Driving in Adverse Condition

Avoid Driving Through Water
  • Never drive through water if it flows above the stone guard or above the tyre centerline
  • The engine may get seriously damaged if attempts are made to cross through deep water
  • If at all the situation demands that you have to drive through water even at great risk then,
    • Keep the engine in fast idling and crawl in low gear
    • After driving through water, apply brakes several times to dry the liners and to regain original braking
    • Check the engine and transaxle for any water ingress
Do Not Attempt To Start The Engine If The Car Gets Flooded

  • Push/tow the car to a safe place
  • Take the car to the nearest Authorized Service outlet to check for water in the engine
  • If there is water in the engine, change the lubricant in the engine and transaxle
Driving on a rainy day

  • Check wiper blades for proper functioning
  • Check brakes, steering and windows
  • Check tyres for wear and tyre pressure. Worn out tyres are unsafe on wet roads
  • Avoid harsh braking and sharp turns. It may cause loss of steering control and lead to the car skidding
  • For slowing down, shift to lower gears and apply brakes gently
  • Keep lights on, if visibility is poor
  • Use heater and demister if required, to clear mist off the windshield
Climbing Sharp Gradients

  • Select the lower gear and start off smoothly. Apply power gently so there is no loss of traction by over-revving of the engine
  • Choose as smooth a slope as possible and select the appropriate gear so that gear changing in the middle of the climb is not required
  • Changing gears in the middle of the climb can cause loss of momentum and engine stalling. Shifting to lower gear has to be done cautiously to avoid loss of ¬†traction
  • Under no conditions should the vehicle be moved diagonally across a hill. The danger is in loss of traction and sideways slippage, possibly resulting in tipping over
  • If unavoidable, choose as mild an angle as possible and keep the vehicle moving
  • If the wheels starts to slip within few feet of the end of the climb, motion can be maintained by swinging the steered wheels left and right, thereby providing increased grip
  • If the vehicle stalls or losses headway while climbing a steep hill, make a quick shift to reverse and allow the vehicle to move back with the control of engine compression
Descending Sharp Gradients

  • Select the lower gear and depending on the severity of the gradient, shift into appropriate gear
  • Use engine braking judiciously without over-revving the engine
  • Brake application under such situations should be done very smoothly to avoid loss of control
  • Select appropriate gear so that gear changing or clutch disengagement is not involved while descending the gradient
Towing the Vehicle
  • The best way to tow a car is by using a cracker
  • Alternatively use a rigid tow bar
  • Avoid using a flexible cable or rope as your car may crash into the car towing your car when it stops suddenly
  • Switch "on" the hazard warning signals of both the cars to warn other road users
  • Where possible, keep the engine idling so that power steering assistance and brake vacuum are available
  • Limit the speed to 20 - 30 kmph
  • In case of brake failure, use the parking brake to control the car
Rear Tow Hook

  • Boltable tow hook is provided in the toolkit
  • Remove cover on rear bumper
  • Bolt the tow hook (ensure proper fitment)
  • Whenever tow hook is not required unscrew the tow hook and keep it in toolkit
  • Press the cover to close the hole for tow hook in rear bumper

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