TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON

When it comes to cars and monsoon readiness, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you’ve not yet done anything to safeguard your ride against the rains, worry not.

With summer at its full sweltering force and rains just around the corner, have you taken a good, hard look at your car and gotten it ready to face the onslaught of the demanding monsoon conditions? There are numerous car maintenance tips in the rains, available online and at your local service center. Have you made note of them? If not, then you’re setting yourself up for a difficult time, maneuvering potholes, breakdowns and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere!
When it comes to cars and monsoon readiness, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you’ve not yet done anything to safeguard your ride against the rains, worry not.

Here are some of the most important car maintenance tips for the rains:

1. Check your tyres: TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON 3

Tyres in top condition are the single-most important factor that will help you sail through the tough monsoon months. A wet tarmac can spell disaster for your tyres if they are in a worn-out, sorry state. Alternately, tyres in top shape can withstand potholes, bad road conditions, deluged roads etc. and ensure safety for the car passengers. Keeping your tyres in great condition is one of the most important car maintenance tips for the rains. Check the tread of the tyres. If it’s worn out or less than 1.6 – 1.8 mm in depth across the central circumference of the tyre, then it’s time to replace your tyres. Tyres with adequate depth prevent skidding on roads in wet conditions. Also, ensure that your tyres, including your spare one, are kept optimally inflated at all times.

2. Check your brakes:TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON 4

Your car brakes are the next most important factor that play a vital role in safe driving in adverse weather conditions. Driving on potholed roads in the pouring rain means your brakes go through a great deal of abuse. Brake pads suffer major wear and tear due to constant braking in the rains, owing to bad road conditions, slow-crawling traffic and bottlenecks- the bane of Indian roads in the rains. Get your brakes checked for any issues, and get the brake pads, brake linings or brake discs replaced if required. Also, keep a tab on brake fluid, ensuring that it is filled to optimum levels. This is another one of the most important car maintenance tips for the rains.

3. Check your lights:TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON 5

Any list of car maintenance tips would be incomplete without mention of the lights of your car. Your car lights should be in excellent condition for the dreary monsoon weather. Check and replace any of the lights if they have a fuse- headlights, tail-lights, brake lights, turn/reverse indicator lights, all are equally important in adverse weather and should be paid due attention.

4. Check your oil and coolants:TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON 6

Check the oil level as well as its colour. If it’s a nasty black, your oil needs immediate changing. Likewise, ensure that the oil is at an optimum level. Coolant and coolant mix should also be checked for optimal levels. Change your coolant at least once a year. Also ensure that your radiator is working in top condition.

5. Check your windshield and wipers:TOP 10 CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR THIS MONSOON 7

When it comes to important car maintenance tips for the monsoons, wipers deserve a special mention. Wipers, being made of rubber, are very susceptible to wear and tear owing to the extreme summer heat. If possible, get new ones before the rains unleash their full force. Also, ensure that your wiper fluid is full at all times. It’ll stand you in good stead in the pouring rain of the monsoons. Similarly, get rid of any cracks or scratches on your windshield. Get it replaced if need be.

6. Keep your car spick and span: Monsoons are also a time of muck and mud on the roads, which sticks to one’s shoes and gets into your car. To keep the interiors of your car looking spick and span even in the rainy season, cover your existing floor mats and carpet with rubber mats or plastic mats. These can then be removed and washed immediately when dirtied, and can be put back into use the next day. These car maintenance tips keep your car interiors looking almost new, even in the squalor of the rains.

7. Prevention from rust: Consider putting an anti-rust chrome cover for your exhaust pipe. This will prevent it from rusting, owing to contact with water. Pouring rain and water can play havoc with the exterior of your car. Ensure you get a Teflon coating done to protect your car’s exterior and also get an anti-rust treatment to avoid rusting and damage from rain water. This is one of the most crucial car maintenance tips you can follow to keep your car looking great, even post monsoons.

8. Check your power windows:When caught in flood waters, and with the water levels rising quickly around you, power windows can get jammed, leading to horrifying life or death situations. That is the reason why this is one of the most vital car maintenance tips for the rains. Please ensure that the power windows of your car are functioning at optimum level.

9. Obey traffic laws:While these are just car maintenance tips geared to keep your car in perfect running condition in the monsoons, you should also follow certain rules while driving in the rains.

10. Safety Measures:Pouring rain and water can play havoc with the exterior of your car. Ensure you get a Teflon coating done to protect your car’s exterior and also get an anti-rust treatment to avoid rusting and damage from rain water. This is one of the most crucial car maintenance tips you can follow to keep your car looking great, even post monsoons.

