How to Care for Your Lexus GS460 without the Help of a Mechanic
The Lexus GS460 is known for its impressive power as well as its luxury features while maintaining a reasonable price compared to its competition. With a refined ride and handling balance, you will have an easy time driving it. Its quiet and well-appointed cabin as well as the outstanding fit and finish make it a conversation piece for you and your peers. Of course, maintaining your Lexus is another thing. Regular maintenance is crucial for you to get the highest level of performance, safety, and reliability from your vehicle. It can also enhance its resale value. If you don't know where to start, here are some points to help you.
- Perform inspections every 30 days.
Even if Lexus offers professional service for your vehicle's maintenance, it's still important to look after your car yourself. At least once a month, inspect some of your Lexus GS460's components such as the engine oil level. Using the dipstick, see if your car has enough oil to reach the mark on the stick. If the level is below that mark, top it off with the same type of oil. You should also check if your car has enough engine coolant. Because its reservoir is see-through, you don't need a stick to inspect the coolant level. If there's not much coolant left, check the reservoir for leaks then refill it with more coolant. You should also check the brake fluid level, the power steering fluid level, your battery's condition, the level of your windshield washer fluid, and your tires.
Your Lexus GS460's luxury status becomes nothing if the cabin looks like a pigsty. Keep your car neat and clean so that your trip is always pleasant and comfortable. Remove dirt and dust from the carpet with a vacuum cleaner. If there are any dirty spots, spray it with a stain lifter until soaked, then leave it for a few minutes before scrubbing it with a plastic bristle brush. Repeat the process until the dirty spot is gone. Then wipe off the lifted residue with a clean cloth in a circular motion and vacuum the carpet again once it dries up. When cleaning the leather interior, vacuum the dirt and dust first then use a sponge to apply a small amount of neutral wool detergent mixed in water and rub in a circular motion. Wipe off the excess detergent then keep the doors open to let the leather dry.
- Don't forget the exterior and wheels.
Not everyone will be able to get inside your car, but they can see the exterior and your wheels. Keep your Lexus GS460 looking close to brand new by cleaning the exterior and the wheels once a week. Work from top to bottom and apply lots of low-pressure water to the body, the wheel wells, and the underside of your car to remove dirt and dust. Then clean the body using a soft sponge or cotton cloth with mild car-wash soap, and rinse off with water. If you notice water not beading on a clean surface, apply car wax using a soft cotton cloth when the body of your vehicle is cool.