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I often see reference to a "Full Service History" in letters and answers in your newspaper column (and car adverts). The buyer should be warned that, in law, this only means that you are provided with a service book. The service book could show improper servicing intervals or even show no record of service according to Consumer Direct. Buyer beware - check in detail the entries in the service book before buying. The law should stop this grossly misunderstood claim in adverts. I bet 99% of car buyers think they are getting something different.
It could also mean that the car has been serviced by service indicator, which can mean 23,000 miles between oil changes and that is totally inadequate to ensure long engine life.
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