  • Always stay within speed limits in the rains. Mindless speeding can lead to skids, accidents and pile-ups.
  • Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you while driving.
  • Never brake or accelerate suddenly in wet conditions. You stand to lose control of your vehicle if you do.
  • Avoid driving over puddles and potholes. You never know how deep they may be or what lies beneath- a killer manhole or a deep puddle.
  • Make use of your head-lights and tail-lights while driving in foggy conditions.We hope you will make use of our comprehensive list of car maintenance tips for the rains, and enjoy a safe and satisfying driving experience in the dreaded Mumbai Monsoons!

For further assistance visit: Shivam Autozone service center

Why Test Drive?

Car-buying is a momentous occasion in the life of a person, especially so for us Indians, who consider the family car to be an extension of our homes and hearth.

Car-buying is a momentous occasion in the life of a person, especially so for us Indians, who consider the family car to be an extension of our homes and hearth. Our cars are our pride, honour, and in some cases, the symbols of our status too.

A car that suits our needs perfectly is vital to our quality of life. We spend so much time driving, that it becomes extremely important that the car we buy fits in with our needs and driving style.

It becomes imperative, then, that we gather all our resources, and our wits, about us, when we make that important decision of choosing the car that is in perfect sync with our needs, desires and yes, aspirations. This is where the all-important test drive comes into the picture.

In today’s age, the car market abounds with a huge number of motor companies and innumerable car models in myriad variants. Add to that, the cacophony of in-your-face advertising campaigns, all of which scream the various advantages of the cars they espouse. In such a scenario, it becomes a herculean task for car buyers to zero in on the car that is just right for them.

Since buying a car is a big ticket investment, it is important that consumers get it right at the first go itself. If a pair of shoes you bought isn’t the right fit for you, you can get it exchanged, but there’s no exchange policy for a car if you buy one that is simply not right for you. Point made.

Many car buyers reason that reading up innumerable consumer reports, specs, features, pros, cons and first-person reviews of various cars over the internet is enough for them to make a decision. They are dead wrong. One can only gauge the power of the acceleration, the comfort and safety features, the feel and noise level of the car, the smoothness and jerk-level, by taking the car for a spin; never just by reading up on it, never ever.

When you test drive a car, you are able to grasp the nuances of driving it- whether you are comfortable, does the seat adjust to fit your particular frame, are the controls anthropometrically convenient- that is placed such that you can operate them without taking your eyes off the road, is the steering at a convenient height and angle for you to drive without getting a crick in your elbow, can you get in and out without hitting your head, is there enough leg-room, both at the front and at the back seats of the car- there are so many factors that become clearer only when you test-drive the cars you have short-listed.

Do all your research on the type of car and features you want, and narrow your list down to a select choice of cars. Then, head out to the car dealership, because when it comes to making the final choice, a test drive is a must. Don’t be shy of taking multiple cars out for test drives, even if you’re subjected to cold vibes or feel pressurized by the freezing looks of the salesperson. A good sales executive will never ever hurry you through the process of selecting your preferred car.

Take your time, understand the features the car delivers as against what you’re looking for, take the car for a test drive on diverse roads, get the feel of the car, and only then, make your decision.

So, now that you know the importance of a test drive, why not book one now. We, at ShivamAutozone, ensure that customers feel eminently comfortable with us when they come over to buy their new car. Request umpteen test drives on any or all of the Maruti Suzuki vehicles of your choice.

Test drive your preferred car, make an informed choice, and drive home your dream vehicle.It is what is vital for your peace of mind.

History Of Swift

Maruti Suzuki started its innings in India with its first car Maruti 800 which reigned Indian roads for many years before it paved way for better models by the car maker company.

Maruti Suzuki started its innings in India with its first car Maruti 800 which reigned Indian roads for many years before it paved way for better models by the car maker company. The defining moment for Maruti Suzuki was the launch of its model Maruti Swift in 2005. Maruti Swift has been the flag bearer in the compact car segment in India and has evolved continuously with the changing consumer tastes of Indians. Let’s look at the timeline of this model that ‘swiftly’ became one of the most popular hatchbacks in India.

2005: Maruti launched Swift which became the second-largest seller in the country after the Alto. Equipped with 87bhp and 1.3 petrol engine, Swift won the hearts of car enthusiasts all over. Not just that, it also bagged many ‘Car of the Year Awards’ in India.

2007-2008: Maruti launched Swift Diesel in 2007. This improved version had better fuel efficiency and gave a mileage of roughly 22.35kmpl. Swift’s success became evident when it marked its 1,00,000th buyer in India by January 2007 which doubled by March 2008.

2010-2017: In 2010,Maruti gave a mild facelift to Swift by revising its gears and reworking its suspension for a better ride. In 2011, it went for a complete overhaul by improving its headlamps, tail lamps, hatch doors, and its interiors. In 2014, Swift was updated with more features like Bluetooth and keyless go. Swift’s India sales crossed a staggering 1.3 million units by April 2015. In 2017, Maruti Suzuki rebranded its sales channel by christening its new showrooms ‘Maruti Suzuki Arena’ which enabled car enthusiasts to book their cars or personalize through a revamped website and advanced navigation portal.

