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  1. Manoj Jain
  2. Service & Maintenance
  3. Monday, April 07 2014
Hello guys,

Now im finally decided which segment i have to choose, but confuse in maintenance cost.
Can you tell me what the maintenance cost of Swift Vxi and Vdi model.??

Related to engine oil, air filter etc. kind of all expenses.??
Is it better for me to choosing diesel car.!
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Will quote the differences in Service Maintenance Costs of Swift Diesel against Swift Petrol, basis cost estimates, according to prices in 2014.

Major Differences are below

Engine Oil
> While Swift Petrol has Mineral Oil recommendation from Manufacturer to be replaced @ 10,000 Kms - Rs. 1050 approx
> Swift Diesel has Synthetic Engine Oil recommendation to be replaced @ 10,000 Kms - Rs. 2000 approx
Cost - basis Shell MGO 5W/30 Engine Oil in Swift petrol and Mobil1 Super 5W/40 MGDO in Swift Diesel
MGO - Maruti Genuine Oil
MGDO - Maruti Genuine Diesel Oil

Oil Filter
> Oil Filter in Diesel - Rs. 350
> Oil Filter in Petrol - Rs. 100

Diesel Filter / Spark Plug
> Diesel Fuel Filter @ 20,000 Kms - Rs. 1500 approx (in Diesel Car)
> Spark Plug @ 20000 Kms - Rs. 500 approx (in Petrol Car)
> Fuel Filter @ 40,000 Kms - Rs 500 approx (in Petrol Car)

So - by the time you will complete 40K Kms - expect
> Engine Oil & Oil Filter - Rs 5000 as additional cost of Oil & Filter
> Diesel Fuel Filter against Fuel Filter in Swift & Spark Plug - Rs 1500

So by the time you complete your 40,000 Kms Services - the total amount, for servicing and maintenance can be expected to pay approx Rs. 6500 higher in Diesel car maintenance (which includes - all scheduled services done in 4 yrs) i.e 15 paise per Km

On Longer term -
> Battery - Battery Cost difference is around Rs 2000 for Petrol & Diesel Cars
> clutch plates Assembly - Around Rs 5000 difference
> Additional cost like EGR Valve Cleaning & Intercooler Cleaning in Swift Diesel
> Additional Insurance Premium with lower OD Discounts in Diesel Cars vis a vis Petrol cars - around Rs 10K at end of 6th Year
so on net all basis can expect additional 35 to 40 paise (i.e around 20K - 22K Rs) as additional cost if comparing for 60K Kms drive

This translates into overall 50 paise to 55 paise per Km as additional maintenance and upkeep cost for Swift Diesel over Petrol car at end of 6th Year

In response to is it better to choose Diesel car over Petrol Car, take it this way
Initial Upfront Price Difference -

Buying Diesel Car - Additional Costs
> Rs. 1 Lakh - Rounding off in terms of Price Difference
> Additional Maintenance Cost of 60 p / Km. Refer :- Maintenance Details
> If taking Finance, additional Interest cost on 1 Lakh for 5 yrs - approx Rs. 18,000 for 3 yrs or Rs. 30,000 for 5 yrs

Savings in Diesel Car
> Mileage is better + Lower Fuel Costs = So - if pragmatic estimates taken - basis Petrol @ 60 rs & Diesel @ 50 rs (updated basis 2015 pricing)
Running Cost in Swift Petrol with mileage of 13 Kmpl in City = Rs. 4.5 per Km
Running Cost in Swift Diesel with mileage of 17 Kmpl in City = Rs. 3 per Km

Your savings are approx Rs. 1.5 per Km, deduct maintenance cost of 50p = effective saving is Rs. 1 per Km
On overall basis - if you driving 2000 Kms a month or 25000 Kms a year - you will save around Rs 24-25K in (fuel + maintenance) cost a year and be able to recover your upfront costs by end of 5th year, and you will be left with car with
> Lower Running Costs from thereon
> Marginally Better Resale Value over Petrol Cars

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Very good comparison !!
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great way to explain it
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Super Article of comparison. Great inputs, can be published in magazines surely!


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Super Bro

It will very useful..
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Hi Admin,
Can you confirm 1 thing, Diesel car registration is for 10 years while petrol car registration is for 15 years in gurgaon(Delhi NCR)?
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How is 2018 swift Body and pickup
which is better petrol or diesel i will run 200 kms a weak can u explain the maintenance cost diffrernces
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@ Chaitanya

Pl refer -


Should help in making choice in between Petrol and Diesel car
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