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#4535318 - 10/06/17 11:22 AM How many here keep maintenance logs and how?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5850
Loc: Michigan
Do you use a spreadsheet program, dedicated maintenance program, manufacturer log, note book etc?

Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

I made my own log and include the above.
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#4535320 - 10/06/17 11:27 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
I use a spreadsheet to track fuel economy for each vehicle. It is one of the best ways to detect an issue. I have a separate tab for notes/dates on maintenance items and oil/ATF intervals. I find it much easier to reference than other methods I have tried.
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#4535323 - 10/06/17 11:31 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2910
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I use the notes section in the back of my owners manual.
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#4535326 - 10/06/17 11:34 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35976
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

Yup. In an Excel spreadsheet with separate tabs for each vehicle or piece of equipment.
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#4535329 - 10/06/17 11:35 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4205
Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you use a spreadsheet program, dedicated maintenance program, manufacturer log, note book etc?

Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

I made my own log and include the above.


I use a small spiral notebook for each car, I log all the same data as well- I also keep a receipt file for each car.
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#4535333 - 10/06/17 11:40 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4492
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
My head.

Actually this forum has become my record for me, I tend to post when I do stuff (like cut open a filter, I have the date and post the mileage in the thread).

Before I went to 5000 mile oil changes regardless of time, I wrote in on the wall of the garage (date and mileage).

Transmission fluid- every 10,000 (on the 10,000) on the truck, the Scion will be every 30,000 (started at 30,000).

Fuel mileage on the truck is tracked on an app on my phone (and I do put other maintenance stuff on that, but not always), I don't track it on the Scion.
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#4535334 - 10/06/17 11:40 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 22148
Loc: Colorado Springs
I use a scratch piece of accounting ledger and fold it up and stick it in the owners manual.

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#4535335 - 10/06/17 11:40 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I use the notes section in the back of my owners manual.


Me, too.
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#4535338 - 10/06/17 11:43 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: Gebo]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12037
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I use the notes section in the back of my owners manual.


Me, too.


Me, three Last page.
Then I have all the receipts in order in a big freezer ziplock bag. I keep all removed OIL filters during warranty period.
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#4535339 - 10/06/17 11:43 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
Oldmoparguy1 Offline


Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 5622
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I have one of these in each car. Log everything in it.
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#4535340 - 10/06/17 11:44 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: MCompact]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 3238
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: MCompact
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you use a spreadsheet program, dedicated maintenance program, manufacturer log, note book etc?

Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

I made my own log and include the above.


I use a small spiral notebook for each car, I log all the same data as well- I also keep a receipt file for each car.



^^^^^This^^^^^^^^
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#4535341 - 10/06/17 11:44 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2171
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you use a spreadsheet program, dedicated maintenance program, manufacturer log, note book etc?

Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

I made my own log and include the above.


+1 on this using an Excel spreadsheet for each of four vehicles. I note everything above except I note "where serviced" instead of where parts/oil were purchased. Then I keep a folder of all receipts for each vehicle.
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#4535343 - 10/06/17 11:47 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: Quattro Pete]
Ihatetochangeoil Offline


Registered: 10/28/14
Posts: 581
Loc: On the road Midwest
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: ZZman
Do you log date, mileage, service and also specific brand or where bought?

Yup. In an Excel spreadsheet with separate tabs for each vehicle or piece of equipment.


I do all the above with a separate page for each vehicle, been doing this for a 14 year vehicle history. Due to record keeping, I quit doing business at my local GM stealership; I hope others have had better experiences.
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#4535344 - 10/06/17 11:47 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
2009Edge Online   content


Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 255
Loc: Texas
2009 ford Edge with 158,000+ on the clock.
On an Excel spread sheet with formulas to compute totals.
All maintenance, oil changes, tire purchases and rotations and every gas purchase since ownership, including MPG, $/mile, total $ spent on gas/ year.

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#4535346 - 10/06/17 11:48 AM Re: How many here keep maintenance logs and how? [Re: ZZman]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 30031
Loc: NY
I use an Excel spreadsheet for anything I own that burns gas. Everything I do in terms of maintenance and repairs is logged since day one of ownership. I'd be lost without it.
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