Fareed's Auto Service Blog: Tips, Advice and More

Hello and welcome! My name is Fareed, and this blog is about car repair. I plan to write about smash repair, body work, painting and other aspects of the industry. I also hope to include a few posts that will help you assess whether or not something is wrong with your car. I have worked on my own car for years, and recently, I've been embraced as the neighbourhood mechanic -- all my friends come to me for help. I'm not a professional mechanic, but I feel confident sharing this info with you as I've been working on cars for years. I am happy you found my blog and hope that you enjoy reading!

Why a Missed Logbook Service Could Have Major Ramifications


When it's time for a logbook service, and you already have a busy schedule, you may wonder whether you should skip the visit or consider rescheduling later. Many people are in your situation these days as they don't have enough spare capacity, and as the vehicle appears to be working "perfectly fine," it's not a priority. However, if you make a habit of such decisions, you may run into trouble in the future when it's time to look for another vehicle. Why should you reconsider the question?

Why a Manufacturer Recommendation Is So Important

Your vehicle manufacturer recommends a logbook service for many reasons. It is in the best interests of each company to ensure that these cars are reliable and, crucially, have a reputation for being so. To chase this goal, they put a great deal of effort into engineering design, as they balance longevity with reliability. They want to ensure that each major mechanical component will last as long as possible with little risk of failure but understand that certain parts need to be serviced along the way.

Help to Avoid Breakdowns

So, these companies do not schedule these visits simply to annoy each owner but to ensure that said owner can enjoy uninterrupted motoring instead. They have carefully calculated how long each component should last and when it should be looked at by a qualified mechanic to be either restored, upgraded or changed.

Understand The Bigger Picture

Clearly, if an owner does not comply with these service requests, there is a risk of failure. But further, this type of behaviour does not look good in the eyes of a potential buyer. Would you purchase a used car without a full logbook service history or question the vehicle instead? You may be worried that it could break down shortly after you buy, simply because it has not been maintained as recommended by the manufacturer.

Avoid Accumulated Risks

Even if you can find a buyer, they may want to knock the price down to take into account the lack of service history. So, by missing service visits, you not only risk breakdowns and recalcitrant buyers but may also have less money in your pocket.

Take Action

So, even though a logbook service visit may not be in your plans, don't be tempted to miss it altogether. Get in touch with the service department and make sure you can fit the visit into your schedule.

For more information about logbook services, contact a local company.


22 December 2022