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Buying A Used Lexus? Make Sure You Do These 5 Things Soon After!

On Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Lexus is a popular luxury and high-performance car marque. The Japanese firm is taking the world by storm with its exciting model releases. Those of us that can’t afford a brand new model will often go for a used one instead.


Many people are also drawn to used Lexus models because of their reliability. It’s no secret that its competitors are often expensive to maintain. But, the good news with Lexus is that you don’t have to pay lots of money to keep their cars in good working order!

As you are reading this, I will assume you’re already familiar with Lexus cars. I will also presume that you want to buy one, and have a specific model in mind. If all that’s the case, you will no doubt want many years of happy motoring in your next pride and joy.

Today’s blog post will tell you about five things you need to do once you drive your Lexus home. Here is what you need to know:

  1. Get an updated navigation disc

It’s likely your Lexus will have satellite navigation as standard. If so, you need to make sure the maps it uses are up-to-date. You can get the latest DVD by contacting Inchcape Lexus or any other official dealer.

They can order it for you and contact you once they receive it in stock. The good news is you won’t have to wait too long for your new navigation disc.

  1. Upgrade your tyres

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve bought your Lexus from a private seller or a dealer. The truth is it might not have good enough tyres wrapped around its wheels.

You can overcome that problem by getting brand new premium tyres for your pride and joy. What’s more, you can have the tyres fitted to your car at home or work. Event Tyres are one such mobile tyre-fitting company you can use.

  1. Book your Lexus in for a full service

As a general rule, whenever you buy a used car you should get it serviced. I recommend getting a full service, including a “timing belt service.”

In a nutshell, you should get the timing belt, tensioners and water pump changed at the same time. Note that some Lexus models use a timing chain rather than a belt. In those cases, only the auxiliary drive belt needs to get changed.

  1. Have your car cleaned by a body shop

You might think that it’s a bit odd having a body repair place clean your car, but let me explain. They can do more than just giving your car a wash and vacuum! Let’s say your car has some scratches on the paintwork.

They have processes to take care of them without needing to respray the car! It’s also worth bearing in mind that they won’t cost any more than a typical detailing company.

  1. Only use premium fuels

Your Lexus deserves only the best fuels for its engine. Avoid going to places that sell “cheap” petrol and diesel. Instead, opt for branded fuels from the likes of BP and Shell.

Their fuels contain additives that help to keep the inside of your engine clear of carbon build up. Such fuels also keep your fuel injectors in tip-top condition.

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