Originally Posted by Sh1nra
Hey guys, we just received a notice for a 6 month service for our 2013 Rx350 we bought in July.
Though the first two services are free, should we go in now for the service or wait until we hit the 5k marker? The car has 2.5k miles so far.
What do you guys do?
I know it seems like a waste of a free oil change coupon at only 2.5k.
We do exactly what the manual says. If we only had 2.5K on our new car, we would bring it in at 6 months and inquire about an oil change if we drove the car short distances where it never warmed up fully, to burn off contaminants. Short trips from a cold start, less than two miles, say, will change the lubricating qualities of the oil, or so I'm told.
Also, there's the tire rotation. I've always wondered about that term, rotation. Wouldn't switching or swapping be a better word? They are already rotating! Anyway, you may want to rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or so. I'm told this cuts down on scalloping which generates road noise, again, or so I'm told.
Hope this helps.