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Upcoming cars in India 2018-2019, new car launch in India

Indian auto market is very interesting, here Japanese manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda and Toyota are doing quite well when compared to everyone else in its competition. In the story below we will take you through a swift tour of all the new car launch in India 2018, also we will try to answer all your queries such as what are the upcoming cars in India 2018 under 10 lakhs, or upcoming cars in India 2018 under 5 lakhs. Also, we will have a good look at all upcoming Hyundai and Maruti cars in India 2018.

All-new Hyundai Santro 2018

Originally a 90’s car, the company is planning high to launch the new age Santro hatchback in India very soon, and is all set to replace the current E0n car which has done purely ever since it was launched a couple of years back. The Santro 2018 engine and specifications have not been confirmed yet but we expect it to get the older 69hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine found on the Eon 1.0.

Also read: First ever modified Royal Enfield Himalayan has arrived and it looks A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!

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Honda Amaze 2018 launch on May 16, 2018

The new Honda Amaze will be quite a hit when it will launch in a couple of days. It will be the second-generation Amaze car which is sharing its major design elements from the Honda Accord. Talking about the Honda Amaze engine and specifications, the car comes with the same 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines available on the current on sale model. The transmission is also expected to be carried over which is a five-speed manual. What’s new is CVT-automatic option on the diesel variant.

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Mahindra Rexton 2018

The Scorpio maker is working on an all-new Rexton SUV which is in talks for quite some time now. The car is getting build on a new body-on-frame chassis which will contribute to making it lighter than before. New Rexton features will include LED DRLs, a slim hexagonal grille, LED fog and cornering lamps and 20-inch alloy wheels. And talking about all-new Rexton’s engine and specifications it will be offered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox in 4×4 drive configuration. New Mahindra Rexton launch is expected to happen in the last quarter of 2018.

Also read: Next Generation Suzuki Hayabusa in the making

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Hyundai Creta facelift 2018

The new Hyundai Creta facelift launch in India is confirmed and is just around the corner. The car is expected to get a fair number of updates since it has also been spied getting tested a number of times now. The new Creta facelift India will sport styling and design elements borrowed from the South American Creta model; which means that new Creta facelift interior will feature top quality cabin interiors, a sunroof, while engines options will come in the form of 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.

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Maruti Ertiga 2018 facelift (All new Ertiga)

The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 facelift launch is expected to happen in just a couple of months from now. Since Ertiga has been quite a successful car for Maruti, the new Ertiga 2018 facelift is only expected to raise the bar even higher. The car will receive major updates in terms of design and looks. While talking about new Ertiga 2018 engine and specifications it will be powered with a new 104hp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel at launch, with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is being developed.

Must read: Rain Ride to Jaipur on a Triumph Bonneville T100

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All new Honda CR-V 2018

The Japanese automaker is again all set to replace its current-gen CR-V, and is preparing to launch the all-new Honda CRV for the 2018 year. The car was seen on the AutoExpo 2018 and will feature 7-seat configuration replacing the current 2nd generation CRV. It will also run on a new 160hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine option, apart from the current engines on offer.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2018 launch in India (Last Quarter)

The company is prepping up to launch its might new SUV in India, the Mitsubishi Outlander. The new car will be an all CBU unit and will only be available in the petrol avatar. Talking about its engine and specs it will run on a 169hp, 2.4-litre petrol engine paired with a CVT gearbox and 4×4 drive configuration.

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift 2018

Ciaz from Maruti is one of the most sold sedans from the Japanese automaker, now the company will be launching a new facelift model of the same, the launch is not very far away. The new car is expected to host a bunch of upgrades in the form of K15B petrol motor, new features and updated interiors. The engine of the new Maruti Suzuki facelift will be a 1.5-litre motor producing 12hp and 8.4Nm in excess of the current engine, at 104hp and 138.4Nm of peak torque.

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk Price: Expected Rs 17 lakh to Rs 22 lakh

The automaker from America has gathered quite a lot of attention with its new Compass SUV in India, and now the company is preparing to new Compass Trailhawk launch in India. The car is already getting manufactured in the company’s plant new Ranjangaon and is already getting exported to countries like Australia and Japan. Jeep Compass Diesel will be available for the first time and it will be a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor working in conjunction with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Scroll below for Jeep Compass Trailhawk images and photos.

