So last Sunday took my LUV for 1,10,000 service. I was assigned service station near Chattarpur. Reached there @10am. I explained the problem to mechanic that I am getting sound while turning steering to left side mostly on sharp turns during hill drive but not in plain like in Delhi.
So after doing routine checkup he comes up with lot of problems like both lower arms are worn out so this need to be replaced cost of that 4500₹ both parts. Alsobtold me that steering rack is creating a noise so we needed open it and need to fix it and cost to fix it may b around 5K
Then he also said that brake pads are totally worn out and disc has linning so that also need overhauling.
I told him just to do basic services and i will get it fixed in next service. Around 12 they said car is ready. I did online payment of 4545₹ as per package price. Started the car and Voilla speakers makind thud thud sound. I told the mechanic why it's coming and he replied washing ki wajah se ho gaya hoga todhi deir me theek ho jaayega
At that time I was like I really made a mistake by selecting this option of service from go mechanic. First thing I did after coming out from workshop is deleted the go mechanic up app from my mobile so that I will not make a same mistake again.
Then I called my reliable mechanic at Palika bhawan. After reaching there I thourghly Explained the issue to him. He checked the car and told me no need to change and replace the lower arms just replace the bush of lower arms that's it, Bush cost me 800₹ and labor charge he took is 600₹. He also said that brake pad and disc are in very good condition and will last for another 10k. Look how workshop guy was forcing me to replace it.
So the problem for which gomechanic workshop was charging around 15k I got it fixed it around 1500₹. For steering noise issue he said there is no need to worry you can get it fixed after next 10k service.
He also said that he will charge 600 rupees for servicing on next 10k I just need to provide the parts n oil etc.
the best part of your car getting serviced from Palika bhavan is that you will get each and every part there itself in a very very good price.
Also got my windshield replaced as it has very huge cracked. I opted saint gobain glass which costed me 5200₹ with 2 years warranty.
Will be heading to HP for marriage next month so will see how steering noise behave this time.