The used car trade is humming. Every year, countless motor vehicles change hands. It does not matter whether the desired vehicle is found privately or via a dealer. The service booklet is and remains a decisive purchase criterion.

Beware of incorrect data

Thousands of used cars are bought and sold every day via countless online platforms. Around 50% of purchases are made via used car dealers and 50% via private users. While private sales are usually a bit less expensive, buying and selling through a used car dealer, on the other hand, offers more security for the buyer. In any case, the purchase of consumer goods over the Internet brings with it a high risk of fraud due to incorrect or false information provided by the seller. This is where a well-maintained and complete service record comes into play as an important purchase criterion. 

If a service booklet is continuously and properly maintained, it will contain all the information and details about work that has been done on a vehicle in the past. It thus offers full transparency when buying and selling used cars and guarantees the buyer that all services have been carried out in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications and that the car has been regularly serviced. Which, in the end, is often the deciding point for or against buying a used car.

One in three passenger cars has a digital service booklet

By now, most major car manufacturers offer a digital version of the service booklet. Already about one in three passenger cars in Central Europe has a digital service book these days. This cannot be lost compared to the paper checkbook. It is also tamper and counterfeit resistant.
However, this is associated with a high level of administrative effort. The reason is that each manufacturer has a different portal. Many different processes and technical requirements are the result. It’s easier with The online platform supports workshops in accessing the digital service book. On the oe service website, service entries for almost all brands can be made after a very simple registration process. On average, a workshop thus needs less than 1 minute for an entry. The rest is done by the team of