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Do it Yourself Petrol Engine Maintenance

Petrol engines are generally easy to maintain when compared with diesel engines. They are lighter, easy to drive and go about their job rather silently. The petrol engines are even cheaper as compared to a diesel engine. Once you have decided to buy a vehicle, you would find that the difference between a diesel variant and a petrol variant is approximately a lakh of rupees. Keeping your engine in a good shape would always give you utmost satisfaction.

Here are some tips on how you could spend a little money on the basics to avoid more costly repairs later on:

Do it Yourself Inspection

It’s basic, but give your car a once-over periodically so you catch anything that looks out of the ordinary. Make sure all your lights are working. Check the air pressure in your tires every month or so (and buy a cheap tire air pressure gauge and keep it in the glove compartment). Doing so is good for your tires gets you better mileage and saves you money in gas if you discover that the pressure is off. Listen for any strange sounds, inside and out. Make sure your tires have enough tread.

Check the fluids

Even if you don’t ever learn how to change your antifreeze, power steering, coolant or even your wiper fluid (although seriously, don’t let someone charge you to change wiper fluid), you should learn how to check those fluid levels. In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, but most have gauges you can pull out to check current levels against a notch that indicates optimal levels. Even if your owner’s manual doesn’t have much to say about checking your transmission fluid or antifreeze, don’t be afraid to open the hood and see if you can find it. If you’re running low, add more (if you can) or get it changed.

Most importantly, never ignore a leak.

Check the oil and get it replaced/changed regularly

There are generally indicators in the car for a check, so if you experience that one of the indicators is blinking or is showing up repeatedly, be a little cautious and immediately check the gauge for any leakage. There might be instances when the level of oil in the car is low and this could be the reason also that the indicators are showing up. Get the oil refilled in case the engine needs more oil or in case the brake oil is low, fill it up to the desired level.

Do not follow the 5000 km rule every time, there are synthetic oils which last 10,000 kms too. So the recommendation would be to use the higher quality oil in case your car runs daily. This would, in turn, save you from paying more.

Replace your oil and air filter

Reading the owner’s manual would give you a better idea of how to change the air and oil filter. In case you still feel that more guidance is required, take a step forward and then visit a mechanic.

At Capital Hyundai, we make sure that your engine remains in the best of its health, even years and thousands of kilometers after. Contact us to book your engine’s service today.

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Tire alignment – what you need to know

Have you ever thought of a car without wheels? Will it be of any use if it doesn’t have four rubber tires below the body? Think about it.

A car without tires is like a human without their legs. You can’t move forward unless someone puts a force on you. So when you buy a car it is equally important that the tires are maintained and in running condition. Look at it the other way; the wheels are the most important parts of a car.

Let’s know what basically tire alignment is and what its importance is.

Alignment refers to an adjustment of a vehicle’s suspension – the system that connects a vehicle to its wheels. It is not an adjustment of the tires or wheels themselves. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires which affect how they make contact with the road.

Now the question here is how you would come to know when the wheels need an alignment.

There are a few ways to check like the thread of the tires or maybe when you’re driving check if your car is not running towards the left or right direction or once you feel that the steering wheel is vibrating.

If you feel any such case, you should immediately visit the technician and get the wheels aligned and balanced too so that you do not face wear and tear situations in the future.

Distinct from tire alignment, tire or wheel balancing refers to compensation for any weight imbalances in the tire/wheel combination and is often performed in conjunction with the wheel alignment. There are two basic types of tire/wheel imbalance that need correction – static (single plane) and dynamic (dual plane).

To begin balancing your tires, a technician will mount them on the correct rims and adjust the pressure to optimal inflation. Then each tire goes on the center bore of a balancing machine. The machine spins the tire at a high speed to measure the wheel/tire combination imbalance. It signals how much weight the tech should add to balance out the tire and the areas where said weight is needed.

Tire balancing is essential for proper tire care for the same reason as wheel alignment: prevention of premature tread wear. Unbalanced tires will also result in an increase in tire wear. This is because to compensate for the added stress on the tires that the imbalance has created, the tires start to wear from the edges, whereas with balanced tires, they will wear from the middle. When this occurs, it will mean that you will have to change your tires as they will no longer provide you with the necessary grip to drive safely.

If you are still confused and require an opinion, visit us at Capital Hyundai, Noida and get the best recommendations and guidance from our team of experts and we will make sure you go back satisfied as we believe in customer satisfaction first.

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Why you might want to choose a hatchback over a sedan

A car for every individual has a different meaning, for some it might be just a car, for the others it might be a status symbol and then there are people who might consider it as a matter of pride and authority.

Let’s understand what exactly a hatchback is:

Hatchbacks are generally considered to be mid-sized cars which have large boot space and are complete family cars too. A hatchback is not generally meant to be a small vehicle because there are hatchbacks like the new Grand i10 NIOS or the i20 elite or maybe the i20 active. These are cars which are mid-sized, neither too small nor to large, just the appropriate size to define a perfect hatchback.

As mentioned above, the i20 may be considered differently with different people. Some people might also consider it as luxury because it does give you a feel of luxury and social authority.  Taking another example of the latest Grand i10 NIOS, this car has also been launched as a premium hatchback having some features which even the earlier Grand i10 did not have and there is not much difference in the prices too.

When the new Santro was launched, it was considered as a complete family car because it had all those features and the feel that a family car owns. Now talking about the other advantages of a hatchback and why people choose a hatchback over Sedan is simple:

  • More Space
  • Higher Re-Sale Value
  • Shorter Bonnet makes the hatchbacks easier to handle for learners
  • Better fuel efficiency

These are some the reasons for giving more preference to a Hatchback, but let’s also deep dive into the other reasons too.

