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Tips to Help You to Avoiding Hydroplaning

It can be very scary to hydroplane when you are behind the wheel of your vehicle. There are often situations where you just can't avoid a large amount of water in the road. It's sometimes safer to just take the water head on than to swerve into on-coming traffic. If you want to avoid an incident of hydroplaning, let us here at Birchwood Lexus give you some steps you can take ahead of time. 

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Full-size vs. Compact Temporary Tires

There are many differences between a compact and a full-size tire. However, the biggest difference is how they are intended to be used. A compact tire is not meant to be driven on the highway or meant to be driven for extended periods of time. Instead, it is designed to be used to drive right to a service center.

A full-size tire allows the car to be driven at high speed and on most roads. If your vehicle currently comes with a compact temporary spare tire, feel free to replace it with a fifth traditional tire.  

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Why ASE Certification is So Important

When choosing an auto technician or an automotive technician shop, it’s important to look for signs that indicate they’re ASE certified. ASE stands for National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. This is important because it means that your vehicle will be serviced by professionals qualified and knowledgeable in every aspect of automotive service and repair. We at Birchwood Lexus offer ASE-certified technicians.

Before an auto technician can become certified by ASE, they must meet these requirements.

• Have a 2-year degree in automotive repair and one year of automotive

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Why Buying a Used Lexus is a Smart Idea

There are several reasons why purchasing a used Lexus is a smart idea. The wide range of features for both safety and comfort is what makes this luxury brand a good choice for customers that are looking for a car that is both reliable and safe.

Made to Last

Lexus vehicles are made with top-of-the-line manufacturing and engineering designs in order to provide the best vehicles that are made to last. Across the board, Lexus…

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Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Used Lexus SUV


For people who are wanting to own a luxury vehicle but still stay within a certain budget, buying a used Lexus SUV is both a smart and practical idea. Lexus has always strived to produce luxurious vehicles at a great value. By purchasing a used Lexus, customers are still able to experience the same amount luxury as they would if they were buying new, only now, they are able to save even more money while…

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Two Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car?

If you were given the choice of new or used, you may be surprised at some of the benefits of buying a pre-owned car. At Birchwood Lexus, we wanted to pass on this information so you make a more informed buying decision.

The bottom line, you are going to save money when you are getting a used vehicle. The minute a new car rolls off the lot, it depreciates, so it could be slightly used and you get to enjoy paying far less for a quality vehicle.

Another thing to consider about a used car is that they were made…
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The Little Things Make the Biggest Difference

There are certain things in life that require your consistent attention and many of those are small, but they have a very big impact. And there are certainly little things that impact your vehicle such as tire inflation. Have you checked your tire pressure, lately?

There are so many benefits to maintaining the correct tire pressure, such as improved gas mileage, improved vehicle handling on the road, and even a more comfortable ride. However, safety is the main factor. When your tires are deflated below the manufacturer's recommended pressure, there is an increased potential for a blowout. 

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Why is Brake Fluid so Important?

Your vehicle's braking system needs brake fluid to function properly. Brake fluid is also called hydraulic fluid and should be drained and replaced on a regular schedule to make certain it keeps your brakes in good condition. When an automobile doesn't have enough brake fluid, it can cause the automobile to have problems stopping when brake pressure is applied. To help you learn more about brake fluid, read our content below. 

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How to Determine if Your Battery Needs to be Replaced

The car battery is a very important part of your vehicle. It provides electrical power to the numerous components of your car that use electricity. You can do an easy test on your battery yourself or come into Birchwood Lexus to have it tested for you. We here at Birchwood Lexus offer battery tests, replacements, and other services in Winnipeg, MB. Stop by if you have any battery issues with your car or need a new battery.

 

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Front-Wheel vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: Which Should You Choose?

There's never been a better time to find a new car than now. Whether you're considering investing in a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive vehicle, you'll have an assortment of choices to make about the style, design, and functions you choose. The first thing you need to decide when you're vehicle shopping, however, is which style of drive system will best work for you. If you've been thinking about investing in a new vehicle, come visit us at Birchwood Lexus in Winnipeg, MB today. You'll love the selection of vehicles we have available.

 

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