8 Best Car Maintenance Apps Available
Do you hate keeping track of your vehicle's maintenance schedule? These apps can track service, repairs and fuel economy with the touch of a button.
Car maintenance can be daunting. With so much to do and busy lives, it’s difficult to remember to schedule things like oil changes and brake jobs or even the maintenance tasks you can do yourself. Fortunately, there are a number of phone apps help you keep track of your vehicle with regular maintenance reminders, service records, fuel-tracking and much more.
CARFAX Car Care
With the free CARFAX Car Care app you can track service on up to eight vehicles, making it a great choice for extended families or anyone managing a small motor pool. It provides service reminders based on your specific car model and will quickly alert you to any safety recalls. One user reported they loved the app because it “automatically uploads when you have service done.”
Drivvo is another free app that lets you track fuel to help save money on gas, as well service and registration costs in one place. It’s convenient for personal and professional drivers. The app lets you categorize vehicle expense information into graphs to manage spending. Excellent customer service also sets this app apart. One user reported that “support is super fast, professional and pleasant!”
If you hate paper receipts, you’ll love the mobile scanning feature of the free AUTOsist app. It converts maintenance receipts into digital expense and service logs, available anytime, even when you’re offline. If you’re someone who’s fine with paper, you can print your digital service records at any time. If you’re looking to sell a car, AUTOsist can send your service records to anyone with one click.
With cost tracking, service reminders and a clean user-interface, the free app My Car offers everything you’d expect in a top-notch car maintenance app. It supports multiple vehicles and lets you easily integrate information from other apps. The sleek and simple interface is popular with users. One reported that the app is “easy to use and offers just enough features.”
The seamless integration the free Fuelly app offers is perfect for anyone who wants their information in multiple places. Each time you enter info through the app, it’s automatically added to your account on Fuelly.com. The app also offers individual vehicle customizations and an Excel compatible email report.
Besides everything you’d expect from a top-rated car maintenance app, Simply Auto offers built-in GPS-tracking to easily record all tax-deductible and reimbursable mileage. Available for free, it’s also the only app that allows users to track fuel economy based on octane, brand and filling station. Electric car users have the option to track in kilowatt-hour (kWh).
Openbay is a free app that offers competitive service estimates from different providers in your area, saving you money. Once you’ve reviewed quotes, you can book an appointment with your preferred service center right in the app. It keeps detailed logs on work completed and remind you of routine maintenance requirements.
Auto Care 1
The Auto Care 1 app registers distance in miles or kilometers and fuel in gallons or liters, helpful for people who drive outside the U.S. Users can set maintenance reminders based on mileage or time of the month. And this app automatically backs up all your data on iCloud, giving you peace of mind. Unlike the others, Auto Care 1 is not free (it’s $4.99), but most users were happy to pay that for the additional features offered.