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Old 12th November 2011, 23:42   #46
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Default 60K Service Update @ AVG Motors, Kottayam

I got the 60K service done today and got a shocker with the bill too. Posting it here so that the Gurus could take a look at it and let me know where all am I ripped off.

Please note that they have done everything I have asked for which includes new keys & key programming, steering O/H, Suspension O/H, EGR valve cleaning.

Had also asked for intercooler cleaning and when they mentioned another 750/- for labour, I declined.

Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97
Exchange Filter - 1069.03
Oil Filter - 333.85
Plug assembly oil drain - 56.83
Coolant - 417.32
MGDO [15W40] Engine Oil - 688.14
MGGO [75W90] - 735.19
Distilled water - 53.28

Support comp front strut [2] - 337.40
Key assembly, ignition [had ordered a set of new keys] - 767.14
Key programming - 780
Consumables - 30

Labour:

Paid service - 700
Brakes overhaul - 700
Suspension overhaul - 700
Steering overhaul - 700
Strut overhaul - 920
EGR Valve cleaning - 800

Total Bill - 12,266/-

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, Could you update the title of the thread as "SnF's Swift VDi ABS - 20K, 30K, 60K Service updates on Pg 1, 2 & 4"

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Had also asked for intercooler cleaning and when they mentioned another 750/- for labour, I declined.

Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97 Ok
Exchange Filter - 1069.03 Ok
Oil Filter - 333.85 Increased or what?
Plug assembly oil drain - 56.83 Ok
Coolant - 417.32 Ok
MGDO [15W40] Engine Oil - 688.14 Ok
MGGO [75W90] - 735.19 Not sure, i think its high
Distilled water - 53.28 Rip off as usual

Support comp front strut [2] - 337.40 Ok
Key assembly, ignition [had ordered a set of new keys] - 767.14 Ok
Key programming - 780 Rip off
Consumables - 30 Ok

Labour:

Paid service - 700 Ok
Brakes overhaul - 700 High
Suspension overhaul - 700 What is this?
Steering overhaul - 700 Ok
Strut overhaul - 920 Ok
EGR Valve cleaning - 800 Ok
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Oil filter for 375 (incl taxes) is ok.
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Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97
Exchange Filter - 1069.03
Oil Filter - 333.85
Plug assembly oil drain - 56.83
Coolant - 417.32
MGDO [15W40] Engine Oil - 688.14
MGGO [75W90] - 735.19
Distilled water - 53.28

Support comp front strut [2] - 337.40
Key assembly, ignition [had ordered a set of new keys] - 767.14
Key programming - 780
Consumables - 30

Labour:

Paid service - 700
Brakes overhaul - 700
Suspension overhaul - 700
Steering overhaul - 700
Strut overhaul - 920
EGR Valve cleaning - 800

Total Bill - 12,266/-

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Total bill does not add up to the amount mentioned. Are taxes etc... omitted? Also, what exactly is the Exchange filter? And what all do they do in the Suspension overhall?
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Total bill does not add up to the amount mentioned. Are taxes etc... omitted? Also, what exactly is the Exchange filter? And what all do they do in the Suspension overhall?
Since the list mentions ,Front Struts ,I think they have replaced the strut kit rubber bushes . I think the rates mentioned here are normal rates .

Suspension OH means removing the front suspension and checking for any damage .700 INR isnt a big deal .

But when you have already spent close to 12.5K INR,what made you decide against getting the cleaning the Intercooler. I think you should have done it .

Dunno why do they need to charge for key programming when you are ordering for new keys !

But distilled water (if its really distilled water ) isnt a rip off .

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Had also asked for intercooler cleaning and when they mentioned another 750/- for labour, I declined.

Key programming - 780 Rip off

Labour:

Brakes overhaul - 700 High
Suspension overhaul - 700 What is this?
Ok -- I made a small mistake, the suspension O/H is same as Strut O/H !! And that's 920/- & not additional 700/-! Off-late my driving has been thru treacherous roads and I used to hear metal clinging sound when I go thru pot holes & some vibrations from steering wheel too.

AVG motors make money on the labour charges. I was shocked to see the charge differences from Surakshaa, Bangalore.

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Total bill does not add up to the amount mentioned. Are taxes etc... omitted? Also, what exactly is the Exchange filter? And what all do they do in the Suspension overhall?
I guess I have not added taxes [another ~1300/- at it] in this. I asked them to check the suspension for damages & replace any worn out parts [rubber].

