Why Interior Dry-Cleaning or Conditioning is required?

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1.Interior dry cleaning refers to cleaning of a vehicle’s interior, rather I should say reconditioning its interiors. Car’s interior are very different to the interiors in which we are mostly surrounded. Seating and interior created in a vehicle need a different set of maintenance to ensure its life,looks and lustre for a longer span. Mostly, people carry a rag to clear up the loose dust which accumulates on the interiors, although it cleans it for the time,but needs a proper cleaning to ensure the protective finish is on and stays there for longer time. A rough cleaning of dust on a painted surface with a dry cloth causes hairline scratches on the wood finished or painted panels causing the painted enamel exposed to air.

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2.Vehicle seat fabric and door trims need special attention while cleaning them,these areas cannot be soaked in harsh chemicals for instant cleaning. Whenever cleaning the same every dry cleaner takes extra steps while applying cleaning stroke .Cleaning tool should not be too rough, the feet reason being these places are hard to repair or re-fix a removed Adhesive.Ordering a new part could be a tedious waiting session as long part ordering process from dealer end can be quite a pain to live with.Apart from the same,staying with a torn trim can be such a split feet,which doesn’t cause any functionality loss,still, makes you feel miserable till the time its fixed.

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3.Cleaning a seat cover or interior fabric trim with a home cleaning solvent is not a bad idea.As we all know what kind,and brand we are using.But you will be shocked to know that the high PH levels in some of the detergents used for domestic purposes can cause your seat cover’s colour fade away in just no time.Another point is ,mostly our cars are parked in a bright sun where the temperature outside is around 40-45 degrees,due to greenhouse effect inside a closed vehicle these temperatures can reach more than 60 degrees in most days,this temperature causes the freshly cleaned seat cover to fade away.Fabrics tend to loose its internal thread strength and shine due to improper rinsing of detergent and leftovers due to the limitation of rinsing detergent with plenty of fresh water on such places.All these are perfect conditions for seat covers to dry and get fade,degrade and tear while we are positioned during vehicle driving.

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4.A wet seat cover is like heaven for bacteria to multiply ,being moist and humid makes these micro-organisms multiply rapidly.If you ever felt a bad odour ,or greasy touch coming from your vehicle after a dry cleaning; it is a sign that your vehicle has been culturing microbes.This needs to be cleaned in order to prevent disease caused by our younger ones and pets while coming in contact with them.

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5.Our vehicle interior’s coated with veneer coats and chrome coatings (Wooden or Crome finished Panels) need a special care,these articles are meant to be kept in a fragile category.Any rough cleaning can cause the unrepairable condition.Such articles must be cleaned with a solvent which is solely designed for it and dried off properly.

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6.Another care should be taken in accounts while working with cleaning solvent and water,all our interiors are mostly complex engine electrical which is hiding under the dash and door panels.All these electricals must be protected with any seeping water.A single water droplet or even moisture vapour can cause your perfectly aligned vehicle onboard computer functioning erratically.The presence of water for longer time triggers an irreversible process of corrosion.Hence water and bare metal must be treated with urgency.

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7.Everyone loves to snack around nowadays in their car,at least for a lucky cheat day in weekday inside their hot wheels.Your favourite meal inside your car and leftovers in the door pockets are the places which attract bugs to be inside,moreover, the food smelling cabin for a longer time is not a favourable or sometimes embarrassing too.

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8.Another reason for a proper and indeed cleaning requirements is due to some movable parts in a cabin which requires little too mild lubrication for their operation,such as Ac movable vents,Steering controls,electrical switchgear,gear lever knob,window glass slide and regulators.Cleaning with a de-greaser is always a good option.Ac vents too carry a dust cloud from our foot wears which is recirculated through the Ac systems.This dust is trapped by lubrication on parts which need regular check-ups.

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9.Travelling along with pets leave loose dirt, mud and hairs through their feet in the cabin.It’s very laborious to remove animal hairs from carpet , you must be aware how tightly they adhere to the car fabric.

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10. It is always recommended to get a vehicle dry-cleaned in every 6 months to maintain a Hygienic and dust free environment. For best results get your car dry cleaned during a scheduled service or combined with a full car wash.This ensures vehicle to be in mint condition with a pleasant environment in a cabin.

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9 Useful Tips while Test Driving New Car At Dealer

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1.Taking a test ride in hurry is not a good idea. Suggestion is to take a friend or a family member along so that they could add up their points which may be left by you in that very little time. In our country, Car Sales Executive’s main motive is get yourself signing an advance cheque , but you should take a little more time to check and finalize the car on a proper test ride. Consider taking a test ride in non-peak hour-preferably in sun, so you can properly drive the vehicle checking all its functions including the A/c which is a Must for our climatic condition and is ideally throughout the year.

