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Cars with Lowest Service Maintenance Costs in 2022. Zero Worries !!

Cars with Lowest Service Maintenance Costs in 2022. Zero Worries !!

Cars with Lowest Service Costs across Hatchback, Sedan and SUV Segment in 2022. Best in After Sales Service Experience without Worries

 

Car Service Maintenance Cost Overview in 2022

"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

  • Rs 2000 onwards in Entry Segment Cars 
  • Rs 2500 to Rs 3000 alone charged in other Mid Segment Cars for Scheduled Servicing of car

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

  • Brake Cleaning
  • AC Disinfectant
  • Lubrication
  • Wheel Alignment, Balancing
  • Fuel Injector Cleaning
  • AC Servicing 
  • Interior Dry Cleaning
  • or Using Premium Synthetic Oil Grades
  • and other Running Repairs

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

 

Where is the Change in Service

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

  • 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

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

 

 

Car Models with Lowest Service Maintenance Costs in 2022

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

  • Service Center were adding too many Add on On demand repairs
  • Many Unnecessary work were Pushed to Customer at time of Service leading to high Bills
  • JD Power CSI (Customer Satisfaction Index) was also checked and found shocking results 

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

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R photo

  • Maruti Alto, S Presso, Wagon R, Celerio, Swift Petrol, Baleno Petrol - Evergreen for Competitive Maintenance
  • Hyundai Santro, Grand i10 Nios, I20 - (Revamped Service Frequency Interval of Oil & Filter with Labor Free Service now Extends to even 2 Year / 20,000 Kms Service)
  • Toyota Glanza - Unmatched Service Experience from Toyota with QDR (Quality, Durability, Reliability)

in Hatchback Segment comes with lowest Scheduled Service Cost in India

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Cars with Lowest Service Cost in Compact Sedan Segment

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol 2020 Service Cost, Maintenance

  • Maruti Dzire - Leads with Superior After Sales Service Experience
  • Hyundai Aura (Revamped Service Frequency Interval of Oil & Filter with Labor Free Service now Extends to even 2 Year / 20,000 Kms Service)
  • Honda Amaze (Revamped Service Interval with Longer replacement of Fluids. Only High Labor charge is slight a concern but scheduled service are very competitive now)

in Compact Sedan Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Mid Sedan Segment

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift Changes, New Features, Launch Date in India

  • Maruti Ciaz Petrol - Pretty Competitive Service Cost basis Mid Sedan Segment
  • Hyundai Verna (Revamped Service Frequency Interval of Oil & Filter with Labor Free Service now Extends to even 2 Year / 20,000 Kms Service) 

in Mid Sedan Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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Crossover / SUV Segment

  • Honda WRV
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza
  • Maruti S Cross
  • Nissan Magnite
  • Tata Punch
  • Hyundai Venue & Creta
  • Kia Sonet & Seltos
  • Mahindra XUV300
  • Skoda Kushaq
  • Volkswagen Taigun

in SUV and Crossover Segment leads in lowest Scheduled Maintenance Car in India

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MPV Segment

Toyota Innova Crysta photo

  • 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 - 2022

On our study - we observed that :-

  • Maruti Suzuki Petrol Cars
  • Hyundai Petrol Cars
  • Honda Amaze, WRV Petrol 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. 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
   
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 11

Guest - Sumit on Monday, 14 June 2021 19:19

Maruti Ciaz Alpha AT is low Maintanance car???

Maruti Ciaz Alpha AT is low Maintanance car???
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 - Laxmi Narasimha on Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:53

I own Swift Dzire, even that costs 10K+ every servicing post 50K mileage. So it all depends on service center.

I own Swift Dzire, even that costs 10K+ every servicing post 50K mileage. So it all depends on service center.
Guest - Justin on Sunday, 27 December 2020 10:23

Yes very true. My nexon petrol costs Rs. 10000 annually

Yes very true. My nexon petrol costs Rs. 10000 annually
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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