How Should I Prepare My Lexus For Winter?

December 1st, 2023 by

Prepare Your Lexus for Winter

Although it may be hard to believe, winter is almost here. Winter in and around the Central Valley brings freezing temperatures and unpredictable precipitation, which makes it one of the most dangerous seasons for driving. Here are some of the best ways to prepare your Lexus vehicle for better handling and safety during the upcoming winter season.

Book A Service Appointment 

Get your Lexus vehicle ready for winter by bringing it in to get serviced at Valley Lexus in Modesto. During your Lexus vehicle service, our technicians will check your vehicle’s battery for charge and look for evidence of corrosion, change your oil if necessary, as well as test/service your brakes and change brake fluid. Be sure to schedule your Lexus vehicle service appointment before wintery weather is in the forecast!

Check Your Wipers and Tires 

Along with scheduling a service appointment, there are a few things you can easily check in your Lexus vehicle on your own. Test out your windshield wipers for streaks and screeching sounds. If those occur as your wipers move, it’s likely time to replace them. Also, remember to fill up your windshield fluid with a formula made for the season. 


Next, you can use a tire pressure gauge to measure the psi of all four tires to make sure they’re at the manufacturer’s recommended level. The tire pressure in most passenger cars should be between 32 to 35 psi, but levels can vary based on vehicle/trim, so you should read the owner’s manual located in the glove compartment for exact measurements. 


For a safer drive on roads with winter conditions, you may want to consider purchasing and installing a set of winter tires. These tires provide a better grip on the road and offer better traction, handling, and control in low temperatures.

Emergency Preparedness Kit

You never know when an emergency may occur, and emergencies on the road during winter can be especially dangerous without proper essentials. Slippery conditions and flooding can cause accidents and lengthy delays. A first-aid kit is essential for every vehicle. If you don’t have one you can purchase one at your local grocery or retail store. In addition to a first-aid kit, you should have some extra blankets, gloves, an ice/snow brush, flashlight, radio, and some snacks and water in the back of your Lexus vehicle.

Preparing your Lexus before winter begins will ensure the safety of you and your passengers, while maintaining your vehicle’s handling during the winter months. Schedule a service at Valley Lexus to get the process started! 


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