Driving in Adverse Condition



Avoid Driving Through Water:

  • Do Not Attempt To Start The Engine If The Car Gets Flooded

    Driving in water
    • 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

    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
  • Night Driving

    Night Driving
    • Dip the head lights for oncoming traffic during night 
    • Maintain a speed such that you can stop within illuminated distance of the head lamps
    • Use head lamp main / dip beam to alert other users on turns / cross roads etc
    • Use side indicators to indicate turn or lane change
    • Put on hazard warning switch in case of hazardous parking, or if your car is unable to warn passing traffic. Put on the fog lamps (for Delux version) if required
  • Climbing Sharp Gradients

    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

    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