Its been a very long time since I last posted here. There have been some updates about the car which i wanted to share. 1st one is that it went for Oil
change and service at 1.15 lakh km. we bought it at 1.05 and after running 10k km the engine oil
was changed along with AC filter air filter and oil
filter and its cap. The bill was 3000 including parts and mechanic charge. It would have been lesser but the guy broke the oil
filter cap while trying to open it and thus had to be replaced. It costed around 800 otherwise bill would have been lesser.
The car has now got 2 more new tyres, earlier 2 were bought and now it has Bridgestone tyres. The front disc were installed last year and the brake pads worn out within 10k km and disc also had scratches on it , the brakes were not effective and were making noise when applied. I thought brake pads would last at least 20k km but worn out quickly.
You can see the lines formed on the surface, mechanic suggested to get it resurfaced on lathe machine and put new brake pads.
There was one more issue that came up, horn will activate itself without pressing the horn pad.
There is a small plastic
part which keeps two plates away , it has a spring when we press the horn the two plates come in contact and we hear the sound. The right side part was broken so the plates were in contact constantly. I searched in so many shops but they did not have the part. They said I have to buy the whole steering setup which costs 1500. I found one Dzire which was accidental, It was parked in a garage I went and asked him if he could provide me that small part. He gave me the part but demanded 300 rupees for it, he was kind of rude but I needed that part so i took it.
The steering was hard
when we turn left side but right side was smooth. The new steering rack is 35k in MGP, while for latest versions it is under 8k. I found one in Hyderabad for 7000 rupees, it was of same 2016 model car's. The suspension is also changed along with steering rack and now car is very silent on bad roads. The total bill came at 27500 including steering rack, brake pads and suspension and mechanic charges. Got it washed from inside out and it looks so clean now.
Getting the final touch at garage.
The interior looks so neat and shining now.
Car parked outside home. The odo stands at 1.21 lakh km now and it has been running smooth. with 5 people on board and AC on I observed that it is lagging a bit and need to get into 1st gear sometimes. Last week went to Hyderabad and drove on Jubilee Hills Film Nagar roads which have steep inclines, had to move in 1st gear in traffic. On straight roads it cruises on 120 with ease but I drive around 80kmph only because we have speed limit on NH44. Have checked mileage using tankful method and it returned 20kmpl over 480 km range (50% city and 50% highway) with AC on most of the times. Very satisfied with the mileage am getting with this car.