Let’s Connect: The Best Online Sites and Resources for Lexus Owners

Whether you’re a new Lexus Owner looking to take advantage of the rewards of ownership or already a part of the Lexus community and wanting more, we have the ultimate list for you.  Check out our picks for top websites, social channels, and apps for Lexus Owners and enthusiasts alike.

The Sites

Lexus.com

LexusDrivers.com

Lexusfinancial.com

Lexus2.custhelp.com

MyLexusEnform.com

LexusEnthusiast.com

Northparklexusatdominion.wordpress.com (shameless plug)

LexusDominion.com (another shameless plug…can you blame us?)

Lexus-int.com

Thelexuscollection.com

Lstudio.com

 

See.Lexus.com

Clublexus.com

Social Media Sites and Accounts to Follow

  • Instagram
    • @lexusdominion
    • @lexususa
    • @akiotoyoda_official
    • @lexusracingusa
    • @lexussouthern
    • @lexusKSA
    • @lexusnews
  • Pinterest
    • Lexusint
    • LexusDominion
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
    • Lexus
    • NorthParkLexusatDominion
  • Tumbler
    • Departurelane
  • YouTube

Lexus Apps

  • Lexus Enform App Suite
  • Lexus Photo Frame
  • Lexus Drivers
  • myLFS
  • Lexus Enform Remote
  • Lexus Roadside Assistance
  • RES+
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Experience Amazing with our top recommended Lexus sites and online resources

The Sites: Learn More About Our Recommendations

Lexus.com

This one is pretty obvious as to why it is the #1 website and online resource we recommend for all things Lexus.  Lexus.com is the main website of Lexus in America and serves primarily as an “online brochure” for Lexus vehicles so Lexus shoppers can explore the Lexus model line-up on their own.  This main site is also super important since it works quite well as the hub for all-sites Lexus.  Scroll to the bottom of the Lexus.com webpage and you’ll find links to the best Lexus sites (most of which are on this list).

LexusDrivers.com

This site is one of the very best and the number one resource for current Lexus owners since it is where they can view and manage all Enform subscriptions, view and claim any Lexus rewards, view tutorials, access the Lexus knowledge center and much more.  If there is one site that you visit from this entire list, make it this one.  You’ll thank us later.

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LexusDrivers.com – Top Lexus site to know

LexusFinancial.com

Another obvious choice and one that is definitely needed if you lease or finance your Lexus with LFS.  This is also a great resource for anyone with questions on the lease program, lease guidelines, Lexus Financial Rewards and everything you need to set up auto-payment online.  If apps are more your speed, you can download the LFS app that has also made this list and is available for download on the Apple App Store.

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LexusFinancial.com

Lexus2.custhelp.com

Have a question?  Got to the Lexus FAQ site:  Lexus2.custhelp.com

This is a super helpful online resource.  It also serves as one of our secret-or not so secret- ways in finding out new information on models that haven’t yet (but will soon) be released (this is where we found the info on the new Wi-Fi systems, for example).

MyLexusEnform.com

Anyone wanting to take advantage of the new Lexus Enform suite of connected services needs to first go to this site to register and set-up their new Lexus Drivers account.  MyLexusEnform.com will send you the needed codes to verify and connect Lexus Enform Remote.  If you just bought a Lexus and aren’t sure how to get started with your new Enform services, go to this site ASAP.

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MyLexusEnform.com – register your Enform Connected Services

LexusEnthusiast.com

This is the best site for anyone looking for new model updates, spy pictures, and other Lexus news before any of it has been officially released by Lexus.  The site is so good that recently Lexus has recommended the site to its Lexus dealer network.

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Lexus RX350L – SPY SHOT – LexusEnthusiast.com

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The Lexus International site is one I frequently visit and a site that inspired the look and feel of some of the newer Lexus-stateside-sites you see up now (in my opinion).  This is the site that was my original go-to for detailed information on new models and Lexus Insider stories.  The site remains at the forefront of design and well worth the visit.

 

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Lexus International Site – Lexus design mecca

TheLexusCollection.com

Shop for Lexus merchandise and your very own Big Red Bow!  Great present ideas for the Lexus Enthusiast and often a preview of items you can find in our Lexus Boutique at North Park Lexus Dominion.

