Toyota has just launched a campaign called “Q Service Ke Saath Monsoon Offers Ki Barsaat” in North India. This will run between July 1 and July 31, 2013, on all Toyota vehicles, including the Liva, Etios, Corolla Altis, Camry, Innova and Fortuner.
Owners of these cars can drive into a Toyota dealership for a “free” 20 point vehicle health check-up before the monsoon season (the rains start around the beginning of July in North India). This check-up is designed to reassure customers that their vehicles are roadworthy to handle the rains. Toyota has been consistently running this monsoon check-up camp year after year for its vehicles, and that definitely ties in well with the brand’s reputation for reliability. It’s these little things that matter. Customers can get up to 10% discount on any parts changed during this check-up.
When it rains…
Strangely, Toyota has been the only brand this year to offer a monsoon check-up camp. This is usually an activity that is carried out by most of the car brands this season. However, fret not if you own any brand of car – there are basics you could and should attend to on your own to ensure trouble-free motoring during the rains. Also read: 10 tips to survive Indian highways
Things to check in the monsoon
- Condition of tyres
- Condition of wiper blades
- Amount of washer fluid, coolant and oil
- Brake pads and wheel bearings
- Battery health
- Functioning of lights
- Functioning of air-conditioning system
- Door seals for water proofing
- Lubrication of all moving parts
- Inspect bodywork for rust trouble spots
It’s always a good idea to get your vehicle serviced once before the monsoon and once just after the monsoon is over. This applies for all the seasons actually, as each season tests some aspect of the vehicle to the extreme. Also read: How you and your car can survive the monsoon