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Stay tuned as we bring you more upcoming car news from the auto world.

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Video: Watch Kawasaki Ninja H2 destroys McLaren 720S supercar in a road race!

As known by all, Kawasaki Ninja H2 is one of the most hyper bikes to be ever produced on planet Earth. The green machine maker completely dictated the superbike scene after the Ninja H2 came into existence a few years back. The bike is not only just ahead of everything in its competition, but it is fast by a good margin.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Engine and Specifications

The bike packs a thunderous 998cc 4-cylinder liquid cooled engine which is supercharged. The engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission. And churns out close to 207bhp at 11,000rpm and 132Nm of peak torque comes at 10,000rpm. The supercharged integrated to the system has an integrated oil-cooler to keep the system cooled. The only bike that competes against the Ninja H2 is the BMW S1000RR’s race edition version, better known by the name HP4 Race. Kawasaki Ninja H2 price in India stands at Rs 33.30 lakh (EX-showroom, Delhi). There is also a race edition of the Ninja H2, known by the name Ninja H2R, and top speed of the same exceeds close to 400kmph. Ninja H2R price in India stands close to Rs 69.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

In the video below, the bike can be seen competing with the McLaren 720S supercar which is on a level of its own. The car is known to be one of the finest cars McLaren has ever produced and talking of which, the McLaren 720S price in India stands close to Rs 4.30 Cr, which is anyway quite a lot of money.

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The car packs a devilish 4.0 L V8 with Twin electrically actuated turbocharged engine that is capable of producing close to 710bhp of maximum power and 770 Nm of peak torque. The company claims that the car is capable of attaining 341kmph which is at par with its rival in the video below.

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Videos: 5 Bad overtaking Indian road accident videos that will make you puke your guts out

Car driving is risky especially in a country like India where the road rules are never really followed like they should. At some places, red lights are only meant to be jumped which are the main reason for most road accidents in India, and some drivers make a mockery of the system by installing illegal modifications on their cars and bikes. We have listed down some Indian road accident videos in the story below that will give you an idea how dangerous our roads turn out not only for bikers but also for car drivers.

  1. Overtaking gone horribly wrong:

Your heart will start beating out of your chest after going through the 1st video in the list. The video showcases a small hatchback trying to overpass a trolley from left side. The car comes from the left and without judging the distance immediately turns right. And since the reaper was flying right on the head, the car gets sandwiched between both the trucks. The video suggest that there were clearly no survivors left in the car.

  1. Do not overpass without looking what’s ahead:

The video blow clearly demonstrates why overtaking without looking might not be the best idea. The Royal Enfield rider in the video is looking like riding without paying much attention on the road. The guy overtakes a front vehicle from the right, and immediately regrets seeing an oncoming vehicle (which anyways is driving in the wrong lane. Things could have turned up to be much worse, but by God’s grace, the rider survives while zipping into the slight gap between both the trucks.

The video also shows why Indian roads are the worst when it comes to safety.

  1. Blind overtaking can be fatal:

The next is again a bad case of blind overtaking, in the video below the two bike rider tries to overtake a bus turning right. As soon as the bus is turned right, the bike along with one of the riders gets crushed beneath the front tyres of the bus. In this case, both are at fault since clearly the bus driver turned right without signalling, while the bike rider is at fault because he tried to pass without paying attention to possibility of bus turning right.

  1. Video teaches what water-logged roads deadly:

The lorry driver charging in pace from behind ignore waterlogged surface ahead of him and due to aquaplaning loses control of the vehicle. As soon as he jumps into the water, his vehicle gets deviated towards the divider and slams the car in front of it. Thankfully, the accident doesn’t seems to be a deadly one, and all the people involved might have walked out of the vehicles with few bruises and scratches.

  1. This car driver gives the worst example of distance judging:

The Bajaj Dominar rider seems to riding in his lane minding his own business, on the other hand, the Hyundai Getz’s driver looks in a hurry. The dash mounted cam why Getz’s driver is completely noob as he rams the Bajaj rider down when going for a bad overtaking attempt.

