The used car trade is booming. Every year, countless vehicles change hands. It doesn't matter whether the desired vehicle is found privately or via a dealer. The service book is and will remain a decisive purchase criterion.

Beware of incorrect information

Every day, thousands of used cars are bought and sold via countless online platforms. About 50% of the purchases are made via used car dealers and 50% via private users. While private purchases are usually somewhat cheaper, buying and selling through a used car dealer, on the other hand, offers more security for the buyer. In any case, the purchase of second-hand goods via the internet entails a high risk of fraud due to incorrect or false information on the part of the seller. This is where a well-maintained and complete service record comes into play as an important purchase criterion. 

If a service book is continuously and properly maintained, it contains all the information and details of work that has been carried out 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 accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and that the car has been regularly serviced. Which, in the end, is often the decisive point for or against buying a used car.

One in three cars has a digital service book

In the meantime, most major car manufacturers offer a digital version of the service book. Today, about one in three passenger cars in Central Europe has a digital service book. Compared to the traditional paper service book, it cannot be lost. It is also forgery- and tamper-proof.
However, this involves a great deal of administrative effort. This is because every manufacturer has a different portal. Many different processes and technical requirements are the result. It's easier with It's easier with The online platform supports garages 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 garage needs less than 1 minute to make an entry. The rest is done by the team of