How to Safely Share the Road With a Bike Rider

If you see a bicyclist riding on the street, it is your responsibility to avoid a collision with that individual. This can be done by reducing your speed and being patient in waiting for that person to pull over to a dedicated bike lane or to a shoulder.

It is important that you don’t honk your horn or flash your lights in an effort to get a bicyclist to move out of your way. Doing so may only serve to startle or blind someone who is already vulnerable to getting hurt if a crash were to occur.

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The Importance of Keeping Your Engine Cool

If your car’s engine gets too hot, the vehicle will likely experience a significant loss of power. In some cases, excessive heat can ruin piston rings, bearings and other important engine components. Therefore, it is important that you diagnose the cause of the problem as quickly as possible.

A damaged radiator can cause an engine to overheat as it won’t be able to remove excessive heat that builds up inside of it as the vehicle is being driven. Alternatively, a coolant leak might be the cause of dangerously high engine temperatures.

It may be possible to temporarily cool…

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Luxurious Features Abound in the New Lexus NX

Few SUVs match the luxury and performance that the Lexus NX provides. These are but some of the reasons why the vehicle remains a favorite choice among upscale owners. The latest models have many different features that set the NX apart from the rest. Learn more by visiting our Lexus Escondido location. Schedule a test drive.

The SUV is available in the NX, the NX F Sport and the NX Hybrid and individualized standard amenities. The NX comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine that delivers up to 235 horsepower. The vehicle has a fuel-economy rating of 22…

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The Lexus GS: A Premier Midsize Luxury Car

The Lexus GS continues to be one of the most popular and highly regarded midsize luxury cars on the road today. Among the many reasons why the Lexus GS leads the proverbial pack is the outstanding and even incomparable feature son the GS.

The Lexus GS features demonstrate a solid commitment to safety. The Lexus GS comes complete with a ubiquitous safety system that is considered to be the most comprehensive ever offered on this Lexus model. In addition, the Lexus GS comes features a premium Mark Levinson audio system. Presenting surround sound, the audio system on the

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Applying Wax is Easier Than You Think

Car wax is a protective finish made of wax that's either from plants or synthetic and a solvent. But even though it's a fairly simple substance, it can maintain the exterior or your vehicle amazingly well. Some people shy away from waxing their vehicle because they're afraid that it's a difficult or time-consuming process. Although waxing can take some time per application, it's well worth the time investment, and you'll be amazed because you only have to do it a few times per year. At Lexus Escondido, we always want to make vehicle maintenance…

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Time for Tire Rotation Service

Most drivers get their tires rotated when they take the car for an oil change. Others may follow the recommendations in their vehicles owner's manual. Drivers shouldn't wait too long to rotate them, as tire rotations preserve treads and more. Without rotating the tires, uneven wear commonly results.

Front and rear tires do not suffer wear evenly. Without rotations, one or more tires may wear out prematurely. Driving on worn treads is not safe, as traction suffers. A tire might also become susceptible to a blowout.

 

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Car Wax Explained

Vehicle owners commonly wash and wax their vehicles multiple times throughout the year. There are dozens of car wax products from which to choose. The items are designed to enhance the exterior appearance of a car, SUV, truck, or van while protecting the finish from the elements. Car wax is available as a liquid, a paste, or a spray. The products may have natural or synthetic ingredients.

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Motor Oil Myths

The team at Lexus Escondido would like to be your car care experts of choice in Escondido, CA, and we believe that every auto owner should have all the latest facts on proper vehicle operation and maintenance. That’s why we’re standing by to answer your questions and presenting you with the following data on regular and synthetic motor oil products.

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What You Need to Know About Malfunctioning Brake Pedals

When it comes to a vehicle's braking system, most people focus on the brake pads, rotors, calipers, and brake lines. While these components are certainly important, there's another component of braking systems that's just as important but often gets overlooked: the brake pedal. Here are a few things that we at Lexus Escondido think you should know about malfunctioning brake pedals that will hopefully prevent you from getting into an accident.

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