Tata Monsoon Mega Service Camp Begins as customers can avail offers, discounts and cheaper spare parts and keep their cars monsoon ready!
The country is in the midst of rejoicing the onset of monsoon, manufacturers mark the beginning of a challenging season for cars, which will now be exposed to severe climate changes. Though pleasant, one cannot overlook the fact that heavy rains can lead to disruption of daily life and vehicular movement; causing minor travel hiccups or at times even landing you in drastic situations.
Today, most cars in India are designed to handle varied weather conditions. Utility Vehicles, the one which are being bought the most for this particular situation, typically have a high ground clearance as they are used as off-roaders and therefore can wade through water in case of floods. Damages still happen. Apart from damaging the interiors, flood or rainwater can also cause major harm in a vehicle’s electrical components.
Tata Motors is currently maintaining sufficient resources for urgent requirements and trained manpower for a quick turnaround time. To cater to the needs of its varied customers, the company will be conducting a nationwide free 40 point comprehensive check-up camp, called the ‘Monsoon Mega Service Camp’ in July this year.
The 2016 Mega service camps last year, hosted more than 3.6 lakh customers, across the country. New schemes that will offer attractive discounts on spare parts and labour charges for cars which are more than two years old. In addition, the company will continue to provide Mobile Service Vans to cater to customers in remote areas.
Things to be taken care of in every monsoon:
#Wiper blades tend to wear out quickly, and thus it is recommended to change the rubber strip once a year before the monsoons begin.
#Antirust coating adds to protection of metal surfaces and acts as a barrier.
#Rainwater is slightly acidic in nature and can damage the car’s body if exposed for an extended period. To avoid this, car owners must ensure that the exteriors of their vehicle is polished to prevent rusting on exposed metal parts.
#As a precautionary measure, one must have a rope, toolkit, flashlight, and a medical kit placed in the car.
#Ensure that the tyres are in excellent condition before the monsoons. Make sure that the tread depth is within the recommended values; the greater the depth, the better the ability to evict water.
#Visibility is an issue during this season, it is advisable to check that the headlights, taillights, and fog-lights of the car are well-maintained. A thorough check for cracks or breakage on the glass of the lights is necessary to ensure that there is no water penetration in light assemblies. It is recommended to carry few spare fuses in your car for emergency situations.
#If a vehicle’s engine dies while or after driving through flood water, one should refrain from restarting their vehicle, it should first be pulled out and brought to the nearest dealer for it to be dried out. Patience is virtue in this situation or else the engine will be destroyed. If not restarted, the engine has a high chance to come back to life without full replacement of the engine.