Yeah, its a norm. Even if your old tires are worn down to shreds, you get about 200 buck per tire.
It is normal to ask for some money for your current tires. Even when the tires are worn out people get some money for them, maybe 50 or 100 rupees a tire, but even that is saving. Regards.
I got Rs. 1000 off on four tyres when I bought four new Yokohama Geolandars recently in exchange for my old Yoko Geolandar’s that had driven 71,500 km.
If not anything, the older tyres will atleast pay for the alignment and balancing of the new tyres
I suggest you to buy petrol car only if your running is limited to 1000kms/month. No it is not necessary to start your car every day as these days diesel engines are very much refined . You would be paying more cost , more registration tax , more VAT and more insurance if you buy diesel car.
No.. There are no limits. But please note that maintenance costs are also high in the diesel. As the vehicle ages the service cost for the same model petrol will be much less than Petrol. More over you get one advantage. everytime you fill fuel you pay less than the petrol guy. But you would have paid that extra when you bought your car.
Nothing extra is required. But it just does not make any sense to buy a diesel car if the running is limited.
One thing to note with a diesel engine – if you want it to perform optimally, you need to run the car for at least 15 minutes for it to reach its optimum temperature where it runs most efficiently. Not letting this happen too often, would lead to soot build up in the engine.
My doubts were regarding diesel engine running and that are now very well cleared. Thank you all.
I would say the Dzire has better NVH levels inside. Outside, I felt the Amaze diesel sounded more raucuous.
Dzire, especially at idle. Both cars are decently refined at speed.
Alignment: as needed. Go for it if the vehicle pulls left or right
Balancing: as needed. Required if the vehicle wobbles at speed. Frequency may vary from a few months to years at a time.
Rotation: Every 10k km. Ultrasoft fast wearing tires be rotated every 5k km.
Every 5000 km is a good time frame for alignment and balancing, unless you hit a bad pothole and then feel the vehicle wobbling or pulling to one side. Rotation every 10K km is also fine.
5000kms is a general practice for alignment & balancing. wheel rotation can be done at any point of time one observes inappropriate tyre wear.
5W40 cannot be mineral. This engine used 15W40 till about an year ago.
The Ertiga is now on synthetic oil.
5W40 is synthetic oil. You can even use 0W40 which is synthetic too. Castrol Magnatec 10W40 (Check the API rating) could be a VFM oil if you do not want to pay extra premium for synthetic oil keeping in mind about warranty factor. 10W40 oil would be slightly thicker than 5W40 and its cold weather grade is little higher but in normal Indian…[Read more]
Congrats ! Red Ritz looks cool and stylish.
colour is always your choise. Grey would be a bit easy to clean as dust will not be visible.
KEEPING IN MIND THE SUMMERS MY VERDICT WILL BE BREEZE BLUE
Breeze Blue or Bakers Chocolate
I would suggest Silver, Grey or White (in that sequence), simply because these colors won’t age so early.
My favourite is the deep red, but it’s YOUR car. You pick whichever you like
Thanks everybody, finally chose Mystique Red.
great.. Nice colour..
Reed Tall boy looks veey hot
Unfortunately, no, many alloys don’t have standards to which they are built. And many aftermarket alloys too may look good but may not have the right weight-bearing capability etc. It’s a judgement you’ll have to make based on the manufacturers’ claims for the alloy and its suitability to which type of vehicle.
Oops that’s shocking. And then it is always better and safer to buy from the authorised spare shop.
@Roshun is there a system for decoding the date of manufacture of alloys?
Not sure Shreyans. I’ll have to check with an alloy wheel dealer about this. Anyway, with alloys, it’s always better to stick with a reputed brand.
Thats true. I was wondering about dealers, who being dealers, swap the original alloys with lookalikes and then sell the OEM alloys to lower model customers for fat margins. Such instances have been reported(at least accusations have been made) here in Faridabad. One way of finding out would be to decode the date of manufacture of the alloy, if possible.
Black and Decker – about Rs. 3000 I think. It’s a decent one. But if you have access to a plug point in your parking area, a household vacuum cleaner does a much better job. Don’t bother with a car-vac.
I think the Ertiga diesel now uses fully synthetic oil – for that 10,000 km is a safe interval to change oils. What does your manual say? Go with that.
Trust the service guys to give you all kinds of bullshit. Always go by what is written in the manual. You can escalate issues to Maruti if what they say does not tally with what is written in the manual.