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Old 22nd June 2007, 10:05   #1
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I have asked one or more of these Q's in different
threads without replies - hence collating all of the
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1) Do you need to carry originals of the vehicle papers
(insurance, RC, TC) in your car or will photocopies
do? What if you are travelling between cities & won't be
able to get the originals in a short time, if the cop insisted
on the originals.

2) Where can I learn to change the tyres?
I don't want to try it out on my car alone, because I am worried,
I wouldn't fit it back correctly & would end up with problems on the
highway. Likewise, I would like to learn basic stuff like
changing oil, other fluids etc. Are there are courses for these kind
of stuff?

3) Which is the best maruti service center in pune?

4) The Maruti handbook has an roadside assistance number - but I was
wondering if it's a paid or free service? If paid, how much does it
cost? Also is there anything like AAA in India which is cheap & helpful?

5) Someone talked about a Can Spray which can be used to inflate tubeless tyres in case of a puncture. What's the brand? How much does
it cost? How long can you keep it in your car without using, before it becomes unusable?

6) OK - probably dumb question here - the specs for my Car say it comes
with tubeless tyres? Now, how do I know I have tubeless tyres? Is there a
way to look at tyres & tell if they are tubeless or 'tubed'.
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1) Do you need to carry originals of the vehicle papers
(insurance, RC, TC) in your car or will photocopies
do? What if you are travelling between cities & won't be
able to get the originals in a short time, if the cop insisted
on the originals.
I keep photocopies when commuting in the city and originals as well as photocopies when travelling out of city limits. When the cop asks for papers first show them attested photocopies and if he demands originals then you have them in your car for backup.

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2) Where can I learn to change the tyres?
I don't want to try it out on my car alone, because I am worried,
I wouldn't fit it back correctly & would end up with problems on the
highway. Likewise, I would like to learn basic stuff like
changing oil, other fluids etc. Are there are courses for these kind
of stuff?
Dont worry these jobs are very easy to learn. You can get your car along at one of the Pune meets and we can show you how to do it. I haven't heard of courses other than those offered by ITI for these purposes.

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3) Which is the best maruti service center in pune?
I used to get my Zen done by Sai Service on J.M. Road but others like Maruti Care Point are equally good.

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4) The Maruti handbook has an roadside assistance number - but I was wondering if it's a paid or free service? If paid, how much does it
cost? Also is there anything like AAA in India which is cheap & helpful?
If you call for on road assistance in case of a break down then you are charged for the visit since depending on distance, etc. But if your car breaks down in warranty then there are possibilities that you can avail of this service for free but I am not sure about this.

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5) Someone talked about a Can Spray which can be used to inflate tubeless tyres in case of a puncture. What's the brand? How much does
it cost? How long can you keep it in your car without using, before it becomes unusable?
It is a helpful accessory and can be bought off the shelf in good accessory stores. Gulf is one brand that I have tried and it works great. Should cost around Rs. 400/-. For shelf life check with your local accessory dealer.

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6) OK - probably dumb question here - the specs for my Car say it comes
with tubeless tyres? Now, how do I know I have tubeless tyres? Is there a
way to look at tyres & tell if they are tubeless or 'tubed'.
Most of the branded tubeless tyres have "TUBELESS" written on the sidewalls. A careful observation will show it. The one with tubes have "TUBE TYPE" written on the sidewalls.
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