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Maintaining Your Lexus NAVIGATION System

 TECH TIPS from the TECH GURU

You’ve heard the cliche “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!”  That makes plenty of sense doesn’t it, but let’s consider something.  Why would you allow it to break or lose functionality?

Maintaining your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system is as important as keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance.  Think of your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system as your wisdom teeth.  They always seem to let you down at the most inopportune time (i.e. while on vacation, or while traveling in an unfamiliar city).

It is best practice to come into the dealership to have the following performed periodically:

  • Remove old cellular devices from your vehicle’s BLUETOOTH system that you’re not using.
  • Clear out stored PREVIOUS DESTINATIONS that you will never revisit to make room for others.
  • Remove your phonebook contacts from your vehicle and reinstall to ensure your contacts and phone numbers are up to date.
  • Reset your speed dials to ensure you have your favorite contacts are set.
  • Reboot your NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH system and your cellular phone to maximize connectivity and longevity.
  • Update your NAVIGATION maps with the newest version to ensure addresses you need can be located (fees apply).  Locate new developments, restaurants, streets and malls for cities and states that you travel in, are a few of the benefits the upgrade provides.

All these functions can be performed for you by Lexus of Richmond’s TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST within minutes at no cost to you (with the exception of the NAVIGATION map upgrade).

If you’re interested in having your NAVIGATION maps upgraded to the newest versions, please feel free to call our BDC Team directly at (804) 323-7695 for pricing and availability.

 

 

 

 

Tech Tip: Utilizing the 2013 Lexus Enform App Suite

From this delivery forward, Lexus will be including the Lexus Enform App Suite in models equipped with the NAVIGATION system.  The Enform App Suite includes apps such as Bing, iHeart Radio, Movie Tickets.com, Open Table, Pandora, Yelp and Facebook Places.  All your favorite apps, located in your favorite spot, your Lexus vehicle.

The Lexus Enform App Suite is compatible with the iPhone, Android and most Blackberry devices.  The App for your smart phone is FREE, available in your phone’s App Store, and easy to use.

For more information please feel free to contact me, Kim Tydings, Technology Specialist at (804) 323-8000!  Thanks for watching!

Melissa Chase – Review on the All New 2013 Lexus GS350

As promised, I finally caught up with Melissa Chase from 103.7 the River to get her review on the all-new 2013 Lexus GS350 and here’s what she had to say.

I challenge you to come by Lexus of Richmond today to experience this magnificent vehicle and others in its class! 

P. S.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!  Our showroom will be opened on Monday!  I hope to see you.

The Evolution of Technology – That Was Then!

Dinosaur!

Remember the day when we relied heavily on facimiles, copy machines, carbon paper, postage stamps, typewriters, newspapers and paper maps!  I think back to those time, and I shake my head!  Unbelievable.  We were the modern day Flintstones living in the stone age in comparison to the conveniences of today.

Now with iPhone, iPads, emails, text messaging, PC’s, digital advertising and navigation (GPS) systems, I cringe at the thought of having to change a ribbon in a typewriter!  Seriously?  Not even!  The only use I would have for a typewriter would be as a decorative piece used for starting “remember when” conversations, along with the house phone. 

When I took on the role of Technology Specialist for Lexus of Richmond, my Director of Fixed Operations shared this Lexus video with me.  Hilarious!  Made me feel a little nostalgic.  Watch this video with me as we travel down memory lane! 

Be sure to follow-up with my next blog post This is Now – The Automotive Concierge!

2011-2012 Pursuit of Perfection Scholarship Award!

$10,00017th Annual Pursuit of Perfection Leadership Award $10,000 Scholarship

We’re getting down to the moment of truth!  In the next couple of weeks, Lexus of Richmond will be recognizing one outstanding High School Senior Scholar-Athlete to be the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship during an ellaborate banquet at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse!

For the past 17-years, Lexus of Richmond’s President, started what’s now our flagship charity, the PURSUIT of PERFECTION LEADERSHIP AWARD.  Each year $10,000 is awarded to a much deserved local #RVA student.  These nominees excel in not only the classroom and on the field, but in their community(ies) as well.

Along with the the $10,000 scholarship award, each student will have an opportunity to win an Apple iPad 3, courtesy of Lexus of Richmond. 

