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Old 30th June 2007, 23:25   #106
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Hi all,
Here is the list that I added when I bought my wagon R Lxi
1. LHORVM
2. day/night RVM
3. Cigarette lighter (for power output)
4. Foot pump for filling air into tyres with a good pressure gauge

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Can you tell how much those two cost?
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What is the best way to protect leather seats during monsoons?
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Old 3rd July 2007, 10:55   #108
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After monsoon there are stains on my adventure s' running board and doors, it has got black spots. I have tried all kinds of washing but all in vain.
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Guys, for questions on upkeep of your car, please take a look at This thread and post your queries there.
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Old 9th July 2007, 16:37   #110
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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.

Mobile chargers that connect to cigarette lighter sockets are also useful.
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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.
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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
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By the way i am not sure if anyone has mentioned this but a nice steering lock would also be useful for people who travel WITHOUT their cars, they are those long stick like locks which lock steering movement and useful when cars are parked for long periods at a time.
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I personally also have a few old newspapers kept in the car because sometimes the front windscreen gets dirt on it and it looks quite clean after being wiped by a paper, sorry if this is off the subject !
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Roaming inside big-bazaar, found that they had car vacuum cleaner, to be powered from the cigeratte lighter. I forgot the brand name, but it was some good brand (some brand we hear often, associated with some other car items)

Is it good? Will it have power to clean the dust off the carpets?

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I personally also have a few old newspapers kept in the car because sometimes the front windscreen gets dirt on it and it looks quite clean after being wiped by a paper, sorry if this is off the subject !
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Roaming inside big-bazaar, found that they had car vacuum cleaner, to be powered from the cigeratte lighter. I forgot the brand name, but it was some good brand (some brand we hear often, associated with some other car items)

Is it good? Will it have power to clean the dust off the carpets?
I have never found these smaller vacuum cleaners to be powerful enough. It may suffice for "over the top" kind of cleaning but thats pretty much it.
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I have one & i used it twice & abandoned it. If anyone needs it, it is free, please take it.
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I have one & i used it twice & abandoned it. If anyone needs it, it is free, please take it.
Even I donated mine to some pal. It was a waste of money--cost me around 500 bucks, if I remember right.
I now use Eureka Forbes once a fortnight. It is quite good.
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I have never found these smaller vacuum cleaners to be powerful enough. It may suffice for "over the top" kind of cleaning but thats pretty much it.
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I have one & i used it twice & abandoned it. If anyone needs it, it is free, please take it.
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Even I donated mine to some pal. It was a waste of money--cost me around 500 bucks, if I remember right.
I now use Eureka Forbes once a fortnight. It is quite good.
Thanks guys. I am leaving the idea. Will use regular vaccum cleaner (only problem is extending the wire to the carshed).
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what are the good brands that make car wax in india? which one of them is reasonably priced and easily available?

does car car waxing has any disadvantages like teflon coating as mentioned earlier in this thread?

can someone post a step by step procedure on how to wax a car?
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