 

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Shop the Lexus Collection online or at our Lexus Boutique

LStudio.com

Calling all creatives!  This Lexus site celebrates artistic vision, comedy, film, and life in general.  Check out super funny short-films, innovative feats in science and technology and more – created by Lexus and inspired by YOU.  Inspiring and entertaining- check it out!

 

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LStudio.com “Cop Show”

 

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LStudio.com “It Got Better” 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quote from It Got Better, Episode 2 – LStudio.com

See.Lexus.com

This is one of the newer Lexus sites that has combined several lifestyle sites that would have been on our List – if they weren’t already grouped into one convenient web address.  Visit See.Lexus.com and explore, share and experience the Lexus global community.

 

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See.Design – part of the new See.Lexus.com site – Experience Amazing and see the Lexus global community in action right here.

ClubLexus.com

This is the forum for Lexus owners, drivers, fans, and enthusiasts.  You can find specific groups, conversations and lots of talk on new and old Lexus models and news.  We’ve even found several group threads linking to articles on this very blog.  Needlesstosay, it’s now one of our favorite sites to visit and connect with fellow Lexus fans.

 

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ClubLexus.com – THE fan forum for all things Lexus

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite Lexus site that didn’t make our list?  Let us know in the comments section below or email jbrennan@lexusdominion.com.  Let’s get connected!

 

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Download the Apps on the list from the Apple App Store or on Google Play

 

 

 

 

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Look What’s Happening at Lexus Dominion: March 2017

Attention Lexus Insiders and North Park Lexus at Dominion friends and family!  We have a sneak peak of our March calendar of dealership events.  Go ahead and get your day planner out since next month is already looking like a busy one. The Command Performance Sales Event kicking off the first of the month, followed by our Burger and Bake Sale for The Got Hope Foundation and several special social media and community days planned for our Lexus community. Check back often or visit us online at www.lexusdominion.com as our calendar updates frequently.

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Lexus Owner Must: Bardessono Hotel

Lexus Owners receive exclusive rewards and offers at select hotel partners around the country.  You can view all of the rewards online at LexusDrivers.com but if the choices seem overwhelming and you just want to know which reward is a “must-do”, we highly recommend the offer available with the Bardessono Hotel in Napa Valley.

I often tweet and mention the Lexus Owners Reward Program but, like many other Lexus Owners that I know, had never actually utilized the Lexus Owners site to book or claim an offer.   I decided this had to change… how could I recommend other Lexus Owners to take advantage of the Owner Rewards when I had never done so myself?

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The Bardessono Hotel in Napa Valley

Booking our Lexus Owner Reward on the LexusDrivers.com site was incredibly simple.  All you have to do is login to LexusDrivers.com and click “Claim Reward” once you find the reward or place you want to stay: the Bardessono Hotel – click here to view site.  Once clicked, the Bardessono Hotel site pre-populates with your Lexus Owner Reward and continues to walk you through booking the suite of your choice.

We decided to fly into San Francisco so we could do some sightseeing before driving ourselves to Napa and the town of Yountville, where Bardessono is located, but you can also take a dedicated Napa Valley bus or train if you’d rather not rent a car and drive.

However you decide to get there, once you arrive, you will be greeted warmly by the attentive Bardessono staff and offered one of their select wines to enjoy while you check in and get a tour of the impressive property.  After arriving at our suite and getting a quick tutorial on how the in-suite champagne spa, the motion-activated shades, the built-in fireplace and more worked, we were offered another complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy while we settled into life at the Bardessono Hotel.

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“Representing contemporary luxury and simplified elegance of wine-country living, Bardessono establishes a new model of a deeper and richer experience Napa Valley.”

The Bardessono Hotel exemplifies the Lexus lifestyle and proudly displays a complete line-up of new Lexus models at the entrance where guests can schedule a test drive in the Lexus of their choice via their in-suite personal iPad.  Personable and knowledgeable valets and hotel staff will also drive you to your destination of choice in any of the Lexus vehicles they have on-site.  We were chauffeured in a new Lexus LS460L with the Executive Package which was a special treat since the LS Executive Package is reserved for special orders and not commonly found at our Lexus dealerships.  I could go on and on about the exceptional experience, indulgent suite and impeccable service but I would hate to spoil the surprise, for anyone planning on making their own trip to Bardessono…

Now speaking from experience, I wholeheartedly recommend the Lexus Owners Program and suggest every Lexus Owner make it a point to stay at the impressive Bardessono Hotel!

