Go Back   Team-BHP > Team-BHP > Team-BHP Advice > On buying a car


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st November 2007, 17:00   #166
Senior - BHPian
 
pjbiju's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Karamattom, Aluva, Kotagiri, Yercaud, Hospet, Indore, Nashik, Pune (now)
Posts: 1,156
Thanked: 420 Times
Default

After 30 pumpings this added 6 psi of pressure whereas the twin barrel foot pump from michelin added 12 psi of pressure. This was done in a test by Auto Express.
pjbiju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2007, 10:02   #167
Senior - BHPian
 
wilful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: cochin
Posts: 1,022
Thanked: 718 Times
Default

I don't know whether this is the right place to post my query since my car isn't exactly new. I did see some remarks on 'undercoat for cars' though the views expressed weren't conclusive either way.
My car is over 18 months old - going past its second monsoon. The Honda service chaps here have been trying to hard-sell the undercoat proposition and I have been dithering, not too sure whether these new generation cars really need the treatment. But the rains have been particularly severe this year and with the car often doubling up as a boat to sail through riverine roads, I have been seriously considering the idea.
Any advice on the subj' would be welcome.
wilful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2007, 11:08   #168
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 3,066
Thanked: 242 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilful View Post
The Honda service chaps here have been trying to hard-sell the undercoat proposition and I have been dithering, not too sure whether these new generation cars really need the treatment.
Get your car up on a ramp and thoroughly inspect the undersides. If you see traces of rust anywhere, you know what to do.
anupmathur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2007, 20:11   #169
Senior - BHPian
 
wilful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: cochin
Posts: 1,022
Thanked: 718 Times
Default

Thanks Anupmathur! Good tip - shall certainly do that next service.
wilful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2007, 23:07   #170
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 24
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

How about adding the LED lights to your car. Was rectly in malaysia and surprised to find out they are quite costly a 85 cms long chines LED lighting strip cost around Rs1000. Are they worth putting it in the car.
Also looking to acessories the speedometer console by installing a aftermakt one. I have a OHC Vtec does anyone know which model is good and would fit in the Vtec. Pls advise
Firestarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2007, 23:20   #171
BHPian
 
subbarp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 237
Thanked: 80 Times
Default sensor cost

Quote:
Originally Posted by thefreak View Post
Anybody out there who has had parking sensors installed in a Civic? I asked the showroom guys and they said 5700 bucks per sensor . Can someone post some place in NCR where this can get done at a reasonable rate.
I got parking sensors on my corolla recently(Bangalore). Cost me 4500. Only sensors(4 in number), no camera showing the view.
subbarp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2007, 10:49   #172
Senior - BHPian
 
Ajaybiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

I am looking for Electric Tyre Inflater does anyone knows where to get this kind of stuff in Bangalore?One of my friend bougth Portable Hydralic Jack for his car costed somewhere around 450, very small and easy to use from Commercial street(Famous Hardware Shop just in front of Eastern Stores).
Looking for something similer to this.
Craftsman 12 volt Air Compressor/Inflator with Digital Tire Pressure Gauge - Model 75114 at Sears.com
Ajaybiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2007, 11:59   #173
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,038
Thanked: 1,039 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zeeshan suleman View Post
Accessories I have found useful are air pump that can be connected to a cigarette lighter socket (I got it from US) and a tubeless tyre repair kit.
quote]


yes i have seen these things, these are also advertised in autocar towards the end of the magazine and i suppose they cost approx 1.5 k upwards, looks neat and easy to use in the picture
I bought a compressor pump that connects to the lighter socket for Rs 950 at Hyderabad. It also has a light that lights up when connected to the lighter socket.
Never got to use it so far though. If you are interested, I shall post a pic.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2007, 12:08   #174
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,038
Thanked: 1,039 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gopinathann View Post
I have fixed XENOS parking sensor in my car. It costs Rs. 3800 for 6 sensors (4 rear + 2 front) with Integrated display in Rearview mirror. Very useful.
Hi,
Is it a fact that Xenos does not require holes to be drilled in the bumper? Do they provide a mirror that clips on to the stock rear view mirror and displays the distance? Is the display in feet or metres?
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2007, 14:06   #175
Senior - BHPian
 
Ajaybiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,352
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

Vnabhi sure mate post pics along with brand name and some links if available along with specification, appriciate your help.
Ajaybiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2007, 15:38   #176
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 11
Thanked: Once
Default

Where do you get those visors/shades that fit over the four doors? These are 2" wide sunshades with which you can keep the windows down by an inch or so, but the shades wont let the rain water get in. I thought I saw some fiited on an Innova???
sumirish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th February 2008, 01:11   #177
Senior - BHPian
 
NetfreakBombay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,365
Thanked: 303 Times
Default

Maruti sells them as genuine accessories (of course with ridiculous margins). All accessory shops in Malad area in Mumbai seem to carry them.
NetfreakBombay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2008, 18:55   #178
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Thnx GTO, this is a great article.

I am looking for a new i10 Magna and wanted some guidance on which dealer should i engage with.
snavalgund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th March 2008, 23:37   #179
BHPian
 
amitwiz1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 188
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

@sumirish, Got those door visors 3 yrs ago for my Alto at High-Tech Car Jewels, Mahalingapuram. Dont rememer how much it costed me, but hsould not be costly. PM me for details.
amitwiz1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th March 2008, 02:56   #180
BHPian
 
Xehaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 843
Thanked: 74 Times
Default

Can someone enlighten me as to where can i get a good steering wheel cover?
And also how much will it cost? Also, how much do door visors cost? Am planning to get the visors once the monsoons start this year.

As for the steering wheel cover, my dad recently got a steering wheel cover. It is pathetic, in fact the installation is so bad that the cover is only half on and the actual steering can be seen. It is fixed by wiring all around it. Eeeyuck. (Will put up a pic tomorrow.)

So please advise me as to where i can get a steering wheel cover at a reasonable price and great installation in South Mumbai. I am looking for an all black one (leather is welcome if it's not too expensive) and the installation should be such that you cant make out if it is a cover or factory fitted.

Last edited by Xehaust : 16th March 2008 at 02:59.
Xehaust is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorcycle Engine Oil Article. Must read! Sankar Motorbikes 46 15th November 2016 18:42
The Must Have Features in Your Next Car tortoiseNhare The Indian Car Scene 169 19th January 2016 09:22
Must read Article about MMSC and how the Madras race track was created esteem_lover Indian Motorsport 11 26th October 2011 21:46
Must have accessories for Swift skumarit Modifications & Accessories 29 6th August 2011 16:22
Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kalimpong - Must see and must eat? romyeo4u Route / Travel Queries 2 15th October 2008 22:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:40.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks