Does anyone know what is included in the 20k mile service. Is it worth it to get it done at lexus or should i go elsewhere. Im trying to conserve money in this slowing economy weve all been seeing and i know lexus usualy charges plenty. Thanks for your responce. Im sittung at 20k just waiting to see what i should do.
Mike - At 20k, the Lexus guide says to change the oil & filter & rotate your tires. U should also inspect all fluid levels, brakes, air filter & belts/hoses - basically eyeball them as that's all I've ever seen my techs do. Real simple & alot cheaper if ya do that little bit of work yourself!
It's not a waste of money if you consider your warranty and resell of your car.people do you know that this car has a huge resell value that people look at service history FROM THE DEALER. think about that
I pulled into Jiffy Lube to have my oil change for the 20k mile. Im trying to save cash instead of going to the dealer. Jiffy lube tells me they need a certain part to get the oil filter out and Lexus/Toyota hasnt released it. He finishes by saying that only choice is to get it changed at the dealer. Is this true?
Mike - I think Jiffy Lube just doesn't want to work on a Lexus as all it takes is a standard oil filter wrench ( either cup or band style ) to remove the filter. It takes more time to remove that undercover than the filter itself. As far as having ONLY the dealer do the maintenance, it's more of a matter of convenience that all maintenance records are at one location than necessity as long as U keep the records for resale or warranty purposes. My friend with the shop I do all my work at also sells used rides & he says that as long as U have the receipts from the work being done ( a bit of a pain ) & on time, it really doesn't matter who does the work. My dealer says it doesn't matter to them when they take a Lexus in on trade because they have to go over it anyway to see if it's eligible for the Lexus Certification program. Just keep your paperwork in a file & U'll be fine. BTW - does anyone else have a problem of getting their Lex worked on? Even my Toyota dealer won't look at my GS - I think he's intimidated by the Lexus marquee. When I jokingly asked him about an oil/filter change ( I do 95% of the maintenance myself ), he advised me to take it back to my Lexus dealer ( over 100 miles away! ). I can understand if it involves special tools or software but an oil change?? Buncha cowards!!!!!
Hi Iam a Lexus diagnostic specialist for a 11 years I dont see aproblem with going else ware to change your oil but I do recomend you buy the lexus oil filter there are two different sizes for our vehicles one for the six cylender and one for the eight cylender.