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Cars with Lowest Maintenance Costs in 2020. Most Affordable Service Cost

Cars with Lowest Maintenance Costs in 2020. Most Affordable Service Cost

Top 20 Cars across Hatchback, Sedan and SUV Segment which are having lowest Maintenance Costs in 2020 in India for Affordable Service Experience

 

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - Updated in 2020

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 Paid Labor Charges now range from Rs 2000 onwards in Entry Segment Cars to range of Rs 2500 to Rs 3000 alone charged in other Mid Segment Cars for Scheduled Servicing of car. Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, Tata Motors, Mahindra, Toyota.

Leave aside high Charges which Workshop makes money in Labor Intensive Jobs lile

  • Brake Cleaning and Caliper Pin Greasing
  • Car Interior Dry Cleaning
  • Injector Cleaning
  • AC Disinfectant
  • Anti Rust Coating

Even for tasks like Wheel Alignment, Balancing Charges are almost 50% to 100% higher than same job performed at Tyre Store.

Labor Job is where Workshop makes the most of money and thus recommend to customers

However, Flip Side to it is that Car 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.

There is Significant Change in Car Service Interval as defined by Manufacturers in Recent Years with

  • Longer Replacement Interval of Fluid, Filter now been recommended by Car Manufacturers
  • Even Part Failure has gone down drastically with superior After Sales Service Experience to consumers

Refer in Hyundai Revamped Service Interval adopted in Recent Years

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 2020

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

Hatchback Segment

  • Maruti Alto, S Presso Wagon R, Celerio, Swift Petrol, Baleno Petrol
  • Hyundai Santro, Grand i10 Nios
  • Toyota Glanza
  • Ford Figo in Hatchback Segment

leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Compact Sedan Segment

  • Maruti Dzire Petrol,
  • Hyundai Aura 
  • Ford Aspire
  • Honda Amaze in Compact Sedan Segment

leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Mid Sedan Segment

  • Toyota Yaris
  • Hyundai Verna
  • Maruti Ciaz in Sedan Segment

leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Crossover / SUV Segment

  • Ford Freestyle
  • Honda WRV
  • Maruti Brezza Petrol
  • Ford Ecosport
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Mahindra XUV300 Diesel
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Kia Seltos in SUV Segment

leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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MPV Segment

  • Maruti Ertiga
  • Maruti XL6
  • Toyota Innova Crysta in MPV Segment

leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - 2020

On our study - we observed that :-

  • Maruti Suzuki Petrol Cars
  • Hyundai Petrol Cars
  • Honda Amaze, WRV Petrol Cars
  • Ford Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, Ecosport Cars
  • Toyota Petrol and Diesel

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

Car Service

Service Items Service Item
Engine Oil 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
   
Decarbonization 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

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Comments 8

Guest - Vishwa on Saturday, 11 July 2020 23:23

I heard that TATA cars are expensive in maintenance and they give frequent repairs. Is it true

I heard that TATA cars are expensive in maintenance and they give frequent repairs. Is it true
Guest - Vishwa on Saturday, 11 July 2020 23:18

How much amount can I put for 3.5 years old swift dzire vxi petrol? Suggestions required.

How much amount can I put for 3.5 years old swift dzire vxi petrol? Suggestions required.
Guest - Sourik Basu on Monday, 29 June 2020 23:50

Hi! I m looking to buy one car, my budget is around 7-8lac
Pls suggest

Hi! I m looking to buy one car, my budget is around 7-8lac Pls suggest
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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