Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > ES Models > ES350 and ES300h (2013+)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Free Maintenance for 2 years/25,000 miles

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-14, 12:30 PM   #16
bc6152
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
bc6152's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: pa
Posts: 551
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arty101 View Post
In the same line, my 300h is coming up on its 18 month, 15k (but has only 13000 miles) service. Other than inspection, is it worth it to bring it in? If I don't, will this affect the warranty? What do others here do?
With only 13k on the clock I wouldn't even bother. Your next oil change isn't until 20k and really, what else needs to be done? You can rotate tires at 20k and have any issues addressed. This is a dealer ploy to make $$$. I'm also at 18 months and even less miles than your car. I have no intention of bringing the car in with no complaints or maintenance to be done. Here is what they do at 15k.

�� Inspect and adjust all fluid levels
�� Replace Smart Key battery
�� Reset maintenance reminder light
�� Rotate tires
�� Visually inspect brake pads, calipers and rotors
�� Check installation of driver’s floor mat
�� Road-test vehicle
�� Inspect the following:
___Axle shaft boots
___Ball joints and dust covers
___Body
___Brake lines and hoses
___Engine coolant (see page 69)
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
__________________
1931 Ford Model A Roadster

1966 Corvette Sting Ray convertible

Last edited by bc6152; 03-29-14 at 12:44 PM..
bc6152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-14, 02:39 PM   #17
lesz
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 689
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bc6152 View Post
With only 13k on the clock I wouldn't even bother. Your next oil change isn't until 20k and really, what else needs to be done? You can rotate tires at 20k and have any issues addressed. This is a dealer ploy to make $$$. I'm also at 18 months and even less miles than your car. I have no intention of bringing the car in with no complaints or maintenance to be done. Here is what they do at 15k.

�� Inspect and adjust all fluid levels
�� Replace Smart Key battery
�� Reset maintenance reminder light
�� Rotate tires
�� Visually inspect brake pads, calipers and rotors
�� Check installation of driverís floor mat
�� Road-test vehicle
�� Inspect the following:
___Axle shaft boots
___Ball joints and dust covers
___Body
___Brake lines and hoses
___Engine coolant (see page 69)
And it is very unlikely that any of those inspection items are actually going to require any attention beyond being inspected. In all likelihood, the only thing that they are actually going to do is rotate the tires. For many years, I've rotated tires at 10,000-12,000 mile intervals, and I've always gotten excellent tire life. Unless you have some sort of an alignment problem, 10,000 mile intervals should be more than sufficient for tire rotations, and, if there is an alignment issue, it should be simple for you to detect yourself, either based on the way that the car is handling, or by seeing that there is uneven tire wear.

Other than changing the oil, the only meaningful work done on the vehicle is done only at the 36,000, 72,000, and 108,000 mile service intervals. Those are the only times when my ES will be going to a dealer, and, even then, it will be going to a Toyota dealer, who will do the maintenance for about half of what the Lexus dealer charges. Other than that, maintaining receipts, especially for oil changes, should avoid either warranty or re-sale value issues.
lesz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-14, 09:57 AM   #18
Arty101
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Arty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,326
Default

Bob- I think that's a good plan. I may just replace the Smart Key battery and bring it in for the 20K service.
Arty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-14, 12:37 PM   #19
MissyBissy
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
MissyBissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: CA
Posts: 97
Default

My car is alerting me that maintenance is due soon. She only has about 4500 miles on her and I wasn't sure what she needed. They did say the first two maintenance visits were free but now I'm wondering what that includes
MissyBissy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-14, 01:54 PM   #20
lesz
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 689
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissyBissy View Post
My car is alerting me that maintenance is due soon. She only has about 4500 miles on her and I wasn't sure what she needed. They did say the first two maintenance visits were free but now I'm wondering what that includes
The 5000 mile maintenance is almost all things that are to be inspected, and, I'm confident that, in 99.9%+ cases, none of the items inspected will require any further attention. The only thing that is actually done in that 5000 mile maintenance is a tire rotation, and, unless you have hit a horrible pothole and knocked your vehicle out of alignment, 10,000 mile tire rotation intervals are more than sufficient to maximize tire life. Even if you are unsure of whether you might have an alignment issue, a quick inspection to see if you have any uneven tire wear should tell you whether or not you are okay.

Also, at 5000 miles you can have the dealer change any custom settings that you want changed, but that can also be done at 10,000 miles.

A complete list of all of the items that are to be inspected at the 5000 mile maintenance (and all other maintenance intervals) is in the vehicle's supplementary maintenance manual.
lesz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-14, 04:44 PM   #21
Arty101
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (0)
 
Arty101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissyBissy View Post
My car is alerting me that maintenance is due soon. She only has about 4500 miles on her and I wasn't sure what she needed. They did say the first two maintenance visits were free but now I'm wondering what that includes
Sorry but the 5K service doesn't include cleaning up the interior. That's still on you, unless you get a mile of Saran wrap for the kids.
Arty101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-14, 04:44 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
000, 2012, 2013, 25, 25000, 350, cost, es, free, lexus, long, maintenance, mile, service, year

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Houston area Lexus repair Banglabhai Southwest 4 08-04-14 01:52 PM
Tx2k14 Kohinoor SC 400/300 29 03-14-14 10:08 PM
Lexus dealer benefits udaykiran ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 5 12-26-13 03:07 AM
TX BC coilovers and SPC camber kits Texas Taco 3Gen GS460 / 450H / 430 / 350 / 300 Classifieds (06-12) 2 12-05-13 07:49 AM
TX 2x NEW Optima Red Top Batteries $100 each - Houston Kohinoor SC400 / 300 Classifieds 8 12-30-12 05:41 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info