My Tata Altroz is just 1,000 km short of reaching the 40,000 km mark

This is the milestone after which I usually change the stock tyres of my cars and go for an upsize.

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Routine Month End update

Odo : 39,000 km

January 2023 was a busy month, but I spread out the usage between my Storme and Altroz. Altroz was used only for 2077 km.

January 2023 Usage : 2077 km

I have driven the car for 1500 km since the SAS calibration/Steering column niggle. The car has been totally trouble-free.

My usage will go up as I have taken up a new project which would add one day a week of 150 km drive (75 km one way) on state highways from Trichy - Pagalavadi - Thathiengarpet.

My psychological barrier of 40k km is nearing. It's just 1000 km away. That's when I usually replace the stock tyres and upsize. But the stock Goodyear assurance tyres still have at least 10000 km life to them. I might do another 5000 km before going for Continental UC6 195/65 R16 (yes, extra sidewall height for better ride quality) or MRF Perfinza 195/65 R16. Many good reviews about that MRF.

And 40k km is the usual mileage when I replace disc pads. Surprisingly Altroz pads do have a lot of life left.

Next oil change will be at 45,000 km. Storme is also being used more of late. It was driven for 1400 km in January. I have got about another 600 km in the next week alone for the Storme. I feel the pinch clearly while refills, after being used to the great fuel efficiency of Altroz diesel. There is a clear difference of 3 rs per km.

Some photos as usual

With my brand new SML BS6 School bus

With the oldest vehicle of mine, 2004 Tempo traveller with 2 lakh km on odo

At our favorite highway dhaba

With the hot Ecosport S

Just the regular engine bay cleaning & fluids check time

The sparingly used big brother, with just 59000 km on the odo, will complete 5 years coming March

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