Quick Tips

Tips for Driver

  • Always use recommended anti-freeze agents in cooling system to avoid deterioration of engine components due to corrosion. After filling coolant, fit radiator cap firmly, to keep cooling system pressurized.
  • Maintain correct tyre pressure to ensure better tyre life.
  • Always fit genuine radiator cap for pressurized cooling system.
  • Avoid mixing of different grade of lubricant or brake fluids during top up.
  • Always start moving the vehicle in first gear.
  • Daily maintenance is to be regularly performed especially on coolant level and engine oil level.
  • Avoid cranking of engine for more than 30 seconds. A gap of 2 minutes should be left between successive attempts.
  • For operating vehicles at low temperatures and high altitudes contact your nearest T.D.V. dealer for the precautions to be taken.
  • Do not use kerosene and fuel, it reduce engine and fuel pump life.
  • Do not use clutch pedal as a foot rest when driving. This will cause premature clutch lining wear.
  • Don't coast vehicles i.e. drive with engine switched off. This is dangerous and affects the life of gear box.
  • Don't fit bigger size tyres. Do not over or under inflate tyres. This reduces tyre life.
  • Do not overfill engine oil in sump. This may cause engine smoking and high engine oil consumption.
  • Do not flash the alternator leads to check for current flow.
  • Do not mask head lamp lens (top 1/3 or top 1/2 portions) with black paint. If done, this will reduce head lamp light intensity.
  • Do not keep the engine at full throttle during engine cranking. Keep the engine at idling till the oil pressure builds up.
  • Do not clean exposed painted surface or wind screen with petroleum products i.e. diesel, kerosene & petrol etc.
  • Always use seat belt while driving the vehicles the vehicle for your safety. Same is applicable for co-passenger, wherever seat belt is provided.
  • Do not adjust the seat belt while driving.
  • Do not use mobile phone while driving for safety of yourself and other road users.

Tips for Maintenance & Lubricant

  • Use only recommended oils and lubricants. Use of thicker engine oil for higher engine oil pressure only reduces engine life.
  • Use only recommended filters for engines oil and fuel system. Replace them at recommended intervals.
  • Disconnect all alternator terminals, while carrying out any welding on the vehicles.
  • Any charge in clutch pedal free play is to be investigated immediately.
  • Get free and chargeable services done at our authorised workshop at recommended intervals.
  • Always get engine, gear box and rear axle oils replaced with recommended oils at prescribed intervals.
  • Always get the genuine and our approved parts fitted on your vehicle by our trained mechanics using special tools at our authorised dealer's workshop.
  • Do not drill holes in the chassis frame or extend the chassis frame.
  • Do not reinforce chassis frame, spring or axles for carrying higher payload. It may result in premature failure of aggregates and deprive you of warranty benefits.
  • Do not allow the body builder to use the spring assembly as an earthing terminal while welding or to check the continuity of welding current circuits on spring. This welding spatter may cause the spring leaf breakage at later date.
  • Observe correct polarity while connecting alternator to battery.
  • Do not run the alternator without battery or disconnect any lead of alternator while the engine is running.
  • In case of air lock in the fuel system, the bleeding should be done on the high pressure side of the fuel filter and drain manifold and high pressure lines. Ensure that lift pump operation is satisfactory and proper fuel delivery takes place while bleeding out the air.
  • Ensure that air intake hoses are free punctures, cuts and damages.