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Old 2nd November 2016, 10:55   #3676
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Hi folks, I'm getting my Beat LT serviced (6yrs, 47k kms). The folks at the service centre are asking to change the front suspension. I don't see any problem with the suspension in my daily drives - no noise or any other problem. The cost of this is Rs 14000 per them

For now I've asked them to not change the suspension. Did any of you face this problem? I'm worried that the service center (Hyderabad - Hafeezpet) guys are trying to fleece me here. Even otherwise I think the cost of some spares are high, e.g. wiper blade rubbers - 800 rupees etc

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Hi folks, I'm getting my Beat LT serviced (6yrs, 47k kms). The folks at the service centre are asking to change the front suspension. I don't see any problem with the suspension in my daily drives - no noise or any other problem. The cost of this is Rs 14000 per them

For now I've asked them to not change the suspension. Did any of you face this problem? I'm worried that the service center (Hyderabad - Hafeezpet) guys are trying to fleece me here. Even otherwise I think the cost of some spares are high, e.g. wiper blade rubbers - 800 rupees etc
Get it examined by a trusted FNG outside. If it does need repair/replacement it will be cheaper at the FNG. Now that you are outside the warranty period there is no need as such to visit the A.S.S. unless its some major problem
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Hi Guys,

My Beat Petrol is due for its 4th Year/40,000 Kms service tomorrow. I have had all my previous servicing done from Trident Chevrolet, barring the rat bite repairs carried out in June this year. This time, I've scheduled an appointment with Kropex Chevrolet Marathahalli.

I have a query regarding this peculiar thing termed as "Brake Overhaul" that the guys at Trident have been carrying out at each of my last 4 service visits. It costs about Rs. 1200/- for both front & rear brakes, including brake cleaning.

My question is, is doing the Brake Overhaul thing a necessity? Have any of you been asked by the workshops to get it done? My car has done 36,300kms.

I have only heard this being done by Chevrolet. Will be interesting to see if the guys at Kropex also ask me to get this done!
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Hi Guys,

My Beat Petrol is due for its 4th Year/40,000 Kms service tomorrow. I have had all my previous servicing done from Trident Chevrolet, barring the rat bite repairs carried out in June this year. This time, I've scheduled an appointment with Kropex Chevrolet Marathahalli.

I have a query regarding this peculiar thing termed as "Brake Overhaul" that the guys at Trident have been carrying out at each of my last 4 service visits. It costs about Rs. 1200/- for both front & rear brakes, including brake cleaning.

My question is, is doing the Brake Overhaul thing a necessity? Have any of you been asked by the workshops to get it done? My car has done 36,300kms.

I have only heard this being done by Chevrolet. Will be interesting to see if the guys at Kropex also ask me to get this done!
Avoid it. It seems to be a pointless attempt to inflate the bill. I have never had to get this done when I service my car so its not a company approved thing
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Our Beat got her 13th paid service done on Saturday, 26th November.

Odo reading stands at 52771 KMs

Business as usual. General Service, Engine Oil - Filter change, Throttle Body cleaning, AC filter change, etc. Got her back at 1:00 pm.

Total damage Rs 3739/-

Replacing clutch assembly is still pending. Still holding on with hesitation (sometimes) to shift gear from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. Mileage too is consistent these days in the range of 12.5 to 13. But the clutch transplantation along with gear lever is imminent.

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Avoid it. It seems to be a pointless attempt to inflate the bill. I have never had to get this done when I service my car so its not a company approved thing
Thanks for that Mortis. However the guys at Kropex said the brake overhaul needs to be done for Brake Fluid Replacement. Is this true? How much is the labour charge for replacing brake fluid? Rs. 1300/- seems to be extremely high for such a job!

Can the Beat owners in Bangalore shed some light on these practices of dealers here?
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Ive done about 40k kms so far and not replaced the break fluid yet. Only done a bit of bleeding and top up as well as skimming of discs and replacement of break pads at about the 30k km mark
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