Updated: Why is a full service history important?

If you’re looking to buy a previously-owned car, a full and comprehensive car servicing history should be one of the first things you look out for as it will show you if all services were carried out on time, if the car ever needed additional maintenance, what parts were repaired or replaced and when this was done and by whom.

A car with a full record of services is often more valuable than a car without one, because it shows the overall condition of the vehicle, as well as who did the work and when the work was carried out. A service history will also show if the car has received any recalls or if any warranty or major repair work was required.

A vehicle manufacturer’s recommended servicing plan is basically a schedule that clearly shows when your car should be serviced. A good service plan will help you make sure that you always service your car on time and that you do not miss any important replacements to your car components. As you might already know, a regular car service will not only help you keep your car in good condition in terms of looks and fuel economy, but it will also help you minimise the risk of having unexpected breakdowns. As the saying goes, take care of your car in the garage and the car will take care of you on the road.

Car servicing can be expensive, but with a Service Plan through MotorHappy you can budget for this cost with easy monthly payments.

When it comes to buying a car, a car with all its service records shows a car owner who is organised and committed to keeping his or her car in the best condition.

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