New Car Pre-Booking Checklist

Navnit Maruti

Congratulations! You have finalized your new car. It’s not been as easy as one would expect, and only you know the sweat and toil you’ve put into researching and test driving all those cars to finally zero-in on this one. But now comes the most critical part of the buying process – actually booking your car. We’ve outlined a few important points for you to keep in mind while booking your car. We suggest that you print out this document and keep it handy throughout the booking process.

Before You Book – Things You Should Know

Finalizing the Variant and Colour

This might sound like it’s a simple matter of the features you desire and your colour preference, but in actual fact it’s a lot more complicated than that. Some colours and variants (or specific combinations of both) could fetch you higher discounts and also impact the waiting period. As a thumb rule, more popular colours and variants fetch lower discounts and command longer wait periods. So unless you’re really sold on the ‘Bossa Nova White’, switching to the ‘Minimal Grey’ might help you save both money and some time.

 

Discounts

The final on-road price of your car can be much lesser depending on the discounts you are able to negotiate with the dealership. Ask for manufacturer’s promotions, dealer offers and free accessories. You could also be eligible for a corporate discount depending on where you work. Most manufacturers offer a loyalty discount if you’re exchanging one of their older cars for a newer one. Even if it is not their own brand, you could qualify for an exchange bonus if you’re exchanging your old car.

Choose your Finance Wisely

If you’re in the market for a car loan, ask the dealers to help you get quotations from several banks. Most dealers have tie-ups with more than one financial partner and they would be happy to oblige. You can also approach other banks yourself and arrange your own loan. You should choose your loan after considering all the factors – down payment, processing fees, monthly payments, rate of interest, tenure, foreclosure charges, etc. The one with the lowest EMI is not always the cheapest loan available.

Understand the Insurance Cover

Insurance is often treated as a necessary evil by car owners, but it is critical to know the cover that you are buying. Read the policy wordings, especially the exclusions, terms and conditions and the locations where cashless facilities are offered. Several policies cover glass, plastic parts and paint jobs only partially (or not at all!) and this could set you back several thousand rupees in the event of a simple bumper repair job. If you are not convinced with the policy that the dealer is offering you, you can approach other insurers and buy your own car insurance policy.

Clarify Everything

It’s always better to clarify everything in writing with the dealership before you sign on the dotted line. This could go a long way in avoiding miscommunication and giving you a sense of comfort through the entire process. Some of the important points to clarify are:

  • What happens if the price of the car changes between booking and delivery?
  • Note the committed delivery date on paper. If you wish to take delivery on a special day, such as your birthday, or a festive occasion, please inform the dealership at the time of booking itself.
  • What are the charges levied if you wish to cancel your booking?
  • What terms apply if the waiting period stretches longer than committed?
  • Please note all the promised accessories and discounts and the final on-road price that you would be liable to pay.

 

To Book Authorised Maruti Suzuki Car in Thane Contact Navnit Maruti Workshop in Kolshet Road, Thane Contact Us at 022 254 7400 / 01 to book your Car Service appointment today.

Navnit House, Gokul Nagar,
Mumbai Agra Road,
Thane – 400601.Tel.: +91 2545 7400
+91 22 66776699
Fax : 2172 2903
E-mail: info@navnitmotors.com
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Air-Conditioner Condenser: What You Need to Know

Navnit Maruti

The air-conditioning condenser is a radiator positioned between the car’s grille and the engine-cooling radiator in which the gaseous refrigerant sheds heat and returns to a liquid state. The liquid refrigerant flows to the evaporator inside the dashboard, where it cools the cabin. Is your car not cool enough for you, at least temperature-wise? It might result from a clogged air-conditioning condenser or disabled cooling fan. A leak in the condenser also will result in a loss of refrigerant.

How do I know if my air-conditioning condenser has gone bad?

Well, it’ll be warmer than you want, or your windows will be foggy. If refrigerant leaks, the air conditioner won’t spit out much cold air, if any. Leaks can be located by adding an ultraviolet dye to the refrigerant. Air-conditioning output also can be diminished by crud that builds up on the front of the condenser, and cleaning the condenser may restore some performance.

