General Maintenance and Regular Use

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In addition to scheduled maintenance, your Lexus requires ongoing general maintenance such as fluid checks and visual inspections. The recommended guidelines for inspections are listed below. Please refer to the “Mainte - nance” section of the Owner’s Manual for a detailed description of inspection procedures.

Every 30 Days

• Check engine oil level using the dipstick

• Visually check engine coolant level on the see-through reservoir

• Visually check brake fluid level on the see-through reservoir

• Check level of power steering fluid

• Visually check condition of battery

• Check level of windshield washer fluid

• Check installation of driver’s floor mat

• Check tire pressure

• Check tires for damage and wear

After a Car Wash

• Check installation of driver’s floor mat

After Off-Road Driving

Whenever you drive off-road through deep sand, mud or water, perform these inspections daily:

• Check axle shaft boots

• Check ball joints and dust covers

• Check brake lines and hoses

• Check brake pads/rotors and parking brake linings/drums

• Check differential oil

• Check engine air filter

• Check nuts and bolts on chassis

• Check steering linkage and boots

• Check transfer case oil

• Check transmission fluid

When Cleaning the Interior

• Remove dirt and dust with a vacuum cleaner. Wipe dirty surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with warm water.

• When cleaning leather interior, remove dirt and dust with a vacuum cleaner. Using a sponge, apply a small amount of neutral wool detergent mixed in water, rubbing in a circular motion.

Wipe off any excess detergent and let leather dry in an open-air location.

• When cleaning carpet, remove dirt and dust with a vacuum cleaner. Apply a foaming-type carpet cleaner with a sponge or brush, allowing cleaner to work for a few minutes to loosen dirt.

Continue by rubbing carpet in a circular motion. Wipe off any excess cleaner with a clean cloth.

If any dirt remains, repeat process.

Best results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible.

When Cleaning the Exterior

• Working from top to bottom, apply lots of low-pressure water to the body, wheel wells and underside of vehicle to remove dirt and dust. Wash the vehicle body using a soft sponge or cotton cloth with mild car-wash soap. Rinse off with water.

• If water does not bead on a clean vehicle surface, apply car wax using a soft cotton cloth when the body of the vehicle is cool.

When Cleaning the Wheels

• Wait for hot wheels to cool before getting wheels wet.

• Using a soft sponge or cotton cloth, apply same mild car-wash soap as used for the vehicle body. Quickly rinse off with water. Using a soft cotton cloth, apply same car wax as used for the vehicle body.

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