Lexus, the luxury division of the Japanese carmaker Toyota, is one of the cheapest luxury car brands to maintain. The reason is fairly simple. Toyota is a renowned car manufacturer and ranks very high in terms of reliability. The Lexus luxury cars are easy to maintain, have very affordable spares and replacement parts (if you need them!), and have a wide range of service networks globally.
Lexus offers two scheduled maintenance at 6 months or 5000 km and 12 months or 10,000 km (whichever comes first). Besides this, buyers can also opt for extended warranty options. The free maintenance might not be much from a luxury car brand viewpoint, but these cars don’t need much maintenance to start with!
For a brand new Lexus, regular service runs for at least 1 year can significantly help you save big on maintenance costs in the long term. You can summarise the general maintenance cost of a Lexus as:
- Oil change, INR 8,000 to INR 15,000
- Scheduled maintenance, INR 25,000
- Spark plug replacement, INR 15,000 to INR 20,000
- Brake pads replacement, INR 9500 to INR 20,000
An annual general maintenance cost of INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 is quite affordable for a luxury car. This is backed by the fact that Lexus cars are dependable, robust, and perfect for any weather condition or terrain. Lexus cars do not have frequent wear and tear, and normal regular maintenance is sufficient to keep these cars running for long durations.
The extended warranty offered on Lexus vehicles is also cheap as compared with other brands. For instance, the annual maintenance cost of a Mercedes of the same price range and segment can be as high as INR 1,50,000 annually after being used for 5 years, and hence the cost of an extended warranty also goes up. An extended warranty can help owners cover up the repair costs after the dealer warranty has expired. Owners can negotiate the package price as well when dealing with third-party insurers.