lotusLotus was established in 1952 by engineer Colin Chapman, in Hornsey, North London. Stemming from its Formula 1 racing pedigree, Lotus created street vehicles that placed function over form. Lotus vehicles often have spartan interiors, fiberglass or carbon fiber body panels and implement many other weight-saving measures. Many models, such as the current Elise and Exige browse from other automaker’s parts bins to create a fast, light and reliable vehicle. Combining a 218hp supercharged 1.8L VVTL-I four cylinder sourced from Toyota and a 2,000lb curb weight, the Elise SC is capable of a scorching 4.3 seconds 0-60 and a top speed near 150mph. The “less is more” attitude of Lotus had been shunned by automakers in years past, preferring to add more horsepower to offset added weight. But with the current economy, more and more companies are mimicking Lotus, trimming the fat off their vehicles and opting for smaller, forced induction engines that offer better fuel economy. With the recent release of the Exige, Lotus appears to be heading in the right direction and staying true to their past.

Driving a Lotus is an experience that few other automakers can match. Few vehicles can connect the driver to the car so well and in such a pure fashion as can Lotus. The professionals at Lucas Auto Care are trained and experienced in repairing all Lotus models, and can provide the highest quality preventative maintenance and repairs in Houston. Call Lucas Auto Care to set an appointment today and see why Lucas Auto Care is rated the best in Houston, three years running.

Lotus Transmission Service:

  • Removes gum and varnish in the transmission, torque converter filter, cooler and cooler lines
  • Flush old fluid from system and install new fluid
  • Reduces hard shifting, chattering and slipping
  • Provides cooler operation
  • Extends life of transmission

Lotus Oil Service:

  • Oil with up to ten quarts of full synthetic motor oil
  • Oil filter
  • Inspect Antifreeze/coolant reservoir levels
  • Inspect Engine air filtration system
  • Inspect Serpentine belts
  • Inspect Brake fluid level (in transparent reservoirs)
  • Inspect Wiper blades
  • Inspect Exterior lights

Lotus 3 Stage Fuel Injection Service:

  • Reduces Fuel costs
  • Smoother idle and restored power performance
  • Cleans air intake, plenum, injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers
  • Reduces the chance of costly EGR failure and replacement
  • Reduction of engine hesitation and rough idle