If your car is under warranty, you need to have it serviced regularly and keep a record of these in your logbook. There are a number of reasons why a logbook car service is necessary for new cars and all of them relate to saving you serious cash during the time you own the car.
Letâ€™s take a look at some of the ways logbook servicing can put more money in your pocket.
You want to make a claim against the warranty
If something happens and you want to claim the repairs under your warranty - You must prove that you had the appropriate services or the dealer can refuse to pay for repairs and void the warranty. During the first two years of new car ownership, the most important aspect of vehicle servicing is replacing the engines oil and filter, particularly because a new engine will experience its most prominent wear in its early life, due to microscopic machining â€˜burrsâ€™ being worn away as the engine goes about its job, rotating at several thousand times each minute. Maintaining your servicing schedule ensures you do not fall victim to the most common dealership knockback for things like oil leaks. This happens far more often than you would think when the car has not had regular servicing to maintain warranty.
Not only does your logbook need servicing performed at the intervals outlined in your logbook, but they must also be performed by a qualified mechanic. On top of this, any parts that are replaced during the service need to be either genuine parts or of an equal quality. While your car is in our care, we can arrange logbook services, brake replacement and more.
Why else, even out of warranty, is car servicing key to the reliability of the car and will save you money in the long run?
You want to achieve the best price when you re-sell your car
When you sell your vehicle, you'll get a better price if your car has been maintained. The best way to prove this to a potential buyer is with your logbook.
This is because every time you have a logbook car service, your logbook is completed and stamped by the mechanic as proof to the buyer you have maintained the car.
You want to cut down repair costs on your car
As with all vehicles, under warranty or not regular services will extend the life of your car and minimise repairs in the future. We can assure you that maintenance is much cheaper than repair when a component eventually fails, particularly in today's technologically sophisticated modern cars. Logbook servicing keeps your car in prime condition, because it forces you to have your car serviced by a qualified mechanic at specific intervals.
So if you make sure that you have each and every logbook car service performed on time, you will save yourself some serious money in the future.