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Old 3rd August 2009, 17:13   #1
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Thumbs up Fiat service experience at Hariprasad, Basavanagudi

Hello once again !

It's been quite a while since I have posted anything on TBHP. Well here goes my update.

4th service: 17k on the odo
A.S.S: Hariprasad, Basavanagudi
Major cost: Fully Synth Shell Helix Ultra engine oil (4 ltr) - Rs.3600/-
Service charge: Rs.1150/- (Labour:900; Coolant:100; Oilfilter:150)

All in all the service was done very well. Had a few dashboard noise issues, which were taken care of. The post service wash was also done quite well.

The oil: Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 Fully Synthetic.
Result: Noticed a considerable change in the bottom end torque. The rpm band is much smoother.
No loss of power between gear changes. It is even more easier to touch 120 KMPH and beyond.
Will post experience on the OIL thread.

Fuel as usual is Shell normal. The FE figures are consistent and have more or less settled at City:13; Highway:15.5.

Everything else remains constant like they were when I brought her home.

Time trial: Mangalore Shiradi ghat section covered in 45 mins flat (while it still existed, ofcourse)

Well gotta run now..enjoy the pics ! Will post more once my garage opens.

Cheers
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Old 3rd August 2009, 17:34   #2
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Lovely car Meremortal - 13KPL in city is too much how do you manage that?

how old is the car? 2008?
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Hariprasad is a old time Fiat service center, they do a good job though they are no more Authorized SC post Fiat-Tata alliance.
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damn it looks so simlilar to my car

did the service center said anything about warranty while changing the engine oil ??

i have also given them valvoline oil in 1st(1.3k kms), 2nd(5k kms) and 3rd(10k kms) service but they always make issue about it and always i have to argue with them to get it done. next service i am planning to shift to synthetic oil but tass already has mobil synthetic oil but i don't trust them with my 4000rs . so planning to but some synthetic oil outside then give it to them .....


PS: get the tyres changed it makes a lot difference in handling and braking ......

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damn it looks so simlilar to my car

did the service center said anything about warranty while changing the engine oil ??

i have also given them valvoline oil in 1st(1.3k kms), 2nd(5k kms) and 3rd(10k kms) service but they always make issue about it and always i have to argue with them to get it done. next service i am planning to shift to synthetic oil but tass already has mobil synthetic oil but i don't trust them with my 4000rs . so planning to but some synthetic oil outside then give it to them .....


PS: get the tyres changed it makes a lot difference in handling and braking ......
Actually the service person was more than happy to put in the oil I get. Plus he made sure I was present while the oil was being fillied and the filter changed. There was no issues with warranty etc,.
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Lovely car Meremortal - 13KPL in city is too much how do you manage that?

how old is the car? 2008?
Well planet_rocker as it goes my usage is 70% on the highways. I am not a city driver, I prefer riding my Loyal Victor (pun) in the cities.

That said I don't rev hard while in the city. Usually I shift at 2000 rpm and try to be at 3rd and 4th, and even 5th when I get the chance.

Plus the bells and whistles of maintaining tyre air pressure, filling at the same fuel pump (Shell Normal) have helped.

Yeah its a 2008 model.

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I had a good experience at Hariprasad too!. They seem to know better about the car than most people in Authorized service centers. I got my brakepads fitted there.
They seem to be popular amongst uno owners.
I feel if they have better volumes, they can do a really good job. Pity they are no longer authorized. FIAT should have retained them.

Slightly off topic, but Manipal motors no longer services FIAT. Now the only option is Concorde or Prerana. Less said about concorde the better. So is Prerana the only option?
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I had a good experience at Hariprasad too!. They seem to know better about the car than most people in Authorized service centers. I got my brakepads fitted there.
They seem to be popular amongst uno owners.
I feel if they have better volumes, they can do a really good job. Pity they are no longer authorized. FIAT should have retained them.

Slightly off topic, but Manipal motors no longer services FIAT. Now the only option is Concorde or Prerana. Less said about concorde the better. So is Prerana the only option?
You have missed out Green Tracks! I am not sure whether it was intentional!!

@meremortal: 3600 INR for Shell Helix seems pretty steep. Where do you buy?

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13km in city??? How????
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Guys,
Does Hari Prassad service cars still under warranty? I have a Palio MJD (Oct 2008) still under warranty and I HATE Prerana. Need to figure out another place to get it serviced.
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Ice, Hariprasad is no more Authorised SC, so they may not offer free service for cars under warranty.
You can try GreenTracks (near Silkboard, Hosur Road).
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You have missed out Green Tracks! I am not sure whether it was intentional!!

@meremortal: 3600 INR for Shell Helix seems pretty steep. Where do you buy?
Bought it from an oil dealer near Minerva circle.
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Guys,
Does Hari Prassad service cars still under warranty? I have a Palio MJD (Oct 2008) still under warranty and I HATE Prerana. Need to figure out another place to get it serviced.
Try Green Tracks near Silk Board, beside a Mahindra service centre.

Contact Mr.Babu - 9980122197

Once your free service coupons run out, shift to HariPrasad.

The problem with greentracks in that Mr.Babu and Mr.Prasad are the only ones their who know about cars. You can't be assured you will get their supervision each time you drop by. Hence I moved to HariPrasad. Besides its 5 mins walk from my place.

HariPrasad does a neat job. No problems.
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beautiful looking car there.... 13 kmpl is pretty darn impressive for 1.6 Litre 1.1 Tonne hatch!
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I have the exact same car, same color too but it gives only 9 Kmpl in city :(
I keep the rpm below 3000(occasionally may touch 4000). Whats the secret of your 13 kmpl fuel economy?

I did my 4th service at Hariprasad too. Changed oil to Mobil 1 5W50 which cost around Rs4000/- .
I'm not all that happy with their service. There is still a lot of cabin noise which they told was fixed. I observed that they had not replaced the battery grease after cleaning the battery.

I also had a problem with the pickup in 1st gear. It started after my second free service at Manipal motors, Airport road. I told Hariprasad about this and they told they'd look into it. After service they said that the problem was with some sensor being blocked and that it was cleaned and the problem is solved. But still the problem remains.
I think it has something to do with the clutch. But clutch is self adjusting. I wonder if Manipal motors tampered with my clutch.
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