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Maintenance Tips
How important is preventive maintenance? Where can I get it done?

In your owner's manual, you will find "Periodic Maintenance Schedule" under the "Inspection and maintenance" section. This will guide you on how often you must send your car to the nearest Maruti authorized workshop for checkup and maintenance service. Doing so will not only prolong the life of your vehicle but will also reduce maintenance costs. The car will be trouble free and completely safe for use. We urge you to carry out your car maintenance services only with Maruti authorized workshops.

Do I need to strictly follow the schedule in the owner's handbook?

Yes, it is imperative that you follow the regular periodic maintenance schedule as listed in the owner's manual. This will ensure trouble free operation of the vehicle and enhance the life of the engine. Also, this is a pre requisite for any warranty claims to be processed, should any part fail within the warranty period.

When should the air filter be replaced?

The filters of petrol cars should be cleaned after every 5,000kms and replaced after every 40,000kms. The filters of diesel cars should be replaced after every 20,000kms as cleaning is not required for Swift, Swift Dzire and Ritz. Replace frequently, if driven in dusty environment.

At what frequency should the fuel filter be changed?

The fuel filter should be changed at intervals of 20,000 kms for diesel vehicles. In case of Petrol vehicles, the interval is 40,000 kms. However, if quality of fuel has been poor, it is recommended that you change the filter at earlier intervals as prescribed by the service manager of the Maruti authorized workshop.

What should be my car’s daily Do’s and Don’ts and regular check points?

Do’sBefore starting your vehicle, just briefly walk around to visually check. Car should be parked on a level surface with parking brake engaged. The tire pressure and condition. Any oil leaks. Any Coolant leaks. Wiper Blade condition. Body scratches deep enough to cause rust. Rear view mirror condition. Top wash. Remove any leaves, dirt, etc. Check for functioning of all lights, lamps and indicators.

Don’tsWhile doing the inspection, do not touch or open the radiator when the engine is hot. Do not fit non-genuine accessories that may affect the performance, do not use non-genuine spares. Use only Maruti Genuine Parts. Do not park under the sun for too long. Park under shade. Start the car periodically if parked/unused for too long.

Points to be checked once a week.
  • Engine oil level Engine oil level to be checked before starting the car in the morning. It is to be checked using a dipstick, jotting out of the engine body. Pull out the dipstick and wipe out the oil on it using a clean cloth. After wiping it, gently put the dipstick again in the engine. Pull it out again. The oil should be between the lower (minimum) and upper (maximum) level marking engraved in the dipstick. In case the oil is below the lower level, take the car to the Maruti Suzuki service station.
  • Engine coolant level Coolant is stored in a small white tank near to the engine with FULL and LOW markings on it. Ideally coolant level should be between LOW and FULL level marking. If it is below LOW mark, top it up using distilled water.
  • Windshield washer fluid Windshield washer fluid is stored in a small reservoir on the left side of engine, with a windshield mark on it. Open the lid. If level is visible in the pipe, it is ok. If not, pour a windscreen washer fluid. Dilute with water, if necessary.
  • Battery Check if the battery solution level is between min. and max. level marks. If it is lower the min. level, top up with distilled water. Check the battery terminals for sulphation i.e. salty deposits. Apply white petroleum jelly from time to time to avoid sulphation.
  • Tyre pressure and condition Get tyre pressure checked at nearest petrol pump. The prescribed tyre pressure is printed on a sticker on the driver side door frame. Check tyre condition at least once in a month. In case of cracks or uneven wear, consult Maruti Suzuki service station. In case of Flat tyre, follow flat tyre replacement instructions in the owner’s manual.
  • Brake fluid level Brake fluid is stored inside a white plastic reservoir on your left hand side mounted on the front wall of the engine compartment. Ideally, the brake fluid level should be between minimum and maximum level markings. If the fluid level is below the min. level marking, get it filled at Maruki Suzuki authorized service station.
  • Fuses Your car has 3 types of fuses: Main, primary and individual fuses. These are located in the engine compartment and also under the dashboard. Whenever any electrical component stops functioning, check the fuses by opening the fuse box and using fuse puller. If a fuse is blown, replace it with a spare fuse of same amperage. Few spare fuses are provided inside the fuse box for emergency purposes.