Well my tires were worn out, esp the front ones, that happened in 46K km itself. probably I have been driving too much in city, lots of braking, and since I fill nitrogen I generally never bothered to check the pressure regularly, Also the wheel alignment was not regularly done, once an year I used to do.
Probably all these factors accelerated the wear out of my tyres.
Also since the age was more than 5 years I felt I should change them at the earliest.
The Key FOB costs 1645 inclusive of Taxes, You can get it from Tata motors itself. Then the Key has to be cut, from outside, Computer cutting is suggested. That costs around 200 in Hyderabad and 400-500 in Chennai.
Then key has to be paired ensure that you get your old key as well (if you are using it. Else the old key will be rendered useless) The pairing again costs higher in Chennai compared to Hyderabad. Chennai it seems is an A+ city category where as Hyderabad falls in A which is again around 600
So all in all, it would be around 1645 + 400 + 600 for the key.
If you get it done outside, using the original Tata FOB key, then in Chennai, it is 1645 + 1000. But not sure how genuine that will be.
One Observation made with regards to the flip keys.
I feel, that the flip key has lesser range than the ordinary key. So some details such as
If I use the non flip or standard key, the remote unlocking/locking works fine even from around 150 feet. However with the flip key the remote operates at around 30-40 feet only. Wonder what could be the problem. Or that flip key has a lower range than the standard non flip key?
Non flip key is around 2 years old, the flip key is around 1 month old. Both have decent battery power.
My Carbonado completed 6 years in July.
ODO reading is 51055 pretty less compared to the other beasts. Theres not much of driving once I moved to Chennai, car is driven only during weekends, that too for house hold errands. No trips nothing. Hopefully things will change next year.
Few things I did were ,
1. did the 3 M car polish and interior cleaning 15 days ago. The car looks great, like new, interiors have also become bright. They did service the AC but found no much difference between previous and current functioning of AC. Cooling is unchanged. But for this ACservicing I will rate 3M 3.5/5 . the package cost me 15K which includes 2 wax and wash for the car during the year.
2. My low beams went kaput almost within span of 1 week and due to my procrastination I had to drive back home on high Beams. Had spares in my trunk and which were the stock ones provided by Tata when I bought the beast. Replace them myself,. but the thing is that I see a strange beam pattern which throws out 2 parallel 10 inch thick beams on road so it looks like 'I I' with a curved 'w' at the bottom, I believe its got to do with the adjustment of the beam focus. Did not bother to change it though, will try to put in some effort during the weekend till then will be driving with II beams.