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MX-5 gets forgery-proof service records

03 November 2005

  • Digital Service Records on database
  • Service history more detailed than ever
  • Independent garages can access database, too

Mazda MX-5 2005 front tracking

The third-generation Mazda MX-5 roadster will come with the company's new Digital Service Record, which it claims is impossible to forge or misplace.

All service and repair records are held by Mazda in a centralised database, with owners receiving a hard copy record of each change made to keep in their own records. Owners can also access the database at any time to retrieve their details.

Mazda says owners will be able to show more detailed records than with a traditional servicing book thanks to the system. Forgeries of servicing records are easy with blank schedules and stamps available in online auctions, so Mazda says buyers can also be assured that histories presented with a car are accurate and genuine.

Owners aren't tied to franchised workshops to keep their DSR up to date. Mazda says independent garages can log the work they've done on the database too, so owners will continue to have the freedom of choice over where they take their car for servicing and repair work.

• Mazda says the 300 special launch editions of the MX-5 are sold since going on sale at the start of this week.

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