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Old 11th November 2009, 23:28   #106
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My Bolero has done 16.5 K and including the free services, the total maintenance cost coming to 39p/Km
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1st free service for my SX4 at 1000km came for rs.1200 (oil change + filter change).

Repair for denting/painting at right front fender (due to a bike hitting at front right) came for rs.3500. got minot touch-ups done for free anyway.
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Default A 20000 Km Swift Vdi Service

Since we are on the service costs, i happen to maintain a decent record of my silver bullets service costs.

Car: Swift Vdi (Nov 2008)
Age of the car : Almost 1 yr old (completes a year on18 Nov)
Sold and serviced : Vitesse worli and Vitesse Prabhadevi
Mileage Till Date : 20650
Service Costs are Below. I have give the major works done only
Usage : City Driving :80%, Balance Mumbai Pune Highway Runs

The service reps at Vitesse recommend a Carbon Cleaning @25k and AC Service too. Any views on the same
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Old 12th November 2009, 19:44   #109
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The service reps at Vitesse recommend a Carbon Cleaning @25k and AC Service too. Any views on the same
From the data even after reducing the body work amount from the total, the expenses at the mileage of last service stands at 72 paise per km. That appears very high.

It would be interesting to see the individual bill details if available.

My Marina maintenance at 60000kms was only 49 paise per km.

I would suggest a 'no' for the above two things.
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Old 13th November 2009, 11:09   #110
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2008/SKODA FABIA 1.4 MPI ELEGANCE
9167 KMS
ENGINE OIL HELIX ULTRA 5W-40-RS 3608(4LTRS.)
WHEEL ALLIGNMENT-RS.500

(And i thought it was a free service)
Does the engine oil need to be purchased only from them? Wheel alignment can be done outside, you could have got a wheel balancing done also for that rate.
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Old 13th November 2009, 12:35   #111
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Default Scorpio CRDe:25k Service Cost

The 25k service at SKS Automobiles cost me Rs:3050.00. The break up is as under:
Service and Labor Charges: 2500.00
Coolant : 350.00
Misc Bulbs : 50.00
Bumper Beading : 100.00

Total: 3050.00
The Labor alone amounted for more than 80% of the total bill amount.
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Well i have the individual bills. In most of the cases the labor costs are a large chunk of the cost. Vitesse is one of the few companies that do not offer a comprehensive AMC. But unfortunately my experience is that these guys are amongst the better service centers in mumbai. Also the parts for the Swift VDI are exp (E.g. the fuel Filter is around 1K)
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Old 17th November 2009, 19:42   #113
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Baleno 30,000 service (2006)

Parts: Rs.2955/-
O2 Sensor: Rs.1k (used SGP part) (not sure about original cost)
Engine Oil: Rs.735/- (3.5Lts)
Oil Filter: Rs.90/-
Air Filter: Rs.810/-
Spark plug:Rs.320/- (Rs.80x4)

Labor:Rs.1475/-
Complete service: Rs.850/-
Engine scanning: Rs.550/-
O2 Sensor replace: Rs.75/-

Total: 4430/-
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Old 17th November 2009, 21:25   #114
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Default Ritz Vxi - First free service

Ritz Vxi : 1k, first free service
955kms
Pratham Motors
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Default Do I need to go for Alto LXI fourth service

My Alto LXI has done around 5000 kms till date (Dec 2007 model). I do not use it for regular commute but only for regular weekend outings. I have done two trips to Mysore and Muthathi in the past two years. The car has never left unused for more than 1 week at a stretch.

My fourth (first paid service) was due in Dec 2009. Though the manual mentions fourth service after 2 years, is it still recommended to go for the fourth service considering low usage of the car or can I wait for some more time?

If yes, what aspects I need to get checked during the service? Are oil changes / spark plug changes etc required or are they done irrespective of the number of kilometers the vehicle has run?
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Baleno 30,000 service (2006)

Parts: Rs.2955/-
O2 Sensor: Rs.1k (used SGP part) (not sure about original cost)
Engine Oil: Rs.735/- (3.5Lts)
Oil Filter: Rs.90/-
Air Filter: Rs.810/-
Spark plug:Rs.320/- (Rs.80x4)

Labor:Rs.1475/-
Complete service: Rs.850/-
Engine scanning: Rs.550/-
O2 Sensor replace: Rs.75/-

Total: 4430/-
Air filter seems to be expensive.
What is this engine scanning?
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My Alto LXI has done around 5000 kms till date (Dec 2007 model). I do not use it for regular commute but only for regular weekend outings. I have done two trips to Mysore and Muthathi in the past two years. The car has never left unused for more than 1 week at a stretch.

My fourth (first paid service) was due in Dec 2009. Though the manual mentions fourth service after 2 years, is it still recommended to go for the fourth service considering low usage of the car or can I wait for some more time?

If yes, what aspects I need to get checked during the service? Are oil changes / spark plug changes etc required or are they done irrespective of the number of kilometers the vehicle has run?
You do need to go for the 4th service but since your vehicle doesn't run much, all you should be looking at is Engine Oil& Filter replacement apart from Coolant change if not done before. These are two items that needs to changed whether Kms done or not. I think your Air filter, Spark plugs etc should be fine and you needn't worry about them.
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Old 15th January 2010, 20:11   #118
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Air filter seems to be expensive.
What is this engine scanning?
Check engine light was on. They did scanned to find out the error code & charged Rs.550/- for the same. Separate charges for sensor to fix the "check engine" indication

And they suggest to replace air filters every service i.e5K kms. Iam planning to replace the regular one with mushroom filter, but not sure whether customized piping is needed. This will be of one time replacement and costs only twice of what I was charged for regular air filter.

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CAR: UNO

Engine Oil - Rs.840/-
Oil Filter - Rs.140/-
Air Filter- Rs.270/-
Diesel Filter-Rs.144/-
Coolant-Rs.170/-
Gear Oil-Rs.600/-
Brake Pad-Rs.1260/-
Brake Rotor-Rs.1740/-
Brake Lining-Rs.1260/-
Brake Oil-Rs.140/-
Drive Shaft Boot-Rs.448/- (2)
Wheel Cylinder assembly -Rs.1080 (2)
Rear Shock absorber -Rs.3100/- (2)

Labor including services - Rs.3.1k

Total- Rs.15k (app)
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Smile Fiat Palio MJD - 33K km,21 month old Service costs

Fiat Palio MJD 1.3 SDX August 2008.
Mileage: 33289 kms
TASS: Autofin Motors,Bowenpally,hyderabad.
Usage: 80km City/Day. 500km Highway/Month.
Total Free Service costs including Engine oil,Oil filter,Air Filter,WA/WB - Rs.5784/-
Repairs till date: Front Bumper replacement + right Fog Lamp - Rs.5108/-
Right Tail Lamp replacement - Rs.3115/-
Paid Service @22500km - Rs.1492/-
Paid Service @30,000km - Rs.8354/- (Rs.1300/ for Front Brake pad set)
Grand Total Rs.23853/-
Of the above ,the Total Labour costs Rs.9350/- which comes to 39% of total costs.
Time to begin search for a reliable Private Mechanic .
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