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Renault Kwid 1.0-litre Service and Maintenance: Pocket-Friendly Ownership?

Modified On Jun 14, 2018 06:12 PM By Sponsored for Renault KWID

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The Renault Kwid 1.0-litre is 28 per cent cheaper to maintain than the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 over a five-year period. Check out our comparative analysis to find out how

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre

Ownership cost is one of the most important points a buyer keeps in mind before making a purchase in the small car segment. With the Kwid’s SUV-inspired, butch styling and low maintenance cost, Renault seems to have ticked all the right boxes with the Kwid. But is it cheaper to maintain when compared to a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. Let’s compare the maintenance cost of both hatchbacks over the duration of 10 years.  

Both the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre and the K10 are scheduled for 10,000km or annually for their periodic maintenance.   

Model Renault Kwid 1.0-litre
  Service Interval Part (MRP) Labour * Total Parts + Labour
         
1st Service 2m/2K Kms ₹ 0 ₹ 0 ₹ 0
2nd Service 1 Yr/10K Kms ₹ 1,068 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,068
3rd Service 2 Yr/20K Kms ₹ 1,311 ₹ 0 ₹ 1,311
4th Service 3 Yr/30K Kms ₹ 2,639 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 4,523
5th Service 4 Yr/40K Kms ₹ 1,692 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 3,550
6th Service 5 Yr/50K Kms ₹ 1,072 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 2,956
7th Service 6 Yr/60K Kms ₹ 2,883 ₹ 1,515 ₹ 4,826
8th Service 7 Yr/70K Kms ₹ 1,072 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 2,377
9th Service 8 Yr/80K Kms ₹ 1,692 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 2,997
10th Service 9 Yr/90K Kms ₹ 2,639 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 3,944
11th Service 10 Yr/100K Kms ₹ 1,316 ₹ 1,305 ₹ 2,621
Approx. Maintenance Cost in 10 Years ₹ 17,390 ₹ 10,650 ₹ 28,040
Model Alto K10 
  Service Interval Part (MRP) Labour * Total Parts + Labour
1st Service   ₹ 925 ₹ 0 ₹ 925
2nd Service 2m/2K Kms ₹ 0 ₹ 0 ₹ 0
3rd Service 1 Yr/10K Kms ₹ 925 ₹ 0 ₹ 925
4th Service 2 Yr/20K Kms ₹ 2,910 ₹ 1,580 ₹ 4,490
5th Service 3 Yr/30K Kms ₹ 925 ₹ 1,490 ₹ 2,415
6th Service 4 Yr/40K Kms ₹ 3,715 ₹ 1,580 ₹ 5,295
7th Service 5 Yr/50K Kms ₹ 925 ₹ 1,490 ₹ 2,415
8th Service 6 Yr/60K Kms ₹ 2,910 ₹ 1,580 ₹ 4,490
9th Service 7 Yr/70K Kms ₹ 925 ₹ 1,490 ₹ 2,415
10th Service 8 Yr/80K Kms ₹ 3,955 ₹ 1,580 ₹ 5,535
11th Service 9 Yr/90K Kms ₹ 925 ₹ 1,490 ₹ 2,415
12th Service 10 Yr/100K Kms ₹ 2,910 ₹ 1,490 ₹ 4,400
Approx. Maintenance Cost in 10 Years ₹ 21,950 ₹ 13,770 ₹ 35,720

* Labour Prices are excluding GST

In the basic manufacturer-set maintenance schedule, the Renault comes out on top as the more pocket-friendly offering out of the two for a duration of 10 years. Besides the cost of parts, it is apparent that Renault has also paid attention to labour charges. The Kwid even trumps the Alto K10 when it comes the costs involving two major services (5th and 10th) too.

Renault kwid

Sceptical about running the same car for 10 years? Don’t worry, let us take a look at a smaller period of five years instead. With a monthly running of around 1000km, you would end up with roughly around 60,000km over five years. During this period, you’ll need to spend Rs 16,104 as the total maintenance cost for the Kwid 1.0-litre. On the other hand, maintaining the Alto K10 will set you back by Rs 20,955. Hence, by picking the Renault over the Alto K10, you end up saving 28 per cent more!

Essential parts prices 

 

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre

Alto K10

Engine oil

Rs 310/litre Required: 2.56Lx310= Rs 794

Rs 288/litre Required: 2.9Lx288= Rs 835

Coolant

Rs 248/litre Required: 4.28Lx248

= Rs 1061

Rs 285/litre Required: 4.5Lx285= Rs 1,283

Brake fluid

Rs 400/litre

Rs 780/litre

Oil filter

Rs 112

Rs 90

Air filter

Rs 166

Rs 185

Fuel filter

Rs 244

Rs 320

Spark Plug (set of three)

Rs 366

Rs 300

Alternator belt

Rs 192

Rs 240 (Alt+fan)

Fan belt

Rs 184

 

Looking at the prices of all the main replaceable parts in both the hatchbacks, majority of the parts for the Renault Kwid are more affordable compared to its rival. In fact, all the major fluids in the Kwid are considerably cheaper. 

Other than paying special attention to keep the Kwid’s packaging and prices spot on, Renault has also ensured that it after-sales services are relatively more affordable when compared to the Alto K10. With initiatives like Workshop on Wheels, Renault has made sure that its clients in far-flung places are at ease when it comes to maintenance as well. Renault’s efforts have certainly paid off as it has already sold over two lakh units of the Kwid in the Indian market in just over two years!

Check Out: Renault Kwid 1.0L - All You Need To Know 

To enhance your experience further, the Renault Kwid packs a large 300-litre boot, first-in-class features, and various personalisation options too. What's more, it even comes with the added convenience of an automated manual transmission (AMT). And if you are on a tight budget, the Kwid makes more sense than buying a Rs one lakh bike. To find out how, click here

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