How to Extend the Life of Your Car | Mobile AL

Keep driving longer

How to Extend the Life of Your Car in Mobile, AL

Your schedule is full of places to go and people to see, so your Lexus needs to stay reliable and ready to hit the road. Regular service is important for ensuring your vehicle’s health, and whenever your luxury model needs maintenance, Lexus of Mobile is the name you can trust. Whether you need a tune-up or a much larger repair, our technicians are highly trained and proficient in all things Lexus, so you can trust that your vehicle is in excellent hands. Beyond regular maintenance, there are other things you can do to extend the life of your Lexus. Take a look at our tips below for easy ways to improve your model’s longevity.

Wash & wax your vehicle regularly.

Washing and waxing your vehicle isn’t just for looks — it can also help remove damaging substances such as road salt and protect your model’s exterior against harsh weather.

Don’t forget the interior.

The interior of your Lexus should be cleaned regularly as well. To remove stains, deep clean the seats and carpeting, and vacuum thoroughly. Keep your leather seats in great condition with leather cleaner and protectant. If your seats are trimmed with fabric, use upholstery cleaner and fabric protectant instead.

Keep an eye on your tires.

Good tires are integral to a safe driving experience. Check your tire pressure regularly, referring to your owner’s manual to ensure each tire has the correct PSI. Make sure they have deep tread as well, and don’t forget to bring your model to our service department to have its tires rotated on a consistent basis.

Fill up with care.

It’s important to choose a reliable gas station whenever you need to fill up, and it’s also wise to avoid getting gas while a fuel truck is filling up the tanks. During this process, sediment can be stirred up in the gasoline, and there’s a chance that this sediment could clog your model’s fuel filters and injectors.

Keep up with oil changes.

Oil changes are vital for smooth and efficient engine operation. Whenever your model is due for this service, don’t postpone it. Check your owner’s manual to see how frequently you should bring your Lexus in for an oil change.

Change the filters.

It’s also vital to change your vehicle’s filters regularly (including the oil, fuel, transmission and air filters). Your owner’s manual will contain recommendations for how often to change these filters, and you can ask our technicians for their advice as well.

Repair damage to your windshield as soon as possible.

Never ignore a small chip or crack in your windshield. Small problems can become major headaches in no time, and you might end up having to replace the entire windshield.

Use genuine OEM parts.

Accept nothing less than genuine OEM Lexus parts — they are the only parts that will fit your vehicle perfectly. We only use genuine parts in our service bays, and we also sell parts that you can install yourself, if you’d like.

Make sure fluids are at the correct level.

The fluids in your vehicle allow it to run properly, so they must be checked regularly. Your owner’s manual should contain a schedule for fluid checks, and our technicians will be happy to take care of checking your model’s fluids for you at your next service appointment.

These are just a few steps to follow in order to keep your vehicle healthy and on the road for a long time. If you have any questions about your vehicle’s maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or stop by our dealership at 3024 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606. We look forward to serving our customers near the Gulf Coast, Daphne and Spanish Fort.