Would you buy a car that didnít have a full service history?

Kwik Fit | Thursday 18th September 2014 9:00am

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Last week we revealed the results of our latest research study which showed that not keeping a full service history for your vehicle could be a big mistake.

We surveyed over 2,000 car owners and found that almost half said that an incomplete service history would be a deal breaker and would not even consider buying a used car without a full service history. Whatís more, those who would still buy expect a hefty discount Ė on average 19% - to take on the extra risk of a vehicle with an unknown past.

We did the maths and found that, with an average used car selling price of £7,706 for July 2014 (according to the BCA) sellers could find themselves £1,464 out of pocket, simply for not having a full set of stamps in the log book.

So if youíre putting off your service to save a bit of cash now, you could pay for it dearly in the long run when it comes to selling your car. Keeping a full service history isnít just about getting the best value for money when you sell your car though. Vehicles that are serviced to the manufacturerís recommendations will generally be better performing, more efficient and cheaper to run.

Itís a common misconception that a full manufacturer service can only be carried out by a main dealership. This simply isnít true and a Kwik Fit stamp in your log book is valid as part of a full service history and will uphold your manufacturer warranty.

Kwik Fit offers manufacturer servicing using manufacturerís schedules and on-board computer information specific to your vehicleís make, model, age and mileage. In addition, all parts are guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles.

So if you want to keep a full service history but donít want the associated cost of dealership servicing, contact your nearest Kwik Fit Service centre and get a manufacturer service quote today.

Find out more about manufacturer servicing.

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