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Punto - first service

Discussion in 'Technical' started by ashtek, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. ashtek

    ashtek Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    All,

    My Punto is now 6 months old and has done 4700 km (I did not drive it for 3 months in between as I was not here)
    I'll be driving to Mangalore & Kerala this Friday - total around 750 km.

    Is it better to service the vehicle before the journey (it is due anyway) or should I give for service after returning (it would be 5500 km then).
    Service slot is available only on Thursday and I'm a bit worried about taking for long drive immediately after service (what if there are any issues).
    I'll be giving for service at KHT motors in brookfield.

    Please suggest.
  2. It is good to give the car for service after a long trip .

    Ajit
  3. ashtek

    ashtek Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Thanks 'Cuty red'.
    Hope it is ok to go for long drive when the car is due for service...
  4. Pramod N

    Pramod N Amatore

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    Bangalore
    As advised, and ur aware, its not good to take the vehicle on a long drive just after service.
  5. ashtek

    ashtek Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I did not know about this, any reason why we should not take the car for long drive just after service?
  6. mvb4u

    mvb4u Regolare

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    AndhraPradesh
    Guntur
    Grande Punto 1.3
    First service is a general service. Just check the fluid levels and tighten few nuts and bolts. No oil changes in first service.

    My first service was done around 5,500 Kms. As I have gone for a 700 odd kms trip at 4,800 Kms on odo.

    So, better to give it to service after you return from trip. But, Check engine oil level, Brake fluid level, coolant level, PS oil, wind screen washer liquid levels before the trip and top up if necessary.

    Happy Journey.
  7. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    The first "service" is nothing more than a checkup+wash.

    Nothing to be afraid of , at all.

    It'll be better to get the "checkup" done before the trip. So that all the fluids etc can be checked.

    Cheers.
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  8. ashtek

    ashtek Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Thank you all, I'll get a normal fluid level check-up now and then give for service after I return.
  9. ashtek

    ashtek Amatore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    I completed my first service this week.

    I had the following complaints before service -

    - Sometimes I can hear a 'click' sound from steering while driving
    - Occassional noise from dashboard/door (as if some part is loosely fitted)

    I still have these problems after the service (I can live with these, but a new car should not have these issues. My old WagonR did not have these kind of issues for first 4-5 yrs)

    In addition there's a new annoying noise from right front door. They have asked me to bring the car again to fix this new issue.

    Are these common in other Puntos?
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  10. Ashtek ,
    First lesson i learned is never say abt any small niggles to your TASS .. They may multiply it . .

    And my car too was / is having the first 2 noice .. But I am happy with that .. becoz i didnt said that during my first service and hence i didnt got any new noice ..

    Also unless anything major pops up never visit TASS except for regular service .

    Ajit
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