Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gear up for School!

It is officially that time of the year! Time to send the kids back to school! While the thought of no longer having to entertain them day-to-day may be appealing, don't let it distract you from what's important: setting your child up for success at school and at home!

Here are some helpful tips to keep you and the kids from stressing about school:

Create a calendar central: When the kids are constantly coming home with papers and permission slips for tests and field trips, take a moment to denote them on one central calendar for the whole family! Whether it is soccer games or dance recitals, having one family calendar helps ensure that everyone is in synchrony throughout the year without constant conflicting schedules!

Target the morning madness: It is no news to any parent that the morning time can often be rushed and chaotic if everyone is running late or forgetting things! The night before, take some time to think over how you can keep the kids on track and off to school the next morning without any mishaps! Set out lunches, lay out their clothing, check for any missing homework or assignments before they scramble out the door the next morning! Maybe even create a checklist for each of your kids. This will not only help keep them organized now, but it will create a habit of organization for the future!

Clean up shop:Whether it is practicing your speed-cleaning, creating a filing system for each of your kid's paperwork or creating a meal plan, get your house in gear for the year! You would be amazed how much a little planning can go a long way and create important organizational habits!

We hope the school year is full of memories and growth for you and your kids! Make it a memorable one! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Features of the Lexus NX

The Lexus NX is Lexus' first dive into the compact crossover segments. It is aimed towards the urban and active lifestyle with its edgy design. The exterior design of the NX is meant to provide a feeling of agility that is not usually associated with an SUV, while also being suitable for urban use. The NX is designed to look nimble while hinting at the incredible power lying beneath the surface. Front and rear flares harmonize with the diamond-shaped body at the spindle grille, and  LED headlamps and daytime running lamps firmly express Lexus’ bold design language. The roofline peaks toward the rear of the vehicle, providing comfortable head-room. The flared wheel arches house 17 or 18 inch wheels that leave the NX in a muscular, crouching position. The interior of the Lexus NX is meant to compliment the urban, edgy exterior. It is designed with both comfort and quality alike. Advanced HMI (Human Machine Interface) is implemented in the NX, allowing for advanced and intuitive interaction between the driver and the Lexus. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Quick Gas-Saving Tips

With the first day of summer at our finger-tips, we have to begin planning for the activities that accompany it. One integral part of summer is the adventure! However exciting traveling on the road may be, it isn't free. With gas prices fluctuating unpredictably, we can safely say that budgeting for fuel is high up on the list of priorities. Keeping that in mind, here are some great tips to save you gas and money:

1) Check your air filter. A clean air filter can improve gas efficiency by up to 10%!

2) Align your tires. Tires that aren't properly aligned can result in your engine having to work harder than it would otherwise.

3) Take it slow. For every 5 miles per hour you reduce your speed, you can reduce your fuel consumption by 7%.

4) Keep it smooth. Jerky starts and stops can quickly add to your gas bill. Poor drivers can add an addition 1/3 on to their gas bill.

5) Take a break from the brake. Keeping your foot on the brakes can wear out your brake pads and increase your gas consumption by 35%

Small changes here and there may seem insignificant now, but when you find yourself stopping to fill up less frequently, you find out just how much they can add up. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lexus Sales Heat Up

Interesting Bloomberg fact:

On a retail sales basis, excluding vehicle purchases by businesses, Lexus was the top-selling U.S. luxury brand in the first quarter of 2014

Lexus has been head-to-head in sales with competitors such as Mercedes and BMW. As the year 2014 hits its peak, sales begin to do the same. Lexus has outsold Mercedes in both March and May, leaving Lexus only 12,000 vehicles from outselling BMW. While there is still a great deal of work to do before out-performing BMW in sales, next year could prove to be rather interesting with vehicles such as the RC and the NX in the lineup! The NX includes unique features such as its panoramic glass sun-roof audio-improvement technology that could prove to its advantage when compared to competitors and also help push Lexus over the edge in sales.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

5 Fun Lexus Facts

Here are some interesting things you may not have known about the background of Lexus:

Fact 1
Lexus is a segment of the global giant Toyota Motor Corporation and the first Lexus cars were sold in the United States in 1989.

Fact 2
About 70 nations are part of Lexus’ target market, making it one of the most influential Japanese brands in any sector.

Fact 3
Lexus headquarters is located in Nagoya, Japan and has other operational headquarter locations in Brussels and Torrance.

Fact 4
The first officially launched Lexus car was the Lexus LS and it rolled out on the roads in the year 1989.

Fact 5
Since the time of the first launch, Lexus’ range of automobiles have expanded rapidly, having added more sedans, convertibles, sports utility vehicles and convertibles to our already impressive line-up.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Avoiding Costs Where You Can

As the warm weather starts to creep up on us, so do gas prices, and gas prices aren't the only expenses that begin to rise. Planning for vacations, cranking up that A/C and family barbecues can all be found on the list of things to keep in mind while budgeting for the months ahead. While planning for all of these spring-related expenditures, the last thing you want to do is take an unexpected trip to the shop because of small upkeep issues that slipped your mind. Here are a few small things you can do now that might end up saving you a great deal in the long run:

1) Protect your paint- As the sun begins to boil, your exterior can endure serious weathering! The last thing you want to do is find yourself spending thousands of dollars on a new paint job, when steps can be taken to prevent damage in the first place. First, park in the shade or purchase a car cover. The sun's Ultra Violet rays can cause your paint job to fade and lose its luster. Second, take the time to get your car waxed regularly. Getting it waxed can protect the paint and keep it from oxidizing and chipping.

2) Fix windshield chips- If your car is the unlucky recipient of a flying rock or small debris, it is important to repair it immediately. Windshield chips are small, relatively simple fixes that if gone unattended to, can turn into much more costly expenses. The area affected is much weaker than the rest of the windshield, and the pressure can cause a large crack to develop. In an effort to prevent having your entire windshield replaced, fix small chips as soon as they occur.

3) Change oil frequently- We all know the important of changing our oil. (Right?) One thing that can help to prolong your engines life is to change it more frequently than not. Oil changes help to flush the excess dirt and grime out of the engine, keeping it running smooth for longer.

Keep expenses down for the summer months so you can spend less time in the shop and more time getting where you need to go.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Friends & Family Savings - Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North




That is right on Saturday April 26th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hendrick Lexus Kansas City North will give our customers Friends & Family Special Savings.   With Spring in the air we wanted to celebrate with our loyal customers and fans. 

Make sure to come in early to get the best selection! 

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