Hi, dont know which is the right one – too many models available I think. As far as quality goes, I don’t think any of them are bad. @Roshun has been using one for a while I think. Lets wait for his ccomment
Hi Anjali, most of them are good, except the cheap Chinese ones. I have one that cost Rs. 1000, and has a metal body, and it has served me well for about 4 years now. It has a pressure gauge too and I’ve cross checked that with a pump gauge – no big difference, fairly accurate. Earlier I had a cheap Chinese one (Rs. 600), it worked OK for 2 years…[Read more]
Hi Roshun, may we know which brand yours is? thx.
ROSHUN PLS TELL UR BRAND NAME AND MODEL NO.
I also use Colin for same purpose. Till now it is working for me. A micorfiber towel will be better option instead of newspaper, it will clean without making minor scratches. For buffing wet car also, microfiber will make your life easy. I would advice not to clean the glass on the hatch door with glass cleaner or some water repellent other than…[Read more]
No problem. What you are doing is a good way to clean the windshield. Newspapers work best in the absence of a microfiber towel.
Drive in low gear when you are driving in deep water. Do not let the turbo go off boost, Select the appropriate gear beforehand, and do not change the gear when you are driving in the water, as it can seep into the clutch system and damage it. In case the engine shuts down in water, NEVER try to crank it. Yours is a diesel car, and diesel engines…[Read more]
Not an expert, but feel you have to go real slow, dead slow ahead with lower gear.
Dead slow does not work. You have to maintain momentum, in low gear. Engine must be kept spinning at about 2000-2500 rpm for diesel and 3000rpm for petrol if you are going in water deeper than half the tire or if you can see the water coming onto the bonnet. And yes, avoid using the clutch in such situations. Pre-select the gear.
if the water is moving or like cross cutting, the road, with that much wading depth, avoid as you’ll loose traction ,,,, if its logged and you not sure of depth, avoid it ……. if its logged and lorries, and suvs, easily passing by, be more wary, as probably you don’t have that much GC,,,,, what shreyans sir mentioned is called hydrolock, better…[Read more]
Drove on such road yesterday. Ride from pune to malavali-Lohgad (old mumbai highway). As Sheyans said keep it in 1st gear form start to end. Let 1-2 vehicles pass, do not not take your foot off the accelerator and Do not hurry. (Don’t try to change gears when in the water)
In my opinion, if you are not much confident on the above, please don’t risk it and use some other transportation.
Yeah, no point risking it if you are not confident about the depth of the water or your car or your driving skills.
Illuminated scuff plates usually draw power from cabin light wiring. For a set of four price seems okay, not for a set of two. I am unsure about Hyundai / Maruti but in case of Fiat excess load will blow off a fuse & even cabin lights will stop working. Normally though scuff plates barely need any power & I have seen illuminated scuff plates as…[Read more]
i have installed it in my i20 for 1100.00 for all 4 doors with fitting. i live in mumbai.
Its a preety cool price. Be Sure it should be of 3M brand.
I had just been to the service center a few days back for my first servicing and I had asked the same question to the adviser, and he said its better not to put the covers on your car as its very thin and when it rains the dust on the cover tends to leave marks on the car. Though I’ve a parking lot but my car doesn’t fits in it so have to park it…[Read more]
Even my brand new car is also getting wet in the rains of Bombay.. I have brought a cover but once the cover gets wet, it takes a long time to get dry to again cover the car. So most of the time the car is without any cover. Even I want to know if it will have any effects on the car paint.
U should find a safe parking place to keep ur car dry as the car’s paint quality may get damaged under harsh rain throughout the season….
A covered parking is ideal but certainly not a deal breaker. I do not have one either. Stay away from car covers. Keep the car in the open, but wash it regularly.
well i park in the basement, but i occasionally use rain as water wash, try to park in open, and at higher grounds to avoid water logging ,,,,, never park under a tree, its more dangerous as the branches may tip over, and also the falling leaves and other sediments, makes it a mess while cleaning ….. i guess you guys don’t stay at cherapunji or…[Read more]
It should not a problem. Even my car is out in the open. But remember that your roll up your windows, so the water doesnt enter. And wash it regularly.
If you’ve given your car a good wax polish job before the rains, don’t worry about the paint finish. After the rains are done, wax it once again.
also i have aready done undercoating from 3M. keeping the car open in rain will it effect the engine or any other parts? is there any side that water should not enter?
its the engine bay, exhaust and electricals inside the car,….. the bonnet is designed, to seep off the water through body and fenders to the ground, ,,,,,,, also the water from wiper and windscreen and car top seeps through scuttle drain, down to ground ….. there is no way it can accumulate, except if there are dead leaves stuck in the…[Read more]
wiper sounds when it judders, probably the windscreen is waxed, causing less friction, thus slipping and falling, or could be the blade isn’t perpendicular, try twisting the arm gently (just how we try on old glasses or binoculars) …..marks are probably due to hardened rubber, …. change it !!!
I guess its time to change the wipers on ur i20. D rubber must have worn off.
@Anjali If I am right, this is your new ride. But the heat has already damaged the wiper blade. Try cleaning the blades with a semi wet cloth. If that doesnt help the only option is to change it. The rains have just started and its a long journey from here in the rains.
