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How long does a Basic or Log Book Service take?

Joel Ilton

Updated 15 Nov 2019

Joel Ilton

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This depends on your car make and model, what’s involved in the actual service and how busy the mechanic is.

There are so many things to consider when trying to estimate how long a service will take, you’ll generally find that a mechanic will give a roughly estimated time-frame for the vehicle to be completed – depending on the time you are dropping it off and the work that needs to be carried out.

As a general guide, a basic service can take between 1 – 2 hours and logbook services 2 – 4 hours.

Please remember this is just a guide, so make sure you check with the workshop when you are dropping your vehicle off.

Mechanics will usually work on one vehicle until all the required work is completed – however if other repairs are required and parts need to be ordered in, this will affect the time needed to complete the vehicle.

The mechanic will inform you of any extra time needed when they contact you about additional repairs, so speak with them to work out a time that suits both parties.

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Joel Ilton

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Joel Ilton

Finding a passion for cars from a young age, Joel carried out work experience as a mechanic whilst at school before starting an apprenticeship after finishing year 12.

Joel is now the Workshop Manager at Robina Volkswagen.