Seller of a car I'm looking at doesn't have all the service history paperwork. Is this a red flag?

I am looking to buy a 2010 car just to run around in but the seller can only provide evidence of its last service being 2017. He insistsIs this isn't a red flag. The oil and filter has been changed more recently but he has no evidence of it. What do you think?

Asked on 19 May 2020 by Richard

Answered by Dan Powell
Unless the car is very cheap (under £1000), I would walk away. The lack of history suggests it has not been looked after particularly well. And the lack of paperwork raises more questions than answers when it comes to the condition of the vehicle.
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