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In-suite iPad where you can request a Lexus Test Drive
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So many to choose from…
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One of many drives in the Lexus LS460L Executive Package
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The beautiful town of Yountville

Learn more about the Bardessono Hotel and Lexus Owner Reward Program here.  Have you taken advantage of any of the Lexus Owner Rewards?  Upload and share your experiences in the comments section below!

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Enhanced North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio Program for Lexus Owners

Great news for our Lexus Owners!  The North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio at the Majestic Theatre will once again include complimentary valet parking for any North Park Lexus Broadway Performance and the first 30 Lexus vehicles to valet at each Broadway Show will receive an extra benefit, compliments of North Park Lexus and North Park Lexus at Dominion!

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The new Valet is located on the side of the Majestic Theatre at the Holiday Inn Parking Garage, 217 N. St. Mary’s Street.  Lexus owners also receive special pre-sale offers on select shows with tickets on sale now!  You can view this Lexus Owner Benefit (and more!) on the new Lexus Drivers app that is free for download from the App store.

Our enhanced Lexus owner benefit kicks off with the Sound of Music that will be playing at the Majestic Theatre September 13th thru 18th.  We look forward to seeing you at the show and don’t forget to drive your Lexus to take advantage of complimentary Valet Parking!

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Time to Tee Up: U.S. Open 2016

The 2016 U.S. Open Championship is here and as Lexus celebrates the 10th year as the official vehicle for golf’s most anticipated event, we are happy to have all of the official U.S. Open apparel and gear available now at our Boutique.

As the first and only automotive partner in the USGA’s history, we’ve had the opportunity to create premium championship experiences for world-class atheletes and fans for the last decade.  Golf is a passion point for customers, and we’re committed to elevating their U.S. Open experience by making our activities each year even better than the last.”

Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing stated in a recent press release.

Lexus will be displaying the all-new LC 500 grand touring coupe at the U.S. Open and will be providing over 300 courtesy vehicles to players and USGA staff throughout the Championship.  Not only will the Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania host the best of the best in golf, but Lexus will have on-site interactive activities for visitors to the famous course inside the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion at the U.S. Open’s Spectator Square.  One of the activities include a golf simulator that lets fans take a virtual swing to hit a hole-in-one on Oakmont’s Par 3 hole for the chance to win a two-year lease of the new 2016 Lexus RX 350.

If you can’t make the trip up to Oakmont, Pennsylvania this year, you can still cheer on your favorite players with official U.S. Open apparel. This makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift and we have something for everyone at our Lexus Boutique!  Check out our extensive collection in our Boutique at Lexus Dominion or click here to view online.

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Follow the U.S. Open and join in on the conversation via social media at #LexusGolf.

 

North Park Lexus Broadway Series

Lexus Owners, friends & family, take advantage of exclusive early access and discounted tickets for the upcoming Broadway Season in San Antonio!  Pick your own seats and be sure to enter the Promo Code: LEXUSSA.

The entire North Park Lexus at Dominion team looks forward to seeing you at the Majestic!

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Lexus Cafe is Open

The Lexus Cafe at North Park Lexus at Dominion is now open and serving up some tasty treats!

Open Mondays thru Friday from 10AM – 3PM and Saturdays from 8:30AM – 2PM.  View the Lexus Cafe menu here or download directly off the Lexus at Dominion webpage here.

Lexus at Dominion Cafe Menu

In the mood for a tasty blended smoothie or frappaccino?  Check out the Beverage Menu for our all-new Lexus Cafe at Lexus Dominion.

Coffee Drink Menu

We still have our complimentary Starbucks Coffee bar, complimentary popcorn, fruit and other beverages, but the addition of our Lexus Cafe is perfect for those looking for a little more….  YUM!

