How Dependable is Your Car

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The 2015 India Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) provides information about long-term car quality (2.5 to 3.5 years of ownership) when most vehicles reach the end of the warranty and owners assume responsibility for repair costs.

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Mohit Arora
Executive Director

Improvements in styling, material usage and build quality on models that were newly introduced at the time of purchase are helping enhance perceptions of durability with respect to vehicle exterior.

In terms of repairs and breakdowns, the percentage difference is marginal, indicating Diesel vehicles are as dependable as their Petrol counterparts. The fundamental reason for higher PP100 scores really boils down to usage.