Is Lexus Maintenance Expensive?

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The best way to keep any car in its top-performing condition is to stay up to date on regular maintenance. However, if you’ve recently purchased a Lexus or are considering it, you may be wondering, “Is Lexus maintenance expensive?” If you want to protect your automotive investment, it’s well worth the cost of Lexus maintenance, which might surprise you in a good way. Learn more about Lexus maintenance costs with the service department at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold.

Lexus Maintenance Cost Rankings

Holmdel drivers might be surprised to learn that Lexus is one of the least expensive car brands to maintain. Here’s what the automotive industry experts have to say:

Kelley Blue Book on Lexus Maintenance Costs

“Lexus has an established record of offering vehicles that are desirable both new and used while delivering quality, reliability and low-cost operation across the board,” Kelley Blue Book said. Lexus won its 5-Year Cost to Own Best Brand category in 2014 and 2019. That’s calculated with factors like projected resale values, insurance and state fees, fuel cost estimates, maintenance and repairs, and more.

Consumer Reports on Lexus Maintenance Costs

In a 2017 Consumer Reports study on the cost of car ownership over time, Lexus beat out luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, and Acura. The average maintenance cost for a 2007 model year Lexus in its 10th year was estimated at $590.  BMW, the most expensive brand on the list, averaged $1,125 in maintenance costs during its 10th year.

YourMechanic on Lexus Maintenance Costs

In a 2016 study by YourMechanic and featured by Popular Mechanics that ranked luxury car maintenance from most expensive to most affordable, Lexus was ranked #28 out of the 30, beating luxury marques including BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo, Mini, Porsche, Acura, Land Rover, and Buick. Lexus models were estimated to have $7,000 of total maintenance over 10 years, compared to BMW at $17,800 total maintenance over 10 years.

Lexus Maintenance Covered Under Warranty

One reason Lexus maintenance costs are so low is that so much is covered under the Lexus warranty. When you ask, “Is Lexus maintenance expensive?” the warranty coverage is part of the reason why the answer is no.

Lexus New Vehicle Warranty Coverage

  • Complimentary maintenance for the first and second scheduled maintenance visits (at 6 months/5,000 miles and 12 months/10,000 miles)
  • 12 months/12,000 miles Wheel Alignment and Balancing
  • 12 months/unlimited miles Lexus Service Part Warranty*
  • 48 months/50,000 miles Basic New Vehicle Warranty
  • 72 months/70,000 miles Powertrain Warranty
  • 72 months/unlimited miles Lexus Corrosion Perforation Warranty**
  • 8 years/100,000 miles Hybrid Warranty (10 years/150,000 miles for 2020 and newer hybrid models)

Save on Lexus Service Prices at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold

Your Lexus is built to last on Old Bridge streets! Save even more money on maintenance costs when you keep up with regularly scheduled maintenance, including oil changes at the proper intervals. If you have any questions about the cost of Lexus maintenance, contact us.

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