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Old 5th March 2007, 17:21   #16
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Great List GTO

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Mirror Lock: Some cars require this to prevent theft of standard wing mirrors.
Can anyone explain this ?? I mean how does it protect\work ?

@Navin: What you have mentioned is more suitable for a long drive & IMHO does not come under accessories for a new car.

p.s you can check out my thread on long drive.

A Guide on Essentials of a Long Drive (A Guide on Essentials of a Long Drive)
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Old 5th March 2007, 20:10   #17
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Mirror lock is a metal frame around the mirror housing. The mirrors of the internally adjustable types are very expensive and in mumbai these get stolen pretty often.

This prevents the thief from removing the mirror. He cant get it out as the lock is smaller than the mirror and will not come out.
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comes with the OHC also...all though im yet to open it and see whats inside !!
Comes with Maruti too. We got first aid kit with both Alto and M800 so i think all Maruti cars will have it.
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Old 6th March 2007, 11:24   #19
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@vid6630: Thanks for the info dude Didnt knew this.

I belive all companies provide

a) A medical kit
b) 1 set of headlamp bulbs
c) Warning sign refletor

& these are given not out of generousity but I belive due to some existing govt norm.
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Old 6th March 2007, 11:27   #20
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even the bikes are not far .. a small medical kit is provided with bikes
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HM lancer does not provide a medical kit. Never got one with my Lancer but was surprised when maruti gave it with my Alto.
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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. Hence, the reason why some of you got the kits & some did not. No manufacturer can now sell a new vehicle without these.

Vid - What year is your car?

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hmm thats a news. This is the first time I am hearing that Medical kit is not provided with a new car..

@navdeep: yes both my P180DTSi & Karizma came with a medical kit.

Shame on HM
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Must have on the car whether the cheapest , medium or highest range..

1.Medical kit
2.Warning triangle
3.Pair of headlamps
4.heat reflective tints i.e tinted glass
5.Emergency call numbers for all over india.

These are the must in terms of safety and should be made as standard equipments for all the car manufaturers in India.
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It’s common feeling in India that once you go through Teflon coating your paint is protected. Right and wrong.
Also to add to Rudras post : My Esteem was coated with Teflon but it obviously wasnt made for our extreme climatic conditions. Parked for the entire day under direct sunlight, the coating on the roof cracked and fragmented. It looked plain horrible! Vitesse did give us a recoat but whats the point?
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My Esteem was coated with Teflon but it obviously wasnt made for our extreme climatic conditions. Parked for the entire day under direct sunlight, the coating on the roof cracked and fragmented.
My Safari is coated with Teflon and is always parked outside ( house and office).. Can someone tell me how to avoid all this.. I dont want to put a body cover as that gathers dust and can cause scratches while putting it on or taking it off the car..

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Vid - What year is your car?
Ahhh that explains it. mine is 2000 Lancer whereas alto was 2005.
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Safety / Security:

1. Remote-locking security system: Not only for the added security, but also for convenience.
2. Steering Grip lock / Gear Lock: Great way of theft prevention.
3. Headlight bulb upgrade: Only if stock bulbs are inadequate. Upgrade headlight bulbs to more powerful ones with the appropriate relay and wiring.
4. Mirror Lock: Some cars require this to prevent theft of standard wing mirrors.
Also to add to that...keeping your ICE safe.

Check out this thread > ICE Security

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There may be some accessories which are car specific. For e.g. quarter glass security grilles in a Maruti 800.
But what about the quarter glass of other cars ? For example, does Alto need a quarter glass security grill ?
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But what about the quarter glass of other cars ? For example, does Alto need a quarter glass security grill ?

huh??? Alto doesn't have a quarter glass. other cars like WagonR and Santro you can put the grill on their quarter glass.
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