A page from my water color sketchbook ..
You can't be on an Indian road if you don't spot them ! To hire one, you just have to stretch out your hand and say "auto..auto..auto" using the same decibel levels that you might use while crying out for help. And, there you have - a couple of cute little tri-wheeler wonders standing right in front of you, with their drivers popping out....all set to negotiate.
Even before you thank your luck after hopping into one, you are already on a 'belt-less' roller-coaster ride, right in the middle of a crazy Indian road with the crazier Indian traffic, driven by the craziest auto driver !!
And, if the rear view mirror is strategically adjusted at every traffic signal, you know you are a 'good-looking' one...:-)
.... I can almost hear the trademark sound they make ..'Trrrrrrrrrrrrrr...rrrrr'.