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Vehicle Maintenance: Mobile Apps Making Life Easier

Posted by STP Editorial Team on Mon, May 26, 2014 technology is changing our lives, including how we drive and maintain our vehicles, where we get gas and how much we pay for it, to which route we take to work every day. There are apps to record your service history and even ones designed to help you complete simple car fixes on your own. Below are examples of some useful vehicle maintenance and repair apps for businesses and individuals.

Garage Repair Order Mobile App

Deluxe Corp has developed an app that is a work order and invoice form that supports garages and vehicle repair organizations. The app records information about the customer and the vehicles being repaired, with a way to track labor, parts, service, accessories and more. Finally, the app prompts you to enter the labor and materials used on the job to calculate a total for the invoice. The app is smart enough to automatically calculate totals and subtotals based on the time, labor rates, quantity, and price of materials you enter. You can also add a configurable data base of labor rates and a materials catalog, or further customize the app in the way you like to best meet your business’s needs. Click here to find out more.

Mobile Apps to Track Vehicle Maintenance

These mobile apps have earned high praise from users by helping them track the vehicle maintenance schedules and more for their vehicles:

  • aCar (Android and Blackberry) (free): This app lets users keep track of fill-ups and repairs, calculate mileage and fuel economy, and separate business miles from personal miles. The app also reminds when service is due and it can manage multiple cars at once. Find this app here.

  • Car Minder Plus (iOS) ($2.99): This app manages all car maintenance needs, logging repairs and tracking fuel economy. Keep track of multiple cars. Find this app here

  • myCARFAX (iOS and Android) (free): Receive important safety and recall information along with reminders for future maintenance checks for multiple cars. Find this app here

STP has recently published an update to Vehicle Maintenance Facilities: A Federal Compliance Guide and also publishes the following related guides:

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