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Old 16th March 2008, 12:26   #181
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I think we should add a mobile phone charger to the list of useful to have accessories
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Old 20th May 2008, 08:27   #182
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Got this from the US. Have used another make on the Sumo two years back.

Helps a lot to protect the door edges. It's got a thread of paint-safe adhesive on the inside, and sits quite well.

On the flip side, people have asked me why is there such a big gap between the door & the door frame - till they realise there's a molding that's been put on the door edge.
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Old 20th May 2008, 08:55   #183
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@ Condor - That door stripe seems to be very apt even to minimise any road noise travelling into the cabin as well.

Any idea of it's availability in bombay,please. Any local ( india ) contact addresses or numbers please.

Am looking to do the same for my Indica & Safari doors - prior to monsoon. Earlier the better.

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5. Air-freshener: Keeps the interiors smelling fresh. Scroll-type fresheners which fit on the air-con louvers are very popular and effective.
an alternative to air-freshener is to put a soap under the driver's seat of your favorite fragrance.
Costs less;
can be changed when ever you want;
Soap has its own uses when required
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Recommendation to avoid Teflon Coating is news for me. I was told by my mechanic that Teflon could have helped in preventing color fade on my Red car and I felt sorry that I never opted for a Teflon Coat whenever I see the faded roof.

I had an incident of a small wound while changing the wheels on a long journey where my bandages and antiseptic cream were pretty old and useless. We have a FA Kit supplied with the car, but very less people take care to update the kit by tracking the expiry dates on the medicines and bandages. Can someone list me the vital elements in a First Aid Kit, or guide me to similar posts.

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...to put a soap under the driver's seat of your favorite fragrance.
Can you please give some instructions to help find the driver's seat of my favourite fragrance!
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Can you please give some instructions to help find the driver's seat of my favourite fragrance!
i am sorry if it was a grammatical mistake.
i think it should have been,
"an alternative to air-freshener is to put a soap of your favorite fragrance under the driver's seat."
Costs less;
can be changed when ever you want;
Soap has its own uses when required.

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SRShrikanth : Any idea of it's availability in bombay,please. Any local ( india ) contact addresses or numbers please.
Shrikanth, sorry - dont know of availability in India. I have seen one car with this, but for mine, I got the stuff from US.
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jacs : Can someone list me the vital elements in a First Aid Kit, or guide me to similar posts.
Go to Life Ken - they have a small FA kit, retailing at 200/-
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i am sorry if it was a grammatical mistake.
i think it should have been,
"an alternative to air-freshener is to put a soap of your favorite fragrance under the driver's seat."
Costs less;
can be changed when ever you want;
Soap has its own uses when required.
Good idea! Placing it under the seat also has other strategic advantages like obliterating the smell of the driver farting!
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I got the stuff from US.

Where form US?
I am in US for next few weeks and I would like to opt for my cars in India.
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Post-2002 or sometime in 2003 (don't remember exactly when) the Govt. had made it a mandatory requirement for all new vehicles to be equipped with a Warning Triangle, Spare headlight bulbs & a First-Aid kit.
We got all this in our 2000 make Maruti 800.
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It would be good to carry a Compass, when you are traveling on offbeat roads.
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BMW77 : I am in US for next few weeks and I would like to opt for my cars in India.
This was picked up from Pep Boys. You can also check the regular auto-parts chains like NAPA, Kragen etc.
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It would be good to carry a Compass, when you are traveling on offbeat roads.
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A GPS device is better option now that they are dropping prices. Especially if you have Indian maps loaded.
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A GPS device is better option now that they are dropping prices. Especially if you have Indian maps loaded.
off-beat is the buzzword. The GPS will only cover cities and major motarable roads and areas. Good old compass would come in handy.

BTW how many of us will actually go for GPS?
GPS usage is still at its infancy in India.
IMHO it will take a long time to mature (In terms of cost & coverage)
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