2.While you are in dealer showroom, check thoroughly all the fit and finish of the vehicle and see how well does the car appeals. Apart from it take a look on all the doors, fabrics, accessories and spaces provided for storage as you may only be able to check them again once you get it delivered and using. It’s always better to check them on time then to regret further.

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3.On the test ride, drive slowly and ensure to check most usual functions that you use plus asking the added features by the Sales Executive which are coming in with the new ride. Check all the mandatory items, sitting posture and comfortability , road view from front windscreen . About the blind spots such as front A- Pillars and distance between Hood and road which you are viewing. Turning radius and view from both side windows (rear view mirror and inner rear view mirror). These things will be boon to your driving or if they need a lot of adjustments then they can actually be the points for you to think.

4.On cranking motor-check for engine noise at idealing -with windows up and rolled down.  Apart from it, check for body vibrations and uneven ticking noises. These things are very crucial and should be admitted if they are bothering your comfortability as currently they are at the minimum state but by the time car gets aged these NVH are going to increase no-matter how well you drive.

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5. While driving check it slowly on congested areas and drive it safely to an open stretch so you can actually try out the vehicle acceleration, engine braking, sudden braking and overall comfortability and driving pleasure. By the time you take up a u-turn to car dealer the cabin must be cooled which is another very necessary item. Always take 2-3 people in test ride so you may know how well your car preforms in a family day out.And will it be able to cope-up with your needs factor.

6. On reaching the dealer back, ask the executives about any more features well in advance if they skipped during test drive. He may give you a bonus point or probably his best one which could give you the final words to think about the deal.

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7. Coming to the most important one, after sales never leave a car dealer from Showroom, always take a look to the service center and see the final response you will be getting in future. Currently the response you get from service-center staff being a NO CUSTOMER TAG -is the actual experience you will be getting in most times. Try to have a word with an owner of the model which you want to go for. They will be sharing you the fun and not so go about your upcoming car. You can find one at owners’lounge or at the Service Delivery Area.

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8. Also try to have a word with the Service guys on fair Advice for your wheels. You may be a little astonished to know that these guys will answer you with a very positive and fair advise, reason they are the only one who fix it up and will be meeting you for the same, they don’t want to disappoint their customer just with a bad product on behalf of which you will be actively rating them in future Surveys.

9. Last and not the least check out with the Used Car division and try to find out the after sales cost of your preferred model. Keep your eyes open to see any of your selected car model glimpse in this danger area and if you see one, it’s better to do some more homework before Investing.

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If still you have any further query, please feel free to get in touch with us. Happy Driving. Stay connected.

Rainy Days Car Maintenance

Most important parts of cars which need special care during rains include:

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Wipers And Washer

Wiper blades are a compulsory items when it comes to drive in a rainy day. A bad wiper blade will leave water and blind spots on the windscreen. A continual usage will add another screeching noise-advancing to leaving a non-removable scratches on front glass. These are potential hazards which will be directly related to driving nuisance and safety. Second thing to be taken in accounts is washer fluid, it directly applies in increasing lifespan of wiper blades.

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Wiper blades work on glass surface and washer fluid keeps glass surface clean & smooth plus keeping the blade rubber softer for longer period of time. Both this leads-Blades to glide over glass, swiping more water effortlessly -decreasing overall load on connected electrical and mechanical components. It’s always advisable to keep  a check on both these items and replace in pairs.

Brakes

Brakes are the most critical part whenever a self propelled vehicle comes in account. Sadly most people underestimate them, reason? They use it every day, but you must take extra care while you are approaching a rainy season or heading an area high on water blocks. In a water logged area, brake efficiency decreases due to a lesser frictional area in contact at the brake discs and drums.

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Brakes calipers have to bear more pressure in subject to bring the braking effect. Calipers and brakes should be properly cleaned and lubricated so, they don’t get jam during a sudden braking. Applying a little pressure on brake pedal with slight acceleration in gears, soon after vehicle has passed through a water block, cleans caliper temporarily.

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Before a rainy season arrives, you must get your vehicle equipped with another coat of anti-rust under your vehicle carriage. A recheck of Internal panel protection is also suggested. A mixture of water and bare metal is a lethal combination of being Rustic in just no time.car-482683

Rust has always been a challenge for Automotive Engineers to cope up with. We suggest  to take preventive measures as it’s cure is a very costly, yet laborious too. Hence you must cover all exposed hinges and moving levers to a lubricating/coating agent, also check your vehicle weather strips maintaining a good water seal.

Electrical

Get your vehicle’s electrical checked for functionality, all lights must lit. It’s a preventive measure in case of low visibility.

