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How to Tell if Your Tires Need to be Replaced

At Prestige Lexus of Middletown, we have a goal to help our drivers stay safe when they are behind the wheel. Your vehicle's tires are vital because they help control traction, handling, steering, braking, and stability. If you notice any of the following signs, your tires may need to be replaced.

Tire damage can sometimes surface in the sidewall, which is why it is important to look for cuts or cracks in the sidewall. When there is a crack, you may observe grooves that are noticeable after the first or second glance...

 

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To Wax or Not to Wax

Many of our customers at Prestige Lexus of Middletown take advantage of our maintenance services, and during these appointments we're often asked about car wax. People want to know whether it's worth their time and money, and we believe it is.

Car wax gives your vehicle an extra layer of protection. Without it, moisture can start to penetrate your paint, and dust and grime can start to build up and possibly eat away at your surface materials. UV rays can also be harmful over an extended period of time...
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Tips to Remember on Your Next Test Drive


If you're looking for a new vehicle, taking a test drive is one of the most important steps. The test drive lets you know if the vehicle is a good fit.

You may want to schedule appointments for test drives. This can help you stick to a schedule, and if you plan for multiple appointments in a day, you'll be able to compare the vehicles with a fresh memory. At Prestige Lexus of Middletown, we have flexible appointment availability for our customer's convenience.

Once you actually get in the vehicle, pay attention to how everything feels....
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Focusing Your Eyes to Prevent Motion Sickness

One way that you can help to prevent motion sickness from occurring is to equalize some of the sensory cues that are around you. Try to get into a position so that your inner ear understands that your body is traveling in the same position throughout the entire trip.

Try to focus your eyes on a point along the horizon in Middletown as these images usually don't move past the vehicle as quickly as those that are up close. If you can gain a better perspective of your environment while you're traveling, then it's sometimes easier to…

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What's The Point Of A Dashcam?


There was a time when only emergency responders had dashcams, but the technology is now available to all drivers. Prestige Lexus of Middletown wants drivers to get the most out of their vehicle, and that includes accessories like your dashcam.

So, why do you need a dashcam? Dashcams are great in the event of an accident, but they serve other purposes as well. Do you have an epic road trip planned? Use your dashcam to record your journey. You might not be able to remember the name of that amazing roadside restaurant you stopped at, but your dashcam does.

 

 

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The Wonders of Owning an SUV

Despite the desire to downsize vehicles to save money, many drivers are now choosing to buy an SUV, and at Prestige Lexus of Middletown we want you to make an informed decision when it’s time to choose your next vehicle. There are so many reasons why drivers are now choosing an SUV, and here are just a few.
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• SUVs get good gas mileage despite their larger size.
• SUVs are the ideal vehicle for transporting your dog or other pets.
• SUVs are large enough to efficiently hold up to 9 passengers.
• SUVs are great for towing trailers, boats and similar…
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What is a Backup Camera and What is it For?


Backup cameras are becoming the norm. This is especially true after a recent federal law requiring that all cars weighing under 10,000 pounds have some type of rearview assistance technology. As an experienced Prestige Lexus of Middletown, it is our job to keep buyers informed because that makes you a smarter customer.

What is a Backup Camera?

The backup camera has become as important as your rearview mirrors. This is because it allows you to see behind your car more clearly, expanding your view and eliminating blind spots.

 

 

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Some Simple Tips Can Help Prevent Rodent Damage on Your Vehicle

Rodent damage can be cosmetic in nature, or rodents can cause some pretty devastating damage to the wires and interior components of your vehicle. If you are looking to prevent rodent damage in and on your vehicle, here are some simple tips that can be helpful.

There are some products that are designed specifically to keep rodents out of your vehicle. There are mesh coverings that can be installed under your hood to protect your engine compartment. There are also rodent repelling tape products that you can adhere to cracks and crevices in your vehicle. 
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Why You Want Winter Wiper Blades on Your Vehicle

At Prestige Lexus of Middletown, we want you to know how important it is to keep your windshield free from debris. This is true whether you are driving in the summer or the winter. If you happen to be driving in Middletown during the colder months, it is important to have winter windshield wiper blades.

 

 

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

Having the right tires on your car or truck can increase its performance and help keep you safe in snowy driving conditions. At Prestige Lexus of Middletown, we're happy to offer advice on the right tires for your vehicle, and we can swap your tires as the seasons change throughout the year.

All-season tires are manufactured from a hard rubber that is durable and will last for a long time when driven on pavement. They are made to provide a smooth and quiet ride, and they can handle a wide range of driving conditions. Winter 
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