Does anyone keep auto repair log on his computer?

Do you use some software to keep track of repairs and maintenance done on your car? Can you suggest a program like that?
I don't know much about cars and I often loose receipts and
forget what's done and not on my car.
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Ford offers one for free on their website
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On Thu, 13 Jul 2006 21:25:48 GMT, "CJB"

Whata is it called? A link maybe?
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If you have Excel, just use that. Just keep a spreadsheet and update it every time you make a repair.
If you don't have Excel, use the spreadsheet (Calc) which you get with Open Office at OpenOffice.org. The price is quite reasonable (free).
Jeff
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jack wrote:

I also use Excel.
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jack wrote:

I keep the amounts and transaction notes (new tires, oil change, whatever) in my money manager software (GNUcash). However I also keep a paper logbook for each vehicle. I glue the receipts into it. Better audit proof.
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If you simply wan to record service and repair costs use a shoe box and a note book. When I still owned my fleet service company we kept records for the vehicles we serviced for government and corporate fleets. It was purchased software, and very expensive
Unlike rental car companies, where the cars are their product and sold off at the end of the model year, total cost effectiveness is important for corporate fleets. The reason is because of cooperate federal tax deprecation laws. Corporate fleets generally keep their vehicles, which are just one more 'tool,' used in their business, in service for five years or 300K WOF. They look at acquisition costs as well as insurance, maintenance, repair cost and down time costs, and vehicle replacement costs. I know Japanese car buyer don't like to hear it, but Ford vehicles are by far the best in that regard, GM second. That is one reason I switched for buying imports to domestics
The only import that comes close are the Korean cars, because of their low acquisition costs, long warranties and reasonable parts costs and avaiability. The Korean cars are generally not keep in service as long as most fleet vehicles because they are used mostly by the Courier fleets. Courier cars are run around the clock and easily accumulate 100K to 150K annually.
mike hunt .

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I use the spreadsheet in Open Office
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