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#1326842 - 12/31/08 03:42 PM Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions?
Jerryb Offline


Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 135
Loc: New York
I have been using Pennzoil Auto Tracker software to keep records of vehicle maintenance and costs. Lately, it won't print. Any suggestions for software? We have five cars in my family. Thanks
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#1326868 - 12/31/08 04:11 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: Jerryb]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33784
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excel

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#1326871 - 12/31/08 04:14 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: JHZR2]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Michigan
 Originally Posted By: JHZR2
excel

2nd
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#1326877 - 12/31/08 04:19 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: Quattro Pete]
uc50ic4more Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 2460
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
If you do go with the spreadsheet route, please know that there is an Excel compatible spreadsheet in the (free, open source) OpenOffice.org office suite, and even free online office productivity suites like Google Docs and Zoho can likely perform the type of spreadsheetiness you'd need with the added benefit of the data being accessible anywhere.

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#1326899 - 12/31/08 04:44 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: JHZR2]
mikey12 Offline


Registered: 08/23/08
Posts: 125
Loc: Ohio
Roll your own in Excel or Access. I downed Automotive Wolf to try out. Seems fairly comprehensive and a bit overwhelming to initially set up. I do not think it is free either. I currently use a spreadsheet to handle my three vehicles.

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#1326964 - 12/31/08 05:59 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: mikey12]
uc50ic4more Offline


Registered: 05/31/06
Posts: 2460
Loc: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
I just did a Google search for "automotive maintenance record excel" [no quotes] and it seems as though there are a number of templates available for download; most of which look like they'd be a good starting point for customization.

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#1326978 - 12/31/08 06:09 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: uc50ic4more]
Jerryb Offline


Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 135
Loc: New York
Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try google. Stay warm and safe tonight. It's snowing here in NY. Have a Happy New Year !!
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#1327105 - 12/31/08 08:59 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: Jerryb]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Openoffice is free and has an Spread sheet and Database program.
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#1327123 - 12/31/08 09:29 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: ZZman]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
I did one in excel and would be happy to e-mail anyone a copy if you send me your e-mail by PM. ;\) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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#1327148 - 12/31/08 09:52 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: StevieC]
dkryan Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 1734
Loc: Cincinnati
".....spreadsheetiness....?

I'm shocked that word was not censored!
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#1327246 - 01/01/09 12:27 AM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: StevieC]
DragRace Offline


Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 2327
Loc: 1/4 Mile Track
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
I did one in excel and would be happy to e-mail anyone a copy if you send me your e-mail by PM. ;\) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


I'll send you a pm here in a second with my email address \:\!

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#1327319 - 01/01/09 08:19 AM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: DragRace]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
Hey Everyone:

Here is a link to where you can download the Excel Spreadsheet I put together. I find it very useful and easy to use. Plus it lets you sort by various fields by using the drop down arrows at the top to make looking up items very easy.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Download here: Vehicle Maintenance Record

Maybe the Moderator or Administrator can make this a sticky in this section so everyone that is a BITOG member can download it at will?
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#1328226 - 01/02/09 05:58 AM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: StevieC]
Ed_T Offline


Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Buzzards Bay
nice sheet, thx!

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#1328327 - 01/02/09 08:33 AM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: Ed_T]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
You're Welcome!
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#1328759 - 01/02/09 04:33 PM Re: Vehicle Maintenance Software, any suggestions? [Re: StevieC]
DragRace Offline


Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 2327
Loc: 1/4 Mile Track
Yup,thanks for the Excel Spreadsheet

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