Also read: Man burns to death after bike falls down in open manhole

Toyota Yaris 2018 launched in India, Price starts at Rs 8.75 lakh

Toyota Yaris Price –

The automaker from Japan has today launched its highly awaited Yaris mid-size sedan in India at a price tag starting at Rs 8.75 lakh for the base J trim. The price goes up to Rs 14.07 lakh for the top-spec VX trim with the CVT automatic (prices ex-showroom, India). The company has also announced that the bookings are open at a token amount of Rs 50,000.

Toyota Yaris Variants –

The car has been introduced in four different variants including J,G,V and VX. Each variant gets an optional CVT. Check the variant wise price different below.

Variant MT CVT
J Rs 8,75,000/- Rs 9,95,000/-
G Rs 10,56,000/- Rs 11,76,000/-
V Rs 11,70,000/- Rs 12,90,000/-
VX Rs 12,85,000/- Rs 14,07,000/-

Toyota Yaris Engine and Specification –

The car is offered with only one petrol engine option which is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine churning out close to 107hp of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to either 6-speed manual transmission or 7-step CVT automatic gearbox, depending on the package chosen.

Toyota Yaris Features –

The company has made sure to give the Yaris some of first in segment features including gesture control for the touchscreen infotainment system, tyre pressure-monitoring system, 60:40 rear seat split, adjustable three-neck restraints for the rear seat, roof-mounted rear air-con with ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat and front parking sensors. Also, its higer-spec automatic trims are offered with paddleshifters.

Toyota Yaris brakes –

The car comes with disc brakes on all wheels and both side parking sensors for easy parking. While other safety features like seven airbags, ABS, EBD, Hill-Start Assist and ESP.

Toyota Yaris competition –

The car competes against comes of the well-established players in the segment such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.

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Lexus makes way to India with the launch of Rs 1.7 Crore car, the LS 500h

Lexus has finally launched the new super luxurious LS 500h in the Indian car market, the car is priced at Rs 1.7 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the price for the top most variant touches near Rs 1.9 Cr (ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

The new LS 500h made its first public appearance at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show where it gathered a lot of attention for its clean, and classy looks and design. Now the brand has finally entered the Indian car market with the first launch being the LS 500h.

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The car gets a 3.5-litre V6 Dual VVT-i engine paired along with twin electric motors. Both the engine and the electric motors work in conjunction to produce a combined output figure of 295 bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 10-speed e-CVT gearbox. The car gets an optional 4WD optional feature.

 

The packs a host of utility, luxury and safety features. It is made on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) design philosophy which is also shared with Lexus’ other models including the Lexus LC.

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The company is now looking forward to launch the new NX400h in the Indian market that will arrive in a matter of next few months. It will be the 2nd car in the entire line up of Lexus models in India. Stay tuned as will shortly update you with the complete list of Lexus India showrooms and upcoming Lexus cars in India very soon.

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Lamborghini Urus vs Bentley Bentayga vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs BMW X6 M

Lamborghini, the super sport car manufacturer, launched the new Urus SUV in the Indian supercar market, priced at Rs 3 Cr (Ex-Showroom). This is not the first time that the Italian supercar maker is trying its hands on SUV as it already has a history of making SUV, the LM002. But that’s a thing of the past. But Urus is the thing of the future.

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A Lamborghini SUV may sound outlandish, but Urus is as exceptional as it gets. It has stance of a proper exotic SUV but at the same time it looks like a supercar on steroids, and by that we mean it shares a hybrid design of SUV and a supercar both. Carrying the typical Lamborghini styling elements such as the ‘Y’ designed taillights, sharp and edgy body design lines, and hexagonal styling bits both on the exteriors and the interiors.

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Lamborghini Urus interior vs competition

Comparing the looks of Lamborghini Urus interior to its competition, the car gets signature Lamborghini hexagonal styling bits all across its seats and dashboard. It also gets the company’s signature red flip engine start button, and the flat bottom steering wheel just adds to the sporty appeal of the car. It gets triple digital screens for (one for the instruments, one for infotainment and one for comfort functions, including virtual keyboard feature with hand-writing recognition).

