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Have You Check Your Fluid Levels Lately?

If you are going a road trip, these four fluid levels should be checked prior to getting on the road.

Engine Oil
If your car's engine oil is low, it needs to be replaced or changed altogether. Lacking engine oil can cause serious mechanical problems that will be expensive to repair.

Coolant
Engines get very hot while in motion; however, coolant will prevent them from overheating.

Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid is a multipurpose liquid whose main objective is to lubricate parts of the transmission. However, it also aids with cooling, conditioning and cleaning.

 

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Avoid Damage When Cleaning Your Tires

Your tires can face many problems over the course of your ownership of a car, including the dirt and chemicals that can be kicked up from the road. Even when you stay on the main roads of Reno, you will be faced with the issues of brake dust settling on your tires and making them look dirty. Here at Dolan Lexus, we want your car or truck to look its best at all times with your tires setting the tone for how your car is judged.

Getting the right equipment is vital to avoiding the damage that can occur when…

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Why Car Wax is Important to Your Car

Maintaining your car goes a long way towards keeping the body looking good and adding to the life and retail value of the car. We at Dolan Lexus want you to be a knowledgeable driver who can take care of your car. Washing and waxing your car will not only make your car look newer and cleaner but will also protect the body. We have some great tips to offer on car wax.

There are several benefits to waxing your car.
 
• It protects the clear coat from pollutants and debris in the environment.
• It protects against UV rays and rainwater…
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Three Indicators That Your Ignition Needs Repair

The ignition is one of the most critical parts of your vehicle; without it, you can't start the engine and drive it at all. Here are a few signs that your ignition may need to be serviced as soon as possible:

• Oil Soak
The starter is most often located near the bottom of the engine, making it vulnerable to potentially being soaked by engine oil leaks or other fluids. If the starter is soaked with oil, it's important to get it fixed quickly.

• Malfunctioning Solenoid
This may be the issue when you turn the key over, and the…
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Versatility and Performance are Just Two Things to Expect from the Lexus NX

Lexus is noted for its luxury and performance. The Lexus NX fully embraces both while adding the versatility of an SUV. Let's look at what you should expect when you're behind the wheel of this popular luxury SUV.

Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to an SUV. The NX's available Power Rear Door with Kick Sensor makes it easy to load just about anything in the back. The reclining rear seat offers 60/40 split making it easy to configure for cargo and passengers.

 

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Exploring the Lexus GS at Dolan Lexus

Have you caught sight of the Lexus GS in Reno and want to know more about this midsize luxury car? If so, read on to learn about some of the features equipped with the GS.

You can ride with ease in the GS thanks to the Lexus Safety System. This comprehensive suite of safety features and driver-assist technologies was engineered to keep you and your passengers protected. Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist helps you avoid lane-change collisions with audible and visual warnings if you start to drift out of your lane...

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Let's Talk About Car Theft Prevention

Dolan Lexus wants you to be aware of the danger of having your vehicle stolen. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that at least 770,000 people become the victims of car theft every year. But the good news is that car theft can be prevented. Today, we want to share with you some ways you can protect your car from being stolen.

First of all, one of the simplest steps you can take to prevent theft is to keep your car doors locked. Lock your doors anytime you get out of your vehicle, and locking your doors while…

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Choosing a Dog-friendly Vehicle

Many family members take their four-legged companions with them while making daily trips or when taking extended vacations. However, not all vehicles are designed for the comfort, safety and convenience of transporting pets. We have vehicles in our Dolan Lexus inventory that are suitable for owners and their furry friends. Make a point of visiting us and take a test drive.

The majority of dogs shed, which leads to a time-consuming cleanup. They might also become ill or have elimination accidents. To ease the burden of dealing with upkeep...

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Tips For Changing A Flat Tire

It's never a good time to have a flat tire. If you have a flat tire, Dolan Lexus wants you to know that you can change the tire yourself as long as you follow some important steps that will help to keep you safe.

When your tire goes flat, pull off to a place that is out of traffic. A parking lot is the best. Put on your emergency brake to keep your car from rolling. You will then need your lug nut tool, jack and spare tire. The next thing you will do is lightly loosen the lug…
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Could Extreme Temperatures Leave You Stranded?

We care about our customers and want to make sure they always have a dependable ride. When your battery stops working properly, it can be hard to travel around Reno, and other places you need to go, with confidence. A faulty battery could cause your car to stall, prevent some of your features and devices from working properly, and even prevent your car from starting at all.

Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can affect your battery. Cold weather can drain your battery quickly; making your car more like to stall out or fail to start. 
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