Most of your car's troubles can be avoided by keeping track of your car, by maintaining it correctly. Regular maintenance is known to avoid a lot of problems your car might run into if it wasn't taken care of.
With iPhone car maintenance apps, you can easily learn a lot about what makes up your car, what parts need your regular attention and what kind of a care can keep the car running without troubles, breakdowns and the likes. Here's a collection of some of the best iPhone car maintenance apps:
1. Gas Cubby – Fuel Economy & Service Log
Gas Cubby is one of the smartest apps to keep a record of your car’s mileage. There's a free app you can try before purchasing this one. Gas Cubby not only tracks the car's mileage/fuel economy, but it can also be used as a reminder for services. There is online sync which lets you access the data from anywhere.
Download Gas Cubby
2. Car Minder Plus – Car Maintenance and Gas Log (MPG)
Car Minder manages all your car maintenance needs from logging repairs to tracking fuel economy. It detects potential problems early by tracking your fuel consumption. As a very useful feature, Car Minder Plus also lets you save data for multiple cars and it tracks them individually. When you store service history, the app will cross-verify it with the service warnings so that anything that looks like a potential problem is brought to your notice, immediately.
Download Car Minder Plus
3. Vehicle Logbook – MPG, Maintenance & Services
Vehicle Logbook is a skeuomorphic (design-wise) app which works as a dutiful logbook for your car's variables. It tracks services, costs, fuel mileage, and schedules. It can remind you about services pending/due, and help you visualize data for individual vehicles (up to 15). Vehicle Logbook also supports Dropbox data sync and backups.
Download Vehicle Logbook
4. Car Xpense Lite
The interface of Car Xpense Lite is reminiscent of a strategy game. The app is more geared towards calculating and maintaining your car-related expenses. One user put it as flashy but lacking a few important features. If you're not looking for a full-fledged offering that bites your purse, Car Xpense Lite could be a good choice. However, don't expect much in the way of service reminders or mileage tracking etc.
Download Car Xpense Lite
5. Car Care
Car Care is a must-have. It does two key things not only perfectly but also in an easy-to-use way. It helps you key in fuel data quickly and makes mileage tracking super simple. And it also lets you set quick service reminders so that the app reminds you when the next service is due. With an interface that's designed to be visually appealing. The visualizations are quite useful.
Download Car Care