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The Bentley Bentayga interior is more on the plusher side and is minimally sporty. Comprising of fully wood and cream leather built, all across its dashboard and seats. Unlike Urus, it only has a single digital screen placed in the center. Also, it doesn’t have a flat-bottom steering wheel, unlike Urus. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo interior comes fully drenched in black while BMW X5M gets dual black and red colored interior. It gets old-school dual clock meter that is certain to woo a lot of car enthusiasts who prefer analog meters over digital screens.

Lamborghini Urus engine and specification vs competition

  • The Urus comes with a 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine that generates a ton of power that officially makes it the world’s fastest SUV. This engine is capable of producing close to 478 kW / 641bhp of maximum power and 850Nm of peak torque.
  • Talking of the Bentley, it comes powered with a huge W12 6.0 litre engine delivering 600 bhp / 447 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm and 664 lb-ft / 900 Nm / @ 1350 rpm.
  • The BMW X5M draws its power from 4.4 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 engine churning out 567 bhp of maximum power at 6000rpm and 553 Nm of peak torque at 2200rpm.
  • The Porsche Cayenne Turbo runs on 4.8L V8 engine, churning out 550 bhp of maximum power and 770 Nm of peak torque.

On paper, Clearly, Urus is the most powerful SUV against all of its competition.

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Lamborghini Urus 0-100kmph run vs competition                                 

The company claims acceleration figures of 0-100kmph in close to 3.6 seconds, which is seriously fast for an SUV. Bentley claims 4.1 seconds on the Bentayga, sharing same timing with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The only rival that comes really close to the Urus, is the BMW X5M, which crosses the 0-100kmph mark in close to 3.8 seconds. Just .2 seconds behind the Lamborghini Urus.

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Lamborghini Urus Price in India vs competition

  • Lamborghini Urus price in India: Rs 3 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Bentley Bentayga price in India: Rs 3.85 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • Porsche Cayenne price in India: Rs 1.83 Cr (Ex-showroom)
  • BMW X5 M price in India: Rs 1.55 Cr (Ex-showroom).

Video: Watch Game of Thrones stars – Jon Snow and Ser Davos, doing a Lap at Monza in an F1 car

The Game of the Thrones Season 7 is over, but not the craze of it. Jon Snow, the bastard of the North along with Ser Davos, played by Kit Harrington and Liam Cunningham takes a lap in a two-seater Formula One car.

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About Monza circuit: The legendary race circuit is present in Italy, North of Milan. It was built in 1922 and has hosted Formula One Italian Grand Prix since the starting of the series with an exception in 1980. The circuit has huge significance in the world of Formula One Championship but apart from that, it has hosted various types of races including 1000 km Monza, Race of Two Worlds events, Superbike World Championship and the World Touring Car Championship.

The modern Grand Prix track stretches up to 5.793kms (3.60 miles) and is comprised of 11 turns. Ruben Barrichello, the famous Brazillian Race driver holds the record of going the fastest on the Monza track till date with the lap time of 1:21.046 driving with the Ferrari team.

P.S: Enjoy the video as uploaded on the official Formula 1 YouTube handle.

Maruti Suzuki Cars at AutoExpo 2018

Maruti Suzuki has been on a rampage when it comes to introducing new products or adopting new technologies. The company recently introduced its new concept stores, Arena dealerships and is also looking forward to launching their highly anticipated product, the new generation Swift in the Indian market very soon. The AutoExpo 2018 is not very far away and hence speculations have started surfacing regarding the new products from the biggest car maker in India. So in the article below we have listed down some of the Maruti products which are expected to arrive in next year’s AutoExpo.

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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 (New generation Swift)

  • New Swift 2018 Price Expected: Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
  • New Swift 2018 Specification: 1.2L petrol and 1.3 L Diesel
  • New Swift 2018 Launch Date: Around 2018 AutoExpo (February)

Maruti Suzuki has been working on the new model Swift from quite some time now. It has already been revealed in the International market and has received overall positive reviews for its modern design, more spacious cabin and overall taking the lineage forward in a positive manner.  The Swift 2018 price and other details will be out only when the official launch takes place which is expected only at the AutoExpo 2018. So you can say the new Maruti Swift launch date in India will be around February 2018.

