Got first service done today.
Mileage on odo was 480 km but 45 days have passed since bought the car.
They just lifted it on the crane or whatever and tightened some nuts from below. Also they checked the lights and wipers and added soapy water in the wiper washer bottle.
There were two issues with the car since day 1. The steering had to be kept to a little left so that the car would go straight, around an inch or two, and brakes were a little left-biased, specially at speed.
Got the steering adjusted first, took the car for a test drive with a technician and after a few mins a "ghurum" sort of sound came from below and something dropped on road. I and the technician freaked out for a second, he went back and found out that it was a rubber support, brick-shaped, of the crane the car was lifted on when getting inspected.
Anyway we came back and now it was time to resolve the brakes issue. They lifted the car on the crane, took all wheels off, did some adjustments in the front brakes and rotated the wheels and fixed everything. Again I took a test drive and everything seemed to be in order.
When I asked about the slightly misaligned tail light, at first their representative was denying any such thing and after a good five minutes he agreed to what I was saying. But then he said that the light mighy get damaged while adjusting so leave it as it is. The misalignment is very minor but for a person like me too much of a big deal.
So till now I am using this car today since it has not been used since two weeks, fuel average withing showing in 10-11 km/l range with some stops and partial highway driving. Latest odo reading around 530 km.
One thing I would like to ask everyone. Toyota uses 20w50 oil, the guy over there said that if I use any other oil it will void the warranty. I was planning to keep this car company maintained but after looking at the oil grade they are using I am changing my mind as I always use 5w30 in Lancer as well as Prius, I used 20w50 in the 98 Corolla we had and it was 1.3 carby engine.
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