Champak

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  1. Are 15-year-old petrol cars banned in Delhi? Or is the matter sub-judice? I found this notification on the Delhi Traffic Police website, but no other information.
  2. I have a 2005 Santro Xing. Are there any parts in it that need to be regularly lubricated/greased? If yes, what are those?
  3. periodic maintenance

    Hello. I have a Hyundai Santro Xing and it doesn't get used much - it has 50,000 km on the odometre. Between every 6 monthly service, I do around 2000 to 2500 km. For the last two services, I received a whopping amount on my invoices. The following items were common in the invoices. Do all of these need to be done so frequently? What will happen to my car if I stop them from doing all these? Also, is it necessary for me to get my car serviced every six months given that it doesn't get used that much? Items on invoices Wheel balancing Wheel alignment Throttle body cleaning Fuel injector cleaning Engine oil Battery water Wheel weight Filter Assy - Engine oil Brake shoe cleaning Caliper pin greasing Engine flushing Super charge O-ring Engine decarbonizer: they insist on this with every scheduled service Differential and trans treatment Gasket oil plug Plug-oil drain Any help to understand this will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  4. Knocking sound

    Every time I start the car, put it in gear and move, I hear a knocking sound. It stops almost immediately, in 20 seconds. This happens mostly in reverse and especially after the car hasn't been used for more than 6-7 hours. Any idea what this could be? Thanks in advance.
  5. Knocking sound

    It happens not on not pressing the clutch properly but on releasing the clutch after the car has been put in gear. And no, it doesn't necessarily happen only in reverse; it also happens in the first gear.
  6. I have a Hyundai Santro Xing that's 8 years old and my father insists that I buy a new one because it'll be more comfortable to drive and I will get a good resale value on it. My car is in very good condition, I haven't had a big repair yet and I feel that I can make it run for another 4 to 5 years without any major problems. Is it cheaper in the long run to buy a new car now or to wait for a few years more to do so? Any insight on this will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  7. When should I replace my old car?

    Thanks everyone for your inputs. My car's in a very good condition, except cosmetic wear and tear, which is bound to happen with any old car. I don't use it very much, so it only has around 50,000 km on it. Since I'm not too bothered about the comfort or looks aspects, and just need the car to take me from point to point without any incident, perhaps not selling it for another few years is the way to go. And if that also makes it more economical in the long run, even better.