Frequently Asked Questions

It’s recommended to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 10,000 km, or as specified in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Rotating your tires helps ensure even tread wear & extends the life of your tires.

Both AWD & 4WD systems distribute power to all four wheels for improved traction, but they operate differently. AWD is typically always engaged & adjusts power distribution automatically based on driving conditions. 4WD is usually selectable & requires the driver to engage it manually. 4WD is more suitable for off-road driving, while AWD provides better performance on slippery or wet roads.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question as the best car depends on individual preferences, budget & requirements. Some popular choices in India across different segments include Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Creta, Tata Nexon & Honda City, among others. It’s essential to consider factors like fuel efficiency, maintenance costs & resale value before deciding.

The choice between petrol & diesel cars depends on individual preferences & usage patterns. Petrol cars generally have lower initial costs, smoother performance & are suitable for city driving. On the other hand, diesel cars offer better fuel efficiency & are more suitable for high mileage users or frequent highway driving. It’s essential to consider fuel prices, maintenance costs & driving patterns before deciding.

Buying a second-hand car can be a cost-effective option for those on a budget. However, it’s essential to inspect the car’s condition thoroughly, check its service history & verify all documents before making a purchase. Buying from trusted dealers or certified pre-owned car outlets can reduce the risk associated with second-hand cars.

The sedan segment was struggling until 2022, but with recent launches like the Skoda Slavia, VW Virtus, and Hyundai Verna, interest in sedans has revived. Regarding resale value, sedans like the Honda City and Skoda Octavia remain favourites among enthusiasts and hold their value well.

Unfortunately, none of Maruti’s cars have a 5-star rating, but the previous-gen Brezza received a 4-star rating from Global NCAP.

Yes, Tata’s new cars are much improved and generally reliable, though some initial batches may face minor issues. It’s advisable to perform a thorough pre-delivery inspection before purchasing.

It depends on your usage. To make hybrids a better choice financially, you need to drive them more frequently to recover the extra cost.

Yes, Honda cars are a good choice for those seeking reliable vehicles with practical features. They offer good value for money with their “man maximum, machine minimum” philosophy.

No, the VW Polo won’t return to India for at least the next three years, as confirmed by the VW brand director in India. However, VW is considering options for its return in the future.

Yes, MG cars offer many features at an attractive price point, along with practicality and comfort. However, their after-sales service is lacking, and their future reliability is uncertain.

Yes, the new Verna from Hyundai received a 5-star rating from Global NCAP in 2023.

No, Ford has completely exited the Indian market, and a comeback would be challenging as they would need to start from scratch, which is not feasible at the moment.

Ford, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Peugeot, Datsun, Daewoo, General Motors, and Sipani are among the car companies that have left India.

Absolutely not. Not only will it cause you discomfort, continued driving with a stiff clutch could have a detrimental effect on the clutch assembly. So, better get it changed at the earliest.

Yes, you can. But the car would become difficult to drive and may lead to some danger.In this case the possible cause could be loss of steering fluid or failure of the electric motor that gives power to the steering wheel. In the case of the former you can check the steering fluid and top it up, but in the case of the latter a visit to the garage is necessary

Wiper blades are made of rubber and will slowly degrade over time as they scrape against your glass. They are responsible for clearing it of not only rainwater, but also bugs, dust, and more. Typically you should replace your wiper blades every 6-12 months.

Yes this is a must. Being broken down in unfamiliar surroundings is the worst. A quick check of your tires, brakes, battery, fluids, engine, lights, and wipers to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Needless to say, the budget is the most important aspect when selecting a car. Determine your requirements, for instance, how many people will sit in the car. Get the spec sheet for the vehicle and look at the features that are important to you. The spec sheet will also show the mileage and engine performance of the vehicle. Get an opinion from websites to see if the vehicle is worth the price.

Driving in traffic kills efficiency due to the use of lower gears. In such situations, avoid using air conditioning on full blast. Regular maintenance of the engine will keep the engine healthy and lead to higher fuel efficiency.

The price of EVs has come down significantly, however, one should still be sceptical while buying an EV. The infrastructure for EVs in India is not as advanced compared to European nations. Until EV charging points become prevalent in smaller cities and towns, EVs will be considered impractical. Not to mention the range anxiety that comes with the purchase of an EV.

Midsize SUVs are on the rise. These cars are filled with tech and provide great luxury. The high stance and quirky looks are appreciated by the Indian market. Hatchbacks still have high demand, but the SUVs desirability has increased significantly. With the arrival of the virus and Slavia, the sedan segment has risen back up.

With leasing, you can drive new vehicles while paying low monthly instalments. It also allows the buyer to experience other vehicles without actually purchasing one. Instead of paying instalments on a used car, you can get the luxury of a new vehicle. The biggest flaw of this system is that you can own the vehicle and have to follow certain rules set by the manufacturer.

Smokes from the exhaust can indicate many faults in the engine. To analyse the specific fault, OBD scanners can be used. The OBD scanner will provide the fault code to the user and the fault code varies according to the manufacturer. The scanner can be inserted in the OBD port, which is usually below the steering wheel.

Regular fuel has an octane rating of 87, premium fuel has a higher octane rating. A higher octane rating defines the fuel’s octane properties. A high octane rating has better knock-resistant properties and provides better performance in more performance-focused engines.

The air filter usually requires a change after 30,000-50,000 kms, however, this change might be needed earlier than expected if the vehicle is driven in dusty conditions. A clogged air filter will lead to poor engine performance and smoke from the exhaust will be an indication.

Toyota tried boosting hybrid technology with the Camry and Maruti is promoting this technology with the Vitara. Hybrid vehicles provide great overall mileage without having range anxiety or long charging periods. The prices of hybrid vehicles are slightly higher than combustion engine vehicles but the long-term advantages make it a viable option.

The ex-showroom price, the RTO registration, the road tax, insurance, and other charges like green tax, CESS, logistics, and handling.

If your driving is in harsh bumper-to-bumper traffic and you want comfort while driving, then go for automatic and if you are more sort of a driving enthusiast and want more control of your car then go for manual.

If your running is high and you are a fan of that initial torque, then definitely you should go for diesel. But if you live in Delhi NCR and want to keep the car for a long time and don’t want any hassles then avoid

Welcome to CarAdvice, India’s premier website for all your car buying needs. At CarAdvice, we value our customers like they are our own kind, and strive to offer them the best service possible.
Copyright © 2024. All Rights Reserved.