every several thousand kilometres, your Lexus should undergo routine maintenance. This includes getting your oil changed and tires rotated. Spring is the perfect time to get these services here at Lexus Downtown. You should also ask your mechanic to check your tires’ pressure and tread depth. These are two tire features that tend to be affected during winter weather. While you’re here, have the mechanic change out your windshield wipers to prepare your Lexus for any spring showers that might come your way.