A bit extra from servicing cars [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]
(DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The long, time-consuming servicing sessions are an indispensable part of owning a car. And making a list of all the small things, which belong to your car before sending it for servicing, makes it tedious. Several people often omit this part, either because they are busy or just because they are lazy. They are, however, surprised and amused to see petty, inconsequential stuff missing from their car, after the session.
Arunab Sinha, a Seawoods resident, was who had got his car serviced at a Turbhe showroom couldn't stop laughing. "My son's diaper-storage box was swept off post servicing. The funniest part was that they did not know what the box was. I had received this swiss chocolate box last Diwali from my office. We kept it in the car to store soiled diapers as it was an air-tight container that prevented odour. In fact, there were two soiled diapers in the box as we had come back from a long trip before I put the car for servicing," said Sinha.
Kharghar resident, Prabhat Bane's car perfume went missing from his car after he got his car serviced. "It was almost over and I was about to change the car perfume. So, it didn't really matter to me, but these guys have this awful habit of lifting things. This makes it compulsory to list our belongings, before sending our car to a service centre, but most of the time we are in a rush to leave the place," said Bane.
Instances of lifting CD's, pen drives and small amount of money kept in the vacant section below the car-tape is common, but how about a tissue box A car tissue box was stolen from Vashi resident Shrutika Chari's car. "I had heard about such thefts, but I never faced one. During my second servicing, I didn't list my car's tissue-box and a pair of old shoes. The tissue box was lifted but they didn't pick up the shoes, probably because they were stinking," said Chari.
One has to be very careful about expensive iPods, USB drives or other gadgets left in the drawer below the dash board. Moorthy Nair was fortunate to remember about his 1 terabyte hard drive before sending his car to the service station.
Parthiv Uchil, lost a USB cum wavelength reader when he sent his car for servicing at a showroom in Turbhe.
"I had bought a USB cum radio frequency reader, which also worked a charging point for my iPhone. However, it was having some connectivity issues. I would have been very upset, had it been lifted in a working condition," said Uchil.
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