Posted on: 11 March 2021Share
Log book service is an essential part of any new car's upkeep, and it's something that thousands of Australians go and do each week. However, not all log book services are the same, with some offering far better benefits to you than others. It is also important to ensure you get the right service, which many new car owners who have bought a vehicle for the first time do not quite grasp. Here are three things you should always look for when going to get a log book service done, no matter how old or how new your car is.
Accredited Service Provider
Car manufacturers are very picky about who they let service their cars when they are under warranty. If you go and get your car serviced at a non-approved mechanic, then there is a very good chance you will accidentally void your warranty. Log book services should always be done with a mechanic that has been explicitly approved for this work by the manufacturer of the car that you have bought. These lists can often be found on the website of the mechanic or the car manufacturer's Australian page. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask before you get any work done.
Car Service Courtesy Car
The most frustrating part of taking your car in for a scheduled service is losing your freedom for the day. Luckily, more and more mechanics are starting to offer a car service courtesy car. In fact, some offer cars that are well beyond the value of your current car, so taking them out for the day can be quite fun, if a little nerve-wracking. Before you book in any more car services, make sure you ring around and see if your provider has a courtesy car service, and if not, find one that does.
You never want to be surprised when going in for a car service, so it is always a good idea to ask them how much a regular car service is. Of course, if any extenuating circumstances happen and parts need to be replaced, the basic cost will go up, but as a general rule, you should want to know how much a basic service will be. Don't go into a mechanic that is not willing to disclose what their basic pricing is, as open communication is key for a trusting relationship between a consumer and mechanic.