Common Lexus Repairs

Loving Your Lexus

For some car enthusiasts, driving involves the 3 L's--Love, Luxury, Lexus. If you're one of those people, you want to keep your prized automobile performing well. Dave's Ultimate Automotive in Central Austin, Texas, is here to help you do that. We have a team of certified, industry-honored technicians who know just what your Lexus needs. Recognized as a Top Shop, NAPA AutoCare network member, and AAA affiliate, you can feel good about entrusting your car to us. What's more, we back our work with a 36-month/36,000 mile nationwide warranty.

"Heads Up!": Be Mindful of These

Every car line, no matter how great, has a few commonly reported problems. While it's best practice to have your car serviced regularly and make timely repairs, there are a few issues to be aware of so that you can pay special attention to ensure early detection. For example, some owners report more than expected oil leaks once they pass 8,000 miles. As cars age, some leakage may not be a big surprise, but 8,000 is a bit early to expect such an issue. To help prevent this, make sure you keep watch over the gaskets. Also, some drivers are surprised by the development of a water leak around the sunroof. Not all owners experience this problem, but it can surely ruin an interior quickly if not addressed when it indeed happens. Reports indicate that such leaks often begin between 20,000 and 30,000 miles. The largest complaint, however, is with drivetrain components. Some Lexus owners report an illuminated check engine light at a relatively low mileage mark. The great news is that the manufacturer covers such problems for the first four years. (In case you need a reminder or clarification, the drivetrain is a collection of components that work together to move your vehicle using the engine's power. These include the driveshaft, differential, transmission, wheels, axles, and CV joints.)

Care--For Cars and Customers

If Murphy's Law (or fate) seems to be biting you and you face post-warranty repairs or if you simply want to adhere to a solid maintenance schedule to prevent major problems, count on Dave's Ultimate Automotive. We offer all the preventive maintenance services your Lexus needs, and we also help you with timely repairs that can head off more major problems or a breakdown. Furthermore, we'll help you prioritize what's urgent and what can wait. We can even help you save a little money, so be sure to check out our Specials page.

Written by Dave's Ultimate Automotive