Buying a car and its maintenance is no easy deal for us. Buying a car is a one time expense but its maintenance involves huge expense that fall frequently on the shoulders of owners. Getting your car serviced has now become must to do, to protect your car from wear and tear. It is vital to handover your car to a reliable services station confirming authentic servicing.
Along with servicing of your car, the service centre too is vital to ensure smooth and long running of your car as these days there are cases of frauds by car service stations too that at times either overcharge for their services or replaces the parts of cars with inferior quality parts. It is therefore advised to take your car to authorised Maruti Suzuki dealers in Navi Mumbai, Mumbai and Pune. Before you take your car for service, here is the list of 10 things to check after getting your car serviced.
• Job Sheet
Every service station prepares a job sheet which contains the instructions from service advisor about the repair to be done. While taking the delivery of your car do check the parts that needed to be repaired or replaced.
• Engine Oil
The engine is possibly the most important part of a car and for its long term functioning, its oil change and filter change is vital. Observe the colour of oil as new oil is comparatively light and clean.
• Itemised Bill
An itemized bill is always prepared and given to the owner of the car after you get the car serviced. Do not just skip checking the price of the item is exactly the one quoted to you or not. Also check out engine oil top-up and confirm that you are not being charged for replacement.
• Belongings / Tool Kit
Commonly the belongings in car do gets misplaced while leaving the car for servicing at service stations. It is advised to take out your tool kit and other belongings as service advisors do not mention the belongings in your car in job sheet. Also, confirm the presence of spare wheels and other accessories in car while taking its delivery.
• Coolant or Brake Fluid
It is advised to change the engine coolant after few thousand kilo metres and likewise your car may need refill or replacement of brake fluid too. It’s almost hard to ascertain the changes done to above two parts. The best thing is to get these things done in front of you as many service stations allow the presence of owner during servicing.
• Fuel Level
Do check fuel level after taking the delivery and to confirm no misuse by employees check out the fuel level pen down by service advisors.
• Odometer Reading
Check out the odometer reading to ensure to confirm no misuse of car. Take your car for test drive to check issues. You may also need long test drive to check the status of engine overhauling or replacement of head gasket.
• Air Filter
Air filter should be cleaned during every service and is to be replaced after few thousand Kms. You can check it by opening and taking out air filter housing.
• Tyre Condition
Have a close look at the tyre as there are high possibilities of wheels swapping in service centre.
• Take a Road Test With the Service Advisor
To check out the repair and servicing of parts that your car needed, it is advised to go on test drive with service advisor. Let the expert decide and deliver you finely serviced car.