How many times does one need to use start his Santro Car

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How many times does one need to use/start his (Santro) Car to keep its battery healthy? I have bought a new Santro in Oct'08 bu run only 740Km till date,normally i drive once in a week.Recently i am facing starting problem,after 4-5 attempt the car starts when i go for drive after5-6days. Once it runs for sometime it becomes normal.
  • 3530 day(s) ago by Rajarshi
Under: Hyundai Santro Xing #Cars
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Hi,
To keep the battery charge in good condition, It will be good enough the engine and keep in idling for about 15 Minutes atleast two days once.Also give it to service once in six months even if mileage is not covered.
 

Posted: 3530 day(s) ago


Bharath
If your car is a petrol Car (not CNG / LPG) start it once a week and drive it at least 3 kms.

if you can idle it twice a week, battery and engine life will be good.
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


Vikas Girdhar
Hyundai
Santro Xing
Owner
Dear MR. shiva shankar,

we should take our car like we take care of our body, if you sleep for 5-6 days ,what will happen? i advice you start your car every morning for 5 minutes only, this will not only keep your car battery fit , its good for your engin.
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


Rajiv
Hyundai
Santro Xing
Owner
Hi there,

I can share my experience. I run the car once a week and I do not have any starting problem. For sure you don't need to start it every day or onc ein two days. Once a week is enough and probably essential as well. Refering to your problem, it could be the battery problem. Sometimes it goes off very early. I purchased my car ib feb 2005 and first battery replacement was done in 2009 feb. My other friends have got theri batteries changed within two years. So get the battery checked.
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


Suresh
Hyundai
Santro Xing
Owner
Hi,

I would suggest you to start the car daily as it not only helps battery to retain its potency but also the engine. If you don't start the vehicle frequently, the engine oil gets accumulated in the oil sump and hence every time you start the engine, the wear and tear is more for want of sufficient lubrication. Enjoy trouble free driving!
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


AJIT ALVA
Hyundai
Santro Xing
Owner
Hi !

A tried and tested method for week end users is to disconnect the battery terminals and just leave it alone until the next use.Your battery stays the way it was and your weekend use keeps it fully charged.
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


Ravindranath Pareek
Hyundai
Santro Xing
Owner
as per my own experience,i remains in tour and used to start my car many times even after a fortnight,this is my 4th santro FEB2007 and till date ihve no problem.I suggest you to start alternative day(to try)Most important what I am feeling you hd nt availed 3 initial services and only due to that u r facing this.However first decide to get serviced your car from Hyundai Garage at regular intervals as per service manual. I think problem will be solved, otherwise consult for battery specifically.cHECK EARTHING/LEAKAGE ETC.PL. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE BACK
 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


Anns John
Maruti
Zen
Owner
Hi Rajarshi,
I would like to share my experience, I have purchased a
Zen by Jan-2004. First year I drive lavishly, then I
controlled the running. But every week we used to start
and keep idling half an hour atleast. Also, every 3 months
we used to check battery water if it is low will fill up
to the level. You are aware that at winter time is more
energy draining compare to summer time (even if you are
not using the car). If you fitted security system the battery drains more. In this way the first Exide battery
last upto end of 2008. Then the first cell of the battery
shows some problem (not giving proper current). When I put on headlight at night the car got shut off. Now I changed
Exide Maxima (Paste Battery) but little costly. It is very good no water filling, no maintenance. Thanks exide...

 

Posted: 3529 day(s) ago


RAJESH PAL
sir,
MY SANTRO MODEL 2005, FOURS YEARS BACK I GOT THE PROBLEM IN STARTING, IT USED TO START IN THE MORNING THEN AFTER AN IDLE FOR 5-6 HOURS IT TOOK TWO OR THREE SHELF. THEN I CHANGED ITS BATTERY FOURS BACK. NOE AGAIN I FOUND THE SAME PROBLEMAND I CHANGED MY EXIDE BATTERY WITH RED EXIDE BATTERY FMI8-MI25R BUT STILL FACING THE SAME PROBLEM.
 

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