Other than announcing warranty and service extensions, Maruti Suzuki has issued some guidelines for protection of vehicles parked during the ongoing country-wide lockdown
In order to support customers, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest-selling carmaker, has announced a serios of steps to enhance the ownership experience of its customers during the ongoing lockdown. As per the company. it has issued a free extension for customer vehicles, whose free service, warranty and extended warranty are scheduled to end in the period from March 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
Other than this, the carmaker has also issued a set of vehicle maintenance tips that can help you keep your vehicle safe during this 21-day long lockdown. The first tip is to start the car and keep the engine on idle for about fifteen minutes. This can be done one a month and will be sufficient to keep the battery from drainging out totally. The carmaker has also revealed that for its SHVS-equipped cars, which come with Lithium-ion battery, it's recommended that you turn on the car and its headlights for about thirty minutes once a month.
Also, the company suggests moving the vehicle forward and backwards by a few centimetres and keeping an eye on the tyre pressure. Another tip given by the company is to disengage the handbrake and instead use some sort of stopper, such as a brick, to prevent the car from rolling forward or backward. This will ease off the continuous pressure and help you avoid the handbrake from jamming.
Maruti Suzuki will likely soon announce the introduction of the petrol-powered Maruti S-Cross, which made its debut at the Auto Expo 2020
We believe that these tips can help you prevent your car from any sort of damage that could arise out of days of unuse during the lockdown period. It's heartening to see Indian carmakers doing their bit to support their customers during these tough times. Earlier this month, even Tata Motors extended the free warranty and service package of its vehicles keeping the ongoing situation in mind. Car manufacturers have also come out in support of the government in many ways. While Mahindra has asked the government to utilize their resorts as hospitals, many local carmakers have offered their production facilities for manufacture of ventilators.