Top 10 Low-Maintenance Cars in India

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Owning a car is a dream for many, but buying one may not be due to the maintenance costs involved. Servicing costs, fuel expenses, annual insurance, and miscellaneous repairs alone may cost a fortune when summed up over a long period of time. For this, people often choose to buy low-maintenance cars that demand less cash and time. The following is a list of top 10 low-maintenance cars in India that do not need routine checkups but still remain in good condition.

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto

Despite its captivating ultra-modern look and effective engineering, Maruti Suzuki Alto is the top-selling low-maintenance car in India. Alto is now available in BS-VI ready petrol engine and is well equipped with safety features suitable for Indian roads.

Recommended Tyre Size: 145/70 R12

Maruti Suzuki Alto Service Cost: The service cost of an Alto is approximately Rs 16,935 for 5 years.

The first two services (for six months), including regular inspection, engine tuning, oil filter, engine oil and air filter replacement, are free of cost.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Alto are:

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 1,287
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 4,537
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 3,287
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 4,537
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 3,287


2.Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

With a bold stance, top engineering, front fascia, dual-tone interiors, k-series engine, and AGS technology, Maruti Alto K10 is another popular low-maintenance car in India with affordable spares and service. The car gives ARAI-certified mileage of 24.07 km/l in petrol variant and 32.26 km/kg in the CNG variant.

Recommended Tyre Size: 155/65 R13

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Service Cost: The service cost of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is approximately Rs 13,969 for 5 years.
The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 1,192
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 3,299
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 2,672
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 4,134
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 2,672


3.Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a blend of class and comfort and is the most affordable automatic car in India. The car is highly fuel-efficient and reliable with low maintenance drawing power from a 1.0-L petrol engine.  The petrol variant of Maruti Suzuki Celerio gives a mileage of 23.1 km/l; whereas, the CNG model provides 31.76 km/kg.

Recommended Tyre Size: 165/70 R14

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Service Cost: The estimated service cost of Maruti Suzuki Celerio is Rs 18,495 for 5 years. The first three services are free of cost.
The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Celerio are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 1,769
4th service 20,000 24 R s 5,089
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 3,019
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 5,599
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 3,019


4.Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Since its launch, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been a huge success and an affordable hatchback in the Indian market. The car comes with a 5-speed AMT gearbox, spacious cabinets, and great fuel capacity, and enables hassle-free drive. Powered by a 1-L petrol engine, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R does not demand high maintenance and can be maintained with periodic servicing.

Recommended Tyre Size: 145/80 R13

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Service Cost: The estimated service cost of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is Rs 13,386 for 5 years.

Wagon R offers three labour free services; you only need to pay for oil and filter costs and are exempt from labour charges. Paid service is performed for every 10,000 km, and major servicing will be at 40,000 km.

For every one year, that is for 10,000 km, you need to check the engine and oil filter. Gear oil or transmission need not be changed for 10 years, and brake fluid and coolant need to be refilled within two years or 20,000 km. You need to schedule a paid service for wheel alignment and balancing for every 10,000 kms.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Wagon R are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 1,250
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 2,041
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 2,845
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 4,497
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 2,845


5. Tata Nano

Tata Nano is not only one of the most economical cars but also one that requires the least maintenance to stay in good shape. The compact body proportions, premium upholstery, easy shift AMT, infinity motiff grille, and AmphiStream music system features of the car are a bang for the buck. And the best thing is that the maintenance of Tata Nano goes easy on pockets.

Recommended Tyre Size: 135/70 R12 (F), 155/65 R12 (R)

Tata Nano Service Cost: The estimated service cost of Tata Nano is Rs 10,980 for 6 years. Check the fuel filter for every 10,000 kms, air filter for every 30,000 kms, coolant for every 40,000 kms and AC compressor at 1 lakh kilometres.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Tata Nano are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 752
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 1,187
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 1,947
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 3,210
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 1,502
8th service 60,000 72 Rs 2,382


6. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Swift is the best-selling low-maintenance hatchback in India. The car features precision alloy wheels, mesmerizing and comfy interiors, unique floating roof design, and body sculpting.

Recommended Tyre Size: 185/65 R15

Maruti Suzuki Swift Service Cost: The estimated service cost of Swift is Rs 26,400 for 5 years. Check the brake fluid and the clutch fluid for every 20,000 km (24 months), spark plug (in petrol cars) for 40,000 kms and gear/transmission oil for 1.6 lakh km (10 years).

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Swift are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 Rs 2,100
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 4,200
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 3,300
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 6,000
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 3,300
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 4,200
8th service 60,000 72 Rs 3,300


7. Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a sedan with stellar interiors, advanced auto gear shift technology, and sophisticated enhancements that requires very low maintenance make the car more desirable.

Recommended Tyre Size: 185/65 R15

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Service Cost: The estimated service cost for Maruti Suzuki Dzire is Rs 23,656 for 5 years. For the first 3 services, no labour charges are required.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Maruti Suzuki Dzire are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 5,000 6 0
3rd service 10,000 12 Rs 2,043
4th service 20,000 24 Rs 6,143
5th service 30,000 36 Rs 4,243
6th service 40,000 48 Rs 6,984
7th service 50,000 60 Rs 4,243


8. Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10 features bold looks, spacious interiors, cutting-edge technology in gear shift, impact-sensing door unlock facility and contemporary styling. Hyundai Grand i10 does not require an arm and a leg for maintenance and servicing. Periodic paid service is recommended at every 10,000 km or 12 months.

