20,000-Mile Service - 2013 Lexus GS 350 Long-Term Road Test

2013 Lexus GS350: 20,000-Mile Service

August 13, 2013

2013 Lexus GS350

The "Service Engine Soon" light was flashing on our long-term 2013 Lexus GS350. This meant that it was time for its 20,000-mile service.

I took the GS to the nearby Lexus dealer in Santa Monica. The 20K service included an oil change with synthetic oil, replacement of the air and cabin filters, new washer fluid and a vehicle inspection.

An hour of labor for maintenance at this dealer costs about $140 (It's $160 an hour for repairs). This job called for just over an hour of labor. The parts added up to $154.

The car was ready a few hours later. The total cost, which included tax and the savings from our $25 "discount coupon," was $305.68. Maintaining a luxury car is expensive. Maintaining a luxury car in Santa Monica is even more so.

Days out of service: None

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 20,180 miles

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