Mahindra Automobiles - Bolero Tips

Maintainence Tips
Engine Oil

It is normal for engines to consume some engine oil during operation.

If the Oil Pressure Warning light glows continuously, check the engine oil level and add the recommended grade of oil if necessary.

Use Mahindra Maximile Premium Engine Oil only. It is ideal for your Bolero.

(Note: Engine oil consumption depends upon the viscosity and quality of the oil, and upon the conditions in which the vehicle is driven. Oil consumption will be more due to high speed driving and frequent acceleration and deceleration. A new engine will consume more oil since its pistons, piston rings and cylinder walls are not conditioned.)


Tyres

Inspect your vehicle's tyres periodically by performing the following checks:

1. Measure the air pressure with a tyre gauge. Adjust, if necessary.

2. Check for abnormal wear, cracks and damage. If any tyre shows abnormal wear, have it inspected by your     Mahindra Dealer. Replace, if needed.


Fuel economy

Get up to 25% more fuel efficiency from your Bolero by following these tips.

The fuel consumption of your Bolero will stabilise after it runs at least 3000 kms. Make sure you drive within the recommended speed limits, i.e., less than 80 kmph, in the initial running-in period.


Mahindra Bolero Mileage

Keep your driving speeds within 50 kmph and 80 kmph for comfortable driving & fuel economy. This vehicle has plenty of low-end torque / pulling power; avoid shifting down into lower gears unless necessary. On level roads, you can drive at 50-55 kmph in the 5th gear (overdrive gear) for getting the best mileage.

Though the powerful engine allows you to drive the Bolero at high speeds, a steady speed of 80 kmph in the 5th gear is recommended.


City / traffic conditions

Avoid frequent short trips (less than 1 km), start and stop situations. This will result in poor fuel economy.

At a traffic signal, shut off the engine if you expect to be 'idling' for more than 2 minutes.

Sudden braking & rapid acceleration wastes fuel. Drive smoothly.

Drive at a constant speed as far as possible.


Maintenance

Ensure engine tuning, use the right lube oils and change filters at the recommended intervals. Make sure tyre pressure is set to the recommended values.

If your Bolero is used in dusty conditions, ensure that the radiator and condenser fins are regularly cleaned with compressed air (air blown inside-out).


Fuel consumption monitoring

To monitor fuel consumption, we recommend you use the full tank method.

 To monitor fuel consumption, we recommend you use the full tank method. Fill the tank to the top & note kms.

 Run your Bolero till the 1/4th or start of reserve

 Re-fill the tank to the top & note kms run.

  Divide the total kms run by the amount of fuel filled

We recommend you maintain your own log of the fuel consumption; this will help you to monitor your Bolero 's fuel consumption pattern.


Air Conditioning usage

When using the AC, change the blower speed to 1 or 2 after reaching your comfort level.


Tyre Pressure

The tyre pressure should be checked in cold. We recommend that you get a good quality tyre pressure gauge and check the pressure in the morning before starting. Check once in 15 days in winter and once a week in summer.

If the pressure is not as per recommendation then get the air pressure corrected at a petrol bunk with a digital gauge.


Fuel consumption monitoring

To monitor fuel consumption, we recommend you use the full tank method.

 To monitor fuel consumption, we recommend you use the full tank method. Fill the tank to the top & note kms.

 Run your Bolero till the 1/4th or start of reserve

 Re-fill the tank to the top & note kms run.

  Divide the total kms run by the amount of fuel filled

We recommend you maintain your own log of the fuel consumption; this will help you to monitor your Bolero 's fuel consumption pattern.


Air Conditioning usage

When using the AC, change the blower speed to 1 or 2 after reaching your comfort level.


Tyre Pressure

The tyre pressure should be checked in cold. We recommend that you get a good quality tyre pressure gauge and check the pressure in the morning before starting. Check once in 15 days in winter and once a week in summer.

