All You Need to Know About the Logbook Service of Your Car

Logbook Service of Your Car

Clyde Robertsons, NegosentroEveryone in the vehicle industry including the manufacturer, dealers, and mechanics will advise you to conduct logbook service of your car at periodic intervals. This type of car servicing is gaining huge popularity amongst car owners with each passing day. This unique type of servicing not only helps in your vehicle maintenance and comes to your rescue in times of need but it also establishes a servicing record, and by doing so keeps you fairly knowledgeable about your car. You may want to approach your car dealership for getting this type of servicing done but there are qualified people other than your dealership who can provide these services at much cheaper rates.

What is logbook servicing?

A logbook service typically refers to conducting thorough car examination and major to minor timely repairs at a regular periodic interval (on an average after every ten thousand kilometres running). The servicing is done by abiding by the instructions provided in the cars logbook. This type of servicing is designed in a way that it follows the instructions of the car manufacturers. The part checking, replacements and repair services are done in a manner that is approved and instructed by the car manufacturer.

Logbook service includes various safety checks and repairs including the following:

  • Checking of different car parts such as breaks, steering, tyre pressure, fan belts, lights, suspension, radiators, fuel pipes etc.
  • Running digital battery examination, checking the fluid levels in the car (especially engine oils and bonnet fluids).
  • Examining and replacing engine oil filters and engine oils etc.

All these servicing must be carried out by either authorized dealers or authorized mechanics who can stamp your cars logbook and ensure the warranty of your vehicle.

Stamping the vehicle logbook:

The logbook is always provided by the vehicle manufacturer in which they provide clear instructions related to car servicing dos and don’ts and periodical servicing. It acts as a guidebook to the car servicing person and helps him to understand how much attention should be dedicated to which specific part during car servicing. The log book also functions as record keeper of car servicing. Maintaining the logbook benefits the car owner in several ways. Stamping the logbook is an integrated part of logbook service.  

Usually the stamping should be done by authorized dealers. But according to the related authorities any certified, capable and licensed repairer is entitled to stamp the logbook after servicing the car. There are designated pages of a logbook that must be signed or stamped after each servicing. If you take your car to your favourite mechanic for servicing he can sign the logbook too if he is a certified and licensed person. Not necessarily you have to take your car to the dealer. You can even take your car to any certified service centre of your choice for logbook service. Such stamping does not affect the manufacturer’s warranty of your car.

Benefits of logbook servicing:

As mentioned earlier logbook servicing imparts several benefits on your car, optimal car maintenance is one of them. Maintaining the car by following the strict guidelines of the manufacturers simply means your car enjoys good health and functionality. Conducting timely logbook service ensures you get your claims against your manufacturer’s warranty when the time comes. In case, a car is poorly maintained or the car mechanic does not follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the core the warranty may be void. Another massive benefit is that a logbook servicing enhances the resale value of the car.