Cartisan recently received a service request from a customer who owns a 2014 Skoda Rapid 1.6 Petrol.
The car had completed approximately 16,000kms and was due for its 3rd Annual Service.
A quote was provided to the customer which is as follows –
- Mitasu Fully Synthetic 0W-40 Engine Oil – 4.5 Liters – Rs. 4,500/-
- Skoda Genuine Oil Filter – Rs. 800/-
- Skoda Genuine Air Filter – Rs. 800/-
- Bosch Red Coolant – 1 ltr – Rs. 230/-
- Wiper fluid & consumables- Rs. 200/-
- Conveyance, Labour & Inspection – Rs. 1500/-
The total maintenance cost amounted to Rs. 8,030 incl. all taxes. It’s important to note that prices may not remain the same due to product pricing variations, discounts, etc.
The customer approved the quote and the Cartisan service team arrived at the customer’s doorstep to carry out the service. The car was first taken for a test drive to gauge the general condition of the vehicle.
The periodic maintenance work began in the engine bay where the air filter was removed and inspected. It was noted that the air filter was dirty and hence was replaced with a brand new genuine Skoda air filter.
The oil drain nut located in the oil sump which is underneath the engine block was removed and the engine oil was completely drained out of the block.
Once the oil was drained out, the oil filter was removed and replaced with a brand new genuine Skoda oil filter.
Next, the cabin air filter which is located inside the car, underneath the glove compartment on the passenger side, was removed, cleaned and replaced.
Then, the front wheels were removed and the brake pads were removed from the brake calipers. These pads were in good condition, hence they were sanded and placed back into the caliper.
The rear brake drum was then opened and the brake shoes were sanded clean. The brake shoes too were in good condition.
After the brakes were cleaned, the car was lowered to the ground and fresh 0w-40 Synthetic Engine Oil from Mitasu was poured into the engine block. This particular variant of engine oil is optimized for petrol engines.
The coolant reservoir was also topped up with Bosch Red Coolant.
The service reminder on the instrument cluster which reminds the customer of when he needs to service his car was reset.
The car was then taken out for a test drive to confirm that the work was carried out successfully.
You can watch the complete video of the service here!
Also published on Medium.