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Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 23:38:54 +0100
From: "Toby Field" <tobyfieldnopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: Do you service your own 9000?


I designed these forms to back up the receipts I would collect over the time I own the car as I haven't had it long and it is due for a service. I would complete the form by hand when I carry out the service on the car. Toby Field (UK) '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto 150,000 Miles "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com> wrote in message news:3d270211$0$3568$272ea4a1nopsam.execpc.com... > The forms look great, although it is much more elaborate than what I > currently use. I manage to fit the date, mileage and description of work > done on one line of a large index card that shows all the maintenance > records for the car. Were you planning on filling in the entries by hand, > or will those be done on the computer also? One problem with a printout > generated on a computer is that people might suspect that you are faking the > service records. With handwritten entries, you can see that the ink has > aged, and entries weren't just written in yesterday. If the various entries > for service look properly aged, it gives a little more credibility to the > service work having been done. With a computer printout, you can't tell > when the entry was made. > > True, people could fake the handwritten entries as they go along, but that > is less likely to happen than someone whipping something up on the computer > and printing it out. > > Just my opinion...... > > Walt Kienzle > > > "Pidgeonpost" <pidgeonpostnopsamail.com> wrote in message > news:ag25ui$4g6$1nopsamg4.svr.pol.co.uk... > > > > "Paul Hudson" <phudsonnopsamx.com> wrote in message > > news:Xns9241BFB8AED61phudsonpoboxcomnopsam0.0.1... > > > tobynopsamd-1.freeserve.co.uk (Toby Field) wrote in > > > news:575c49cf.0207040607.5e2998f1nopsaming.google.com: > > > > > > > A service sheet like mine looks a lot better than hand > > > > written notes. > > > > > > I think you missed his point. It's not that it looks better, > > > it's what demostrates you really did take care. > > > > > > > to make tham realise how much effort you > > > > have put into looking after your car > > > > > > OK > > > > > > > making it look like you've done the job properly. > > > > > > Not OK. I don't want to have it look like you've done the job > > > properly, I want evidence you did do it properly. Receipts and > > > so on are much better evidence. A nicely formatted form just > > > shows you can drive computers, not service Saabs. > > > > > > P. > > > > ....and a hand-written note-book proves you can....??? > > > > One advantage of all service records being in the same format is that you > > can look at each seperate form and see if a particular item has been done > on > > each service, because it will occur in the same place on each form, or > > thereabouts. > > > > > >

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