Perhaps you’ve always thought that vehicles come accompanied with their own personal hard copy service books. In this day and age however, technology is rapidly advancing, and service data and maintenance repairs are no longer having to be recorded by manufacturers in the pages of a paper service book. Most prestigious brands of European vehicles are quickly adapting to this change in technology. Nevertheless, you may find that sticking to the old ways and keeping a hard copy log book available in your car may be more beneficial than you think.
In this article, we will be discussing the changes to onboard service books in European vehicles, and why we always recommend purchasing a hard copy for you own benefit.
What are the Changes?
European vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi are no longer producing hard copy paper service logbooks and including them within their vehicles. Instead, technology nowadays has allowed for manufacturer dealerships to input the servicing data and maintenance repairs onto the vehicle’s onboard software. This, however, can pose a significant problem for workshops and vehicle owners alike.
Why Should You Purchase a Hard Copy Service Book?
Manufacturers input the data onto the onboard software, however the equipment needed to access this data is not available outside of the manufacturer dealership. As a result, workshops are unable to access this information and are prevented from being able to keep their client’s on-board records up to date.
Paper logbook may no longer be included in the vehicle purchase package; however, they are always available to be purchased separately. You may find hard copy car maintenance and servicing log books at a variety of locations, including automotive parts and accessories retailers or even at office supplies stores. We strongly recommend that you proceed with purchasing a service log book, as a sound service record for your vehicle is priceless information in more ways than one.
What are the Benefits of Keeping a Hard Copy Service Book?
When you have a hard copy service log book on hand, you and your local mechanic will have all the necessary information needed to determine how it has previously been maintained, which is especially key in order to efficiently fault diagnosis. In addition to this, it will make the vehicle much easier to sell for its maximum market value. Furthermore, it will help to ensure that the vehicle is up to date with its servicing schedule. The consequences of an unkept service record can be over-servicing, under-servicing and extensive diagnostic charges for otherwise simple faults. Not only will these consequences cost you an unnecessary amount of money, but may also potentially compromise the functionality and safety of your vehicle. This is due to the fact that it will not be receiving the amount of maintenance and care it requires. The absence of a hard copy log book detailing previous servicing history will also make the vehicle much more difficult to sell to a savvy buyer.
Turn to European Prestige Auto Service Today
If you own a luxury brand vehicle, then clearly, you’re going to want to provide it with the premium servicing and repairs it deserves. At European Prestige Auto Service, our skilful and experienced auto technicians always strive to provide quality maintenance to a range of prestigious European vehicles. Backed by our extensive expertise plus years of experience in the industry, we utilise the latest diagnostic technology and equipment to deliver matchless automobile servicing to vehicle owners all throughout Perth. We work to inform you every step of the way, ensuring integrity, honesty and transparency in all that we do. Moreover, our convenient location in East Perth make it easier for all luxury car drivers to access our workshops and receive the top-notch services they require.