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Cars with Lowest Maintenance Costs in India. Low Ownership Cost Models of 2019

Cars with Lowest Maintenance Costs in India. Low Ownership Cost Models of 2019

Service and Maintenance Costs plays a key role in Car Purchase Decision. Know Car Models which are having lowest Service Maintenance Costs in 2019 in India

 

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - 2019

Buying a car is one part of the story and owning a car is another part. 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 now ranges from Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 for Labor charges alone for Scheduled Servicing of car in Mass Market range - Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, Tata Motors, Mahindra, Toyota. However, Manufacturers are also working up in such a way so as to provide a hassle free ownership experience by manufacturing cars requiring bare minimum Maintenance.

Refer in Hyundai Revamped Service Interval adopted from end 2016

Hyundai Service

Some of the Common work during Servicing of car :

» Scheduled Service: Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Air Filter, Brake Fluid, Cabin AC Filter, Clutch Fluid, Coolant, Gear Transmission Oil

» Additional 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

 

Car Models with Lowest Maintenance Costs in 2019

Below are Models - which can prove to relative Pocket Friendly based on After sales Service and Maintenance Costs

  • Maruti Suzuki Alto, Wagon R, Celerio, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Swift, Toyota Etios Liva, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol in Hatchback Segment
  • Maruti Dzire Petrol, Toyota Etios, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze in Compact Sedan Segment
  • Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz  in Mid Sedan Segment
  • Ford Ecosport, Hyundai Creta, Honda WRV in Mid SUV / Cross Segment
  • Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crysta in MPV Segment
  • Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra in Executive Saloon
  • Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner in Luxury SUV Segment

If your running is less than 20000 Kms a Year - and if Maintenance Costs is key Consideration - you should consider Petrol Cars as against Diesel Models

Refer this Study on - Why Diesel Cars should be Avoided

 

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - 2019

On our study - we observed that :-

  • Maruti Suzuki Petrol Cars
  • Hyundai Petrol Cars
  • Honda Amaze, WRV Petrol Cars
  • Ford Cars
  • Toyota Petrol and Diesel

are by far lowest Maintenance Costs across in its Segment Range in India

Service Items Service Item
Engine Oil Mineral Oil recommended / Honda own Oil recommended as Idemitsu / 3d Oil with price similar as regular oil of other makers
Air Filter 20000 Kms or 2 Year (Ford, Honda) / 30000 Kms or 3 Year (Hyundai) / 40000 Kms or 4 Year (Toyota & Maruti Suzuki)
Fuel Filter 80000 KMs or 8 Year (Toyota Petrol) / 60000  Kms or 6 Year (Hyundai) / 1.2 Lakh Kms or 6 Year (Honda Petrol) / 40000 Kms (Maruti Suzuki) / 60000 Kms or 6 year (Ford)
Brake Fluid Inspection Only, no need of replacement in 10 Years (Hyundai) / 40000 Kms or 4 Year (Toyota) / Every 3 Year Honda 
Spark Plug 60000  Kms or 6 Year (Hyundai) / 20000 Kms or 2 Year (Toyota) / 40000 Kms or 4 Year (Ford, Honda & Maruti Suzuki) /  
Gear Transmission Oil Inspection Only, no need of replacement in 10 Years. In Honda once every 6 year
Coolant Inspection Only, no need of replacement in 10 Years. In Ford every 5 Year. In Maruti Suzuki every 2 years

Replacement of Petrol Cars referred above

 

Know Model Wise Maintenance Costs of Cars in India - 2019

In case you are looking for Information of Other Models - you can have update on Model Wise Maintenance Costs of India

Tata Nano New Honda City
Datsun Go Volkswagen Vento
Chevrolet Beat Hyundai Verna
Honda Brio Skoda Rapid
Volkswagen Polo Entry Sedan - Dzire,Amaze,Xcent
Maruti Swift Toyota Etios
Nissan Micra Diesel Toyota Innova
Hyundai Grand i10 Swift Dzire Diesel
Maruti Ertiga Mahindra XUV500
Ford Figo Ford Ecosport
Diesel Hatch - i20 Vs Swift Renault Duster
Maruti Ignis Hyundai Santro
Chevrolet Sail Wagon r
Fiat Punto,Linea Service Cost Maruti Ciaz Service Cost
Tata Zest Service Cost Hyundai Elite I20 Maintenance
Maruti S Cross Maintenance BMW BSI Service Packages
Mahindra Scorpio Tata Safari Storme
Honda Jazz Service Cost Hyundai Creta Maintenance Cost
Mahindra KUV100 Mahindra TUV300
Skoda Superb Audi, BMW, Benz Luxury Cars

Disclaimer: Indicative Costs for approximation of Ownership Costs, subject to vary basis Change in Pricing, Parts etc

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Comments 5

Guest - Neel on Friday, 17 May 2019 08:13

I am planning to purchase 8 yr old toyota Corolla altis, how it has maintenance cost??

I am planning to purchase 8 yr old toyota Corolla altis, how it has maintenance cost??
Guest - Dhayanandan on Monday, 06 August 2018 10:25

What is the service cost for Skoda Octovia Diesel Manual Style, Toyota corolla altis Diesel GL and Toyota corolla altis petrol automatic

What is the service cost for Skoda Octovia Diesel Manual Style, Toyota corolla altis Diesel GL and Toyota corolla altis petrol automatic
Guest - Guest on Monday, 06 August 2018 10:03

Any infos about Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry spare parts cost please ?

Any infos about Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry spare parts cost please ?
Guest - anil on Friday, 26 January 2018 21:26

ford fiesta 2007 petrol 80000.km done can I buy this car .is this car low maintenance...

ford fiesta 2007 petrol 80000.km done can I buy this car .is this car low maintenance...
Guest - raj on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 00:01

Fiesta is very costly to maintain and pickup is very less

Fiesta is very costly to maintain and pickup is very less
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Thursday, 22 August 2019

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