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Re: Log book

Postby jake2250 » Jan 11 2017, 6:59pm

I use the back of the Owners Manual, or I use the inside of the front cover of the OM. I also keep all receipts of work and service.
I'll pass this literature on when I sell the vehicle or trade it in.
Never had an issue with the dealer and service that I have performed but you just never know.

I bought a new GMC Jimmy in 1990 and kept a log book of all fuel,service and mileage. Didn't really prove anything and I just wound up throwing it out when I sold the truck.
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Re: Log book

Postby GBSierraSLE » Jan 13 2017, 4:38am

I keep all my records in an Excel spreadsheet. Everything I do to my truck is logged; maintenance, mods, gas, car washes, etc. Date, location, receipt/invoice number, what was done, cost, and odometer reading. I keep one for my wife's car, too. I also scan records and receipts and keep the hard copy in a filing cabinet. I'm a little anal about it all. :lol:
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Re: Log book

Postby kashmir » Jan 13 2017, 5:48am

Excel spreadsheet as well for me.
Been using a spreadsheet since Windows 3.1 was introduced in '92 or so.
I also scan all receipts and attach to the spreadsheet.
Before that I had paper spreadsheets in binders with receipts since my first car in 1981.
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Re: Log book

Postby JHaddock07 » Mar 01 2017, 3:24am

I'm in the same boat as most of the others. I keep hard copies in plastic sleeves and organized in a binder.

It's a great selling point to have for private sales that I've found since it shows a level of organization and care if you aren't the type to use dealerships for service / modifications where your data is logged in a database.

Unfortunately dealerships (in my experience) just throw it out and never pass it on to the new buyer, which is crap. Oh well.. [emoji849]


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Re: Log book

Postby esox07 » Mar 01 2017, 3:36am

Yep, I keep an excel spread sheet with dates, parts and mileage for all mods and all services. Been doing it since day one on my 2013. I dont keep paper reciepts simply because I would forget or wind up losing half of them before I ever remembered to put them away. Also, I don't get receipts for things like DIY tire rotations.
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Re: Log book

Postby irish26 » Mar 01 2017, 10:50pm

I use the iPhone app "Road Trip". It keeps everything very organized. Everything from gas mileage, services, mods, etc.

I love it. Except for the part where it shows the total dollar amount I have spent on the truck :shock:
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Re: Log book

Postby Waltheraustin » Mar 01 2017, 11:19pm

I just use notes on my iPhone. Syncs to the cloud. I'll probably forget when I go back to android thoigh


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Re: Log book

Postby JHaddock07 » Mar 02 2017, 2:26am

irish26 wrote:I use the iPhone app "Road Trip". It keeps everything very organized. Everything from gas mileage, services, mods, etc.

I love it. Except for the part where it shows the total dollar amount I have spent on the truck :shock:


Just downloaded the paid version of the app! Pretty slick so far! Thanks for the recommendation!


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Re: Log book

Postby msjs91011 » Mar 02 2017, 2:29am

I keep records in an app called aCar. It's got most everything I've done to cars I've had for several years now.

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Re: Log book

Postby msjs91011 » Mar 02 2017, 2:30am

dufflayer wrote:When I first read this I thought you were referring to a driver's log book [emoji38]
I keep a binder with all my service records, receipts, installation instructions, etc... Those plastic page protectors are handy because you can file multple documents in one. (ie. brake job would include the part receipts, shop receipt, warranty card).
I keep the service intervals up front. I also threw in some pages from the manual, TSBs, and diagrams.
Unfortunately, it seems like a great idea but it won't get you a better trade-in value or sale price in the end. Still good to have if you've got an optimistic buyer

Lmao I thought the same thing when I saw the thread title pop up in Tapatalk that's why I clicked.

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