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Honda Civic 2018

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1 minute ago, i5han said:

Hi Guys, Where do you recommend to service the 2018 civic?

Stafford Motors - Raththanapitiya

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2 minutes ago, sathyajithj99 said:

Stafford Motors - Raththanapitiya

Well i have only heard negative stories about them. I also went to their maradana place to get an accident quotation. I was not impressed with the experience. 

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3 hours ago, i5han said:

Hi Guys, Where do you recommend to service the 2018 civic?

I take mine for servicing at the agent @ Rattanapitiya.

If it's body repairs, please try to avoid their body repair shop as they're a royal pain to work with. I had to take my car there for a body repair on the door, but they left so much paint overspray on an adjacent panel (luckily it came off with a quick polish) and also managed to mess up a small plastic corner guard on a totally different door by using a screwdriver to remove it. It broke and the screwdriver scratched some paint from the interior. Had to get it done elsewhere after that so I'll most likely never visit them for such repairs.

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Hi All, did anyone experience engine knocking in civic SR? this happens with my car frequently specially when I pick up or accelerate to overtake vehicles. This happens on and off however, it despairs when turbo start working. Stafford couldn’t rectify the issue but told me bunch of civic turned in with the same symptom. I appreciate your valuable comments/suggestions on this matter please.

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10 hours ago, misnad said:

I take mine for servicing at the agent @ Rattanapitiya.

If it's body repairs, please try to avoid their body repair shop as they're a royal pain to work with. I had to take my car there for a body repair on the door, but they left so much paint overspray on an adjacent panel (luckily it came off with a quick polish) and also managed to mess up a small plastic corner guard on a totally different door by using a screwdriver to remove it. It broke and the screwdriver scratched some paint from the interior. Had to get it done elsewhere after that so I'll most likely never visit them for such repairs.

Where do you recommend for a body repair?

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minor body repairs are done at Stafford Maradana. I did some painting jobs there and a buffer replacement. Service was good

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Anyone has experience on servicing and maintaining the Civic at Ideal Motors? The sale where I bought it from recommends them for servicing.

Never been a fan of Stafford- over crowded and don't have time to give the car proper attention.

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47 minutes ago, i5han said:

Where do you recommend for a body repair?

I took my car for a minor dent repair on the hood to Keen Auto close to Rattanapitiya. They’re the ones who do paintless dent repairs. They do bigger body repairs that require repainting too. The person running it is well versed in this stuff. As for mechanical faults, etc. I’ll just go to the agents anyways. Never had any so far.

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On 11/5/2018 at 4:11 PM, RWD said:

For anyone who has an EX and EXT with the premium audio system - have you noticed an improvement in sound quality after a few 1000 km's? Been reading up a few forums and they say the stock speakers take some time to break in. Otherwise was considering swapping them out for something better. So far that's my only gripe with the car.

 

I have an SR - Not premium Audio. but the sound improvement is pretty noticeable after a month.so yeah-theres a breaking period.

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On 11/8/2018 at 9:28 AM, RWD said:

Anyone has experience on servicing and maintaining the Civic at Ideal Motors? The sale where I bought it from recommends them for servicing.

Never been a fan of Stafford- over crowded and don't have time to give the car proper attention.

Stafford Maradana is nowadays less crowded (comparatively) the folk there are ok.

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Hybrid Hub has opened a large facility at Miriswatta (piliyandala). They do non-hybrid too. Any experience?


I went once with my Fit Shuttle hybrid for a health-check, and replaced two sensors in engine (broken pins). 'was happy with it. But, I have not done any servicing from them. It was less crowded, probably because it was new.

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BTW, mine is at 1,500 KM now, when should I take her to service? The service manual says that the next oil change is when indicated. It's in 10,000. But I remember doing an oil change in 1,000 KM to my Maruti Swift brand new.

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10 minutes ago, Eagle Eye said:

BTW, mine is at 1,500 KM now, when should I take her to service? The service manual says that the next oil change is when indicated. It's in 10,000. But I remember doing an oil change in 1,000 KM to my Maruti Swift brand new.

I'd get it done if the manufactured month is may or before... (6 month interval)

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There is a factory break-in oil in these civics. I believe the manual specifically states not to do the first oil change until the maintenance minder indicator comes on. After that if you are paranoid about oil changes go ahead every 10,000 kms or so.

Oil changes in the new civics are entirely dependent on your driving styles and environments. Trust in the maintenance minder. But I guess no harm in getting an inspection at Stafford and an undercarriage wash but don't change the oil.

 

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On 11/8/2018 at 9:30 AM, misnad said:

I took my car for a minor dent repair on the hood to Keen Auto close to Rattanapitiya. They’re the ones who do paintless dent repairs. They do bigger body repairs that require repainting too. The person running it is well versed in this stuff. As for mechanical faults, etc. I’ll just go to the agents anyways. Never had any so far.

How much did it cost for the Hood PDR? there's a Dent on the roof in my Vitara which i wanted to do PDR. issue is this panel not reachable from under.

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1 hour ago, Ruslan said:

How much did it cost for the Hood PDR? there's a Dent on the roof in my Vitara which i wanted to do PDR. issue is this panel not reachable from under.

It cost me 3k. They have equipment to pull out the dent from the outside if it isn’t reachable from under.

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