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Old 30th August 2006, 22:04   #1
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Default Want to know about some servicing tips. Please Help

Well. I got this second hand maruti alto 14000kms done.Bt now its done around 22000Kms and i havent got it serviced yet..Once i had a prob that it got really hot..... so i got its engine cooled at some petrol pump by pouring in some engine coolent....

LOL i know you all car lovers are gonna hate me for not taking good care of my car...bt i have realised my mistake and wanna get it serviced..So plz tell me wht all things are done when you get your car serviced???

I mean i wanna know wht those ppl who service are supposed to do with my car....Plz help....I wanna do my homework before giving it for service...

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Old 30th August 2006, 23:22   #2
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Regular services usually include :

1. Engine Oil change.
2. Brake Fluid top up
3. Power steering fluid top up (Alto, i think has EPS so not required)
4. Air filter cleaning (replacement if it's too dirty)
5. Electrical check (indicators, headlight, power windows, power mirrors etc)
6. Brake pad check (needs to be cleaned if theres brake dust deposit).
7. Complete car wash/clean
8. Coolant check
9. Air pressure check
10. Wheel allignment/balancing/rotation (if you feel the car veers to one side or if steering vibrates at high speeds. Rotation is a must though.)

This is how my car is serviced.

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Thanks fo helping,,,Can i plz knw wht rotation means...and hw this rotaion wheel balancing and alingment cost exclusive of every other thing???
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Information about service schedules, things to be taken care of in each service, and - stuff that you should be doing regularly, are all in the owners manual.

RTFM = Read The Full Manual
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Originally Posted by Shan2nu
Regular services usually include :

1. Engine Oil change.
2. Brake Fluid top up
3. Power steering fluid top up (Alto, i think has EPS so not required)
4. Air filter cleaning (replacement if it's too dirty)
5. Electrical check (indicators, headlight, power windows, power mirrors etc)
6. Brake pad check (needs to be cleaned if theres brake dust deposit).
7. Complete car wash/clean
8. Coolant check
9. Air pressure check
10. Wheel allignment/balancing/rotation (if you feel the car veers to one side or if steering vibrates at high speeds. Rotation is a must though.)

This is how my car is serviced.

Shan2nu
Also Change the Gear Box oil every 5000kms most people forget to do that.
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Thanks fo helping,,,Can i plz knw wht rotation means...and hw this rotaion wheel balancing and alingment cost exclusive of every other thing???
rotation means rotating ALL tyres including the spare to keep tread wear to minimum and extend tyre life and give more grip on road.
with regular rotation one can diagnose some severe suspension problems in its initial stage which can thus be rectified with least botheration!

shan2nu has covered almost everything in those 10 point strategy! nice.

but imho, one should also check the condition of all wiper blades. with time they bound to get deteriorated and might cause scratches on glass.

also one should make it a point to get PUC checked, and renewed if required, at every service.
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Also Change the Gear Box oil every 5000kms most people forget to do that.
Gear Box Oil every 5000 K...Oil in the Gear Box lasts around 1 Lakh Kms, Some cars don't even need Gear Oil Changes...For a long long time..!

Could you list any car company that asks to replace Gear Oil in 5000 K..!
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Also Change the Gear Box oil every 5000kms most people forget to do that.
Are you talking about Honda road cars or Honda F1 cars? Hehe

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Also check the gap between the spark plugs..
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Gear Box Oil every 5000 K...Oil in the Gear Box lasts around 1 Lakh Kms, Some cars don't even need Gear Oil Changes...For a long long time..!

Could you list any car company that asks to replace Gear Oil in 5000 K..!
Ooops Sorry guys Tpyo I meant 50,000Kms left out 1 zero, Thats what my maruti service station said, but my mechanic recomends that i change it once every 15,000kms, as there is alot of gear shifting in bombay. so i kinda do this once a year.
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Ooops Sorry guys Tpyo I meant 50,000Kms .

bike engine oil needs to be changed every 2500 kms and now i didnt miss the '0'

but why is there such a big difference ?


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bike engine oil needs to be changed every 2500 kms and now i didnt miss the '0'

but why is there such a big difference ?
Cars get their engine oil changed every 5K or 10K kms. 50K is for the gearbox oil.

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