What is a Logbook Car Service?

When you purchase a new car or one that is still within the warranty period, you need to book in for a logbook car service on time, every time. This is because you will violate your new car warranty, if you don’t have the services performed as outlined in your car’s log book.

The timing and content of these services will have been designated by the car manufacturer and are meant to keep your car running smoothly and pick up any problems that might need repairing under the warranty. Every logbook car service must be performed by a licenced mechanic, but this doesn’t have to be at the dealer, you can easily go to your local, trusted auto shop for your car’s logbook services.

It pays to remember that if you have also purchased an extended warranty with your new car, you might have to go to your dealer for these services. Whilst you can have all of the logbook car services performed by your local auto shop, when the manufacturer’s warranty ends and the new extended warranty begins, your dealer will most probably add the condition that all services during the dealer warranty period must be performed by their mechanics.

Make sure to check on this before you decide on purchasing a dealer extended warranty or you could be up for more costly services and a longer trip to the mechanic that you anticipated.

What is involved in a logbook car service?

Some of the services will be minor services and some will be major services. The first service after you have just purchased your new car will usually take place at 1000km and will include a few safety checks, specific to each vehicle, just to make sure that everything is fine, since you have been driving the vehicle around for a while.

The requirements for each service are outlined in your logbook and the qualified mechanic will perform each service as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Any parts that need to be replaced will also be either genuine parts or their equivalent, so you don’t need to worry about voiding your warranty with poor quality parts.

For professional logbook car services by experienced and professional mechanics, call Steve Sorensen Mechanical at Browns Plains on 3809 2711.