Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18-06-11, 22:30
alltorque's Avatar
alltorque alltorque is offline
Van Master Jedi
I Support Cancer Research UK
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Penrith
Posts: 898
Default Re: Service history?

Service history is easy to make up.
Go with your gut mate
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 19-06-11, 08:04
freeman20_0's Avatar
freeman20_0 freeman20_0 is offline
Van Pro
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: swindon
Posts: 83
T4 Post Icon Re: Service history?

I bought mine with no history ive had it serviced regular keeping all receipts,when i was looking i saw a van that had history that was hanging out of its a##e, its the individuals choice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 23-04-19, 14:00
RhysHughes RhysHughes is offline
Lord of the T4s
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: west wales
Posts: 1,086
T4 Post Icon Re: Service history?

I bought my T4 with no service history at all, 92K on the clock and an impressive invoice showing the cam belt had just been done.

Next thing I knew: ping went the cambelt, so much for service history!!!!!!

It's now on it's 3rd cam belt because mileage is now marching towards 250 K some 8 years later.

loads of trouble on the last change as the garage were cowboys and messed the job up leaving me stuck by the side of the road in the South of France.

I think the moral of the story is that having paperwork is good but everything written can be forged. Paying to have a job done is not the same as the job being done properly.

Look long and hard before parting with the folding.

If it feels wrong then it probably is.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 23-04-19, 14:40
Hoovie's Avatar
Hoovie Hoovie is offline
Want Electrics? Go Wildebus!
Official MemberVW Transporter
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Scottish Borders
Posts: 7,861
Default Re: Service history?

It's an old thread but still very relevant.

Depends on how old a vehicle is (if talking T4s, at least 15 years old though) but I think the MOT history probably says more about how a vehicle was looked after more than a service history (as has been said, service histories can be easily made up, MOTs cannot). MOTs with no fails or meaningful advisories tends to mean the van was well cared for.

Also where is the vehicle from? If a public sector type van, the chances are it was serviced frequently but has no receipted history due to the way those internal workshops work. My current LT came with no history of servicing, but a phone call to the Country Council vehicle workshop produced an printout of an Excel worksheet with around 100 separate entries over 12 years showing every time it had any work done, down to individual bulb changes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Where you live
First Name
Postbit Orientation
Change the display of the avatars and members types.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Body & Engine Type
Tell us about your van.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 22:01.