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Old 30th May 2017, 18:57   #3706
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Congrats ! My Beat turned 6 on the 5th of May. I guess now she will be with me for a couple more years atleast and hopefully will remain niggle free
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Just wanted to check with the Bangalore guys, do you have any trusted FNG(s) for servicing your Chevy Beat?

My car is nearly 5 years old now and almost out of warranty. I was considering getting my car's next 10k service done outside the Chevrolet Service Centers. I may also have to get a clutch overhaul done. I plan to keep my Beat for a few more years and will require replacing the suspension components in the long run.

I'd really appreciate if you guys could recommend a good FNG in Bangalore for servicing the Beat.
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Old 5th September 2017, 09:13   #3708
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Just wanted to check with the Bangalore guys, do you have any trusted FNG(s) for servicing your Chevy Beat?

I'd really appreciate if you guys could recommend a good FNG in Bangalore for servicing the Beat.
Please contact Jeboy at Bay6 Engineering works near HSR Layout. Google it to get the number or PM me. Highly recommended. I used to service my Beat over there.

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Please contact Jeboy at Bay6 Engineering works near HSR Layout. Google it to get the number or PM me. Highly recommended. I used to service my Beat over there.

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Thank you Andy. I have mailed Bay6 asking for a quote for a Clutch Overhaul. I'll call them up if I don't get a reply soon.

Meanwhile, I had requested Trident Chevrolet to share the estimate for the Clutch Overhaul. I have attached a screenshot of their quote. It does not include replacement of the flywheel.

I don't want to replace the flywheel unless it is absolutely necessary to. Wanted to know how to differentiate between a completely worn-out flywheel and one that's good to continue without replacement. Could someone help me out with this?

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Old 19th October 2017, 20:22   #3710
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Hi Guys,

I'm debating what to do with my Beat. Keep it or sell it?
I have maintained it very well all these years.

Availability of spares may be an issue. There is hardly any resale value for the car.

Anyone else facing this dilemma?
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Hi Guys,

I'm debating what to do with my Beat. Keep it or sell it?
I have maintained it very well all these years.

Availability of spares may be an issue. There is hardly any resale value for the car.

Anyone else facing this dilemma?
Even I have a Chevy Beat and its very well maintained. Even I am in two minds whether to sell it or keep it as resale value is very low. But I have decided to keep it as it makes no sense to sell at the price which I am getting. I would rather use it for couple of years but usually drive to places where big parking is a problem. Since traffic is increasing in cities, such compact cars are a boon to commute and park and it doesn’t pinch a lot too if it gets a scratch or two though I would never wished for.

Regarding availability of spares I have read that GM will supply spares in local markets because they are continuing with manufacturing of cars for exports and Beat is one of the exported cars. At least for another 3 years they will have service centre also running.
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Old 21st October 2017, 17:30   #3712
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Im also planning on keeping and using my Beat for a year or two more. Since the resale value is low anyways and might as well use up the lost value if that makes any sense ? Spares shouldnt be an issue its still a relatively common car and I see a few around Mumbai daily and AFAIK parts are available and should continue to be so for a while since there are quite a few Beats in the taxi segment.

In other news my Beat is suddenly giving very poor mileage, around 6kmpl. I suspect the thermostat is stuck open and car is running rich as temp doesnt go above 70 degrees
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