Hello Friends :
My self Bharathkumar Iyer from Mumbai.
I Own a Honda City Ivtec Grey.
The forum helped me in buying this car. I feel great to be part of this forum whose interests are for Cars. Best part of the Forum/s is the feedback is strait from the heart of the members instead of any Marketing Jargon. It facilitates an individual to take a decision.
thank you everyone for sharing your experiences. Coming to my car.
My car is currently 42K kms done. When it touched 40K kms, i though of it would be ideal to get the tyres upgraded from the from stock Michelin 175/65/R15 (OEM
) to Yokohama 195/60/R15, which I concluded from reading the Forum's. My tyre person in Dombivli further recommended for the above size. I think its "Yokohama Decibel"... pics of the tyres to follow.
After upgrading the tyres, I went for upgrading the Break Pads too... bought a after market Honda Taiwan make, honestly, could not find the brands which in the Forums had mentioned like Nissin, Delphi etc. The Honda service center Arya Honda, Kalina (Near to My office) was charging me Rs. 6500/- for this service incl. of Labour. After reading the Forum/s, went straight to Prakash Auto store, Milan Subway though its about 60-65Kms from my residence got the Roters Trimmed and Break pads installed, initially all was well but, recently a noise come from the breakes whenever its applied. Just check on the issue I took the Car to the Honda Service Center - Arya Honda, Kalina (Near to My office), they checked the entire assembly and said that this is not the original Brake pad and thus, the noise will remain, it will be more as the pads get older, nevertheless, thee pads will last for another 15K kms. I also noted that, there is also a lot of Black dust on the Rims and Wheel covers, I think this is from Break pads.
Can anyone share their wisdom on this please ?
I am further looking to upgrade my headlights by putting DRL's to support the existing lights or go for a complete change of headlights like Xenon Projector lamps. Offlate, when I drive at night, I feel that the lights are not enough, is the change "Lamps" alone will solve the purpose ? Is there any shop who can do this job for me ? Please guide.
By the way, the car currently gives -me a average of 16-18Kms in highway and say about 12-13Kms in city driving. Is the average correct ?
Thank you friends.
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