Cars with Lowest Service Costs across Hatchback, Sedan and SUV Segment in 2024. Best in After Sales Service Experience without Worries
"हाथी के दांत खाने के और, दिखाने के और"
Buying a car is one part and Owning a car is another part of the story.
While Manufacturers Highlights in Features, Space, Styling - but most of them remains quiet on Service Maintenance Aspect of the Vehicle.
In last few years, there is a significant hike in Labor Charges and Paid Labor Charges for even Basic Service like Oil and Filter Change now ranges from
Additional: 18% GST which further dents on Service Cost.
and thats for Labor - Oil replacement, Filter replacement will cost as per actuals. If you add up Synthetic Oil - that cost almost Rs 1000 to 1200 a Litre. Means 3 Litre Engine Oil Replacement with Oil Filter with GST will take up near Rs 4000 as Outflow
Leave Other Add on - On Demanded Labor and Other Running Repairs like
further accentuate the cost. Even for tasks like Wheel Alignment, Balancing Charges are almost 50% to 80% higher than same job performed at Tyre Store.
Labor Job is where Workshop makes the most of money and thus recommend to customers
Cars are made with Highest Degree of Precision and good part is that in recent years - Car Manufacturers are also working up in such a way so as to provide a hassle free ownership experience by manufacturing cars which only require bare minimum Maintenance.
There is Significant Change in Car Service Interval as defined by Manufacturers in Recent Years with
But Common Work across Remains Car Upkeep Maintenance as :
» Scheduled Service (as per Defined Frequency in Owner Manual): Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Brake Fluid, Cabin AC Filter, Clutch Fluid, Brake Fluid, Coolant, Gear Transmission Oil
» Additional On Demand Work: Labor Charges for Alignment and Balancing, Brake Pad Cleaning, AC Servicing, Throttle Body Cleaning, Greasing and Lubrication - depending on requirement
» Other Work for Wear and Tear Item: Brake Pad Replacement, Battery replacement, Clutch Plate Assembly, Tyres, Wiper Blade and Suspension Components which wear basis usage and ageing of car.
This report Article focus on Cars with Lowest Maintenance Costs in India
Below are Models - which can prove to relative Pocket Friendly based on After sales Service and Maintenance Costs.
Very Important:- Its not only Service Cost as sole criteria, but even After Sales Service Experience is factored in giving you this list. Like some Manufacturer claim that there Model Service Costs are as low as Rs 2000 to 2500 in Free Service Period and Rs 4000 to 4500 in Paid Service - but when we at MyCarHelpline anaysed hundreds of Bills - found that Although Manufacturer Claim was Correct that Scheduled Service Bills are Low but
hence in Consumer Benefit - avoided all such Brands and Products to feature under Lowest Service Cost. Our List is 100% Research Based as collated for several years and there for Benefit of Consumers for Cars with Lowest Service Cost yet with Superior After Sales Service Experience :-
Cars with Lowest Service Cost in Hatchback Segment
in Hatchback Segment comes with lowest Scheduled Service Cost in India
Cars with Lowest Service Cost in Compact Sedan Segment
in Compact Sedan Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India
Mid Sedan Segment
in Mid Sedan Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India
Crossover / SUV Segment
in SUV and Crossover Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India
leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India
On our study - we observed that :-
are by far lowest Maintenance Costs across in its Segment Range in India
|If your Car Owner Manual recommend in Mineral Oil then recommended to go with Mineral Oil replacement only. No need as such for Synthetic Oil, unless you drive too often on High Speed Drive or Heavy Traffic on daily basis. Synthetic Oil cost in 3 to 4 times Mineral Oil
|Brake Pad Cleaning, Caliper Greasing in Every Service
|No need in every Service. Can go once in 20,000 to 30,000 Kms
|Alignment and Balancing
|Check out any reputed tyre shop having 3D Alignment. Get it done from there at 50% of Price as against Dealer Workshop.
|Car AC DisInfectant
|Either Do it yourself by buying Disinfectant bottle on Amazon - will last many times or Go in for Short Ride for 8 to 10 Minutes with all 4 Windows down. Turn On the Heater Blower at full speed with Vents Directed towards Windows - The Heat will kill all Bacteria, Fungus.
|Fuel Injector Cleaning - every 10,000 or 20,000 Kms
|Cleaning injectors at 10,000 or 20,000 Kms is absolutely No No - unless your car is creating a technical snag and loss in performance due to bad injectors. If you having GDI Turbo Engine can go for injector cleaning once in 40,000 Kms and for other Turbo Engines can go for injector cleaning once in 50,000 Kms, while for Naturally Aspirated Petrol Engine - no need till 80,000 Kms unless finding some issue with the loss in Performance kind
|Many Companies do not recommend Decarbonization as it can rather do bad, Even for Old Cars its not required every 20,000 or 30,000 Kms. Only go if you feel Car Engine is getting slow and unresponsive due to heavy build up of Carbon Deposits over a Period of Time. Stating Period of Time - interval can be from 60,000 to as even 100,000 Kms.
Replacement of Petrol Cars referred above
Disclaimer: Indicative Costs for approximation of Ownership Costs, subject to vary basis Change in Pricing, Parts etc
I own Swift Dzire, even that costs 10K+ every servicing post 50K mileage. So it all depends on service center.
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