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But when you have already spent close to 12.5K INR,what made you decide against getting the cleaning the Intercooler. I think you should have done it .
They told me 750/- as labour for intercooler cleaning. I felt it was on the higher side and when I checked the previous bill from Surakshaa, it proved correct. Surakshaa charges just 250/- for intercooler cleaning. I plan to take my car to a local MA$$ for this job. The reasons they give for such charges defies logic at times.

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Dunno why do they need to charge for key programming when you are ordering for new keys !
When you order new key [can be ordered only as a pair], the factory sends just keys and later the A$$ incorporates the immobilizer code into this. They call it as "registering" the keys.

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Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97
Exchange Filter - 1069.03
Oil Filter - 333.85"
Any idea what exactly is this Exchange filter???
I know of the Oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, but first time I'm hearing of the Exchange Filter. What does it do? And is this only in the Swift ?
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Any idea what exactly is this Exchange filter???
I know of the Oil filter, fuel filter, air filter, but first time I'm hearing of the Exchange Filter. What does it do? And is this only in the Swift ?
Exchange filter = Diesel filter = Fuel Filter
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I got the 60K service done today and got a shocker with the bill too. Posting it here so that the Gurus could take a look at it and let me know where all am I ripped off.

Please note that they have done everything I have asked for which includes new keys & key programming, steering O/H, Suspension O/H, EGR valve cleaning.

Had also asked for intercooler cleaning and when they mentioned another 750/- for labour, I declined.

Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97
Exchange Filter - 1069.03
Oil Filter - 333.85
Plug assembly oil drain - 56.83
Coolant - 417.32
MGDO [15W40] Engine Oil - 688.14
MGGO [75W90] - 735.19
Distilled water - 53.28

Support comp front strut [2] - 337.40
Key assembly, ignition [had ordered a set of new keys] - 767.14
Key programming - 780
Consumables - 30

Labour:

Paid service - 700
Brakes overhaul - 700
Suspension overhaul - 700
Steering overhaul - 700
Strut overhaul - 920
EGR Valve cleaning - 800

Total Bill - 12,266/-

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Mods, Could you update the title of the thread as "SnF's Swift VDi ABS - 20K, 30K, 60K Service updates on Pg 1, 2 & 4"
did they change the locks for the new keys ?
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did they change the locks for the new keys ?
No, new keys were given and programmed with immobilizer. They said changing the locks will be quite expensive & in the range of 6K if I remember correctly.
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No, new keys were given and programmed with immobilizer. They said changing the locks will be quite expensive & in the range of 6K if I remember correctly.
one of the remotes of my car's autocop has gone kaput. thinking of getting the new ones . thanx.
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one of the remotes of my car have gone kaput. thiniking of getting the new ones . thanx.
The remote will cost you less than 1000/-. I have Nippon & the remote cost me 850/- or so. Autocop should be cheaper.
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one of the remotes of my car's autocop has gone kaput. thinking of getting the new ones . thanx.
Have you tried changing remote batteries at one of the battery stores. costs 25 Rs. and may solve your problem.
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Prices around here in bold

Element, Air Cleaner - 229.97 ok
Exchange Filter - 1069.03 ok
Oil Filter - 333.85 ok
Plug assembly oil drain - 56.83
Coolant - 417.32 470/-
MGDO [15W40] Engine Oil - 688.14 ok
MGGO [75W90] - 735.19 550/-
Distilled water - 53.28

Support comp front strut [2] - 337.40
Key assembly, ignition [had ordered a set of new keys] - 767.14
Key programming - 780
Consumables - 30

Labour:

Paid service - 700 850/-
Brakes overhaul - 700 500/-
Suspension overhaul - 700 ok
Steering overhaul - 700 ok
Strut overhaul - 920
EGR Valve cleaning - 800 ok

[b]Total Bill - 12,266/-

few questions -

Brake pads were not changed along with brake overhaul ?
Reason for EGR valve cleaning ? Smoke ?

Why intercooler was not cleaned ? AFAIK, good intercooler cleaning would cost in the range of 800/- unless they do a superficial cleaning without removing it.


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Have you tried changing remote batteries at one of the battery stores. costs 25 Rs. and may solve your problem.
yes buddy i tried it twice. i will get a new pair of remotes.
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