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5 Facts About the 2022 Lexus NX

The all-new 2022 Lexus NX combines SUV refinement with coupe-like goodness behind the wheel. It’s fun to drive, impressively practical, and sumptuously luxurious. These are five cool facts about the Lexus NX.

  1. Safety comes first. The new NX is equipped with Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, the most advanced safety suite in the business capable of automatically braking for other vehicles and pedestrians — even at angles.
  2. Easy to use. The standard 9.8-inch touch screen is easy to read, but you don’t have to press buttons while driving thanks to the smart Virtual Assistant that listens to your commands.
  3. Available as a plug-in hybrid. The NX 450h+ is the first-ever Lexus plug-in hybrid vehicle. It can go 36 miles on electric power alone, but still uses gas so you don’t have to worry about range and long recharge times.
  4. Carefully crafted. The Lexus NX’s interior is beautifully crafted and full of high-quality material. It feels a little like an art piece — one you’re actually allowed to touch.
  5. Smartphone-enabled. With the available Digital Key, you can use your smartphone to unlock, lock, start, or stop the Lexus NX. You can start heating the interior before you’re ready to go — perfect on a cold winter day.

Learn more about the excellent 2022 Lexus NX by calling or visiting Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka in Indiana.

Common Problems That Drain Your Car Battery

Lexus GS F-Sport | Mishawaka, IN

Car batteries are one of the most important components in your car. Your battery is responsible for helping start the car in addition to powering interior systems like the air conditioning and lights. If you are experiencing car battery problems, these are some of the common issues that may be draining it.

Extreme temperatures

Extremely hot and cold temperatures can cause long-term damage to your battery life. If it gets over 100 degrees or under 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature causes lead sulfate crystals to build up in the battery. You can mitigate some of this by ensuring your vehicle is stored in a cool environment.

Lots of short drives

Your battery may drain faster than normal if you take a lot of short drives. The battery needs to use the most power when starting the car. If you start the car and shut it off before the alternator has a chance to recharge, it could affect the battery life.

Hardware issues

There are a number of hardware issues that could be causing battery problems: a bad alternator, corroded battery cables, defective fuses, faulty wiring, or even just a bad battery. In all of these cases, it’s best to save your energy and schedule a service appointment at your local dealership.

Visit Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka, Indiana, to sort out your car battery as well as any other potential car care problems. An experienced mechanic will check out your battery and ensure you head out free of issues.

3 Must-see destinations on your Staycation in Mishawaka

Shiojiri Garden | Mishawaka, IN

You don’t have to travel far to have a great vacation in Indiana. In fact, you can stay right here in Mishawaka and enjoy a relaxing, affordable staycation with your family this fall. There are plenty of places you can explore that you probably haven’t visited before. Here are some of our suggestions for must-see Mishawaka destinations for your staycation.

Shiojiri Garden

Want a gorgeous place to take family photos outdoors? Check out Shiojiri Garden! This small yet charming traditional Japanese garden will make you feel like you’ve been briefly transported across the globe. The grounds are dedicated to the sister-city relationship between Mishawaka and Shiojiri City in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan.

East Race Waterway

Did you know that you can paddle kayaks and rafts in nearby in South Bend? Just purchase your pass and take a ride up the urban river against the current on a sunny Saturday or Sunday. It’s one of the many things you can do living so close to South Bend.

Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum

A hidden gem in Mishawaka, this educational museum provides kids with opportunities to learn about historic Mishawaka through hands-on artifacts and interactive programming. The museum has been closed during the pandemic, so call ahead to see if they’ve reopened to the public.

The best way to start your Mishawaka staycation is with a visit to Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka, where you can take a test drive of our luxury SUVs for families, like the Lexus RX or Lexus NX.

Give Your Valentine These Lexus RX 350 Accessories

2021 Lexus, RX | Mishawaka, IN
2021 Lexus, RX | Mishawaka, IN

If you have a Valentine that loves their Lexus RX 350, consider spoiling them with one of these accessories. They’ll be sure to think of you every time they’re behind the wheel.

Illuminated door sills

Getting in and out of the Lexus RX 350 feels particularly sophisticated with some illuminated door sills installed. These accessories come in both beige and black and light up the way with the Lexus logo.

Interface Kit For iPod®

If your loved one is still a devoted user of the classic 30-pin Apple iPod®, the Interface Kit For iPod® is a great accessory. It adapts earlier technology for modern convenience by giving them what they need to sync their iPod® with the audio system and steering wheel-mounted controls.

Remote Engine Starter +

The Remote Engine Starter + brings control to your Valentine’s smartphone. With this tech accessory, the Lexus RX owner can do things like start or stop the engine and lock or unlock their vehicle from anywhere by using their smartphone.

Bike Rack, Adapter

In love with someone who’s in love with biking? Give them the gift of a chic yet functional bike rack attachment. It makes it simple to attach both the bike and the bike rack to the RX 350 crossbars. 

Still not sure what to give the RX 350 lover in your life? We’ve got plenty of ideas and accessories here at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka. Contact our friendly team to help get the perfect gift.

Exciting New Features for the 2021 Lexus LS 500 and 500h

2021 Lexus LS | Mishawaka, IN
2021 Lexus LS | Mishawaka, IN

If you’re regularly impressed by the new levels of refinement in Lexus vehicles each year, you’ll want to take a look at the new 2021 Lexus LS 500 and 500h. These luxury sedans are turning heads with their fresh, high-end features. Here are some of our favorite updates coming to these models.

