Just bought a 1 owner 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD from a dealership. Has automatic 6 speed transmission. Car has 136,000 miles and all maintenance was done at dealership. The person who owned it said he…

warpignumber9

Just bought a 1 owner 2009 Lexus IS250 AWD from a dealership. Has automatic 6 speed transmission. Car has 136,000 miles and all maintenance was done at dealership. The person who owned it said he drove it 53 highway miles a day for 9 years to work and back. According to NHTSA it has no recalls and shows nothing on the OBD II in the way of trouble codes. How often should I change the transmission fluid and filter on this car and what should I watch out for? THANKS!

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warpignumber9
warpignumber9

Scotty, What about the plastic engine covers? Leave them on all the time? They seem to hold engine heat really good! And is that a bad thing?

warpignumber9
warpignumber9

Scotty Something I forgot to ask about this 2009 IS 250. Should I leave all of those fancy plastic parts that cover the engine compartment? It a pain to get to anything and would it hurt the engine or hood paint from the engine heat or something if I removed them?

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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I would change the fluid every 60 k and just baby the car. They last a LONG time when babied