When driving through White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, New York, there’s no question the Lexus RX 350 provides a smooth, comfortable ride on each and every trip. To enjoy that kind of ride for years to come, it’s important to have regular maintenance performed on your car.

The Lexus of White Plains service technicians have compiled this maintenance schedule, so you know when maintenance needs to be done. To keep things easy for you, standard maintenance usually happens every 5,000 miles. Let’s get a closer look at the RX 350 and the service intervals.

Schedule a service appointment with us if you’ve hit any of the following milestones today.

Brake inspection


This will be the car’s first service and usually occurs after six months of ownership, which includes:

  • A tire rotation. This means that your back tires will be swapped with your front tires, the left side tires will be moved to the right side, and vice versa. With a rotation, tires will wear evenly with all four having the chance to sit on both the front and back wheels.
  • A fluid level inspection. Fluid levels will be checked and adjusted if needed, which includes coolant, transmission fluid, and brake fluid. Much like drinking enough water to stay hydrated, these liquids keep everything in your vehicle running smoothly.
  • Brake inspection. The 5,000-mile checkpoint will also involve a visual inspection of the brake pads, calipers, and rotors to ensure the car stops when you press the brake pedal.

The Lexus RX 350 will also receive a road test, so we’re able to see how the car is handling. Once all this is done, you can get back on the road for another 5,000 miles.


After another 5,000 miles of commutes, business trips, and sneaky junk food runs, you’ll need to bring your Lexus back in for some more standard maintenance.

The cabin air filter of your Lexus RX 350 will need to be replaced after 10,000 miles.  Air filters keep dust and pollen from reaching the cabin, but naturally will become clogged after keeping these particles out. Keeping your filters clean will help you beat those pesky seasonal allergies during pollen season.

It will be time for an oil change, too. Oil changes properly lubricate the engine so the car fires up and runs properly. Over time, the oil can get dirty, making it less effective, so it’s important to change it regularly to keep it clean. Oil changes can improve fuel economy, reduce engine wear, and keep engine components cool.

Inspecting ball joints


At 15,000 miles, your tires will be rotated and balanced again to ensure they continue to wear evenly. The road test will be done once more to check the handling. A few maintenance items will also be handled, including:

  • Inspecting axle shaft boots. The axle boots are plastic coverings that keep the joints that connect the transmission to the axles clean and lubricated. If not properly inspected, they can begin to leak grease, or start letting in moisture or dirt, making them lose their efficacy.
  • Inspecting ball joints and dust covers. Part of your suspension system, the ball joints are flexible parts that allow your suspension to move up and down, and are covered with a dust cover to keep them from leaking grease or getting dirty.
  • Inspect steering linkage and boots. As you might expect, this involves inspecting the components that control how your car steers, and the protective cover—the boots—that keeps the components from leaking or letting dirt in.

Engine coolant will be looked at, as well. Coolant is the fluid that keeps the engine from overheating, so levels will be adjusted if necessary. We’ll check for any leaks around the radiator to ensure it’s working.


The brakes need to work when you press the pedal, and brake fluid is a major reason why they work. Your brakes work on a hydraulic system. When you press the pedal, your brake fluid gets pushed along a series of pipes connected to the cylinders on either side of your brakes. This multiplies the force of your foot on the pedal and stops the car.

Over time, the fluid evaporates, or a leak might spring up, so, the fluid will be replaced in your Lexus RX 350 after 30,000 miles. We’ll change the engine air filter, too. This works similarly to the cabin air filter, stopping dust and dirt from getting into the engine area.

Tire replacements


Even if it doesn’t mention it in your owner’s manual, most experts will recommend you replace your tires every 50,000 miles. Obviously, this depends on how much you drive, and on what kind of terrain you drive on—more driving on rougher terrain will mean you’ll need to replace them more often.

You can check the health of your tires yourself with the penny test. Take a penny with Lincoln’s head down and slide it into the tread of your tires. If you reach the bottom and can still see Lincoln’s face, then your tread is getting too thin and you should look into replacements.


At 60,000 miles you’ll be looking at checking over basically all the maintenance you’ve learned about thus far. You’ll also need to check a couple more things.

Spark plugs are a critical part of the ignition system. When pressing the start button or turning the key, the ignition coil generates the spark, which signals to the engine cylinders to start the car. Spark plugs will wear down as time moves on, and need replacement every 60,000 miles.

You’ll also need to have your drive belt inspected. Your drive belt weaves in and out of all the delicate machinery inside your engine. Over time it could wear out or break, so it will need to be inspected and replaced if necessary.


Turn to the service team at Lexus of White Plains to take care of all this vehicle maintenance. We provide complete maintenance of your Lexus RX 350, so your car is road-ready in White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, NY.

Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains 41.043564, -73.802699.