Log Book Servicing and Car Maintenance schedules
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We can perform fully qualified log book servicing on a wide range of makes and models including: Holden, Ford, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Kia – and many more.
Following the Log Book Service schedule set out by your cars manufacturer helps maintain your rights to a new car warranty – and keeps your car running at its best.
We don't have to have a physical log book in order to do a Log Book Service - it just means we follow the manufacturers guidelines. We can certainly provide you with a log book to help you record your cars service history, which will be a benefit if you ever decide to sell your vehicle.
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Many people believe they must go back to a car dealership for New Car Log Book servicing in order to maintain the warranty. Actually, the ACCC have consistently confirmed that under Australian Law, you are free to have your car service carried out by a mechanic or service centre of your choice provided they are qualified to do so. See our video to learn more.
What is it and why is it important for my car?
A maintenance schedule or service schedule is like a guideline for which parts or fluids should get replaced in your car and the recommended time or mileage for this to happen. A cars maintenance schedule is based on a lot of factors including the make and model of the car, local driving conditions and driver behaviour.
If its not broken, why replace it ?
When your automotive mechanic recommends something under your car service schedule they have your car’s safety, reliability and longevity in mind. A well maintained car will last longer, drive better, use less petrol and keep you and your family safer. Preventative maintenance of your car is just like the old saying “a stitch in time saves nine” for example, mechanics and experts know from years of experience that if your timing belt doesn’t get replaced when your car reaches a certain mileage then it has a high risk of breaking or failing. If your timing belt does snap or fail your car will stop running and major damage to your engine could result. This would mean not only an unnecessary breakdown causing inconvenience to you, but you’ll need to call a tow truck and face the high cost of repair’s sometimes in the thousands – that is if your engine is not totally damaged beyond repair.
Is a service schedule the same as a Log Book service?
When you buy a new car it gets delivered with a ‘log book’. Think of your log book as a maintenance schedule written by the people who made your car - it outlines the best way to keep your car in top shape, and seeing as they built your car then they know exactly what’s best for it. If for whatever reason your car doesn’t have a log book your mechanic will still have the knowledge and expertise to recommend an appropriate maintenance schedule for your car based on its age, condition, driving conditions and your driving style.
Why should I follow the log book?
If your mechanic follows the guidelines in your log book, you know your car is being kept safe and in its best working order according to the manufacturers specifications. A car that has had its proper log book services will drive better, have better fuel efficiency and last longer, with less unexpected repairs or breakdowns. Having a proper log book history also preserves your new cars statutory warranty and improves the resale value of your car.