How To Keep An Auto Diary

Savvy car owners keep a car service log. That doesn't mean jotting down a couple of comments on a piece of paper you throw in your glove compartment. It means keeping an organized series of car notes detailing when and where you've had work done on your car, and what it was. An auto diary helps you schedule your checkups and provides a handy snapshot of your car's history when the time comes to sell it. Begin by jotting down basic facts in your car service log. These include:

  • Your insurance information

  • The make and model of your car

  • Your vehicle identification number (VIN)

  • Your license plate number

Then, make sure to update your auto diary whenever you get an oil change. Be sure to include:

  • The date of the oil change

  • The type of oil used

  • Your car's mileage at the time of the oil change

  • Any notes from the mechanic on your car's condition

It's not just oil change information you should be putting in your car service log. Don't forget to:

  • Note when your tires are rotated

  • Write down when your brake pads are serviced

  • Document any accidents that have occurred

  • And any other work done on your car by your mechanic

Keeping a car service log is another way to make sure you're driving safely. Don't forget to check out how you might be eligible for 21st's safe driver discounts.

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