Log Book Service
For Log Book Service in Port Adelaide – call the experts at Port Adelaide Auto Repairs.
We can perform fully qualified log book servicing on a wide range of makes and models including: Holden, Ford, Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Bmw, Audi, Hyundai, Honda, Kia – and many more.
Sticking to the Log Book keeps your vehicle in its safest and most reliable state and helps to maintain your statutory new car warranty.
We don't have to have a physical log book in order to do a Log Book Service - it just means we follow the manufacturers guidelines. We can certainly provide you with a log book to help you record your cars service history, which will be a benefit if you ever decide to sell your vehicle.
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Many people believe they must go back to a car dealership for New Car Log Book servicing in order to maintain the warranty. Actually, the ACCC have consistently confirmed that under Australian Law, you are free to have your car service carried out by a mechanic or service centre of your choice provided they are qualified to do so. See our video to learn more.
Log Book Service and Car Maintenance Schedules
Port Adelaide Auto Repairs are members of the Repco Auto Tech programme which ensures we have constant access to the latest service schedules for all popular makes and models.
Why is a car maintenance schedule important for my car?
Many parts of your vehicle are slowly being worn down over time, and eventually they will break or fail – replacing these parts before they break ensures that you don’t breakdown on the side of the road or worse, have an accident or damage your engine beyond repair. A maintenance schedule or service schedule is the advised plan for what parts or fluids should get replaced on your car and when, in order to maintain its safety and performance.
What is a Log book Service ?
New cars come with ‘log books’. It’s a place to record your adherence to the maintenance schedule that was set out by the people who built your car. When you get a “log book service” your mechanic will stamp the log book to show that the required maintenance was performed within the recommended schedule– which means your new car warranty is left intact and you also have evidence of sticking to the recommended service schedule if you ever plan to sell your car – which will raise it value. If for whatever reason your car doesn’t have a log book, Port Adelaide Auto Repairs have the knowledge and expertise to recommend an appropriate maintenance schedule for your car based on its age, local driving conditions and your driving style.
Why do you replace or service a car part if it’s not broken?
When we recommend a repair or replacement under the car service schedule we are looking out for your safety, and your car’s reliability. It’s a fact that a well maintained car will last longer, It will drive better, use less petrol and keep you and your family safer.
Preventative maintenance of your car is just like the old saying “a stitch in time saves nine”. For example, years of experience tells us that if your timing belt doesn’t get replaced after a certain number of kilometres then it will break or fail. If your timing belt does snap or fail your car will stop running and major damage to your engine is the result. This would mean not only an annoying breakdown, but you’ll need to call a tow truck and face the high cost of repairs which sometimes can be thousands of dollars - that is if your engine is not completely damaged beyond repair.