Practicality

There is no denying that a hatchback is more practical than their counterparts which are the sedans. The compact design of the hatchbacks makes them an easy ride to handle in the city’s hustle and bustle and also on roads which are narrow. Also, a hatchback is much easier to handle once you are parking the vehicle as it takes less space when considered to a sedan.

Good for learners

With a hatchback, it is easier for a learner to handle the car as the endpoint of the bonnet is clearly visible. This decreases the chances of the car getting crashed from the front. Also when reversing the car, it gives them a fair idea while parking. Most of the times you also see a L mark on the windshield of a hatchback than a Sedan. This indicates the learner’s obsession or the compulsion to drive a hatchback.

Perfect Car for families

Whether it’s dropping kids to school in the morning or taking your mother to a temple or rushing to an office or taking groceries roadside, the hatchback is an ideal vehicle for all these tasks as it zips through the crowded streets.

Now that the Grand i10 NIOS is also here, why not consider it as the best buy in the market since it’s designed to be a family car and also giving you a feel of luxury with the best in class features. For more details, come and visit us a Capital Hyundai, Noida.

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Do It Yourself Diesel Car Maintenance

When you have decided to buy a Car, the first and foremost thing that strikes the mind is whether you want a diesel or a petrol variant and then followed by the brand according to the choice of the vehicle type. Diesel cars need more imperative maintenance to last longer. Although they last longer when kept in a good condition but they do not require high cost maintenance, just the regular air filters and oil filters need to be changed and kept in good condition. The urea injection systems that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions also need refilling, which is usually done as part of regularly scheduled maintenance.

As a thumb rule, you should not try to clean the fuel injectors by yourself in diesel cars but if you follow the user’s manual, it could last till 10,000 kilometers easily. After all, the truckers give much preference to the diesel engines as they believe that these engines are more reliable, powerful and easy to maintain. Here are some tips on what could be down by yourself:

Change the Air filter

Always remember, once you change the air filter of a diesel car, make sure that the engine is switched off. A diesel engine’s air intake produces a powerful suction which could pull the items into the engine if not switched off while replacement is being made.

Change the Fuel Filters

There are generally two filters in a diesel engine. The first is located between the fuel tank and the engine, and the second is located closer to the engine. For this you need to follow your owner’s manual for the right procedure and technique to do it yourself.

Draining the Water Separator

A diesel engine’s water separator acts to remove any extra water present in the fuel due to condensation. Located close to the first fuel filter, between the fuel tank and engine, the water separator in a diesel engine can be manually emptied. This could be also done by following the guidelines.

Check on the Glow plugs

In the colder months, your diesel engine relies on heating elements called glow plugs to get the engine’s cylinder up to the temperature required for facilitating combustion. Season after season, these mini heaters work overtime. Frequent inspection of glow plugs is necessary, especially in colder weather.

Create Maintenance Records

A maintenance record helps to improve your regularly serviced car. It also ensures about resale value. Warranties many a times require a certain amount of service checks to ensure validity of your car.

So these are some tips that could help you make your car last longer by doing a bit. In case you still feel that a little guidance and supervision is required, please visit us at Capital Hyundai, Noida and our team would be happy to assist you.

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All About the New Grand i10 NIOS

Hyundai has recently launched the all new variant of the Grand i10, the NIOS, which is an absolute stunning beauty. It is to cater the mid segment and the specifications of the vehicle make it a complete family car. India is the first market to get the new gen Grand i10 Nios (globally called the i10) while the European-spec model will be revealed later in September, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new   Grand i10 Nios will be sold in India alongside the existing model, however, the old Grand i10 is expected to be phased out once the BS6 norms kick in from April 2020.

The bookings have been commenced all over India and the car has come across all dealerships in India.  The 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with a new sleeker design, with sharper projector headlamps, LED DRLs, new cascading grille, sculpted bumper with aggressive lines and new fog lamps. Also, the car gets new floating style roof design; two-tone diamond cut alloys, sharper character lines and wraparound tail lamps among others. The new cabin gets white-black dual tone treatment, with an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, twin pod instrument console with MID, multi-function steering wheel, auto climate control with rear AC vents, and a segment-first wireless charging feature.

Talking about the exteriors, it features the all new splendid cascade grill in the front which gives it an overall sports look. The NIOS is 1680mm in width, that’s 20mm more than the previous Grand i10. The projector headlamps are placed below the air curtains, adding up to the sporty look. At the rear as well, the NIOS is much sportier than the previous model.

Like the Hyundai Venue, this also has a NIOS badge at the centre along with the grand i10 badge on the left top. It also has an extra strip of chrome at the bottom of the tailgate.  It also features a floating roof design with the black cladding on the C-pillars. There is a textured G-i10 graphic on the C-pillars for an added bit of style. It still comes with roof rails as well. The taillights of the Grand i10 Nios miss out on LED elements. But it features an emergency stop signal in case of hard braking.

The NIOS comes with both petrol and diesel variants. It will be available in six colour options – Aqua Teal, Alpha Blue, Fiery Red, Polar White, Titan Grey and Typhoon Silver.

So what are you waiting for, come and experience the NIOS life with Capital Hyundai. You could come and book with us with a booking amount of just 11000 INR. For more details visit us at Capital Hyundai, Noida and have a wonderful experience, as customer satisfaction is our top priority.