Maruti Baleno is the best-selling premium-hatchback in the country. Also, it is fairly cheap to maintain and repair. Take a look at this incident, which showcases the same.
Maruti Baleno was the best-selling premium hatchback for the month of September. It has been clocking great numbers on the sales tally every month. A big reason for that is the peace of mind that Maruti cars come with. Maruti has the largest after-sales and service network in the country, and sourcing parts from the open market isn’t tough a job either. Here’s one incident that we came across via a social media platform, where a Baleno owner got his car repaired via a road-side garage, fairly cheap. However, Team IndianAuto does not entertain such practices as this may void your vehicle’s warranty. Talking of the incident, it took place in Dwarka, Delhi, when the Baleno was by hit by a juvenile biker.
According to the owner of the Baleno, he was driving at a speed of around 40 kmph, while the motorcycle would’ve been at around 20 kmph. As a result of the impact, the Baleno suffered damages to its front bumper, right-hand-side fender and headlamp. The owner of the Baleno claims that the total cost of the repair was estimated as Rs. 20,000 by an authorized Maruti service centre, which the guardians of the juvenile rider were ready to pay. But, in a bid to make this affair a little easy on their pocket, the Baleno owner opted to get the repair work done from a road-side garage.
The total amount that the Baleno owner paid was Rs. 9,000, which is nearly 40 per cent of the estimated cost of repair stated by the authorized service centre. Well, riding a bike without a valid driving license and a helmet is illegal. Also, we suggest that one should prefer getting his/her cars fixed from an authorized service centre to keep the warranty of the vehicle intact. Talking of the Baleno, it is powered by a 1.2L petrol motor. It is offered in two states of tunes – 83 PS and 90 PS, while torque output remains identical at 113 Nm in both the iterations. There are two gearbox options available in the Baleno – 5-speed MT and CVT.