Nexon Ownership Tips

Washing your Car

Always wash your Nexon with a pressure washer and never use a dry duster or an old cloth to remove dust. This will add swirl marks on the clear coat. It is better to drive a car with dust rather than drive a clean car with swirl marks. At the very least, use a Jopasu duster to remove dust and minimize swirls. Absolutely do not use the security guard or car cleaner to clean your car.

Tyre Pressure

Check and Maintain tyre pressure at 30 or 32 psi at the max in all five tyres. Never exceed 32 psi at any cost. In addition, do not fill in air just a day ahead of planning a long drive.

Teflon coating

There is craze for this term namely Teflon coating. What is teflon? Teflon is a hard coating that needs to be applied under heat and pressure. It cannot be just sprayed. If a dealer is telling he will apply teflon on your car, he is cheating you blatantly. Teflon is a registered trademark and there are "teflon" coatings available for automobile paint yet, anywhere in the industry.

The dealer would just "wax" your car and give it to you. It is not a hard coating at all. Hardness is measured in "H" and higher the number higher the hardness. Wax coating can be a 1H or 2H at the best. Ceramic coatings offer upto 12 H hardness. Wax, in reality will last only upto a month, assuming you use your car daily. This is because of the amount of dust and pollution in India.

Rear Seat is nauseating / bumpy at highway speeds

Yes. This is a problem in Nexon. Many have complained that the rear seat is causing a vomiting sensation and is bumpy. The solution to this problem is adding suspension buffers. they cost 7500/- including taxes and installation for all four end. You may alternatively reduce to speed and drive below 100 kmph to reduce the vomiting sensation and providing a smooth ride.

Theft-proof car?

Is there anything called a theft proof car or could we make a car theft proof?

The short answer is "No" . No car is theft proof even with advanced security systems. All cars can be stolen. However, if once has installed visible locks like wheel nut locks, brake lock, clutch lock, gear lock, handbrake lock, steering lock etc, the chances are that the thief will move away from your car to a potentially easier target. Mechanical locks are the hardest to break as in most cases, one requires welding / cutting power tools. It is not practical for a thief to carry all these tools when he tries to steal the car. These locks are available everywhere. Buy from your nearest auto accessory store or from online retailers.

Replacing your tyres.

If it is time to replace your tyres, do it. Don't look for the cheapest price. Look for a tyre that has the manufacturing date closest to the current date. This ensures your tyre is new and good. Rubber deteriorates over a period of time and old tyres aren't as good as newly manufactured ones. The tyre sidewall would have a number or code, which will easily give an idea of when it was manufactured. Example if the number says 3320, it means the tyre is manufactured in the 33rd week of 2020.

Water level on your battery

Many owners have reported low water levels in the battery. This is very bad for the battery and will cause the battery to fail. You may not be able to start the car if the battery fails. Check the battery and fill up distilled water as required. Distilled water is available at most petrol pumps and also at all battery shops.

Running in your car

Now that you have purchased your new car, let’s see how to run in the engine.

What is running-in. Engine consists of multiple moving parts and all of them are newly machined metal parts. They need to get moving and settle down. This is crucial to have a good engine life, engine performance and power. Keep the RPM below 2300 rpm at any cost. Do not exceed 80-90 kmph speed during the run in period. Please read the below FAQ for further questions.

  1. How fast can I drive? max 90 kmph

  2. Can I rev above 2300 rpm? Not recommended to do that.

  3. How long should I run-in the engine? For 2000 kms.

  4. Can I take my car on a long drive / intercity / interstate trip in run in period? Yes. absolutely. You can take it. As long as the speed/RPM limitations are adhered to, engine won’t be affected.

  5. I erroneously crossed the speed / RPM for a brief period. Will it affect the engine? No. A short duration of maybe a minute should be fine, but please don’t do it continuously and more often.

  6. Can I drive the car continuously for hours when in a new car, on a long drive? Yes. Keep your eye on the temperature gauge and ensure it doesn’t cross 3 bars. If you see a 4th bar, it is time to rest the engine. However, we recommend giving the engine a break after 3 hours of driving.