Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How can I access the service history of my car?

asked by on

i bought a second hand 2004 toyota corrola with VIN **************46. it was recently imported into my country { Nigeria} from Canada. i want to find out more about the maintenance and services done by the previous owner. thanks

A: Checking this vehicle’s history could be a ...

Checking this vehicle’s history could be a very difficult task since you are seeking information from another country. The previous owner may have kept receipts and records every time services were performed, but you will have to track down the owner to see which places they visited to have work performed. If the majority of the work was done at a dealership, it is possible you can track down the dealership that sold the vehicle and they may still have the records. I hope this helps you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Does the VIN number have to be in the ECM for the vehicle to run?

Some new ECMs will give you a certain amount of free starts before it will not start unless the VIN is added. I am not sure if this is the case with your ECM but you have a dealer telling...

Q: I need a website where i can find spare parts.

Here are some websites I would recommend checking for parts: Mercedes Parts Center MB Online Parts Get Mercedes Parts Your VIN number should be located on the driver's side of the windshield lower corner. You should also be...

Q: Where do I find the vehicle identification number?

Your car has an identification number, call the vehicle identification number, or VIN. This number is used for a very wide range of purposes, from insurance to transferring the title and a great deal more. You’ll need to know where...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...