Adams Autoworx is your one-stop Lexus repair shop in Castro Valley. The engine is like a heart of your Lexus – when it does not work well, neither will your Lexus. Engine issues can impact performance of your Lexus, impact fuel efficiency, or in the extreme cases, prevent your Lexus from moving. To minimize chances of problems, we recommend regular oil changes, following manufacturer recommended service schedule, and bringing in your Lexus for a checkup when you notice that something is “not right” – even if you can’t quite tell what is causing your concern.
Signs your Lexus’ engine needs attention
The following signs should motivate you take the time to visit your local mechanic:
If you notice you no longer go as far on a tank of gas like you used to, it is time to get your Lexus checked out – declining gas mileage is a sign that your Lexus needs a checkup.
If your Lexus doesn’t accelerate like it used to, it’s a sign that its engine is struggling. Loss of power can be dangerous under certain traffic conditions, so we recommend getting your Lexus checked out as soon as possible.
Lexus vehicles are superbly made – if you notice leaks – engine oil, transmission oil, coolant – any oily fluid, or any fluid that has a definitive color, it’s time to call Adams Autoworx and make an appointment. Leaks only get worse, and if a fluid level drops low enough, it can cause massive internal damage to your Lexus.
Any unusual noises that persist should be checked out by a professional mechanic. Your Lexus was designed and manufactured to be lithe and quite – noises tell you that something is not right.
- Check engine light comes on
Never ignore the check engine light – even though many conditions that cause it to come “on” may not require immediate attention, without specialized equipment and diagnostic skills, there is no way to tell if the check engine light came on for minor issue, or if there is a major problem brewing.
If the check engine light flashes, park the car where it’s safe to do so, turn off the engine, and have it towed to Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley – driving with the check engine light flashing can cause severe damage to your Lexus.
- Increased exhaust gases/smoke
Your Lexus is designed to avoid producing excessive exhaust smoke. Not just the catalytic converter, but also sensors and computers that automatically adjust air-fuel mixture, make sure that exhaust gases are within recommended parameters. If you notice that your vehicle is puffing out thick black, white or blue smoke, something is wrong, and your Lexus needs to be inspected by a professional mechanic.
While your Lexus is designed and manufactured to provide you with years of reliable and luxurious transportation, if you notice any of the signs above, call Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley to make an appointment. Our nationally certified technicians will use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools and their extensive diagnostic experience to find out what your Lexus needs to serve you well for years to come. We offer industry-leading 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warrant on all repairs performed at our Castro Valley auto care facility. Call today to make an appointment.