Refined gas powertrain

With a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine under its hood, the LS 500 does not disappoint. The strong engine delivers 416 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, and works with a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver smooth, responsive power. With this powertrain and its standard rear-wheel drive, the LS 500 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds

Powerful hybrid performance

The LS 500h is the hybrid variant of this luxury sedan. Its Multistage Hybrid System takes two electric motors and pairs them with an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 gas engine. At a combined output of 354 horsepower, this hybrid powertrain takes you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.

Updated interior

For 2021, the Lexus LS 500 and 500h take on extra comfort in the form of additional padding and a new available Palomino Leather upholstery.

New connectivity

Taking control over information and entertainment is easier than ever on the new 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Interested in knowing more about the 2021 LS 500? Contact our team at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka for additional details.

Ways to Volunteer in Mishawaka During Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving | Mishawaka, IN
Happy Thanksgiving | Mishawaka, IN

During this Thanksgiving, there are many opportunities for you to volunteer in Mishawaka, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Check out these ways to volunteer with your loved ones throughout the holiday season.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana provides food to individuals in need. For 2020, pantries located in a number of different cities are giving items to shoppers while also following social distancing protocols. You can either sign up to be a volunteer or donate canned protein, pantry staples, and other food to a nearby pantry.

St. Margaret’s House

St. Margaret’s House helps women and children who are currently living in poverty by giving them meals and seeing to their needs. Right now, you can purchase items off of the organization’s Amazon Wishlist and make a contact-free donation.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

This organization has many volunteer and donation opportunities still available. You can adopt a family and purchase gifts for their young children so that they can enjoy the holiday season. Another option is to bring different items to the food pantry.

We at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving and find a way to give back to those in need. If we can assist you with anything at this time, be sure to give us a call.

Best Cooking Podcasts to Listen to on Your Drives

Thanksgiving Podcast | Mishawaka, IN
Thanksgiving Podcast | Mishawaka, IN

When taking a day trip or running errands in your Lexus, make the drive more exciting and informative by listening to podcasts. If you’re a foodie, check out one of these cooking podcasts to spice up your ride.

“Home Cooking”

If you’ve been struggling to think of new recipes to try out during the pandemic, “Home Cooking” is a great podcast to listen to. This mini-series shares tips for utilizing pantry staples in a variety of different meals.

“A Taste of the Past”

This podcast gives an in-depth discussion of food cultures around the world. Not only will you learn about the history of certain foods, but you’ll also discover some great spots to purchase an array of meals.

“Bon Appétit Foodcast”

Whether you’re new to cooking or are interested in learning new tricks of the trade, give this podcast a listen. Each episode offers some great advice and may focus on how to use kitchen equipment or which recipes to try.

“Milk Street Radio”

In “Milk Street Radio,” Christopher Kimball and contributors answer listeners’ food-related questions. The podcast features guests from popular cooking shows and may answer some burning questions you’ve had while working in the kitchen.

Any of these podcasts can help you make the most of your time in your Lexus. If you’re interested in purchasing a new Lexus, give us a call at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka.

What to Do at the End of Your Lexus Lease

2020 Lexus NX Lease | Mishawaka, IN

Leasing a Lexus is a convenient, affordable way to experience the luxury and performance of the brand’s newest premium sedans and SUVs. When your Lexus lease ends and it’s time to return your car, you may not be sure what to do. Here’s a helpful guide to trading in your leased Lexus for a new lease.

Remove your personal belongings

Over the past few years, you’ve accumulated a lot of random items in the glove box, center console, trunk and under the seats. Gather every loose item you find that didn’t come with the car. If it’s junk, throw it away.

Return all provided items

If you removed anything from your Lexus that came with it, you’ll need to find and return those to their rightful place. This includes all sets of keys, manuals, seat covers, cargo covers, headphones, instructional DVDs, SD cards for navigation, and other accessories.

Clean your car

Give your car a quick rinse and vacuum to make sure it isn’t covered in dirt or other messes. Note any excessive wear or visible damage. You’ll have to pay for those repairs when you return the car.

Bring your car and documentation for inspection

Return your car to Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka at your scheduled time, and bring the original paperwork from the lease agreement. We’ll inspect your car, have you sign some paperwork, and let you know if you owe any additional fees.

At that point, you’re able to look at the newest Lexus vehicles we have in stock to find your next lease here with us. We’ll help you upgrade to your new ride the same day.

We at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka in Indiana are dedicated to making the leasing process simple and hassle-free for you. Contact us to learn how you can lease a brand-new Lexus or replace your currently leased car with a premium Lexus.

Top Lexus Accessories for an Even More Luxurious Ride

2020 Lexus Accessories | Mishawaka, IN

The Lexus sedan, coupe, or SUV you buy from Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka is already packed from bumper to bumper with luxury. Yet, you can enhance your car’s comfort and style even further with official Lexus accessories like these.

Illuminated door sills

Proudly show that you’re a Lexus owner with these illuminated sill plates. They light up when you open the car door and greet you with the glamorous glow of the Lexus brand name. It’s a

Remote engine start

If your Lexus doesn’t already come with a remote engine starter, you can still add the function with an official aftermarket Smart Key. Doing so allows you to start the engine and run the climate control system from within your house or office.

All-weather floor mats

Don’t let dirt and road salt ruin your Lexus vehicle’s interior. Replace those carpet floor mats with durable, water-resistant all-weather floor liners. They fill the footwells from edge to edge so footprints and drink spills aren’t causes for concern anymore.


If you have young passengers who often ride in your Lexus, they’ll appreciate having Lexus Universal Tablet Holders installed. These devices attached to the back of the front seats and allow passengers to watch videos on their tablets without straining their necks.

If you want to order official Lexus accessories for your vehicle, contact the parts center at Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka. We can purchase the parts you desire and conveniently install them for you on-site.