Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th November 2011, 20:55   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: -
Posts: 4,705
Thanked: 3,845 Times
Angry Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!

Maintaining a Hyundai can now make you bankrupt. The labour rates are shockingly expensive in Delhi. Managed to get the new rates, but the first part is poorly clicked, apologies or that.

Some increased rates for santro/ i10:
  • paid service: 950
  • washing/cleaning: 335
  • alignment: 335
  • throttle body cleaning: 115
  • wheel balancing: 320
  • cross member bolt greasing: 450
Eon is also shockingly expensive to maintain.
  • paid service: 890
  • washing/ cleaning: 300
  • alignment: 300
  • throttle body cleaning: 100
  • wheel balancing: 290
  • wheel alignment: 300
Rest of the rates are being uploaded for you all to see.

Column 1: Eon
Column 2: Santro and i10
Column 3: getz and i20
Column 4: accent and verna
Column 5: elantra
Column 6: Tucson
Column 7: Sonata
Column 8: Santa Fe and terracan

And all their workshops are indulging in new scam by forcing the customers to go for engine additives (Rs. 1200) and useless 350 rupees battery and seat recliner treatment which smells like a lipstick.

Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!-1.jpg

Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!-2.jpg

Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!-3.jpg

Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!-4.jpg

Last edited by sidindica : 6th November 2011 at 21:12.
sidindica is offline   (9) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2011, 21:30   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,270
Thanked: 1,235 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

@sidindica--can you please take the trouble of posting the prior rates? That way we will get to know the percentage of increase.

Regarding the scam of engine additives, even other manufacturers are guilty of it, including Maruti.
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2011, 22:39   #3
BHPian
 
Durango Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 774
Thanked: 672 Times
Infractions: 0/2 (9)
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

I have been maintaining and running the Elantra GLS (petrol) (now out of production) without any problems and fleecing by Hyundai whatsoever. The car was bought new and is with me for the last 6 years, after the warranty was over I service it once a year being a sparingly run petrol. In fact, my experience has been so good that some Swift's (petrol) had higher service charges as compared to my car. I get my car serviced at HMP, Chennai. So I really don't mind the 7-8 kmpl fuel efficiency it delivers in today's times of skyrocketing gasoline prices. I shall repeat (ad nauseum) my service charges for 6 years haven't topped Rs.20k, what more can one want from a car.

Last edited by Durango Dude : 6th November 2011 at 22:48.
Durango Dude is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2011, 22:51   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,229
Thanked: 416 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Got my i10 serviced just 2 days back. Just the paid service charges were 950 + tax. in addition, consumerables like air filter, oil (800 odd + tax), cleaning etc. Total bill was around 4200 (included waxing on the outside). Its simply exorbitant for a small car!
joslicx is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2011, 23:07   #5
rbp
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 433
Thanked: 257 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Hyundai loots customers, for the first paid service of my i20 CRDI, I was charged around 5k, inspite of me giving them the oil, if the oil was included then the price would have been 6k+. For wheel alignment and balancing they charge 1k+ which I find hard to digest.

Note:- For my bro's fortuner the paid service charge is 3k including oil. Hats off to Toyota.
rbp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 00:03   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,598 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Hyundai service charges has increased considerably in the last one year.

AFAIK, cleaning/washing cost is included in Paid service cost.



Quote:
Originally Posted by rbp View Post
Hyundai loots customers, for the first paid service of my i20 CRDI, I was charged around 5k, inspite of me giving them the oil, if the oil was included then the price would have been 6k+. For wheel alignment and balancing they charge 1k+ which I find hard to digest.
Insane.
Can you share the break up of 5k ?
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 00:30   #7
Team-BHP Support
 
Akshay1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9,761
Thanked: 6,670 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Well at least these labour rates are still much, much less than what people pay in the US and UK. Can't imagine how many complains there would be then. IMO its good that the labourers are getting paid more (I hope they do get part of this) since most are very underpaid in India.
Akshay1234 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 00:51   #8
BHPian
 
himavanth_m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hyderabad/Pune/Chennai
Posts: 582
Thanked: 266 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Quote:
Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
IMO its good that the labourers are getting paid more (I hope they do get part of this) since most are very underpaid in India.
+1
HOpe the labours are getting paid more.

I used to pay about 7k to 8k for my accent CRDi 2 years back. But the 70k service sealed the deal for me. I was charged 17k for decarbonaization and other stuff. And the problems started immediately after decarbonization. There was a sudden loss of power while accelerating (Not due to clutch slippage) and the engine would die immediately and again automatically gain power once the RPM came down to 1000.

