What it takes to fix low mileage
Automobile related queries answered by experts.autos Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:53 IST
I own a June 2008 Maruti Swift VXi that has clocked 39,000km. It manages a measly 8-9kpl. How do I boost its mileage? I am using the standard tyres and alloys that came with the ZXi variant. How long will these tyres last and which brand of tyre should I choose?
A Fuel economy is affected drastically due to a worn clutch assembly. Changing the clutch (pressure plate, clutch plate and release bearing) will solve the issue. Normally, tyres should last between 40,000 – 50,000km depending upon many factors. We recommend brands are Michelin, Bridgestone, Apollo and MRF.
How does a car advertised to have ‘solid’ paint differ from one with ‘flat’ and ‘metallic’ paint?
A‘Solid’ or ‘flat’ paint is the same thing. It’s usually the cheaper alternative when buying a new car. Metallic paint contains tiny flecks of metal that sparkle. It usually costs more but shows off a car’s body contours better than solid colours.