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IANS

The flood in Chennai has brought huge loss to the lives and property of the residents and Chennaites are now trying to get back to normalcy. Needless to say, the flood has damaged several vehicles in the state. The auto makers in the country are expecting huge rush for servicing and repairing of the vehicles in the coming days.

Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, is estimating that about 4,000 vehicles of the company may need immediate servicing and the numbers are likely to go up in the coming days. The company said that around 25% of the vehicles may have been fully submerged in the flood water, 42% submerged up to seat level and 33% up to carpet level.

"Since many vehicles have been submerged in water, they will need thorough cleaning and polishing inside and outside, MSIL will bear 50 percent of the cost," IANS quoted Maruti as saying.

The company has already sent 150 technicians to Chennai from different parts of the country to attend to the affected vehicles in the city and has also sent two truckloads of spare parts. Initially, Maruti expects Rs 10 crore expenditure in relief efforts in Chennai.

The task force of Honda and Hyundai is also on the ground to help serving of the affected vehicles. While Hyundai estimates around 3,300 vehicles would need servicing, Honda's 1,200 cars have been affected in the flood, reports Business Standard. The car makers are offering discounted services and sales of spare parts to reduce the financial burden.

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