Two Benefits of Paying for a Log Book Servicing

If you've been considering skipping your upcoming log book servicing appointment, you might want to rethink your decision. Here are two benefits of log book servicing.

It will make it easier to claim on your car warranty

If at some point in the future, your car develops a defect which you suspect may be the result of a manufacturing error, you will probably want to make a claim on your vehicle warranty.

However, many car manufacturers will refuse these types of claims, if the claimant has not made reasonable efforts to keep the car in good condition. In most cases, 'reasonable efforts' includes taking the vehicle in for periodic log book servicing.

If you have not had this type of servicing done and do not, therefore, have an up-to-date log book record of any maintenance work, you may find that your claim is denied.

In this situation, you would be forced to pay for the repair of the defect yourself. Depending on the nature of the problem, this could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

If you don't have much spare cash available for this type of repair work, it would be wise to keep your upcoming servicing appointment.

It can reduce the likelihood of your car breaking down

Roadside vehicle breakdowns can be a nightmare. Not only is the experience very stressful (and potentially dangerous, if it occurs on a busy motorway) but it can also be expensive, as you usually end up having to pay for both a tow truck and extensive repair work.

Log book servicing can significantly reduce the likelihood of your car malfunctioning and breaking down in this manner.

Most servicing technicians will, for example, change the engine oil filter and replace the engine oil. This will help to keep your engine cooled and lubricated, and thus reduce the chances of its components wearing out (as a result of friction) or the engine overheating and malfunctioning whilst you're out on the road.  

Vehicle breakdowns are also frequently caused by problems with the car battery. This, too, is a component which the mechanic will inspect during the servicing process. They will usually remove corrosion from the battery cables, top up the water reservoir and check the battery's charge. All of these maintenance activities should help to reduce the chances of you finding yourself stranded on the side of a road because of a dead car battery.