If the pressure is not as per recommendation then get the air pressure corrected at a petrol bunk with a digital gauge.

Safety Tips
If it's a Breakdown:

Preventive maintenance reduces chances of a breakdown. However chances cannot be overruled. It is better to be prepared.

Carry an advance-warning triangle. It can be used to warn other road users if the car is obstructing the road. Place the triangle at a distance of 50 mts behind the vehicle. In case you don't possess a warning triangle hang a piece of red cloth on the car.


If its a Road Accident:

Stop your vehicle in the safest place and if possible off the road.

  Inform the police (no.100) as quickly as possible.

  Note down the registration no. of the other vehicles involved.

  Inform the insurance company as per the rules.

  Inform the police (no.100) as quickly as possible.

  Note down the registration no. of the other vehicles involved.


Safe Driving Tips:

Aggressive Driving

When you drive aggressively you are not only a risk to the safety of others on the road but also to yourself. But what exactly is aggressive driving? Take a look at the following examples. But understand this list may not cover every act of aggressive driving. The only thing you have to remember is to drive in a manner that is safe to one and all.

  Speeding

Running red lights and stop signs

  Tailgating

  Passing on the shoulder of the road

  Cutting off another vehicle

  Slamming on brakes in front of a tailgater

  Improper hand or facial gestures at other drivers

  Yelling

  Repeatedly honking the horn

  Repeatedly flashing of headlights

Also if you encounter an angry or aggressive motorist -

  Do not retaliate or in any way engage the other driver. Get out of the way.

  Do not make eye contact.

  Keep enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you to pull out from behind.

  Do not underestimate the other driver's potential for aggression.

Anyone can become an aggressive driver. Do not let stress and frustration get the best of you while driving. Be patient and courteous. Do not drive when angry, overtired or upset. Allow extra time to get to your destination. Listen to relaxing music. Give other drivers the benefit of the doubt - all drivers make mistakes. Avoid all conflict, even if you are right.


Alert Driving

You must concentrate on the road and drive defensively. Avoid distractions.

CONCENTRATION: You must be focused if you want to drive safely. You should be rested, calm and not under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. One of the greatest hazards of roadway driving is drowsiness or "highway hypnosis". Lack of sleep or fatigue affects your ability to safely drive your vehicle. When taking a long trip, avoid drowsiness by stopping frequently to drink coffee, exercise or nap. Exercise your eyes by reading road signs or shifting the focus of your eyes to different parts of the roadway. Make sure you are properly rested.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING: Plan ahead for the unexpected. Always be prepared to react to the other driver. Do not expect the other driver to do what you think he or she should do. Do not think you know what he or she is going to do. If you cannot avoid a crash, remain calm and try to choose the least dangerous situation. For example, running into a ditch is less dangerous than a head-on collision. Also, your chances of survival are greater if your vehicle is in good mechanical condition.


Vehicle Speed

MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SPEEDS: Driving too fast or too slow may create a dangerous situation. Regardless of the posted speed limit, weather and traffic conditions may make it necessary to drive more slowly. However, driving too slowly also can be dangerous. Your speed should be adjusted for the conditions and match the flow of traffic, as long as it does not surpass the maximum posted speed.

Weather Conditions

Weather can create a driving hazard. Special care must be taken in fog, rain, high winds and winter driving conditions.


Rain

When rain begins to fall lightly, water, dust, oil and leaves cause the roadway to become slippery. When this happens, increase your following distance. Take special care on curves and turns and while braking. Your headlights must be on when operating your wipers. Parking lights are not acceptable.

When rain begins to fall heavily, your tires may "hydroplane". This means the tires are riding on a layer of water and not on the roadway. Avoid hydroplaning by slowing down. If you skid while hydroplaning, try to regain control of the vehicle. Otherwise, release the accelerator and ride out the skid.


Winter Driving

Winter is the most difficult driving season due to many reasons, including lower temperatures, poor visibility and fewer daylight hours.