Many car manufacturers today offer three, five or even ten year warranties for new cars sold today. With such a lengthy warranty comes responsibility on the part of the new car owner. The logbook is a book found within your glove box in your new car that details when service visits should occur, such as at 10,000 or 15,000 km, and which services are necessary at those visits. Having a record of your service visits is important to maintaining your complete car warranty.
A routine car service can include simply changing the oil and filter or replacing the windscreen wipers. This type of service can be done by almost any qualified mechanic or technician and are considered basic functions. However, other services such as cleaning and flushing the transmission require more experienced mechanics and must meet the standards of the car manufacturer in order for the car’s warranty to remain in effect. When you book your car in for such services, ask for the qualified mechanic to take the time to fill out your car’s logbook to verify the car service in the event warranty service is needed later.
Having the logbook filled out during car services can also give more value to your car when you prepare to sell or trade the vehicle. Some dealers will want to see the logbook before agreeing on your car for trade of another and many individual buyers will also expect to see the logbook. If you have had your car service, this will show in the logbook. The fact that the mechanics you had your car serviced by are qualified to perform the services will also be apparent in the logbook.
Routine service such as the oil change mentioned earlier can be handled by ACE Mechanics and they will document this to keep your car’s warranty in force. Consider having all routine and yearly service work performed only by qualified mechanics such as ACE Mechanics and to include this information in the logbook provided with your car. Doing so will increase the likelihood that you will keep your car’s warranty for its full time period and that you will be able to get the best value from your car when selling or trading for another. It is your responsibility to be able to share such important information with future buyers of your car.