1. How you can improve ur car braeks:
By default Alto is equiped with 14" rim. Due to increase in radious of tyre and hard tyres. This car sucks when ever u used break. So use 13" alloy with 75/R "soft tyres". Soft tyres allows you excellent grip on road. But remember that life of these tyres are arround 30,000 km. When you use 13" alloy rim instead of 14". This will reduce the height of car and make at like airodynamic. So during sharp turns the inertia of this car is very minimul and in case of emergency breaks the friction portion is very high. The disadvantage of 13" alloy is that, you have to be carefull on spead brakers. In lahore their is only one spead breaker at Ghazi road and secondly ur spedometer miss guided you. If you are driving at 70km/hr on speedo meter then actually u are driving at 67.5 km/hr.
- How to improve engine performance:
Its all depend on the zone+oil+oil filter + your driving style.
No matter what you listen or read about shell or PSO oils. Never and ever used that. Remember that pakistan is located on hot and dusty zone. So always use semi senthatic oil, if the life of your oil is 8,000 km then changed it arround 6,500 km. After every sixth change use engine cleaner to remove crab.
After 20,000 km change the plugs.
After 20,000 km changed the coolent+water. Use half water and half coolent.
After 15,00 km use air pressure to remove dust from air filter.
On each oil change, change the oil filter too.
After 3,000 km change the air filter too.
On long drive try to run Alto on petrol for 50km at the speed of 110 km/hr. You can use this methology atleast once in each 350 km.
Once in six month ask the mechanic for wheel balancing.
Check the tyre pressure weekly.
- How to service the car.
Try this service atleast once in two months.
Before starting this process, cover the sensitive area in hood with some shoping bag or water proof material.
- Ask service to use petrol + Surf to mix and spray it underhood, mudguards and on the floor. Dont use this on paint.
- Ask him to sparay on radiator grill.
- Now told him to wash the car body with surf only (First Time u should use surf).
- When he finished, ask him now to wash the engine+floor+mudguards etc with clean water.
- Ask him to clean the readiator grill too. But remember that not to use straight pressure.
- Ask him to make that dry with air pressure.
- Now spray desiel on engine, mudguard and floor but in very little quatity.
- When finished drive the car in some dry and shaddy area.
- Now start polishing ur car after that apply wax. Remember that here in pakistan we never think about the difference between polish & wax. Polish is used to shine the paint and wax is used to protect that.
Also, due to wax ur car's paint never fadded.
Ur car is ready now. But remember that next time during service donnt use surf to wash the body as this will remove the wax. Just use Formula Shampo.
Yaaaaaaar I have to go now. Their are few things more which I will let you know on monday.
I will send you the maintanance sheet for you car. So you can track every thing on it.