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Old 10th January 2018, 08:58   #16
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Some photos of the showroom and workshop below. Photos may not do justice to the real feel of the work. I never knew that they insert Copper wires inside to maintain the shape The guy stitching my neck pillow is the owner, Basavesh.
Hope you got the Team-BHP discount, they reduced flat 1000 for me 3 years back, when I got the covers done for my elite i20.
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Hope you got the Team-BHP discount, they reduced flat 1000 for me 3 years back, when I got the covers done for my elite i20.
Yes, that exact discount continues I am not sure if that would be extended to folks outside team-bhp.

My view is that the rates are very subjective to different designs, material, size of car, additional works etc.....
Disclaimer: I also have a tendency not to bargain with anyone on anything And here too, I just paid what I was asked to. But later I was told about the discount!
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Yes, that exact discount continues I am not sure if that would be extended to folks outside team-bhp.

My view is that the rates are very subjective to different designs, material, size of car, additional works etc.....
Disclaimer: I also have a tendency not to bargain with anyone on anything And here too, I just paid what I was asked to. But later I was told about the discount!
Hi, Did they cut open the stitch of the OEM seats or did they put a needle through the seats? I am little confused and worried if these are the right approaches to getting seat covers done but then most of the folks in Bangalore do it this way or else they say that the fit is not good. What do you suggest, should i opt for slip on covers instead?
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Hi, Did they cut open the stitch of the OEM seats or did they put a needle through the seats? .............. else they say that the fit is not good. What do you suggest, should i opt for slip on covers instead?
Mine are slip on covers, I am sorry I did not watch very keenly to observe how much of needle were used / original stitches were cut open.
As you said, they took these slip on covers and then did some "tinkering" with the original seats "only for a good fit". I don't think my original seat / seat fabric is damaged much - is that your main concern ?
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A few months ago, I had check with Trend about getting a leather steering wheel cover for my Honda Jazz. The OEM one was starting to wear out at the main contact areas due to my sometimes sweaty palms.

I have got the interiors of my older car, a Fiat Punto, from Imperial and am very happy with the quality of the work but with the traffic conditions being as they are in Bangalore, I thought I'll check Trend based on the positive feedback on TBHP. The Trend showroom is on 27th main road in HSR layout and the gentleman sitting there was not able to fully confirm if what I wanted was possible. He was not able to fix an appointment time as the actual workspace is not there. So you have to head to the factory / workspace which is in HSR layout itself and is a few minutes away.

However, the gentleman who was responsible for fixing the cover insisted on removing the steering wheel and getting it done. I was hesitant on this due to the airbags (probably at the risk of being paranoid about safety) and was instead asking him to get it done without removing the steering wheel. They didnt want to do it that way and needed more time than they initially committed to do it so I just told them I'll come back some other day.

After checking with a few other TBHPians, I realized that places like Imperial still do steering wheel covers without removing it, the same as they had done for my Fiat Punto. So I will plan to get it done at Imperial some other time when Im visiting Bangalore.
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Old 9th August 2019, 14:08   #21
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I have got art leather seat covers fitted for my Nexon from Trend HSR.
Although I have no qualms about the stitch work they have done, but 2 things are not right and I thought of mentioning them here.

1. They were unable to cover the middle arm rest with the art leather cover stating it will take more time and asked me to come back at a later date. When I went there at a later date, they started with their usual bs that the arm rest cannot be covered and stuff like that. However they said they will try, which has not happened till date after few reminders.

2. Few months after the fitting the seat covers, the front passenger seat develops a noise. Every time the car goes over bump or uneven roads, the noise comes as if 2 metal pieces are grinding against each other. I took the car to the SC and they found out that one of the screws was not fitted properly and thread has been ground to destruction. The only way now is to make the hole bigger, cut a new thread and fit a new nut with bolt.

In conclusion, the quality of work done by Trend has definitely fallen and please check your seats for perfect fitting before leaving the shop.
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I took the car to the SC and they found out that one of the screws was not fitted properly and thread has been ground to destruction. The only way now is to make the hole bigger, cut a new thread and fit a new nut with bolt
Though not at trend, have seen this happen in quite a few cars after seat cover installation jobs. The apprentice chaps of these shops who usually fixes back the seat, just torques the bolt without properly threading it in. Some might even remain undiagnosed until much later.

Heartbreaking for a new car owner to get an unwarranted chop and weld job done to the car's floor.

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Update to my tryst with Trend:

Went back to Trend today for fixing the passenger noise and the misfitted bolt. Mr Basavesh was in the workshop and he promptly deslt with it. All the bolts were opened and checked for thread destruction. Thankfully none of the threads were destroyed.
One thing I realized is that SC guys were just exaggerating the whole episode of bolts getting damaged and then having to drill a new hole and a non standard bolt fitted etc.
Nonetheless, the seat noise is completely gone now.

The arm rest was also wrapped in the seat coloured leatherette promptly.

Thanks to Mr Basavesh for the quick resolution of issues.
My faith in Trend has been restored.
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