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Another thing is to get all electrical loose/exposed connections checked up and covered. Air condition and defogger must be checked up for proper functionality. Ensure to carry some extra fuse in the fuse box.

Suspension

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We can’t neglect/ignore a suspension in a monsoon season. Get your vehicle suspension visually inspected and road tested for any Shocker oil seepage/leakage. Do get it checked for excess play in ball joints which may lead to pulling of vehicle and loss of control in the end.

Tyre

Tyre’s maintenance plays a very important role when it comes to driving in rain or passing through a waterlogged pot-hole. A well maintained Tyre can either make it or break it. On the contrary, your safety and convenience both are dependent on them. Never ignore a Tyre which has been wobbling or pulling in normal operation. Tyre’s tend to fail easily once they reach their tolerance level.

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Always ensure to keep an air pressure as per manufacturer guidelines. Always get air filled and inspected when tire is in cold condition. Never let Tyre tread thickness fall below 2-3 mm mark tire and ensure to measure Tyre tread thickness from ribs provided on Tyre tread for accuracy. Using a bald Tyre will work adversely in a condition of hydro-filming in an event of driving on wet street. Ensuring these simple maintenance points keeps your vehicle safe -yet improving kilometers done by them, decreasing force directly exerted on related complex steering and suspension components.

Driving In Water logged areas-General Tips

1.Battery condition should be checked and a coat of petroleum jelly should be applied to the terminals.

2.The Air conditioner should be maintained properly to use the demister/defogger. Set the fan speed to low, turn the vent control to windscreen, set control to fresh-outside air and turn on the AC , setting temperature control to hot and it will help the car glasses from fogging up.

3.In case it is raining heavily and you cannot see ahead, turn on the headlights, fog lights, hazard lamps and drive at a cautious speed.

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4.If you are to drive through stagnant water, do not panic. Put the car in first gear and move ahead gently. Do not drive fast and once you step into stagnant water do not stop your car, just keep moving , engine revved up so water might not get in the tail pipe prevented by rushing exhaust gases from tail pipe.

5.While driving into stagnant water, follow the tires of vehicle leading your car. By doing so, you will get to know where your car hits deep and be more cautious.

6.Drive slow on rainy days when the roads are still wet as the stopping distance usually increases considerably on wet roads. Also, brakes may be slightly less effective on rainy days as water generally seeps into the brake pads and disks.

7.If your vehicle get stuck in a mud hole, never race in high speed, otherwise your car wheel will burry itself deep. In that case, put a brick or wooden log behind stucked wheel tightly and move car through it.

We wish you safe and comfortable driving during Monsoons.

Evaluating a used car

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Buying a new car has always been a costly affair.We are always keen to check out the latest wheels,whereas everyone wants to be a proud owner of one.Going for a new car is everyone,s dream,but if you are on a tight budget and still need a Value for money vehicle you can consider on buying a used car.But you may have to put some thorough personal effort to fulfill your dream.Finding a used car is not a challenge now-a-days,but to find one you could adore and use for another couple of years is a tough deal.To make your task easy there are a enormous used car dealers,Authorized dealer owned True value outlets  and Automotive Portals which helps you get a direct deal with the Owner itself.Life is good and to make it even better i am providing you with some points which will make your ride even more cost effective.

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1.Try to find yourself a vehicle where you can directly chat with the owner itself.A single hand driven car is always a boon,but a vehicle driven by a user badly could be even worse to deal,Moreover its coming under best selling line you may find under Lucrative Ads.Beware of such instances.

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2.Buying a used car depends on basically the amount you will be spending on which kind of vehicle.For your understanding,if you need to buy a used Wagon-R,whose fresh model costs you around 4.50 lakhs ,now here comes the deal.Go for the latest model, and cost must be closest to your budgeted price.

3.Investing in a vehicle which is still under warranty can prove to be good,as you can still get some perks before it waves off its grace period.Plus you can still opt for Extended warranty which are provided by most Oems.

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4.Always check vehicle physically ,take a help along with you in this case.An Expert or a reliable motor mechanic can help you under a very low visiting cost.If you yourself want to take some efforts then here are some physical points related to body you can take care.Such as :-

A.Look vehicle carefully under well light area(broad daylight preferably),watch for straight lines.Such as straight lines on Hood.These are called press lines and once bend they are not easy to fix.Any Dent or damage can be easily felt.

B.Look carefully on any paint unevenness,paint fade or shading.If you find one ,it can be detected by a specialist.

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C.Look for over-spray-Most panels are painted after masking the rest or nearby child parts.You can feel over-spray by checking Panel corners ,adjoining two panels. Over-spray can be easily felt by hand gesture and smoothly swiping over any panel.

D.Check for paint chipping and fish eye.These are formed due to a Paint job done badly,under bad conditions or under hurry.

