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If you own a Lexus, you’ll want to do everything in your power to protect your luxury vehicle. Routine maintenance is essential for keeping the engine running smoothly, and part of regular service is getting an oil change. Here at Eskridge Lexus, we know how important routine oil changes are. Read on to learn more about this type of maintenance and its benefits.

What Is an Oil Change?

An oil change is a process of removing and replacing the oil that the internal combustion engine in your vehicle uses. When conducting an oil change, a technician lifts your vehicle to access the oil pan and filter underneath. There is usually a cover that they remove using basic hand tools. Then, the technician removes the drain plug to let the old oil out of the vehicle and removes and replaces the old oil filter.

After putting the drain plug back in and reinstalling the cover, the technician makes their way underneath the engine hood. They use a funnel to add fresh oil according to the manufacturer’s recommended volume. The final steps include checking the oil level to ensure it’s adequate and verifying that there are no leaks.

How Often Should You Schedule Oil Changes?

The ideal frequency of oil changes depends on the make, model, and year of your vehicle. It can also vary depending on your driving habits. Regardless, an oil change isn’t something you should get done when you feel like it. If you want to protect the investment that’s your Lexus, it’s important to adhere to the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. For most Lexus vehicles, the manufacturer recommends getting an oil change every 10,000 miles. The recommended schedule drops to every 5,000 miles for vehicles that use non-synthetic oil. Other factors that might call for more frequent oil changes include:

  • Frequent trailer towing.
  • Driving in extreme heat or cold or on dusty roads.
  • Constant idling in traffic.
  • Frequent stop-and-go driving.
  • Driving a vehicle for commercial purposes.
  • Frequent short-distancing driving that doesn’t allow the engine to reach full operating temperature.

It’s also worth noting that your vehicle might need an impromptu oil change if it starts exhibiting signs like:

  • Reduced gas mileage.
  • Loud clunking noises.
  • Overheating engine.
  • Low oil level.
  • Smoking exhaust.

What Type of Oil Is Necessary?

Newer Lexus vehicles usually need Toyota Genuine Motor Oil SAE 0W-20. If you have an older model, the conventional Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 5W-30 might be necessary. Choosing the right type of oil is important because it can affect the longevity of your vehicle. For instance, most high-performance Lexus vehicles require synthetic oil to properly maintain their turbocharged and supercharged engines. Even though synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional oil, the extra cost is well worth the superior protection.

Importance of Regular Oil Changes

Regular oil changes are essential to the proper maintenance of your vehicle. The viscous fluid is present in the engine to lubricate the moving components and prevent friction from generating excessive heat. Over time, the oil becomes dirty and can even result in sludge buildup. This excessive debris reduces the performance of your car and can lead to damage that requires expensive repairs.

Ensuring you schedule regular oil changes allows you to be a proactive car owner. Fresh oil keeps your car running as smoothly as the day you drove it off the lot, and you’ll protect the vehicle from experiencing premature damage. Drivers can use the money they save for other bills or luxuries like upgrading their Lexus vehicles with the best accessories.

Why Trust Eskridge Lexus for Oil Changes?

While it’s possible to do a DIY-oil change, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at Eskridge Lexus. There are plenty of benefits that come with trusting a Lexus dealership to handle this essential maintenance task. For one, it can be a lot safer. Oil changes require you to lift your car and use jack stands to ensure it’s safely in the air. If you don’t have the proper equipment or knowledge, a simple oil change can quickly become dangerous. Fortunately, our professionals at Lexus dealership are here to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Yet another benefit is the convenience. Our dealership has service hours throughout the week starting in the early morning and extending to the late afternoon. We even have Saturday slots to ensure you can get an oil change on your own schedule. Our dealership handles the messy and somewhat time-consuming process so drivers like you can focus on what really matters.

You’ll also appreciate our expertise as a Lexus dealership. If you’ve serviced your vehicle at other Lexus dealerships in the country, we can use our database to access its complete history and determine when it’s due for its next oil change. We also use our expertise to recommend the appropriate maintenance schedule and oil type so you don’t have to sort through the hundreds of possibilities on your own. If we notice anything else wrong during an oil change, such as leaks or unusually dirty oil, we’ll bring it to your attention and recommend the appropriate course of action.

How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

An oil change is a simple maintenance task that usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Here at Eskridge Lexus, we know you have a busy schedule and seek to respect your time by working as efficiently as possible. You can bring in your vehicle for impromptu maintenance, but consider scheduling an oil change for extra fast service.

Even though oil changes don’t take long, the experience will seem even faster thanks to our inviting dealership. Our customer service team is as friendly and helpful as they get, and we provide many amenities to ensure you’re comfortable. The lounge keeps you comfortable and provides free Wi-Fi so you can stream your favorite show or get work done. Be sure to grab a drink or snack from our complimentary cafe. If there’s time to leave the site, you can take advantage of our shuttle service or fleet of Lexus loaner vehicles.

While an oil change might not be your primary concern, it’s crucial not to understate the importance of this type of routine maintenance. Fresh oil in your Lexus will protect your investment and help it run smoothly for years to come. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or learn more about regular service, contact Eskridge Lexus today.



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(405) 755-9000
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Oklahoma City, OK


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