Cartisan recently received a service request from a customer who owns a 2010 VW Polo TDI. The car was thoroughly inspected, based on which the following estimation was provided
- Engine Oil – 5w-40 Mitasu Fully Synthetic – Rs 4500/-
- Oil Filter – Rs. 800/-
- Air Filter – Rs. 800/-
- Cabin Filter – Rs. 800/-
- Brembo Front Brake Pads – Rs. 2,500/-
- Brembo Front Brake Rotors – Rs. 6,459/-
- Coolant – Rs. 230/-
- Wiper Fluid + Consumables – Rs. 250/-
- Full-Service labour – Rs. 1200/-
The total quotation was estimated to be around Rs. 17,539/-. The customer accepted and the Cartisan service team arrived at the customer’s doorstep to carry out the service.
Work began at the engine bay where the air filter was removed and replaced with a brand new genuine air filter.
Next, the engine oil was drained out from underneath the car by unscrewing the engine oil drain nut from the oil sump. After this was done, the oil filter was removed and replaced with a brand new genuine VW oil filter.
The engine block is then topped up with 5w-40 synthetic oil from Mitasu. Approximately 4.5 liters of oil was consumed.
Next, the cabin filter which is located behind the glove compartment of the car is removed and replaced with a brand new air filter from Man Filters.
Each of the wheels was then removed. For the front wheels, the brake pads and brake rotors were removed and replaced with Brembo Brake Pads and Brembo Brake Rotors. A C-clamp is also used to decompress the brake pistons inside the brake calipers. This is done in order to better accommodate the new Brembo brake pads and rotors.
These pads and rotors offer superior braking performance and last longer than the regular brake pads and rotors that are fitted to a Volkswagen Polo.
The rear brake drums are removed and the brake shoes are cleaned with sand paper.
The coolant levels are checked and topped up.
The car is then lowered to the ground and taken for a test drive to confirm that the work was carried out successfully.
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Also published on Medium.