Push for Mandatory Service Logs

I visited a used car lot and not one of the cars for sale had a documented mechanical service record. It seems a while back, servicemen would apply a
sticker to the door jamb which minimally documented service by date and mileage.
My proposal is a formal log need be kept in the vehicle, to be displayed if asked for by police officers at routine stops. It would also be inspected in the event of accident. Obviously a poorly maintained vehicle is a public roadway hazard, a cause of serious accidents.
A beneficial byproduct of logging service would be to improve used car worth. Any vehicle that isn't serviced according to schedule has its life shortened, so I wouldn't pay much for a vehicle that doesn't have a documented record.
As for do-it-yourself service, that will become a thing of the past. Only professionals would be allowed to document log books for obvious reasons to prevent forgeries. Besides, the modern vehicle cannot be serviced by amateurs; its ineffective and possibly dangerous. Even oil changes need be done by licensed and insured shops. It is not a hardship to legislate professional service because Walmart does service efficiently and cheaply while you shop and they even do a free safety inspection with every oil change!
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Or at safety roadblocks put up randomly to check for DUI drivers and unsafe cars... so as to swell revenue through local courts. Not enough Police State for old Nomen... he longs for the old days in the old country.

I think Accident reports would not support that statement. Even when considering the percentage of older cars on the road.

Prove that. Your assumption is NOT supported by any facts... except from those whose business it is to provide those services.

Then dont, you weenie... MAny private sellers have complete service records. How about LOOKING at the car, and having a Tech inspect it,, far more revealing than service records. You obviously dont know shit about cars, so you assume we dont, either.

Oh, goodie!

And why is that? Note the case above where the shop didnt install enough tranny fluid.

Oh, THAT takes the cake... They dont even know how to install wheels the right direction.. even after being warned specifically.
Nomen Nescio must be his real name because he reminds me of the type I've met (not all) whose parents emigrated from Eastern Europe and now regret it because they actually have to make decisions.
Go drink some more socialist KoolAid, you twit!
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On Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:00:47 GMT, Backyard Mechanic

Actually, he does have a point... on the top of his head, although it does seem to have been blunted... Perhaps by lobotomy tools?
I think there is left over Kool Aid in Jonestown :0)
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snipped-for-privacy@snowcrest.net says...

If I read his headers correctly it looks like he is from Germany?
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Yeah I would have checked on the site, but I'm not going into any site whose certificate is expired, even with everything turned off.
Probably an anon site.
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Nice work!
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Why not, professionals do not teach people to drive those cars? The people that teach other people to drive are amateurs that do not know how to drive, making most other drivers a public roadway hazard as well LOL
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Not feasible.
I do all my own repairs.. Even complex CANBUS diagnostics/scanning, trace & repair.
I've had too many "professionals" screw up my cars!
Had a coolant leak: dealer suggested that the water pump was bad, needed to be removed/resealed.. turned out to be a bad hose (repaired myself), ignition module failed... ok, that is what the dealer said, turned out to be a fuel pump relay.. diagnosed properly after the 2nd tow. (had no time to spare to repair, and relied on the dealer.)
thanks.. but you won't get anywhere with that. I bet Raplh Nader has wrenched a few cars as well.
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Are you a communist? Or jus have an inverted cranium of the glutinous maximum. Coasty

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I think Nomen has a disease. Cranial rectalitis. He should visit a doctor, I suspect he will prescribe a plexiglass stomach. So he can see where he is going with his head up his a**.
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service efficiently and cheaply while you shop and >they even do a free safety inspection with every oil change!
Professional service at Walmart. Now there's an oxymoron for the ages. I looked hard, but I don't see any oxy in Nomen.
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Oh boy won't you be happy when OBD-III is instituted... especially when you get the ticket in the mail from when your engine light was on while driving through an EZ-PASS toll... yup.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Just occurred to me that he probably protests against the Patriot act and the NSA eavesdropping.
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Exactly... his kind knows everything about how ***EVERYONE ELSE*** should be regulated in conducting their lives. Typical liberal BS. The same ones out in CALIFORNIA who are working to shove OBD-III up everyone's ass.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

To carry that line of hypocrisy on... Years ago, I tried to point out to some of my liberal friends the law allowing the cops to confiscate your car if you were to let a friend drive it and he was pulled over while possessing some weed in his pocket and was met with silence.
Whether they were shocked at my outrage considering I'm conservative, or what... I dunno. Maybe they thought it was a small thing cause it never happened to them. Never happened to me, either but I could see where it was going.
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Well it certainly won't work in this country. Maybe some other backward country.
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