I recently bought a Lexus ES300h. I want to keep it maintained and cared for as much as possible. I've been reading online forums to know what I should do. Now, my car has reached its first 35,000 miles, and I have a few savings to spend for maintenance. What services can I do for my vehicle?
Maintenance should always be part of your routine, especially if you own a car as grand as Lexus. When your odometer reaches its first 35,000 miles, it is important to have your oil changed. This is to ensure that your engine will always be at its optimum performance. Make sure that you only use the brand that the manufacturer recommends. You can find this in your vehicle's manual. Another service that you can do at this point is to rotate your tires. You can do this on your own, or bring it to your trusted technician. Rotating your tires can distribute the wear. If you prefer to do this on your own, all you need to do is to remove the tires and move those at the front to the rear. Oil change and tire rotation are enough to keep your vehicle maintained at the moment.
I encountered a minor accident with my Lexus ES300h. My front bumper got hit by a motorcycle, which left a small dent. I had it fixed and paid for the paint job. Everything was working perfectly until my car gave me a warning saying, "Clean parking sensor." I reset my parking sensor and checked all the wirings, but it still won't work. What could be causing the problem? Was it due to my accident?
The parking sensor could be displaced if your bumper got hit. You may try cleaning the sensor. If it still doesn't work, then you may try turning it on and off until it works. You might want to bring your vehicle to the repair shop to have the sensor checked. In some cases, the sensor would work after a few resets. Sometimes, it just goes out of its current position, and it will return eventually. Call it pure luck, but it's better to have your vehicle checked to ensure that your sensor will be working fine again.
I'm about to purchase a second-hand Lexus from a friend who is migrating in a few months. I want to know if the vehicle was placed in service and if it is still covered by its warranty. I know the VIN number, but how would I know the start and end date of a vehicle's warranty?
The basic warranty of your vehicle covers the first 24 months or 50,000 miles from the date it was bought by the original owner. The end date would be the time, in months, to the date originally purchased. Your powertrain is covered up until 72 months, same as your restraint systems and corrosion. It is important to know these kinds of information. You may ask the seller to provide you all the documentation of the vehicle before you make it a deal.