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In 1989, Toyota decided to do something about its conservative image and founded the luxury brand Lexus. At the Geneva Motor Show in 1990, the first model of the new brand for the European market was on display - the LS 400. Lexus is sold in more than 70 countries around the world and is the best-selling premium car in Japan. It consistently ranks among the top 10 Japanese global brands in terms of market value. Nagoya is where its headquarters are located. The models of Lexus are the sedans such as the IS and HS version. The ES and the GS are the mid-size models. Large models are called LS models. The IS C versions are convertibles. NX and RX are small crossovers, GX is a medium SUV, while XL is a huge SUV (LX). The CT, HS sedan, GS, LS and RX are among the hybrid models. The GS sedan, RC coupé and LFA are the current versions of the F series.

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The overviews below show service intervals, engine oil requirements and tips for the most recent Lexus models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, there may be circumstances in which a workshop advises differently.

Lexus timing chain or belt?

If you drive a Lexus, chances are it uses a timing chain instead of a timing belt. Many older models of Lexus vehicles used timing belts, but that was usually before 2005 or 2006. Since then, almost every vehicle Lexus makes is equipped with a timing chain instead of a timing belt. Depending on the model, it may be a slightly later year when the switch was made, but for the most part, you can expect that every modern Lexus currently uses a timing chain. Read on this page which models have a timing belt or chain.

Tyre pressure Lexus

The tyre pressure of your Lexus should be checked monthly to ensure its optimal performance. In addition, incorrect tyre pressure can lead to high fuel consumption and accelerated or irregular wear of the tyres. On the following pages, you will find an overview of the tyre pressures for your Lexus.


Which engine oil Lexus

Changing engine oil on time is crucial for the condition of your engine. It is also important to know which motor oil you need. The maintenance booklet always mentions the right oil. Do you want to know which motor oil to put in your Lexus? Then use the handy search tool from Kroon Oil: