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S - Service book

05 June 2006

Service book/cost/history - To ensure safety and reliability, cars should be serviced as directed in the manufacturer's handbook. See whatcar.com's running costs section in a car review for the maximum servicing cost for every model.

A dealer stamp should be entered into the car's service book to show the necessary checks and work have been done. Failure to service a car and maintain its service history can have a negative impact on its used value. (See Full service history).

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