A full-stamped up service book is reckoned to be worth as much as €1,500 at resale time, depending on the car.

Extract - Speaking of spending money to save money, don’t skimp on maintenance. One of the great joys of buying new cars at the moment is the plethora of inclusive service packages out there. For a piffling few hundred euro extra at purchase time, you can have your standard servicing costs covered for as much as five years in some cases.

That’s both a saving and a weight off your mind, not to mention that you’re basically guaranteeing the car will be well maintained for its life with you, and will therefore be worth more come re-sale time. The day you buy is the day you sell, of course, but so too are the days when you service.

A full-stamped up service book is reckoned to be worth as much as €1,500 at resale time, depending on the car.