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  • Summertime maintenance tips for your car

    12th April 2017

    Summertime temperatures soar and put a lot of stress on various parts of your car starting with the exterior paint all the way to metal components inside the engine. Here is a collection of tips and recommendations to maintain your car this summer and enjoy your drives. Protecting the appearance of your car Summer time means the sun will...

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  • What’s wrong with my car’s AC?

    11th April 2017

    This article will cover the major symptoms that arise as a result of problems with your car’s air-conditioning system, their actual causes and how you can get them fixed.   With the onset of the summer, it’s time we ensure that our cars’ AC is functioning properly. Listed below are the various symptoms which will tell you that your...

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  • BMW 530 D MSport Front Brakes Overhaul

    6th April 2017

    Cartisan received a service request for a brake pad replacement for a BMW 530d M Sport. The iDrive system on the car indicated that the front brake pads are worn out and require an immediate replacement. The customer contacted Cartisan upon seeing the warning indication on his iDrive system and within a couple of hours, the Cartisan Service team...

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  • BMW 320D General Service

    6th April 2017

      Cartisan received a request for a BMW 320D for general service at 65,000 km. It was brought into Cartisan Preferred workshop in South Banglaore.  Preparation Based on the confirmed request parts are sourced – in this case parts were all Hengst / Mahle branded – filters (engine air filter, oil filter and cabin/AC filter), lubricants from Mitasu.  ...

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  • Braking issues in your car & how to get them fixed

    3rd April 2017

    The Braking system is one of the most important safety related elements in cars. It is mandatory to check and service the braking system every time you carry out a general service for your car or if you feel the brakes are not effective. This will include checking the brake fluid levels in the brake fluid reservoir, opening the...

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  • Additives and Flushes – does your car really need them?

    3rd April 2017

    Flushes and Additives both solve specific problems for a car’s engine and are to be used as per the manufacturer’s recommendation. Unless there is an issue identified in the engine / radiator / fuel lines etc., there is no real reason to use additives. Additives are generally recommended for older cars rather than new cars. What additives do not...

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  • Skoda Yeti gets a new head unit with reverse camera display

    30th March 2017

    Car audio systems have come a long way since they were initially introduced. These days almost all car infotainment systems can directly connect to our smartphones in such a way that functions like address books, dialing and receiving calls, music library etc can all be accessed through the “head unit” or touchscreen display, improving the usability of the audio...

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  • Engine Health Diagnosis – Explained

    30th March 2017

    There is no easy way to determine the “health” of a car engine. Traditional methods of checking an engine is to do a physical inspection of its various components – oil viscosity and levels using a dipstick, coolant levels, battery voltage, belt conditions etc. This is largely based on judgement and dependent on the skill / experience of the...

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  • Lighting options for your car – Fog lamp integrated DRLs

    20th March 2017

    There are various types of aftermarket DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) available in the market. Amongst these, one of the less expensive and easy to install type are DRL integrated fog lamp covers which also give a good aesthetic appearance to the car.    Here we have installed DRL integrated foglamp covers on a 2015 Swift VDi.     The...

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  • What is “Periodic Maintenance” or “General Service”?

    28th March 2017

    In this article, we will cover all steps that go into carrying out a thorough periodic maintenance service for your car (also known as “General service”). A general service for your car is carried out at regular intervals, either every 10,000 / 15,000 kms or every year, whichever comes first. The service interval also depends on the grade of...

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