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New Maruti Wagon R 2018

  • Wagon R new model price expected: Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh
  • Wagon R new model launch date: April 2018
  • Wagon R new model specification: Petrol 1L

Wagon R has been basic bread and butter bike for Maruti and is also one of the most famous family cars in India. The company has been developing the new generation Wagon R for the Indian market that apart from being a family car, can also be liked by the Millennials. The Wagon R new model will share quite a few bits with the Japan spec Wagon R car while mechanically it will remain almost the same.

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Maruti Grand Vitara 2018

  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Price: Rs 12 lakh to Rs 16 lakh
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Specification: 1.6L Diesel
  • Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift Launch Date: Mid 2018

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara was never a much-known car from typical Indian car buyer’s point of view but it is still hugely famous among the rally enthusiast for its outrageous rally capabilities. The Grand Vitara facelift exteriors look very nicely designed carrying the similar body lines as seen on the previous generation models. Maruti might also be introducing the Grand Vitara facelift at the upcoming motor show.

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Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport RS

  • Maruti Swift RS Price: Rs 7 lakh
  • Maruti Swift RS Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet Petrol
  • Maruti Swift RS Launch: June 2018

Like the race spec model of the Baleno, the new Swift Sport RS will be a sportier version of the highly awaited 2018 new model Maruti Swift. It will carry on the same design as the Swift but will be equipped with a peppier Baleno’s turbo’ed 1.0-litre engine. Unlike the Baleno RS, it may also boast off different color scheme or race stripes across its body that differentiate it from the regular Swift model.

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Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2018

  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Price: Rs 7.5-11 lakh
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Specification: 1.4 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2017-2018 Launch Date: First quarter 2018

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been ruling its segment since it was launched. It has been already spied getting tested a few times now and it’s slowly moving towards its final production version stages. It is expected to make its official public debut at the upcoming AutoExpo 2018.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny

  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Price: Rs 6 lakh to 9 Lakh
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Specification: 1.0-litre L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Launch Date: Last quarter 2018

The Maruti Gypsy is still the first choice for ace off-roaders not only in India but around the world. The new Suzuki Jimny will take forward the lineage of Gypsy in the right direction. It will be made in India and exported to worldwide. It is expected to make a debut at the upcoming AutoExpo motor show.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Price:  7-9 lakh

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Specification: 1.0 L Boosterjet petrol/1.4-litre K-series Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Launch Date: Initial 2018

Currently, the famous mid-sized SUV is only offered in a diesel variant, the Year 2018 will bring the new Vitara Brezza petrol avatar to the market. The petrol Vitara Brezza launch date is expected to be somewhere in the first half of the year 2018.

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Need For Speed to launch Payback game on 10th November and it looks like Fast & Furious

Need For Speed has just released the trailer of their newest upcoming game, Payback. By looking at the trailer we can easily say that something similar is happening to the NFS series which happened to the F&F. It has always been about pure racing and now guns, mafia and stuff are taking over the racing world.
It was been a long time since NFS has launched any another game which was as good the earlier games like the NFS Underground, Most Wanted or Carbon. After these games, the series was just filling up games just because they had to, and the recent games like Rivals just proved to be a total waste of energy and time for the ones who purchased it.
The newest installment will be launched on 10th November this year and will be available in India as soon as it gets launched. It will be available for both PS4 and Xbox one as well.
It is loaded with loads of drugs, guns, mafia wars and of course supercars! Stay tuned as we bring you more updates.

How to deal with car service centers effectively

A car service center is like what hospitals are to us and what people often tend to ignore is the servicing cost a car carries after its purchase. Most of us are not car mechanics, maybe we love reading about cars but we don’t know what exactly goes inside a car at the time of its servicing. We do have car service checklist but generally, we lack an understanding towards everything inside the hood that technically runs a car. So in the article today we are going to educate you about some simple things you need to know about car servicing.