Do you wipe clean the blades’ cleaning surface periodically? That could be a reason for this premature wearing out of the wipers. Clean them, and add a pinch of Surf or Ariel to the water solution. If the sound still persists, replace the blades with new ones. Regular blades from Syndicate or Bosch will cost about 300bucks for a set. Premium ones…[Read more]
last saturday i had done interior germ clean and exterior foam wash for my car.
changing wiper blade will do……
I am not talking about exterior car wash. The wiping face of the wiper, very specifically, should be cleaned periodically.
A neat little household trick – take a half cut lemon and rub it along the wiper blade nicely. Then clean it with water. Works like a charm!
Common man, its peak summer. Spare the lemons for the lemonade. Use vinegar instead. Same pH.
The AC will always switch on if you use the defoggers, as it acts as a dehumidifier. Its perfectly normal.
on what temperature should i set?
Low for initial cooling, then whatever you feel is most comfortable.
Defogger works by removing humidity that causes condensation on the windscreen – so the AC will switch on when you switch it to that setting. The rear defogger works by means of heating the glass to get rid of condensation through the defogger lines (orange lines you see) on the rear windscreen.
how much time should i keep the defogger on??
Till the screen becomes clear.
i think sports also have auto front and rear defogger.so you don’t have to do any settings, just have to press the resp button. when front defogger in on the fan run at full speed which might cause disturbance, you can slow it down with speed knob.
Keep it on until you windscreen and rear glass goes fog free.
Yes. Keep the Defogger on until the screen is clear..
The rear defogger has a timer.it will automatically turn off after some time after the screen is clear or at least in my car .Regards…
joy it comes with timer….
SHOULD I KEEP THE TEMP. ON LOW (AC) WHEN FRONT DEFOGGER IS ON???? ALSO ALL CAR WINDOWS SHOULD BE SHUT?
Open them initially. It will speed up the clearing of the windscreen. Once things start to clear up, shut them. Keep the ACC at Low in process.
I think u will have to instead change the rear door of ur car
if you want the washer cum wiper, it’ll cost you around 30k ,,,, as a pipe has to be provided, a hole in rear glass for nozzle,… probably whole rear boot door has to be replaced ,,,, if only wiper, then i guess, you can pack up within 15k … rear wiper motor and wiper with a set of blade around 10k and cables around 2k… add 3k for labour charges ….
And as your car is new I guess, so btr to go at ASS.
Too complex. Piping, wiring harness, new switchgear, possibly a bigger windshield washer fluid tank, new fuses, motor, wiper etc etc. Add to it the risk of fiddling with something which is working fine and then spoiling it. Then there are warranty issues. Don’t get into it. It’s not worth it though it’s a great feature to have.
You can get it done aftermarket, with a separate switch, motor and washer tank, but it’s not worth it. If you want the original fitment, it will be expensive as Siddhartha points out – your steering column switchgear needs to be changed, rear boot lid, needs to be drilled, piping, washer tank etc have to be changed and fitted. Not worth the effort…[Read more]
top model asta got all ready…
Yes, that is a factory fitted unit, and the components are specifically made for that variant. The wiper stalk behind the steering wheel is a different kind. The washer tank has two motors one for the rear, one for the front. The boot lid has a hole in it for the wiper mechanism. I mean, if you want to spend on all these things, you could, but…[Read more]
yes i have sportz variant and sometimes i feel asta variant would fulfill all my needs but budget stopped me. but asta model would have cost me 9.2 lakhs which i felt was not worth for a hatch back car.
ASTA costs 8.25 on road in himachal, I bought it for height adjustable driver seat and rear wiper.
im talking about MUMBAI.
Prior to this incident did you have any trouble with the clutch? Did you notice a lack of pick up when you released the clutch? How did you manage to drive the car after that? It’s possible that because you were on a steep incline, and trying to pick up from standstill, you may have been using half-clutch excessively (keeping your foot on the…[Read more]
The same thing happened with me at the same place…i was driving my honda city..
the mechanic had tld that there is this problem in Honda City and i20 mostly…
On the hills always maintain distance from the car ahead and plan your moves in such a way that you are always in gear and at a reasonably high (2000-2500 RPM) engine speed to tackle inclines. Never half-clutch! For the same reason, people normally have the etiquette to allow the car going up the slope to go first but nobody has any road manners…[Read more]
hey hi roshun and sid, sorry for late reply. well then the mechanic when under the engine where the clutch is placed and turned something with tool for 5 mins and the car started normally. later i reached my destination and now came back to mumbai with any prob. i noticed when i press the clutch to change gears i feel like the clutch is getting…[Read more]
It would be best to get your clutch checked. Reason: the burning smell means you wore out your clutch a good deal. Now it depends on how much got wore out. If you get it checked now, you will not get stuck someday on an incline with a worn out clutch. (P.S. 7 out of 10 mechanics will tell you the clutch is worn out if you ask them, so you have to…[Read more]
@anjali , r u sure that the car was in !st gear? cause almost the same thing happened to me today, though different location. I stopped at a barrier while inclining and the car was fully loaded. When I was about to go, I engage 1st gear (which I thought) and leave the clutch, but car didn’t move and stop. I was shocked, again try by giving pushing…[Read more]
I think it might be useful to add that in such a situation, it is useful to utilise the handbrake (parking brake). Apply the handbrake, accelarate a little higher and release clutch pedal. When the engine tugs the car forward but feels constrained by the handbrake, release handbrake. That makes it easier to take-off instead of rolling backward. In…[Read more]
i have used the same handbrake technique, and that helped in realizing that I am in wrong gear.
yes singlanhn same think hap and i think the mechanic looted me as he resolve the issue in mintues.