Recommended Tyre Size: 165/65 R14

Hyundai Grand i10 Service Cost: The estimated service cost for Hyundai Grand i10 is Rs 16,645 for 5 years.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Hyundai Grand i10 are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,500 1 0
2nd service 10,000 12 Rs 1,009
3rd service 20,000 24 Rs 1,317
4th service 30,000 36 Rs 3,215
5th service 40,000 48 Rs 3,367
6th service 50,000 60 Rs 3,059


9. Toyota Etios Liva

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Owning a Toyota Etios Liva is a great decision in terms of maintenance costs. The car comes with reliability, safety features, dual front SRS airbags, unique designs, extensive cabin, boot space and reliable engine, and is available in both petrol and diesel engine variants.

Recommended Tyre Size: 185/65 R15

Toyota Etios Liva Service Cost: The estimated service cost for Toyota Etios Liva is Rs 18,890 for 5 years.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Toyota Etios Liva are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 1,000 1 0
2nd service 10,000 12 Rs 2,062
3rd service 20,000 24 Rs 2,280
4th service 30,000 36 Rs 5,806
5th service 40,000 48 Rs 4,480
6th service 50,000 60 Rs 4,262


10. Renault Duster

Renault Duster is value for money for having an engine that generates maximum power and torque, is ideal for adventures, and demands little in terms of maintenance expenses. The SUV is reliable when it comes to performance and efficiency.

Recommended Tyre Size: 215/65 R16

Renault Duster Service Cost: The estimated service cost for Renault Duster is Rs 27,795 for 5 years.

The approximate maintenance costs and service intervals for Renault Duster are as follows:

 

Service No. Kilometres Months Total Cost
1st service 2,000 2 0
2nd service 10,000 12 Rs 2,098
3rd service 20,000 24 Rs 2,098
4th service 30,000 36 Rs 4,798
5th service 40,000 48 Rs 5,798
6th service 50,000 60 Rs 4,498

 

 

Car maintenance is very important. Investing time and money may not always be possible. That is where low-maintenance cars come into the picture. These cars are the top 10 low maintenance cars in India that you can be a proud owner of.

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Swift maintenence cost is very expensive.diesel.minimum is Rs 5000 and is some months it is around Rs 10000. Service for 40k and 80k and 120000km is the most expensive ones. Better go for Toyota or Honda.

ANTONY MICHEAL PINHEIRO
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ANTONY MICHEAL PINHEIRO

Figo maintenance cost is around 1300 after 1 year or 10000 kms

Pushkaraj
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Pushkaraj

Honda Amaze is one of the lowest maintaince car if u do the regular servicing on time.
No issues regarding coolent,oil filter etc.

Umesh p Gaikwad
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Umesh p Gaikwad

Hyundai i10 service in service station after 5 years is 10000. Paid service

karun
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karun

I own a swift diesel. From 2nd year or 20000 kms the service cost was never less than 7000. Engine oil itself costs more than 3500 since they are using synthetic oils instead of the mineral oil which they once used. Labour charge is a min rs.1600. It varies based on the service like 2nd,3rd etc.

Arvind
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Arvind

I too have the similare experience with my swift. Even after using normal engine oil, they make sure that I pay more than 7k. There is always an extra line item called miscellaneous, neither they nor me know what all are included in it. On top of all these they compel me to buy windscreen washer and perfume everytime. But they would not have cleaned the windscreen washer nozzle.
Swift is no more a pocket friendly vehicle..

JP Gupta
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JP Gupta

Agreed.. Hyundai service cost is very high,

JP Gupta
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JP Gupta

The service charge of my hyundai i10 is 1950. The total service at 20000km with Oil change, Oil filter change came to 6500. Very expensive compared to my Maruti servicing.

Babu
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Babu

No body discussing about VW Group why??

VISHVAJEET MANDE
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VISHVAJEET MANDE

Renault kwid is very competitive to alto and alto k10. In terms of maintenance. I own a kwid 36 months old and running 58000 km. If regular service done, there is no much maintenance cost more than rs. 3000.

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J n Sangma

I was charged Rs 11800 for my Dusters service at 20000 kms,

Devang
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I have observed the vibration and noise going up speed Fter 60 kmp in swift. The door vibration noise increased after 5 years despite regular services carried out in authorized service station of maruti. Service station also less bother in such complaints and not giving satisfactory services.

Jojoe
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Jojoe

These figures of service cost are not correct, service cost is comparative y less only for Toyota and Honda vehicles .earlier cost of service Very less for maruthi vehicles, not any more.

Kiran
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Kiran

Why did no one take ford figo, aspire into consideration ??? I have a aspire driven over 1lack kms and figo driven 40k kms. I have never spent over 5.5k per service. The least was 1300 first service and the highest was 7800 which was for the clutch replacement at 106000kms, others were ranging from 3.6 to 5.5k per 10 k kms service.

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Subrata Ray

Regarding Renault’s duster it is totally false because I had it and very expensive maintenance for that I sold it

Subrata Ray
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Subrata Ray

Renault duster has very expensive maintenance I experienced it

S.C.Prashanth Kumar
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S.C.Prashanth Kumar

I have celerio , despite best maintenance it is giving me only 17. Regular service done at every 10000 km,

Kuquak
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Kuquak

This is fake . Every servcie u will spend 10K on grand i10 .. ur brake pads will wear off..etc etc..