Much to my surprise, after many months of peaceful and luxurious motoring in the Tucson, the car has finally developed an issue that needs to be taken care of. Well, to be honest, it’s not really an issue but a minor flaw that came about due to the usual gremlin that floods our roads every monsoon – water logging. After an evening of a particularly heavy rain shower, I was crossing the Barapullah flyover, and much to my surprise the road was waterlogged with quite a large amount of water. I suppose the PWD department of Delhi assumes that since it’s not a regular road and rather a flyover, there would be no stagnant water here. Clearly, the engineers haven’t heard much about something revolutionary called drainage.
Anyhow, rants with infrastructure aside, the Tucson passed through the standing water with flying colours, but the depth and the volume of the water was such that the sump guard under the engine lost one of its plastic fasteners. And with that much volume of water being channelled through it, the sump guard has a minor bend in it. Now, it’s nothing that hampers the usability of the Tucson, but it’s just a bit of an eye sore to look at when viewed from the front. I suppose then, a visit to the workshop is in order to remedy this minor inconvenience.