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Full service history and car resale value

When it comes to buying and selling a car, research shows that keeping a full and consistent service history can pay dividends. If you're looking to buy a new car, it's reassuring to know that you're investing in a vehicle that has a solid technical background – whilst drivers who are selling their car can prove its serving credentials and get the best price for their sale.

An investment now for a great reward later

Research has indicated that a figure of £1,500 is a likely bonus that drivers can expect when it comes to selling their car with a full service history behind it. Knowing that a used car has been consistently checked by expert technicians gives peace of mind to buyers, who are then willing to spend that little bit extra on a vehicle they know will last them for the duration.

In addition, the seller can say goodbye to their old vehicle safe in the knowledge that they've given it as much attention as possible and that it will service its new owner as well as it has done in their care. The financial benefits for used car sellers are also clear – spend the money during the car's lifetime with you and the rewards are sure to be reaped when it comes to reselling it.

Keeping tabs on your service book

Although this impressive figure sounds great, it's important to make sure you've got the stamped service book to hand over to the person who buys your car from you. It's using this book that you can prove the car's service history, and allow the buyer to continue your worthwhile efforts by keeping their own service history.

More than just money

Of course, the benefits of keeping your car regularly serviced don't just make sense for future financial reasons – it's also imperative to ensure your car is in the best condition for your everyday journeys. Servicing keeps your car ticking over and prevents much more serious damage or faults from occurring in the meantime.

For reasons that are well worth the benefit for both sellers and buyers, keeping an up-to-date service history should be a second nature for motorists across the UK.