If you have a sports car, especially an aging one, you probably know the value of preventive maintenance. This includes everything from oil changes to tune ups. When your sports car, regardless of make, model or year, needs work, it is in good hands with our well-trained mechanics.
Preventive maintenance with performance experts can really benefit your sports car. Frankly, performance is a hallmark of luxury rides. That’s true of every Lexus, most especially its sports cars like the Lexus RC, RC-F and LC. That's why our mechanics have the ability to focus on performance more than some mechanics. We are always busy making sure that each vehicle in our service department can perform its best.
Catching a problem early is your best bet for keeping a sports car for a long time. That’s why we recommend a service department, like ours, where everyone is well-trained and where the motivation is your vehicle’s longevity. We use high-tech diagnostics and repair tools as well as OEM parts to make sure your repairs are long lasting and meaningful.
At a tune up, your sports car can get new spark plugs and other parts upgrades that it needs. However, regular maintenance is equally important. Following your vehicle’s guide to maintenance is vital. Your driving habits in a sports car may lead to closer gaps between maintenance visits to ensure that your car stays in good shape for as long as possible.
One of the best things you can do for a high performance car is to take it out to a long stretch of highway and just let it do its stuff. The engine is made for high revs and highway speeds. Like a stallion, it will be happier if it can exercise.
Often our cars are stuck in stop-and-go traffic. For an older sports car, that abuse can lead to carbon build up. One driver reported that he took his old sports car out to the highway after months of town driving and discovered that it was spewing smoke for quite a while. After getting some work done, he decided to make a habit of taking the old sports car engine on the highway every week to give the engine a good work out.
Like all vehicles, fluid levels are key to a sports car’s longevity. You should learn to check your fluids regularly. More than the oil, it’s also power steering fluid, coolant and brake fluid. You should talk with your mechanic about the type of coolant you need. In Arizona heat, this is an extremely important factor. If you are worried about high prices, Earnhardt Lexus invites you to use our Dare to Compare checklist.
Furthermore, you should keep in mind that all fluids are more likely to break down or evaporate due to the heat. Your brake fluid, oil, and transmission fluid leave debris as they break down. The more they evaporate, the more debris they leave. This can lead to a real problem if the fluid levels are too low. To keep your brakes fresh and your engine ready, Earnhardt Lexus offers many service specials to save you money.
Like your fluid levels, your tires take a beating in our heat. HIgher speeds put a strain on tires, too. Even if you don’t drive your sports car often, you should stay aware of the age of your tires. The best way to keep track of your vehicle’s suspension and steering is to watch over your tires. Strange or uneven wear patterns are a sign that corrective action is needed. Regular wheel alignment can help prevent this uneven wear.
A well-maintained car needs to be kept clean inside and out. This type of cleanliness helps prevent corrosion. The most vulnerable part of the car is its undercarriage. A low-riding sports car is deliberately close to the ground to help it cheat the wind. However, that same build which is such a positive for performance puts it in danger of more debris. You and your mechanic can work together to monitor the car for signs of damage.
Every sports car deserves a mechanic who loves performance vehicles, the way that we do at Earnhardt Lexus service center. Let us be your partner in keeping your treasured ride in tip-top condition. Schedule an appointment.