What is Log Book Service


Log Book Servicing is a proactive approach to car maintenance where regular inspections and small fixes keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently to prevent small problems turning into major damage and issues which could otherwise be very costly to repair.

 Log Book Car Service Hastings

Every passenger car (and most commercials vehicles) should be issued with a “Log Book” by the manufacturer, which lays out the specified timing and agenda for your regular log book services. You should keep your log book in your glove box for reference and recording any details, but Western Port Automotive Services can also refer to our database to get the required information if you’ve misplaced your book.

The schedule of the service will be a combination of both Time OR Distance.


You may be tempted to delay your next log book service because your car is probably still driveable and it may not have reached BOTH the time and distance measures. While you obviously need to find availability in your budget and schedule, don’t delay too long because wear and tear on the car will increase exponentially and could lead to damage which is many times more expensive than the log book service would have been.


When buying your new car, you received a log book - the booklet guiding you through expected service procedures, inspection points and car service intervals essential for the safe operation of your new car.

The manufacturers service guidelines - Log Book - ensure the optimum functioning environment for your new vehicle, helping you enjoy your new car longer. When sevicing your new car at Western Port Automotive Services in Hastings, Vic, the vehicle maintains the statutory warranty. Our mechanics take exceptional care of your vehicle, stamp the Log Book and use only parts and lubricants of equal or better specifications as required by original car manufacturers. Call Western Port Auto now or make a car service appointment online 

What's included in a Log Book Service?

Typically, a New Car Log Book Service under Warranty is carried out every 10,000kms. During a new car inspection, our mechanics examine your vehicle in the way the car manufacturers have intended, performing all required checks and measures, while replacing service items in exact accordance with the Log Book of your new car.

The requirements as to what needs to be checked may vary between different makes and models. The most common checks, measures and replacements that need to be performed and are guaranteed to be done with excellence at Western Port Automotive may include:

• Inspect Steering and Suspension
• Inspect & adjust Brake System
• Inspect Lighting and Electrics
• Inspect Tyre Pressures & Wear
• Inspect Exhaust System
• Inspect Radiator Hoses
• Inspect Car Battery
• Inspect Fan Belts
• Inspect & refill Transmission Fluid
• Inspect & Flush Cooling System 
• Inspect Under Bonnet Fluids
• Inspect Air Filter condition
• Inspect Power Steering
• Inspect Spark Plugs
• Inspect Turn Signals
• Inspect Brake Lights
• Inspect Heating System
• Inspect Coolant Sensors
• Replace Oil Filter
• Refill Coolant Fluid
• Refill Brake Fluid
• Refill Engine Oil
• Flush Engine
• Flush Fuel System
• Test Computer Battery
• 40 Point Vehicle Check

The items not matching manufacturers requirements are adjusted or replaced according to your New Car Log Book guidelines. Western Port mechanics attend regular car service training workshops, keeping up to date with current technologies used in modern cars, so you can rest assured that your new car is in trusted hands and our mechanics will leave your new car warranty intact.

Our Free 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report with every car service means our mechanics check for warning signs in many components of your vehicle which could be covered under your warranty – allowing you to address these faults while the vehicle is still under warranty. Our car service offers value for money and our family business ethic means you can come and talk to the mechanic that works on your car at anytime. All of our work is covered by the Australia wide Repco Authorised Service Nationwide Warranty.

For a qualified Log Book Service at a competitive price, contact us at Western Port Automotive Services using the links below.  Western Port Automotive Services are conveniently located at 166 Marine Parade and service customers in Hastings and the surrounding areas.

Get more information in Repco’s Auto Facts videos:

Service Intervals     New Car Warranties

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