Car Minder Plus - Car Maintenance and Gas Log (MPG)
By Josh Monroe
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Car Minder is an application for managing all your car maintenance needs, logging repairs and tracking fuel economy. Keep track of multiple cars, services and repairs. Keep track of oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance tasks for all your cars. Never have to wonder again when your car needs it's next oil change or the last time you replaced those squeaky windshield wipers. Detect potential problems early by tracking your fuel consumption. Taking care of your car by following recommended maintenance intervals prolongs the life of your car, keeps it running better and increases fuel economy so that you use less gas. Use Car Minder to get the most out of your vehicle.
Car Minder's easy and beautiful interface lets you record services, fillups and repairs in mere seconds and lookup when a service is due just as fast.
Car Minder's new Gas Log lets you easily track your gas consumption By displaying your average mileage, most recent mileage and a graph of all your fillups. In addition, Car Minder displays a nice gauge to help you easily identify how your last fillup compares to your average.
Car Minder keeps a complete record of your car and allows you to email those records to anyone.
Every time you sync with iTunes, Car Minder's database is backed up to your computer and can be restored if you lose or break your phone.
NEW in 3.0
* Gas log to track fuel economy
- Manage Multiple Cars
- Manage Multiple Services for Each Car
- Repair Log for Each Car
- Gas Log for Each Car
- Service Intervals for Mileage and Date
- Lights indicating services that need attention
- Maintain Complete Service History
- Store Notes for Each Car, Service and Service Record
- Miles/Kilometers and Gallon/Liter Options
- Optional Built-In Services to Help You Get Started
- Notification when services are due soon or overdue
- Graph Fuel Economy Over Time
- Email Vehicle Service and Repair History
- Reordering of Cars
- In-App Help
- Configurable Service Warning Ranges
- Multiple Ways to Calculate Fuel Economy
- Option to not have a mileage or monthly service interval. (just leave it as 0)
Also great for motorcycles!
If you have any problems or would like to request a feature, please email me using the contact form at www.jgmapps.com. By contacting me this way, I am better able to determine what caused the problem you may have found or help to understand what you are looking for. Just leaving a review provides no way for the developer to contact you to help fix the problem.
What's New in Version 3.5
Fixes several crashes on iOS 7.1 and updating the UI for iOS7 and iPhone 5/5s/5c.
Best Car Maintenance app
Allows user to keep a log of repairs for multiple vehicles. Keeps a gas log for tracking MPG used. You can also track preventive maintenance items such as oil changes and tire rotations by mileage or date due. This app will alert you when an item is due for maintenance by giving a red light on the item that needs maintenance. Would rate this 5 stars if you could have the option to backup or restore the data to/from a file or cloud service. As it stands, if you get a new phone, you have to type everything all over again. It also asks for you to enter a price paid for gas on the gas log, but this data is never displayed anywhere. Overall great app, but could be perfect if you could backup your data or sync it with another family members iPhone.
Delivers what it promises...
It's a pretty solid app. Doesn't crash or lose information. I mostly use this app to log my mpg. I live in TX and we have too many stickers on the inside of our vehicles already, so I love the fact I can immediately take the oil change sticker off after entering the information into this app. I did read, that if you change phones your information does not come along with the app. That could be a major downfall for someone who changes phones often, but I tend to keep mine for a few years so it's not a problem for me. Anyway I figure you could just email yourself the report and renter the information if you were inclined to have it all on the app.
Data is lost with iphone upgrade, NO SUPPORT
I have been using this app religiously for over a year. Its not great, but its enough to help me track my maintenance schedule. There is room for much improvement. The Biggest thing and reason for my 1 star rating is there is absolutely no support and no way to transfer data to another iPhone. I am pretty much all in with this app because of all of the data collected, so I will be forced to re-enter over a years worth of data. I emailed the developer to ask if there was a work around and never received a response.
I once again had to restore my iphone and lost all my data. I finally caved in and purchased "Auto Care". I did not get the free version and am now able to back up my data to Dropbox. I do not like the interface as much as Car Minder, but its the tedious work of typing all that data I wont miss any more.