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Most people know that the key to keeping their car in peak condition is to perform preventative maintenance. Keeping things in order will largely decrease the risk of anything unexpectedly breaking while you're driving, putting you in a possibly dangerous situation that can also cost you quite a lot of money, as you will have to pay for substantial repairs instead of just paying for the preventative measures. The best way of making sure you are doing everything you can to keep your car in the best condition possible is to use your log book. Many people forget this piece of your car's equipment, but using it properly can come with a lot of advantages.
The log book that comes with your car when you're buying it is a tool you should use to keep track of the maintenance that is being done to your car. It also advises you on when to perform certain repairs and changes to optimise your car's functionality. As the log book is specifically there to go along with your car, you can't get a better tool to tell you when to do certain things. Following the book's advice can therefore help you remember things like oil changes and checkups that should be done due to a certain mileage.
A log book that is properly used will also help you in the case you would have to dispute a warranty claim to your manufacturer. The log book will show them that you have done everything in your power to keep your car in top condition and that it therefore isn't your fault if anything were to happen to the car. This is also why it's important that you make sure every repair is filed in the log book properly with the right date and mileage, as you might miss out on the warranty simply because it hasn't been filed in properly.
At the mechanic's
A final advantage that using your log book properly has is that it will make repairs at a mechanic's less complicated and sometimes cheaper. As the mechanic will be able to see exactly what has been done to the car and when, they can save time troubleshooting when being assured by the log book that the parts you have had looked at aren't the problem. It can also save you money, as they won't accidentally perform certain services that you have already done and then charge you for it. Also remember that you don't always have to visit a dealership to have accepted log book services performed. Most professional mechanics are allowed to fill in your log book.
For more information, contact a local auto shop like Bridgestone Select.