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Servicing reminders?

Post by Gareth Wales » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:00 pm

Has anyone devised a reliable way of servicing reminders. Oil changes aren't a problem - they're fairly regular and freqquent. Its the belt checks and filter renewals and so on that I tend to overlook.

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:12 pm

Easy one that Gareth.

Major service prior to MOT everything done/checked. MOT man sees new parts fitted, him impressed.

6 months later, intermediate service. oil change quick check round looking for trouble.
They think it's all over, it is now!

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Post by Oscar » Fri Jan 06, 2006 5:36 pm

Index card in the glove compartment, with date and mileage of any work done.

Then all you need is a system to remind you to look at the index card :D
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:29 pm

Aha! Oscar once again finds that supposed "Faults" are in fact helpful, service card in dash, glovebox lid falls off, reveals card, car gets serviced, Its a good point though logging maintainance and repairs, should ones pride and joy ever be involved in an accident such evidence can be used to prove the value, I mean how could one of us claim £1000 plus value when the assessor can look at Ebay and watch cavmad buy an essentially identical car for £1.60
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Post by cavmad » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:27 pm

I`d like to recommend my theory of `do it when it breaks` but it hasn`t always been to succesful :lol:
How about putting a memo in your computer`s calendar to come up on certain dates to remind you to service/check over your car, or even in your mobile phone?

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:53 pm

Yes it looks quite good in the dark! in daylight you can see green moss growing everywhere, its as close as I get to gardening :D
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Post by Terry Brooks » Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:01 pm

I find the most reliable way is to put all your vehicles details [in our household thats 3 cars & 5 bikes] on a large chart on the garage wall,with dates & milages "when last serviced","when next due for service", "when due for MOT" etc ...as each job is done,alter the chart for next time ......I know it's a bit anoraky :oops: .....but it works.
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Post by mnde » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:19 am

Here is quite a good chart for the BX, only thing is it's in KM, but that's no major prob!

http://www.citroenz.com/BX/Service.html

Blow it up, put it on your wall!

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Post by Gareth Wales » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:50 am

Excellent Mark - many thanks

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Post by jeremy » Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:08 pm

By all means keep service records but is it wise to keep them in the vehicle? Suppose you are unfortunate enough to have an accident and have delayed a major service or have comments like 'Brakes spongy - inspect' or something similar and an insurance engineer finds them you may have a few awkward questions to answer.

My view is I don't do their job for them and so any records are kept safely at home.

(YES I do know that a BX braking system is fully powered!)

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Post by Vanny » Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:53 pm

I dont drive the car if there are serious jobs to do! And the 'folder' only goes in the car for MOT's, however i do have a user pack in the car with all the service info in it, makes for good reading on the M6 car park!


Personally i find that driving it all the time i just kind of 'feel' when something is due and dont' follow anything specific. The speed i rebuild the car i certainly dont need to worry about things like 'fuel filters'!