This Is Why You Need To Maintain Your Logbook

Maintaining your logbook and keeping a good record of all the services, checks, change of tyres, and other repairs your car has undergone is vital if you ever want to sell it. The logbook is the first thing many buyers and dealerships look for, because it will tell them a lot about the condition of the car.

This is why it is important to maintain your logbook:

Warranty

If your car is under warranty, then you need to maintain your logbook of all the servicing and repairs your car has had.

If you’re involved in an accident, even a small one, and you want to claim the repairs to be done under warranty, but cannot provide proof of your logbook, then the insurance company will most likely not pay for the repairs and may even void the warranty altogether.

Bear in mind that any problems that occur during your driving experience, a noise or an oil leak, whilst still under warranty, it is up to the dealership to pay for these problems.

Beware also that besides filing in your logbook servicing at the correct date intervals, you must also have these performed by a qualified mechanic. Plus, any parts replaced must be genuine or of equal quality. 

Resale Value

When you decide to sell your car, the only way you will get the best price for your car is if your logbook is in order. In other words, if your car has been well maintained throughout your ownership of it.

The reason for this is that every time you have a logbook car service, your logbook is completed and stamped by the qualified mechanic. This gives some proof to the buyer that you have maintained your car according to its schedule.

Cost of repairs

Like all cars, under warranty or not, regular car services will only extend the life of the vehicle and reduces the number of repairs necessary in the future.

If you ensure that you have every logbook car service signed and stamped on time, you will save yourself money in the long-run, and have a car that won’t easily quit on you.

For more information or if you want to speak to a qualified auto dealership, contact ABS Auto today.

 

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