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Check the Oil app review: vehicle maintenance

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Introduction

Check the Oil is a fairly run-of-the-mill vehicle maintenance tracking app for iPhone and iPad that provides some basic functionality to keep you create and maintain an ongoing record of all of your vehicles, no matter how many you have.

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Having seen so many vehicle maintenance apps in the Productivity and Utilities categories of the App Store, there is very little variety in the genre as a whole.

Having said that, I think the developer of Check the Oil has done a pretty decent job of providing a refreshingly intuitive interface design so check it out and I think you might like what you see.

Intuitive Vehicle Maintenance

Whether you own one or one-hundred vehicles, you’re sure to love this app as it provides just about everything you need to maintain a concise record your vehicle services and other forms of maintenance.

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Those of you who maintain a fleet will also be happy to know that you can also save logs for an unlimited number of vehicles.

Furthermore, you can sort your vehicles by make and model, so this should make browsing a little easier while also making your records a little neater when it comes to exporting them, as we’ll cover in a moment.

When was your last serviceWhen was your last service
When was your last serviceWhen was your last service

Full Support for Fleets

Check the Oil allows you to set up service reminders for new vehicles to ensure they stay in tip-top condition, plus you can also create your own custom entries to remind you when other maintenance needs to be performed.

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As discussed above, this app allows you to export your records as a spreadsheet, so whether you want to use it in another app or export it to email it to your accountant or superior, this feature should come in handy.

Create a vehicle service log
Create a vehicle service log

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Provides everything you need to maintain a concise record your vehicle maintenance
  • Allows you to save records for as many vehicles as required
  • Sort your vehicles by make and model for easier browsing and recordkeeping
  • Set up service reminders for new vehicles to ensure they stay in tip-top condition
  • Create your own custom entries to remind you when other maintenance needs to be performed
  • Provides full support for both U.S. and UK metrics
  • Receive reminders on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis depending on your fleet size
  • Create a handy digital backup copy of your records as a spreadsheet

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Set up handy reminders
Set up handy reminders

Final Words

Check the Oil is a very well-developed vehicle maintenance app for iPhone and iPad that should be suitable for all kinds of car owners, regardless of whether you take care of one vehicle or an entire fleet.

 

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.