New Hyundai Elantra SX | 3rd Service Update | 13500 KMS: Ownership Review


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so the other day this biker damaged the bumper of my car. i am glad he didn't fell from his bike since the area is not good and mostly would have attracted bad crowd.
will get it fixed from a bumper guy who would charge 300-400rs.
and yeah i was talking over bluetooth.


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Car's odo nearing 17k kms.
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Did two road trips this month. One to Jaipur and the second one to Ludhiana.

Car performed extremely well and I keep the car below 100kmph because of safety and mileage reasons. I don't take the brezza on highway anymore. Elantra seems much more planted and safer than the brezza.
Car gave 14.5 kmpl( 300kms highway , 150kms city ) so I am assuming around 16kmpl for the highway.

So today it was raining continuously from Ludhiana to Delhi. Covered 300kms in 7:30 hours.

when driving in rains always make sure to clean your headlights whenever you stop. I didn't and it compromised the visibility.

I cleaned the headlights with my fingers and difference is remarkable.

Also the grill paint has gone because of the heavy rain plus high speed drive. Any suggestions for a permanent fix ? Can't paint it every now and then.

Car odo crossed 19k kms.
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I always do the same , whenever I take a break at petrol pumps or restaurants , or when parking in hotel for overnight , I pull out wiper blades (A wet wiper blade , often thins out when the water dries off the windshield , causing it to wear prematurely , i think most of us know , that blades get damaged by sun , but this also is a phenomenon , I am quite familiar with , as in Kerala , we get drizzles most times irrespective of season ) , and also I wipe both Headlamps , foglamps , taillights , all glasses , mirrors .

For fixing your front grill , I think its due to poor paint job , if you are quite sure of the workmanship , try painting with , better primers (MRF has a special primer , used in metal grill works , it costs 800 for a set of 2 tins , one has the primer base , and another its solvent, and its mixed 1:1 / 1:2 , I don't remember the ratio ) , apply this primer coat , let it dry for 2 days ,and then do the paint job , for me at home , it is lasting for more than 1 year as of now , exposed extremely to sun and heavy rains , not a trace of rust nor paint peel off.
 
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@ Vishnu @bhvm - I have tried two paint shops and it didn't last long. Wrapping will be difficult on the grill. Lots of things going on.

@kumar - thanks for pointing it out. I didn't check it. Although I got the insurance from the dealer itself. Will get it rectified.
 
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I have tried two paint shops and it didn't last long
Looks like the Primer they are using is not fit for Plastic (most paint shops have primers for Metal surfaces).
I used Rustoleum Plastic primer for my entire Safari project (plastic parts) and the paint is doing far better than my expectations.
 
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Car is nearing 21500kms. Sitting in the parking for more than a month now.
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Went today to start the car for some time and noticed foul smell. Instantly knew there was a rat mess and upon further inspection found paper stuck between the hand brake , near the centre console , rat poop under the front seat with other bits of paper and I found the culprit. There was a snack packet in the glove console.
Cleared all the area , disinfected it and sprayed some air freshner.

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Also I couldn't notice any coolant level in the reservoir. If it were green I think it should have been visible. Will get it checked after lockdown ends. Service was due in this month.
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Do check your car weekly and get rid of any paper or eatable items from your car especially parked under the shade.
 
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