E.Inspect vehicle parts which gets easily damaged in a collusion such as Bumpers,headlights,glasses etc.Inspect parts closely for refitting and gaps.

F.Check for rusting ,any panel which is repaired generally rusts from inner side due to chipping of protective layer from inside due to accidental impact.You will need a body inspector to access such panels from inside.

G.Check for Anti corrosion spray at undercarriage,behind fender and quarter panels.Most car owners prefer to get it done on there vehicle as soon as they get it Delivered from showroom or mostly its done during first free servicing. As its name suggests,its a under body coating or under panel rust protection coating,whenever a vehicle undergoes a penal dent or penal replacement,this protective coating is not completed it just for cost saving purposes,it is also a big touch point where you can understand that vehicle have been to a rigorous repair job.Most German brands tend to do it mandatory in Body damage repairs.

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5.Interior:-

A. While entering the vehicle check all door hinges,rubber weather strips.If there is any hinges replacement or door replacement you can easily access it by paint difference or alignment difference.There will be marks on weather strips of removing and refitting.

B. Check and note down the kms done by the projected vehicle,check if its in round figure then chances are they could be tempered or reversed.Easiest way to find is to see the speedometer -wiring at speed sensor mounted on Transmission,so this could only be checked by an Experienced technician. Best you could do is check if there are recent marks of tempering or removing and refitting of same.

C. Another check point is compare the Gear lever knob,door release levers,and clutch accelerator pedal’s rubber.They will be worn-out in a driven vehicle.

D. Inspect the seat fabric,cracking and fading of color indicate the age of an old car.Inspect carpet carefully,any foul smell or water mark in car can be an early sign of a water logged vehicle,on removal of it in such vehicle you will find heavy bed of soil and rust.

E. Water logged vehicle also had electronic failures,check it while inspecting an engine compartment,A number of new fuses and recently replaced wiring harness are a strong point to be worried.These parts are costly,and laborious to repair.All will be indication to a major electrical repair or Fire hazard.

F. Crank engine and hear for unevenness.Feel any uneven Noise-Vibration-Harshness in car.Any roughness in these are early indications of a major engine job,that you may need to encounter in long run.

G.Drive vehicle on straight and steady patch,try to drive in all gears at various speeds and driving conditions,if there is any unevenness,refer to a specialist.

H.Check for any oil leak,seepage or wetness on engine tappet cover or lower block.Any oil deposition undercarriage.

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6.If vehicle drives well .Ask the owner to share vehicle’s service history and warranty cards.Keep a track and of all these along with the Legal documents and verify the same with Issuing Motor Authority.Once you get a clean chit.Consider a buy worth it.

7.Try to negotiate with owner to get best price,as a penny saved is a penny earned.There are lot of points through which you can start a conversation on same.

8.Consider to get a less driven vehicle as more miles a vehicle have done on road,more likely it needs a maintenance.Try to calculate actual daily run of the car,which will help you co-relate it with the service history.

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Car Washing Process Detailed

1) Water Wash -is the wash concept to clean the exterior painted surface of your Car. In this process Eco-friendly wash solvent is used to clean the painted surface.

2) Engine Dressing-Engine Dressing keeps everything under the bonnet looking like new. The dressing safely restores and protects engine bay materials for a like new appearance. Engine Dressing provides long-
lasting protection in a non-greasy skin safe solvent free dressing. The specialized formula prevents cracking, fading and hardening of plastics and rubbers.

3) Floor Vacuuming-In this process detailed floor and carpet cleaning is done with the help of Vacuum machine.

4) Seats Cleaning (leatherette)-Car Seats tend to accumulate dirt and grime on continuous use. To give them a fresh spurt of life by cleaning them regularly. In this Process Seats are wiped with diluted solvent wash, to give them a quick cleaning.

5) Carpet Cleaning-In this process Carpet is cleaned with Vacuum Machine.

6) Dashboard & Door Trims Cleaning-In this process Dashboard and Door Trims are cleaned with Eco-friendly solvent giving a fresh look.

7) Car Perfuming-In this process the Car Cabin is perfumed with Car freshener to remove bad odor from the cabin.

8) Detailed Interior Vacuuming-In this process detailed interior vacuuming is done with the vacuum machine at tight areas of the Car. Door Trims and Glove Box will be vacuumed.

9) Window Glasses Cleaning-In this process window glasses are cleaned with Eco-friendly solvents so that u will get a clear and visible view.

10) Floor Mats washing and cleaning-(Plastic and Rubber )-In this process floor mats are washed and cleaned.

11) Tyre De-greasing and cleaning-In this process all Tyre/Alloys will be De-greased and polished again to add shine.

 

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