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Old 28th November 2008, 12:25   #1
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Hi Guys,

I am going for a long drive from Bangalore to Jog falls, we'll be leaving on Monday night, we'll be driving through the night. tueday night, we have a wedding to attend in Shimoga.

I though of taking my car for a routine checkup at Sagar Automobiles in Bangalore. There are charging me 200 bucks for it, I want to know if it is worth it. My car has run 12K.

Any advices are welcome..
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Getting a check up done before the drive is a good idea. Make sure they check and top up all fluids (brake,engine oil, wind shield washer, coolant, etc). Get air checked in all 5 tyres and make sure u have all tools to change the tyre.
Have your wipers and light alignment checked too.
Have a good drive.
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Somesh, how old is your car? Most dealers make this checkup as complimentary, specially when you tell them this is your first long trip. Atleast, thats how it was for me. A free wash and cleaning was also included.
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Usually check-ups are done free of cost by MASS.
Top-up your tank the previous night so you can start and drive off the next morning.
Keep enough water for drinking and some snacks. Carry a torch.
Have a safe drive. Do consider writting a travelogue once your are back.
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somesh: From your post it seems that you are not too exposed to Long distance drives, I would suggest you take a professional opinion regarding the condition of the car (fluid levels, Brakes, Wheel balancing/Alignment etc.) depending on when these or the last service was done.

Remember that a simple thing such as an uneven wear and tear due to faulty Wheel alignment could eat away more than 200Rs. worth of tyres on a run of approx. 900 ~ 1000kms of your drive. Other than that lower fluid levels are a strict no-no for the life of the mechanicals and to boot a better brake helps in enjoying a peaceful drive.

Try some other MASS for a free checkup as suggested by a few of our members and they are right it is normally done FOC.
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Somesh: Irrespective of however-much experienced a person is: for night driving, there are times when one feels tired. If there is any such thing, ensure you guys switch drivers or stop for a break. There is nothing wrong in admitting if one needs a break.

Have fun, night driving is a thrill on its own.cheers:
Have you finalised the route?
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Somesh, how old is your car? Most dealers make this checkup as complimentary, specially when you tell them this is your first long trip. Atleast, thats how it was for me. A free wash and cleaning was also included.
Very true. When I drove from Blr to Nagpur (about 1200 km) non stop, before leaving the Ford guys did a free check up, inspite of the car being over 2.5 years old then.
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Best for you to refer to Samurai's excellent article on Long Distance Preps. Thread closed.
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