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR FAVORITE STUDENT!

Click on this link to see all of the 2011-2012 scholarship nominees!  Show your support by voting for your “fave” as your FACEBOOK “Fan Favorite”.  The student you choose could when an Apple iPad 3, and all it takes are “votes”!  Voting begins today, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 through Sunday, May 20th, 2012.  The students with the most votes wins!  Again just click on this link, select the “Like” button at the top of our page and cast your vote.  Also, you can get status reports by following us on TWITTER @LexusofRichmond!   

We congratulate all of our 2011-2012 nominees!  Great job!

2013 Lexus RX350 – You’ve Got The Look!

Superior Styling
2013 Lexus RX350

It’s finally here!

Calls have been coming in!

Email inquiries have been sent!

Customers have visited our elite showroom!

We’ve experienced numerous drive-bys! 

Why all the buzz you asked?  Everyone has been waiting for the debut of the All-New 2013 LEXUS RX350, and we have it here at Lexus of Richmond!

I absolutely adore what Lexus did with the new spindle grill!  This bold change has taken the RX350 from smooth, cute and family-friendly to “sporty“, “powerful” and “intuitive“!  I’m confident in saying this new design is really going to cater not only to women (as it has in the past), but to men as well! 

I challenge you to come in for a driving experience that’s sure to make you want to not only drive this beauty, but own it!  I caution you!  When you make the newly designed RX350 your new vehicle, be prepared to get grilled by your family, friends and co-workers on why it took you so long to own such a magnificent car!

For more information on this vehicle, come by Lexus of Richmond where we have a Passion for Perfection!  No appointment necessary.

Lexus of Richmond – 2012 March for Babies!

When you think of babies, do you think Lexus of Richmond?  Well you should, and here’s why!

The staff and management of Lexus of Richmond had an awesome time supporting this year’s Born healthyMARCH of DIMES  – MARCH for BABIES

This year marked the third consecutive year that we’ve supported March of Dimes – March for Babies. Each year has afforded us an opportunity to come up with creative ideas to raise money and ensure we do our part in aiding in the birth of healthy babies and combat against infant mortality.  We’re equally passionate, because of the “premature” births we’ve encountered within our own Lexus of Richmond family.  Had it not been for the research and mission of the March of Dimes, our babies would not have had the wonderful outcomes they did, and we’re so grateful.

Our goal this year was to present MARCH for BABIES a donation of $5,000.00.  With group activities, fundraisers, customer donations  and the Lexus family, we met and exceeded our goal!  Our fundraising endeavors ranged from an Ultimate Yard Sale to Blue Jeans for Babies, and many others.  Not only did Lexus of Richmond show our support monetarily, we were the “official car” for the walk as well.  Our 2013 Lexus GS served as the pace car, accompanied by our Lexus RX

This year’s event ended on Sunday, April 22, 2012 with a MARCH for BABIES walk in Monroe Park, located in Richmond, Virginia.  It was a chilly, rainy day, but everyone passionate about the cause showed up in their rain coats, rain boots, and umbrellas to walk five miles to say “I care”. 

The March Continues!
One Day All Babies Will Be Born Healthy

So the next time you think “Lexus”, not only should you think Lexus of Richmond, but think “babies” and how much we love them.  We’re looking forward to participating in the 2013 March of Dimes – March for Babies!  We hope you can join our efforts.

The All-New GS at Lexus of Richmond – :90 Commercial

Check out our newest Lexus GS commercial from Lexus of Richmond!  In conjunction with Fox Richmond and ABC, we will be airing this and a previously shown 60 second commercial for the next two weeks.  Look out for it on some of your favorite shows, including Desperate Housewives, Dancing with the Stars, Bones and House!  See what customers and professional drivers at VIR are saying about the All-New Lexus GS, and come to Lexus of Richmond and see it for yourself!

Lexus of Richmond – The Official Automotive Sponsor of Stony Point Fashion Park!

Lexus of Richmond is excited to announce that we are now the official Automotive Sponsor of Stony Point Fashion Park! In case you can’t make it to the dealership for whatever reason, check out our new models while you’re shopping – including the All-New 2013 Lexus GS!  We currently have several vehicles on display at the center, and look forward to some exciting things to come from our partnership with Stony Point!