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Lexus Multimedia System Updates

Did you know you can now download and update your Lexus multimedia system yourself?  Easily accessible from the Lexus Drivers site, Lexus owners can select their model and multimedia system from a drop-down menu then follow the instructions on how to update their Lexus multimedia system without having to make a trip to the dealership.

The multimedia update itself appears to be pretty simple.  All you need is a blank 2GB or larger USB Flash Drive and a computer.  Here are the steps as outlined by Lexus for a 2015 RC 350 with Navigation…

  1. Insert USB Flash Drive in Computer.
  2. Once on the site (click here to go to the site now) and you have your vehicle selected, click DOWNLOAD.
  3. Choose “SAVE” to download the file to the default “DOWNLOADS” folder on your computer.
  4. After download is complete, copy the file to the USB Flash Drive.
  5. Check file is on the USB Drive after the download is complete.  Note: IF the file is not on the USB Flash Drive, check the downloads folder.
  6. Click on Vehicle Installation Instructions to access directions on how to apply the software update to your vehicle.  You can also print, email or view a tutorial video on the installation process.
  7. Take the USB Flash Drive to your vehicle and keep it parked in a well-ventilated open area outside, suitable for running the engine (safety first!), not in an enclosed structure such as a garage.  Note: the entire process may take up to 15 minutes.
  8. Start the engine. After the LEXUS emblem is displayed on the navigation screen, you can then insert the USB Flash Drive into the vehicle USB port.  Wait for the start-up image to cycle through or wait until you see your map on the NAV screen before putting in the drive.
  9. Press SETUP- to get to SETUP you will first press the MENU button on your remote touch for the car’s navigation system, then select SETUP from the navigation menu.
  10. Select GENERAL.
  11. Select Software Update (you may need to scroll down to view this option) then select UPDATE, again.
  12. Once on the Software Update screen, you will then select UPDATE SOFTWARE that is at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.  IF this is grayed-out then you do not need to update the system since the software on the USB Drive is the same as or older version than what’s already on your Lexus Multimedia system.
  13. When “the software is ready to update.” displays, shut off the engine then, start the engine again.  DO NOT Remove the USB Flash Drive from the vehicle USB port since the software is now downloading.
  14. Software Update Complete!  Once your navigation screen pops up then you will know the update is complete.  You can now remove the USB Drive and shut off the engine or go about the rest of your day.

You can also swing by North Park Lexus at Dominion to have us update your system for you or call our Vehicle Technology Specialist for additional instruction.

Click here to see if your Lexus can be updated via software downloaded from your computer.

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North Park Lexus at Dominion Awarded Elite of Lexus

North Park Lexus at Dominion has received the Elite of Lexus Award for 2015- our first year serving San Antonio and surrounding Texas Hill Country communities!  This special award is given to Dealers who excel at sales, service and overall owner support.  Elite of Lexus dealers are chosen based on customer feedback from surveys rating owner satisfaction, sales and service as being extremely exceptional.  Superior customer experience is just one factor though, Lexus dealerships chosen as the Elite of Lexus must also exceed rigorous Lexus operational and certification standards.

The entire team at North Park Lexus at Dominion is extremely proud to have received the Elite of Lexus Award after our first year of business!  We are blessed to have such great neighbors (we’re looking at you, Dominion!) and the best Lexus Owners, Friends & Family!

Come find out why we were awarded Elite of Lexus by visiting our amazing resort-style Lexus dealership located off IH-10 West at Dominion Drive and just a few minutes up IH-10 from the Shops at La Cantera and the Rim in San Antonio, Texas.

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Lexus Culinary Master Holiday Picks

The Holidays are a time for family, friends and food. So to help make your holidays a little tastier, Lexus has compiled an impressive Sommelier Holiday wine list and we have taken a few a few of our favorite Lexus Culinary Master’s recipes for you and your family to enjoy.  From our Lexus family to yours, we wish you the best this Holiday Season!

Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein- Crumb on Parchment

Café con Leche Muffins

Photo Credit Michael Pissari

Active Time:
12 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes
Yield:
Makes 10-12 muffins

Recipe:

3 tablespoons shortening, melted and slightly cooled

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons instant coffee granules

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

Topping:

1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules

6 tablespoons cold butter

1/2 cup flour

3 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the shortening, butter, milk, coffee granules, egg, egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Sift the dry ingredients into the moist ingredients. Gently fold in together, do not over-mix. Batter will be thick.

