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#4448561 - 07/03/17 05:41 PM MyCarfax app
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 906
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Just wanted to take a moment to share about an app that I use that I think many of you would enjoy having. Especially if you want to keep tabs on lax family members!

https://www.mycarfax.com

Website says you can track up to 5 cars but that is incorrect, recent update for iOS moved that to 8.

Download MyCarfax app and scan (or enter) your VIN. It has an algorithm that tracks milage fairly closely and can give notifications when it's time for oil change, tire rotation or if any recalls are currently open or if any are opened in the future. It's a great app. You can track up to 8 vehicles at a time. Very handy since I maintain basically my whole families vehicles. It also shows maintenance history from Carfax participating shops.

You can also add vehicles by plate number and I'll admit, it's made me a bit of a creeper. If I'm sitting in traffic or walking through the apartment complex I'll add peoples plate numbers just to be nosy and see the history on the cars. eek

You can also manually add DIY projects with date and milage to keep track of stuff. However, the list of selectable "jobs" that can be done is lacking. I've complained to Carfax about it multiple times and they're slowly adding more and more. For example, say you put on new pads and rotors and want to log it in the app. You can't select "Replaced Pads" or "Replaced Rotors". But in the list they have something obscure like "Replaced EGR valve"....makes sense....not. However, they do give you the ability to manually type in what was done so that's what I do.


Edited by Throt (07/03/17 05:49 PM)
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#4448576 - 07/03/17 05:53 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1110
Loc: San Antonio, TX
just downloaded. Thanks
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#4448577 - 07/03/17 05:54 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
Mantooth Offline


Registered: 07/26/15
Posts: 484
Loc: Southern Indiana
You can also add a vehicle you might be interested in purchasing. After adding it, you're allowed to view the service records for that vehicle. You don't get accidents or recalls, but it gives you a decent idea if the vehicle has been maintained professionally.

I downloaded the app right after it was introduced (about 2 years ago I think.) It's how I track my maintenance and intervals for all my vehicles.
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#4448627 - 07/03/17 06:43 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10596
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Yes! Love this app. Just started using it a few months ago for our cars.
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#4448641 - 07/03/17 06:56 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
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Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
Is it free?
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#4448675 - 07/03/17 07:26 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: HoosierJeeper]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1110
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
Is it free?

yep
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#4448981 - 07/04/17 12:53 AM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
tomcruise Offline


Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Oklahoma
I use this app. It works great!
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#4449716 - 07/04/17 06:32 PM Re: MyCarfax app [Re: Throt]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10596
Loc: Buffalo, NY
It's a neat app because you add in DIY services you did in the past and it will file/list them in order. You can also edit any DIY service at any time.
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