Does car service cost varies from company to company?

Your car’s service bills depend significantly on the kind of brand you choose to live with. If you decide to get a German or any European brand such as a Volkswagen or a Skoda, keep your heart strong you’ll need it.

While choosing a Japanese maker such as Honda or Suzuki will justify everything written on the bill summary to an extent. So you can actually save time and resource by wisely choosing a correct maker which suits your personal lifestyle and budget.

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Should I refer to the car manual before servicing?

Most of the cars irrespective of their make or models run smooth in their initial years. The first couple of years are the only ones which generally do not demand much from the pocket but it’s the later stage that tests a car of what it is made of. Make sure to read the car’s manual very carefully because most of the details regarding servicing are clearly mentioned there. The car manual has all the important details regarding the maintenance, servicing, and usage of the vehicle.

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Which car parts often need replacements and which don’t?

So in case you are visiting the service center in the first 5,000kms to 10,000kms, your car should only need the regular engine oil and oil filter replacement. While if the mechanic is unnecessarily replacing the air filter, fuel filter or spark plugs (in the case of a petrol engine) you can tell it’s not necessary.

Air filters only need replacements in the later stage. All you need to do is to make sure it’s properly cleaned at the servicing and you won’t need to replace the air filter, not at least till 30,000kms.

While fuel filters and spark plugs remain decently functional till 20,000kms and 30,000kms respectively. Automatic cars demand more brake pad replacements than manual cars and the simple reason being more brake application.

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What about the unnecessary add-ons?

It happens a lot, and it is true. Automakers tend to make good profits from the after sales services they provide. The extra oil additive in the bill summary may not always be required. In fact, such small hidden things you find added in the bill sheet, of which there is no logical justification are just their way of officially burning a hole in customer’s pocket. If there is no issue raised for the same it keeps on repeating and over a long term period you’ve already lost a fortune, just because you didn’t pay attention.

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Are car labor charges negotiable?

If hefty parts charges were not enough, the service dealer may slap you with horrendous labor costs but there is a catch. You can in fact bargain in terms of labor charges and if you maintain a healthy relationship with the service dealerships you can avail up to 50% discounts on the labor.

If there is a major work done on the engine or any other part, labor cost can prove to be a bummer but your negotiation skills can surely help you out in this situation.

Note: Two cars, even from the same make and model can react differently depending on the usage and hence servicing cost may differ accordingly.  

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Few tips on car maintenance:

They say prevention is better than cure and it’s true if you take care of your car in the garage, it will take care of you out there on the road. It might not be possible for you to become a good car mechanic yourself, but you can still take care of your car, just follow the following instructions and you are good to go.

  • Always warm up the engine before moving and the reason being it keeps the car’s power mill healthy.
  • Keep the radiator fins clean and pay attention to the coolant level in the car. Doing this will make sure that the cooling system remains functional and effective. A car needs total coolant flush and change about every 20,000kms.
  • The tire treads are of vital importance and why is that? It is because it’s only the tires which are a single point of contact of a car with the road. If tires are not well maintained they may ditch you at high speeds and result in an unexpected event.
  • Always check that the car doesn’t need an urgent wheel alignment. If so then make sure it is the first thing you do as soon as possible.
  • Keep a check on tire pressures and inflate tires with Nitrogen gas as it keeps the tire temperature down during burning sunny days.
  • Keep a tap on the engine oil level and color. Use the oil dip stick to regularly monitor the engine oil. If the level is low, add some oil. If the oil color is white or greenish, coolant is leaking into the oil chamber and you need to visit the service center soon.
  • If there is a change in the braking power of the car there is a possibility that the car might be needing brake pad replacement. A car needs this replacement every 15,000kms to 20,000kms.
  • The emission of the car reveals the health status of the engine, make sure to keep a tap on it. The emission should not be white or dark, technically you should be able to see it. If it’s not transparent, then there is something going on in the engine that needs to be addressed. Also, there shouldn’t be any black sluggish gel type extract on the exhaust opening because it denotes the problems with the engine.
  • And do not forget, keep your car shining as it deserves to be kept like that.