How often should I replace my air-conditioning condenser?

As with other parts of the air-conditioning system, the condenser generally doesn’t need servicing as long as the system is producing cold air. Some mechanics recommend periodically inspecting the condenser for signs of damage or corrosion and doing an external cleaning or internal flush if needed.

Why do I have to replace my air-conditioning condenser?

Because it’s an integral part of your air-conditioning system, and you won’t be comfortable, or be able to see, if it’s broken. Some condensers can be cleaned externally with a hose, and others can be cleared of sludge with an internal flush, but many mechanics recommend replacing a condenser that is clogged or corroded.

How much should I pay?

The cost of repairs can depend on where you are as much as it does on what you need fixed. To get an estimate for your repair, go to our estimator, plug in your car’s year, make and model information, add your ZIP code, and choose the repair you need. We’ll give you a range for what your repairs should cost in your area.

To Book Authorised Maruti Suzuki Car in Thane Contact Navnit Maruti Workshop in Kolshet Road, Thane Contact Us at 022 254 7400 / 01 to book your Car Service appointment today.

Navnit House, Gokul Nagar,
Mumbai Agra Road,
Thane – 400601.Tel.: +91 2545 7400
+91 22 66776699
Fax : 2172 2903
E-mail: info@navnitmotors.com

How Often Should Tyres / Wheels Be Balanced?

Navnit Maruti

Smooth driving is a balancing act that requires getting the wheels and tyres to rotate at high speeds without vibrations. That’s not a slam dunk; a dirty little secret about wheels and tyres is that they usually aren’t perfectly round, even when brand new. What’s more, their weight often isn’t evenly distributed, so they’re heavier in some spots than others.

Either issue can cause annoying vibrations. Out-of-balance tyres can also cause rapid tyre or suspension wear, so it’s not just about ride comfort.

That is why when new tyres are mounted on wheels they’re spin-balanced to detect vibrations. Some vibrations can be eliminated by rotating the tyre on the wheel so the heavy or “high” spot is in a different location that better matches up with the wheel. Small weights are attached to the wheels with adhesives or clips to counteract the heavy spots and provide a smooth ride. Over time, though, the weights can fall off. If that happens to a front wheel, you may feel vibrations through the steering wheel that typically become more pronounced as vehicle speed increases.

Many tyre dealers include free lifetime rotation and balancing with new tyres (something you should ask about before buying). Tyre rotation is when the vehicle’s tyres are removed and reattached at a different position to ensure they wear evenly, which should be done every 5,000 to 7,500 miles on most vehicles, or according to the automaker’s recommendation.

Many consumers neglect the balancing part and have their tyres rotated only periodically. If balancing was included with the tyres, it would be wise to remind the shop to check the balance at the same time. Even if balancing costs extra, it’s a good idea to have it checked at least every two years, or more often in areas where roads are not well-maintained.

Vibrations can also be caused by a bent wheel, a damaged tyre (which won’t be fixed by balancing), worn suspension parts or worn wheel bearings, so balancing the wheels and tyres may not eliminate all vibrations.

Tyres and wheels are balanced before being attached to the vehicle by spinning them on a balancing machine that identifies heavier or stiffer spots that cause vibrations. Some tyre dealers and repair shops use “road force” balancing machines that simulate the weight and forces applied to tyres and wheels during driving conditions. They say this method provides more accurate and detailed readings that allow more precise balancing.

Navnit Maruti Services Center in Thane will likewise perform general wellbeing keeps an eye on your vehicle and if there is other work that necessities consideration or different parts that need transforming they will discuss this with you ahead of time to ensure you know about what extra work is required and whether any further expenses might be brought about.

To Book Authorised Maruti Suzuki Car in Thane Contact Navnit Maruti Workshop in Kolshet Road, Thane Contact Us at 022 254 7400 / 01 to book your Car Service appointment today.

Navnit House, Gokul Nagar,
Mumbai Agra Road,
Thane – 400601.Tel.: +91 2545 7400
+91 22 66776699
Fax : 2172 2903
E-mail: info@navnitmotors.com