Odo 30036 Kms
Its been long since the last update. Life has been hectic and uneventful. Tiago meanwhile completed 30k kms. So it was time for service. This time wanted to get some works done at the ASC.
Mobil Oil 3.5 L - Rs. 1,844.5/-
Oil Filter - Rs. 171/-
Fuel Filter - Rs. 434/-
Brake Fluid - Rs. 112/-
Coolant - Rs. 636/-
Drain Plug - Rs. 108/-
Air Cleaner Clip - Rs. 48/- (God knows what this is. ASC gave some random explanation. But didnt want to waste time over 50rs.)
Major Service Labour - Rs. 1416/-
Brake Bleeding, Coolant Change Labour - 649/-
Total - Rs. 5418.5/-
Overall, the service experience was slightly better than average. Can see marked improvements in the way customers are being handled. But TASS is still not upto the level of premium brands like VW in service follow ups.
Car has been given for a complete interior and exterior detailing as I haven't been able to care for her as I used to, before moving to an apartment. Wheel Alignment and Balance is also pending and will be completed in the coming week. Air Filter needs to be cleaned and lubricated. Spark Plugs will be changed in the next service.
Air Filter was cleaned with dish soap, vinegar and baking soda. Left the filter to dry overnight and lubed it with Motul 2T oil. Left the filter to set for an hour before fitting it back. The access to air filter is so easy, just remove 5 bolts and the filter cover comes off. Cleaned the filter box with a clean cloth. Couldn't take pictures as I was too involved in the whole process.
Wheel Alignment was checked at around 31500 kms before we went on a 800 kms Drive. The tyres are at the end of their lifespan. I am planning to go for 1 size down(from 205/50 to 195/55). The options are Yoko S-Drives and Conti UC6. Preferring UC 6 because S-drives are directional tyres. Since I am facing left pulling issues with the current directional tyres, I feel S-drives may also cause the same.