After a few more kms at 75k, that was it. I went to showroom with problem and the estimates for repair were humongous. So had to sell it off.

That is when I thought that I will never buy a Hyundai and even for small budget cars they are expensive to maintain. And their service costs at 10k intervals were similar to German Vehicles (VW and SKODA) 15k interval costs. I thought may be this was a one off case with me, but seeing it Team-BHP, now I dont think that this is just for me.

My 2003 Corolla on the other hand never crossed 2k to 3k Rs for each service that too with excellent courteous toyota staff.

I am now of the opinion that Ford and Hyundai vehicles are expensive to maintain.

Last edited by himavanth_m : 7th November 2011 at 00:52.
himavanth_m is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 05:53   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankjha1806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: BLR/Gurgaon
Posts: 2,133
Thanked: 820 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Simple solution to a complex problem, find a good service guy (not the company owned service center) and get it done from him. I don't take my car to Maruti and have not been using MASS for last 2 years. For smaller repairs and service i go to the garage near my house and get it done. Anything major i go to Carnation (Although that will in most probability change the next time i have to do any repairs).
mayankjha1806 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 07:34   #10
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,601
Thanked: 3,452 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

It just doesn't make sense man. In this high inflation era - when everything is going ballistic you think service centers should not increase their labor charges? Its a reality - get used to it.

Else, you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

I mean, we all get pay hikes, did we earlier crib about them? Everything in the economy rises in sync. How I'd wish that I'd get a hike but my outgo actually reduces. Just doesn't happen.
phamilyman is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 08:13   #11
KPS
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,003
Thanked: 4,556 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Fortunately for us is that the new cars have 1 year service intervals unlike to the previous generation which had service intervals of 6 months. This could also be the reason for this hike but we may not be out of pocket too much.

Cheers
KPS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 09:39   #12
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 359
Thanked: 55 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

Hyundai service was already expensive. I am now thinking of servicing my 2.5 year old Getz prime outside of Hyundai A.S.S. Which are some good options in Bangalore? How is Carnation?
mohan41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 10:24   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
gaurav_chopra04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,256
Thanked: 534 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

I dont find anything wrong with those prices. Of course, the ASC can charge you multiple entries of N number of those jobs and make a heafty bill. So one should be sure, which jobs he/she wants to get carried out on his/her car. And this goes for all the cars.. not just Hyundai.
gaurav_chopra04 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 10:31   #14
BHPian
 
Catalyst_delhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Noida/Coimbator
Posts: 339
Thanked: 148 Times
Default Re: Maintaining a HYUNDAI can now just make you bankrupt. Labour rates increased AGAI

I think the service charges looks alright. FNG are cheaper but the quality of parts is questionable. In the long run OEM wins. Also the service intervals are longer now. Also for some cars the general service may be cheaper but when the service is for major repairs small cars are cheaper. just my 2 cents. I have always owned fords and recently a santro. I think both the costs are pretty justifiable.
Catalyst_delhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2011, 11:11   #15
Distinguished - BHPian
 
drmohitg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 4,480
Thanked: 3,624 Times
Default re: Maintaining a Hyundai or Maruti becomes more expensive. Labour rates increased AGAIN!

I think Hyundai needs to keep a check on those prices specially since they are now looking to compete with the Alto. Consumers in that segment will obviously weigh the after sales cost quite seriously. And competing with maruti after sales cost is not going to be easy. I remember when I used to get my Santro serviced from the Hyundai A.S.S and they always used to turn up with a bill of around 4000-5000 even after getting the bare minimal done. I always used to rule out things like engine decarbonising, alignment and balancing etc.
drmohitg 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
Maintaining an imported car - How difficult & expensive can it be? v12 Super-Cars & Imports in India 45 13th March 2017 15:32
Road Tax rates Hiked. Vehicles get expensive in Haryana *UPDATE* Apr'13 Hiked again .anshuman The Indian Car Scene 28 28th July 2014 13:32
Hyundai increases labour rates again sidindica The Indian Car Scene 26 16th August 2010 08:58
Maintaining a car is now more expensive as labour rates increased by > 10 % at A.S.C. sidindica The Indian Car Scene 11 13th May 2009 15:48
Is FIAT Charging Exhorbitant Rates for Spares? And Tata for service/labour charges? gemithomas The Indian Car Scene 34 18th November 2008 12:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:37.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks