Well, if they're main dealer stamps, it is easy to verify that dealer does actually exist, then check for receipts to accompany the jobs. They will think of any excuses under the sun to say why the book is more important than the receipt. In 2000, Amtrak introduced Acela Express, a premium high-speed rail service linking Boston, New York and Washington, D. Hi Eamonn, The best thing I can suggest is if you had all the services done yourself, you should be able to get contact the garages that did the work, and they could look to stamp it for you with a retrospective date. I was wondering if I should trust the guy? Is there anything I can do to solve this issue? Regular services can pre-warn you about major problems that could occur, enabling you to catch things early on before they become more serious and more costly issues. Green Flag Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of U K Insurance Limited. Sun 3 Jun 2012 15:46 Ford Focus - Lost service book - thorney86 Hi, I'm thinking of selling my much loved Focus in the next few weeks as I'm thinking of switching to a diesel for a better mpg.
See our page for partner contact information. Not having a full service history can wipe almost a quarter off the value of a used car, but beware of fakes A few months ago, I felt mild panic when I couldn't find my car's service book. Again, through E-mail correspondence with the vendor, we were able to get him to make one up with a Ford logo. Also they did not charge for this service which I found amazing. All work carried out prior to this was re-stamped accordingly. For our investigation, we bought a 1989 Ford Escort 1.
I would still replace it and try to have them stamp it as per the receipt. If you are looking to buy a used car that is missing its service history but claimed to have one at franchised dealers, speak with the service department over the phone. I will speak to a guy I know who works for Audi and find out how I can resolve this. Hi guys, I have just found the car that I would like to buy. One further piece of advice - conscientious owners will keep the receipts for any work doneto show future buyers. You can then fill it in accordingly, depending on the car. If the car you're viewing doesn't have those, ask why What The Law Says Creating a false service history for a car is covered by the Trade Descriptions Act 1986, which prohibits applying a false description to an item.
If it's on average mileage it should have had a time dependant brake fluid change and looking forward to it's four year coolant change as well as a couple or three oil changes depending on use. It's even possible they might have the service book somewhere. Thats only if Ford do the services. Unless we know the guy in person or serviced the car ourselves, not one is really going to be able to know if the chap is trustworthy or not. The exact amount of value the history adds depends on where you live. The book was in the boot with the spare tyre?? Ah well, I am calm. These things happen; I'm sure they didn't do it intentionally.
You can change your internet cookie settings in your browser at any time. As we mentioned on , we've got a dark version of the new look for the site which we're rolling to Mods to make sure that we've turned the white bits dark. The deal is really good. They even put on a couple of pics of some extra bits I had tidied up on the car, good for showing that it had been looked after. Any mechanic can tell easily if the car has been serviced as claimed.
Some people don't care a hoot about car log books and lose them, very common. Even if you didn't create the ficticious paperwork yourself, but tried to sell it on to someone else, you would still be guilty. They didn't have the service book though, but remember with a service history that invoices and other proof are worth much more than a stamped book. Sellers of these will use real books - bought from people who work in main dealers - that are either sold empty, filled out to include bogus signatures, or just provided with dealer stamps. When the time comes to sell the car on, buyers like to see clear evidence that it has been serviced to this schedule.
I intend to sell the car in the coming months and im afraid I wont get the value for the car without service book. Well, if the car has been serviced at a main dealer you can ask them for the records. A spokesman for used car expert EurotaxGlass's told us that we had doubled its worth. You can switch to the Dark theme in your. Car makers now record and hold online the service history of any car maintained at a franchised dealer. And we know it's happening, because we've done it! After your service, your mechanic will provide you with a report outlining any emergency repairs that require urgent attention in order to avoid a potential hazard or breakdown. I am not too sure if this can happen.
It all looked 100 per cent real - we know the phone number was correct because we rang it to check. Insist you speak to the dealer, dont just take his word. To find out which car service you need, use our. I would ask them to re-issue a new logbook. Nevertheless, I was right to be concerned about the prospect of losing it.
Another few minutes on the Internet, and we found someone selling stamps and offering to put whatever car company logo we wanted on them, plus a few lines of text, for only £54. Modern cars can function much longer than older equivalents due to computers compensating wearing service items? We could easily have copied the words and details of the Dagenham Motors stamp from the service book, but instead opted for a fictitious dealer name - Yarrow Ford - and gave a false address to illustrate the point. And that's if you can find the garage that did the work. In November I bought a car from a local car dealer. Dial 7 provides you with 4 ways to find a price and book reservations. You can hide your service from the world, but not from your mechanic and certainly not from your car or its log book. Also get the car independently checked.