Maintenance is one of the important aspects that every typical consumer brainstorms prior purchasing of a new car. An affordable car with lower maintenance is what a consumer looks for while purchasing a brand new car. The cost of maintenance becomes primary preference for a typical Indian buyer rather than the pricing. The cost of ownership is calculated on various factors like cost of service, fuel efficiency, annual insurance premium, cost of the spare parts, wear & tear of moving parts and much more. Furthermore, regular scheduled services which include engine oil change, oil filter, sparks plugs, fuel filter, alignment balancing and labour charges also compile to the maintenance cost of the car. So, if you are looking for low maintenance car in your budget, here is a compiled list of top 5 budget friendly cars with low maintenance cars to buy in India. Also Read: Navratri, Dussehra & Diwali 2017 Offers: Discounts & Benefits on Maruti Suzuki Cars up to INR 22,000 on Alto, WagonR, Swift, Ciaz, Celerio and Ertiga Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Showcases Swift Extreme at Thailand International Motor Expo 2019

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 & K10: Maruti Alto from the house of Maruti Suzuki India is generally considered as a first preference for their first car by a typical Indian family. The reason that majority of Indian consumers still opt for this small car is due of its affordability, reliability and practicality it has to offer each day. All of these aspects make this small car to hit the top slot of low maintenance cars in India. See More: 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Price, Features, Images & Interior – All You Need to Know Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Offers Discounts Upto Rs 1.05 Lakh on Cars - Vitara Brezza, Swift, Dzire, Eeco | Full Details

Tata Nano: The baby Tata is not only the most affordable car in India but remains an easy to maintain vehicle as well. Tata deserves applause for this as they have stood by their claims by treating the maintenance in the similar manner as they have kept the pricing-Affordable. It comes with a free service schedule till 20,000 km or 24 months whichever is earlier. The periodic service costs for the Tata Nano adds up to only INR 1000 for the 1st year or 10,000 km. There is only a marginal increase in the second and third-year cost of ownership with INR 2500 and INR 3000 respectively. Also Read: Tata Nexon SUV India Price, Review, Interior, Colours, Features & Specs: Everything to Know Also Read - Bizarre: Bihar Man Couldn’t Afford a Helicopter so he Gives Tata Nano a ‘Chopper’ Look

Maruti Suzuki Swift - Current GenerationMaruti Suzuki Swift: Maruti Suzuki India limited is a proven player when it comes to affordable servicing which comprises of furbishing the car with inexpensive but decent quality spare parts and convenient labour charges. Thus the Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with 3 free services which are consist of a regular vehicle inspection of engine tuning and engine oil, oil filter, air filter which is replaced at the first 1000 km or 1 month, 5000 km or 6 month and 10,000 km or 12 months. As per the norm, consumables are paid for by the customer itself. The maintenance cost for the Swift in 1st year is INR 2100, 2nd year- 4200 and INR 3300 in the third year. See More: 2017 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift Bookings Open Officially; Launch Date, Price in India, Interior, Specs

Top 5 cars with low maintenance cost in India 2016

Toyota Etios Liva: Toyota vehicles are proven to be a workhorse as they need less frequent visits to the service stations as compared to other vehicles. Several Toyota products do not require a coolant replacement and transmission oil change for as long as 1.5 lakh Km. However, the fuel filter is required to be replaced at 80,000 km. Toyota Liva demands its air filter and brake fluid to be changed at 40,000 km and the cost for the same is INR 800 only. On top of that, the engine of the hatchback is optimized to work with mineral oil and the scheduled maintenance cost of Liva requires you to dole around INR 3500 to INR 4000, which will include replacement of engine oil, oil filters and the spark plug.

Hyundai Grand i10: Hyundai India sells a commendable number of cars in India which is higher than other countries for the Korean car maker. The brand is well known for a low cost of maintenance for their cars which leads to higher sales figures. The Grand i10 is the car that is doing great in terms of sales and is being proffered with a huge price cut as well. Hyundai offers the Grand i10 with three labour free services that span through two years. The intervals are as follows- 2000 km or 2 months, 10,000 km or 1 year and 20,000 km or 24 months. The first service is free of consumables whereas the subsequent services will set you back by INR 2500 and INR 3000 respectively.