2018: Maruti is all set to launch its third-generation Swift at the Auto Expo 2018, starting 7th February.Auto Gear Shift transmission is being introduced for the first time in both Petrol and Diesel. The New Swift will now be available in 12 Variants. Bookings for the New Swift 2018 have begun from 18th January onwards with an initial payment of Rs. 11,000 at more than 2,300 Maruti Suzuki dealers across the country. Maruti Suzuki Arena – Powai is the best Maruti Suzuki dealer showroom which is all geared up for the Swift 2018 bookings. Estimated ex showroom price is expected to range between Rs.4.70 lakhs – Rs.7.55 lakhs. Looking for a Maruti Suzuki dealer in Kandivali or A Maruti Suzuki dealer Powai? ShivamMaruti can give you the best deal.

Latest Swift Colors:

The new Swift would have six different colors including Pearl Arctic White, Metallic Silky Silver, Magma Grey, Prime Metallic Lucent Orange (*), Midnight Blue and Solid Fire Red.

Swift 2018 Bookings Kandivali as well as Swift 2018 bookings Powai are underway in full swing. Reach out to ShivamAutozone for further details.

Shivam Signature Limited Edition

Shivam Autozone, and get yourself a ride that speaks volumes about your personal style and taste!

We live in a world of assembly line products. We live in a world of bespoke style.

Yes, the above statement may seem highly contradictory to the one reading it. But that is the truth. A contradictory world is what we live in today. We are inundated with assembly line products, each similar to the other in every aspect. And yet, we are also bang in the middle of the age of personalization. Personalized home interiors, tailor-made clothes, monogrammed stationary– there’s a custom-made product for all kinds of consumer merchandise in use today. Why so?

That is because custom-made stuff satisfies our lust for standing out in the cacophony of an assembly of clones. Personalizing the things we use and love, gives us the chance to give in to the craving for individualism that we all have within us, as human beings.

Recognizing this immense consumer need to stand out from the crowd, Shivam Autozone offers its customers an exclusive chance to customize their cars, according to their tastes and desires, through the trail-blazing Shivam Signature Limited Edition.

You can now drive a car that reflects your eclectic taste, allowing you to convey your elegance and sophistication through this brilliant concept. With Shivam Signature Limited Edition, you can customize your cars in keeping with your likings and aesthetic sensibilities.

We bring a whole host of design elements, classy accessories and exclusive patterns at your disposal, which you can incorporate into your car, as per your own style. Customization is available for both new and pre-owned Maruti Suzuki and Nexa cars.

Cars are accessorized and customized from both interiors and exteriors of the car, in keeping with the personal taste and style of customers. You can choose from an elite range of exclusive designs that include graphics and body wraps, to transform your car into a personal statement of your style and class. Shivam Autozone provides 100% package customization for your benefit.

Our team of experienced executives helps you to select the best possible customization options for you. They first understand the customer’s perspective, choice, taste, personality, and accordingly suggest various customization options with colour combinations and designs that would look perfect on their personality and the model they own.

For example, our executives are trained to guide young owners with personalization styles that are trendy and fashionable; corporate owners, with styles that are subtle and sophisticated; and women drivers with styles that are chic and feminine.

The most important point to be noted is that the personalization process is carried out in a way that does not compromise on the warranty or performance of the vehicle.

Thus, when you customize your Maruti Suzuki car at Shivam Autozone, it becomes your very own style statement, without compromising on the warranty of your vehicle in any way.

Besides the Shivam Signature Limited Edition service, Shivam Autozone also offers the exciting iCreate option- a brilliant offering from Maruti Suzuki, which allows buyers to customize their Maruti vehicles in a huge number of scintillating ways.

The exterior customization options include roof wraps, hood stripes, grille garnish, headlamp and tail gate garnish, alloy wheels, spoilers, front and rear bumper extensions and side skirts, side mouldings, door visors and window frame kit. Customization options for the interior include a flocking kit (fire red, midnight blue and black colour options on pillars and centre console), styling kit in wood or carbon finish, designer mats, neck and back cushion, steering wheel covers and seat covers. It also has art and genuine leather with features like fire resistant, anti-fungal, long lasting, tailor made, modelwise with wide variety.

All styling options are available in a palette of rich, vibrant colours that suggest exquisite taste and elegance. At present, the iCreate option is available for the Vitara Brezza, Ignis and the new Maruti Swift 2018. Very soon, the company plans to add the other cars in its portfolio within the ambit of the service.

A car is a very personal thing. Having a customized ride enhances your confidence in yourself and the car that you’re driving.So go for these super services from Shivam Autozone, and get yourself a ride that speaks volumes about your personal style and taste!