DIY Servicing and Service Book

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  1. 19 Jun 2019 at 3:04 PM #1
    Tetney

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    Just curious...for those that do DIY servicing, do you update the service book yourself or just file away the receipts?
     
  2. 19 Jun 2019 at 3:19 PM #2
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    I always sign it myself along with what ive done at the time of the service ,ive never had a problem when ive sold my cars privatley, anyone who doubts it is welcome to see my credentials of a qualified vehicle and aircraft technician. Not everyone has a b/new m3 to take to a steeler so virtually all my cars have been 7,8 +years old!
     
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    I always fill it out myself and staple the parts receipt folded up in there to back up. I also take a photo of the mileage and a photo of each stage of the service to back it up, but that's probably me being OTT
     
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    I keep the receipts, document the work with photos (normally have an ongoing ownership thread somewhere) & write exactly what has been done in the service book :thumbsup:
     
  6. 19 Jun 2019 at 10:10 PM #6
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    I just note the mileage on the invoices/receipts and file them.
     
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    Same as above, i try to always use genuine parts and ask them to put the milage on the invoice just as added back up for the history file
     
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    I've never had any issue buying a car that's had DIY servicing done. If anything, I think I'd actually prefer that as it means the previous owner obviously cared.

    I tend to fill in the service book with dates and milage and just keep hold of all the invoices. Never had anyone question it when I came to selling a car.
     

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