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Some folks told me that getting setup with it was a little difficult.
Well I think I have developed a better one now. It is super easy to get started. This one can keep up with your oil changes AND all your other maintenance services as well. And have it all available on your phone.
I like to change my own oil, but would like to make my own window reminder stickers. What the best way to do this? Will ordinary scotch tape turn yellow and leave a snail track of goo on the windshield? Perhaps these are available from a store or internet supplier?
I made this little application to hold a list of ALL your Maintenance on your vehicle and have it in your smartphone.
Looks just like the maintenance log I keep in the glove box of all my vehicles. I use a pencil and logsheet I make on Excel. Pretty low tech, but effective. I can't get my kids to use them, however, so maybe they'd get into a smartphone app.
The sticker issue was solved several years ago via Ebay - got blank stickers that work fine.
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain
I have a little log book I keep in the glove box. I think the smartphone app has some merit but my issue is that when it comes time to switch phones I generally lose the app data stored in my phone. The whole point is to have some vehicle history but I switch phones every couple of years but tend to keep my vehicles forever.
With my new truck I have an address book sized notepad in the door. When I gas up, I write down the mileage, cost, how many gallons, and where I filled up. I'm also logging purchases for the truck; i.e. I just bought mudflaps F/R so that got logged in too. Toolbox, backrack, undercoating, and bedliner will also be logged before long.
I've never done this before, but then again I've never owned a new vehicle. 20 years from now I think it will be neat to have this and look back at what was done.
I maintain 4 vehicles and use 3" x 3"post it notes for my reminders for all of them. I use a sharpie to write "next oil change" (NOC) and the next 4,000 mile increment along with the oil filter number and the amount of oil for each vehicle. I stick it to the back of the inspection sticker which is on the drivers side lower corner. It's in their face so they always have that constant reminder when driving. Been doing it since the post it notes became available in mid '80s!
1983 F100 XL V6 2WD shortie - daily driver sold in '95
1995 F150 XLT 4x4 302 E4OD reg cab shortie completely stock daily driver sold in '04
2004 F150 XLT scab 4x4 5.4 auto 6' bed completely stock daily driver
I missed my '95, but it was to far gone when I found it in '11, in another state, So I went and found a nearly new 1996 F150 XLT off road 4x4 351w E40D reg cab shortie w/4" skyjacker lift and 35x12.5x15 bfg tires. - Weekend Ride
i use a small notebook to keep track of gas, i just add it in along with my fillups.
however, you can get a whole roll of those stickers at napa.
1973 f250 highboy 4x4 http://thelostdrifter.com/index.php/...ducing-trigger1984 full size bronco, -DIS, wide band megasquirted 300/ 8 speed
1988 f150 extended cab 4x4, mostly stock.
1984 mercury capri, 5.0 conversion, my little monster...
1961 ford falcon, all stock, in family since '68
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