Lexus Filter Replacement Service
Any car needs long-term service and regular maintenance. At Lexus of North Miami, we want you to feel empowered and informed as you keep your Lexus in peak condition. Here is an overview of a task that can be overlooked when it comes to Lexus service: your engine and car filters.
The primary filter in your car that needs to be changed regularly is your air filter. Your car’s engine needs proper airflow to function at its highest level. When the airflow is impeded or depleted, it can cause serious issues.
While air filters generally should be replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, there are certain signs that you’re dealing with a dirty or otherwise malfunctioning filter, as well.
Signs Your Air Filter is Bad
If you’re experiencing an unknown decrease in your gas mileage, your air filter could be the culprit. Without the right airflow, your engine has to work harder, which causes it to use fuel less efficiently.
Also, if you find that your car has a hard time starting, check your air filter. If the air can’t get into the ignition system, your engine won’t have the right amount of oxygen to trigger the sparks needed for ignition.
Beyond these signs, you’ll need to keep in mind the long-term tiers of your Lexus service. Here’s a guide to what to expect beyond regular oil changes and filter checks.
Long Term Service Schedule
Here is a guide to the different long-term service tiers:
- Every 7,500 miles: Along with a Lexus oil change, check your battery and tighten any connections. Check and grease your door latches. Check the transmission fluid and get your brakes checked.
- Every 20,000 miles: Replace air conditioning and cabin air filter. Check your transfer fluid and take a look at your CV and Universal joints. Inspect your suspension, tie rod ends, brake linings, and parking brake.
- Every 40,000 miles: Check your front and rear axle fluid. Change your air conditioning and cabin air filter.
- Every 60,000 miles: Focus on fluids by either topping them off or flushing their systems. Check and possibly change your transfer case, manual and automatic transmission fluids.
- At 100,000 miles: Your engine belts will most likely need to be replaced by this point. A general inspection is also necessary.
To help keep your luxury car in working order, we offer Lexus specials for service tasks that can save you money and hassle.