For the topping, mix together the coffee granules, butter, flour and sugar with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.

Line a muffin pan with paper liners.  Fill the cups 2/3 of the way with batter and top with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the crumb topping.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pans.

 

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Chilled Asparagus Salad with Crispy Bacon and the “Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg”

Yield:

Serves four

Recipe:

7 asparagus spears per person (24 spears)

4 strips of bacon

1 tablespoon chopped chives

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

2 quarts water

2 eggs

Directions:

Take each asparagus spear by its ends and bend gently.  It will snap approximately at the point where tenderness begins.  If the stalks are thick, peel the stalk gently (don’t take too much off) just below the tip with a vegetable peeler, so the tips and the stalk cook evenly.  Cook in salted water until desired doneness.  Remove the asparagus from the pot carefully when done and place directly in water with ice.  Remove and set aside.

Vinaigrette

Combine the oil, vinegar and chives and season with salt and pepper.

Bacon

Place the bacon in an unheated pan.  Cook over medium low heat.

Cook until bacon is golden brown.  Turn occasionally while cooking.  When cooked to desired doneness, remove from the pan and place bacon on a paper towel to allow grease to drain.  Cut the bacon into about 6 pieces each.  Reserve the bacon drippings for this and other recipes.

Eggs

Lay the eggs in a small pan and add the water and some salt.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Remove the pot immediately from heat and cover and let sit for 15 minutes.  Immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl with water and ice (put the same pot of water back on high heat).  Chill the eggs for 2 minutes.  Transfer the eggs back to the boiling water.  Bring to a boil again for 10 seconds.  Remove eggs, and place back into the ice water. Discard water, peel eggs and chop them into small pieces.

To serve, place 5 asparagus spears neatly on each plate.  Top each pile with 1-2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and a teaspoon of bacon drippings.  Top with a little bacon and eggs to serve!

Lexus Culinary Master Stephanie Izard- Girl & the Goat

Grilled Broccoli

Photo Credit Huge Galdones

Active Time:

40 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour

Yield:

4 servings

Recipe:

Blue Cheese Dressing

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 1/4 ounces Rogue Smokey Blue Cheese (or good blue cheese), plus 1/2 cup crumpled

3/4 teaspoon dark brown sugar

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Coarse salt

1/2 cup sour cream

Spiced Krispies

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/2 cup broccoli vinaigrette*

1 cup crisp rice cereal

Grilled Broccoli

1 pound broccoli florets, cut into large pieces

1/3 cup broccoli vinaigrette*

Directions:

Make the blue cheese dressing: Place heavy cream, 1 1/4 ounces blue cheese, salt and red pepper flakes into medium saucepan.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until blue cheese is melted. Remove from heat and fold in sour cream and remaining 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese. Set aside.

Make the spiced krispies topping: In a medium skillet, heat butter and vinaigrette over medium heat until butter is melted.  Add crisp rice cereal and toss to coat.  Cook until cereal is lightly toasted and fragrant.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the grilled broccoli: Preheat a grill-pan over medium-high heat. Place broccoli in a large bowl.  Add vinaigrette and toss to coat.  Place broccoli on grill and cook, turning until broccoli is charred.

Meanwhile, heat 1/3 cup blue cheese dressing over medium-low heat until warmed through, reserving any remaining for another use.  Spread heated blue-cheese dressing on a serving plate; top with grilled broccoli.  Sprinkle spiced krispie topping over broccoli and serve.

…YUM, thank you Lexus Culinary Masters!

Lexus Culinary Master Sommelier Holiday Wine Selection:

2012 Domaine Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvrey Sec

2012 Genot Boulanger Corton Charlemagne

2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Beaujolais

2010 Jamet Cote Rotie

Thank you for the wine list!

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For more information on exclusive Lexus owner benefits with our extensive food and wine partners, be sure to visit Lexus Drivers online or download the MyLexus and Beyond app!!

Happy Holidays from North Park Lexus Dominion!!

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