Is your new car still under warranty? If it’s still protected by a warranty, having it serviced in line with the manufacturer’s specifications is essential to keeping its new car warranty valid, and also offers a range of additional benefits.
Many drivers only book their vehicles in for repairs when they notice something’s wrong, however, taking that approach to car maintenance would not only void the manufacturer’s warranty but also increase the chance of expensive repairs and make your car unsafe to drive. Log book servicing isn’t only important for keeping your car’s log book up-to-date and the manufacturer’s warranty valid, but also minimising repairs and enhancing road safety.
Save money with log book servicing
Log book servicing can save car owners money in a number of ways, most notably by minimising the need for expensive car repairs. By servicing your car on a scheduled basis (every 6 months or 10,000 kms whichever is first), you’ll reduce the chance of major issues going unnoticed by identifying potential issues early on and implementing the right solution.
Another way log book servicing saves car owners money is by keeping it running as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. A well-tuned car uses less fuel (and produces fewer emissions) which saves you money at the pump, and also protects the lifespan of parts and components by replacing essential oils and fluids, like engine oil and brake fluid.
Maintain your car’s value
Most car owners will sell or trade in their new car at some point in the future and will naturally want to get the best possible price for it when they sell. Maintaining a log book service history with regular scheduled servicing is one of the best ways to preserve a vehicle’s value whether selling privately or trading it in for a new model. When it comes time to sell, potential buyers can browse the log book and feel confident that the car has been well maintained and represents a good purchase.
Stay safe on the road
The most important benefit to scheduled servicing is road safety. Having your car serviced regularly enhances road safety by identifying issues that could contribute to an accident. From the brakes and steering through to the suspension system and tyres, your car’s most important safety systems will all be inspected as part of the scheduled log book service.
Dealer or non-dealer servicing?
Many new car owners are under the impression that they can have their car serviced only at the dealership. This isn’t true. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ensures that car owners have the freedom to choose where you have your car serviced. As a licenced auto workshop, we can log book service your new car and help you keep it valid and up-to-date.
Ready to book your car in for a log book service at Figtree Brake & Clutch Services? Call (02) 4272 3999 to book your car in for a service at our licenced auto workshop in Figtree today.