It turns out doing 1,000 km in one week wasn’t so hard after all. Having done a good mix of city and slight highway driving, we’ve successfully run-in the Perodua Ativa last week and we have sent it in for a 1,000 km inspection last Friday.
So, we booked our appointment at Perodua Service Sungai Penchala for 10 am. Everything went according to schedule and Cik Tiva was hoisted as soon as we finished talking with the service consultant.
What does the 1,000 km inspection entail? Not much actually.
The inspection is free of charge, and actually takes less than 15 minutes.
You can expect the following items to get inspected from the free 1,000 km inspection:
- Oil level & condition
- Water levels
- Tyre pressure
There are additional items you can opt for, and for Cik Tiva, we opted for the following:
- Magnet trap
- Battery terminal protector
- Windshield washer
The magnet trap is a simple band that goes around the oil filter. The battery terminal protector is a thin film that goes around the terminals, and the windscreen washer is just soapy water that you put in the wiper fluid reserve.
Cik Tiva is the first Perodua Ativa to be serviced at the Sungai Penchala facility. Luckily it was only an inspection as the mechanic at work told me the full-on-physical mechanic training session for the Ativa is due in April. Due to the pandemic, things had to be postponed.
|Perodua Ativa 1,000 km inspection|
|Inspection Service||RM 0|
|Battery terminal protector||RM 3.80|
|Windshield Washer (30 ml)||RM 3.40|
With the optional items that we took, our bill ended up being RM64.20. Of course, you can actually get the first service done without opting for these items. We just wanted to give Cik Tiva some TLC.
While the Ativa was lifted, we had a quick look at the undercarriage. Being a very new car, everything is clean and nice.
Is there anything interesting to see underneath? Well, no not really. Besides the lack of an engine splash guard, you could see the torsion beam, fuel tank, and a long muffler. There are also these drain plugs at the bottom of the car, which are originally jig mounts for the assembly.
Foolishly, we didn’t raise the issue of the rattling noise as we thought we had solved it by tightening the spare wheel the night before. On our way to our next agenda from the service centre, we noticed the sound was still present in the rear section of the Ativa.
We’ve set another appointment for this Wednesday and we’ll keep you updated on the rattling noise in the Ativa.