Car maintenance is one of those things that is so easy to neglect until there is a problem and your car needs an immediate repair. From oil changes and tire rotations to some of the longer interval service requirements for modern cars, why not simplify the entire process and stay on top of your car’s service schedule with the help of an app? Car maintenance tracking apps allow you to record past service events and get a notification when your car is due for some TLC. While the scope and functionality will vary from one app to another, we’ve selected four well-reviewed apps that are free (albeit with in-app purchases) and offer solid options for both Apple iOS and Google Android users.
With a 4.5-star rating after more than 4,500 reviews, this iPhone-only app is a very popular option. While Fuelly’s main functionality is for tracking fuel costs and consumption for your car, the app also offers the ability to set up reminders for various service items and track a wealth of vehicle information. Fuelly can keep track of multiple vehicles, syncs to the cloud at fuelly.com, and all information can be exported for additional reporting. Fuelly is free but the $4.99 premium version of the app removes ads and offers unlimited attachments.
aCar is essentially Fuelly for Google’s Android platform and remains one of the most popular options on the Google Play Store, with a 4.4-star rating following more than 20,000 reviews and over 1 million downloads. Offering similar functionality to Fuelly, including cloud sync at fuelly.com, aCar can be used to track multiple cars, trucks, and motorcycles for everything from fuel consumption and mileage to service records and service interval tracking. Whether you’re a weekend driver with a single vehicle, a vehicle enthusiast, or a professional that has to drive for a living, aCar offers a wide range of useful and cost-saving functionality. aCar is free but aCar Pro is available for $6.99 and includes integration with social media, additional widgets and tools for the Android interface, and the ability to export your data for further reporting.
Autosist is a popular car maintenance tracking app that is available for both Android and iPhone and is well-reviewed on both platforms. Autosist is cloud-based and offers the usual suite of mileage, fuel, service records, and planned service interval tracking. Autosist can also be used to manage other vehicles like planes, RVs, and boats. With functions that span from the simple to the more in-depth, Autosist’s main limitation is that the free version of the app only allows for the management of a single vehicle. Those with multiple vehicles will need to pay anywhere from $9.99 to $19.99, depending on the number of vehicles they would like to manage with Autosist.
With versions for both Android and iPhone, Drivvo has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times and currently holds a 4.6-star rating after more than 44,000 reviews. Offering similar functionality to most car maintenance tracking apps, Drivvo is set apart by its simple but useful interface and well-featured free version, which includes fuel pricing, mileage, consumption, service records, and service internal tracking for multiple vehicles along with a range of reports and statistics. The Pro version of Drivvo costs as little as $6 a year on an annual plan but offers the ability to sync your data to the cloud (and to multiple devices), no ads, excel exporting, and access to technical support.
So there you have it, four great options for taking the guesswork out of maintaining the records and the service intervals for your car. With the help of one of these apps, you’ll never again forget an oil change or have to hunt through a glove box full of receipts and forgotten handwritten notes from your mechanic.