How do I conduct a proper market survey of the cars available?

This website has been developed to aid you in your selection for the best car suited to your needs. It includes brief descriptions and major specifications of different cars made in India. Out of the different parameters, a careful selection has been done to highlight the main features. The next step after going through this would be to visit new car dealer showroom and check the vehicles personally. Check out colors, prices, discounts, special offers, finance schemes, etc. If possible, test-drive the car.

Which color should I choose?

The color most easily maintained is white. Apart from personal perceptions, you should remember that the lower the cost of the paint option, the cheaper it is to maintain. Basic gloss finish is the easiest to maintain, metallic and pearl finish, though look good, cannot be duplicated. Therefore your car's color should match your taste and be within your budget.

What should I look for in a warranty?

You will obtain a warranty that lists the terms and conditions only after having purchased a car. It would be good if you asked for the manual and analyzed it beforehand. Clarify your doubts in advance because the warranty weights heavily on car maintenance costs.

What do I check when I take delivery of my car?

First, read the terms of warranty thoroughly. Understand the enormity of the contract you are about to sign. Test-drive the car that you are about to pick up before paying. After it goes for registration, check all spare parts, the working condition of the car, and see if everything promised by the dealer is there. The car should be in immaculate physical condition.

What other essentials should I have while purchasing a car?

The following :

  • Registration certificate or receipt.
  • Insurance certificate or cover-note.
  • Pollution-under-control badge and sticker.
  • Invoices.
  • Receipts.
  • Tax Deducted source certificates.
  • Full and final payment-cum-delivery note.
  • Gate pass.
  • Separate sales-tax or other local tax certificates applicable in some states.

  • What does the color of the engine oil indicate?

    It does not indicate anything.

    Can the quality of engine oil be judged by feel?

    Yes, if the engine oil has gone bad there will be no slickness left.

    What does the engine oil do in an engine?

    Engine oil protects the engine from wear and tear, prevents corrosion and also prevents deposits of foreign materials from forming blocks. It cools the engine and maximizes performance and protects the engine from rust.

    Is car-wash necessary? Won't ordinary soap do?

    No, ordinary soaps tend to remove the wax-finish of the paint. Car-wash soaps are specially formulated to remove dirt, grime and soils commonly found on vehicle surfaces without causing the removal of the car paint's wax.

    How often should I wax my car?

    There are no exact specifications. When the water beading and the finish appearance indicate that the wax is gone, re-apply.

    What do I look for when buying a used car?

    To buy a used car, you need to take lots of precautions. Taking your mechanic along is a must as he is sure to detect defects that you were even unaware of.