Originally Posted by stingray91
Well said MR.
After 3rd free service leave the car outside to service,
You just don't want to leave car for dealer service, take your user manual, there will be many other authorised private service centers in town, talk with your maruthi owners, here in cbe, south India motors and abt famous for low cost service
Yup,well said,i own a 2003 model wagon r ,from 3rd service i have given it to a local skilled workshop,no major troubles till now.
I am planning to upgrade to swift zxi, but this time i am thinking whether to continue with authorised service itself or my old workshop.
One thing i would like to add is New cars ,engine technology moreover slightly upgraded, but the sensor based gadgets (ECU based) are highly advanced,so unless a workshop has high tech equipments more strain on vehicle.
eg- a component can be removed or installed in a typical way for a particular brand,but local workshop treat all vehicles moreover the same, which can be quite shocking as it puts more rough use on vehicle.
Engine oil - Changed at 5000 km along with replacement of oil filter ( 1200-1400)
Air filter- Cleaning is required,replaced at 20000km(50/400-500)
gear oil- Topped up mostly 10000km ( 800-1000)
coolant- Level checked and topped up(800-1000)
Brake fluid-Level checked and topped up ( 500-700)
And these are all collectively normal service
At max Rs- 4000 (for diesel,excl labour)
If more than that you can cross check with exact prices of the above consummables.
Labour charges vary and some charge for tools and equipments used as workshop consummables.