Why should you use Vehicle
Maintenance Software ?
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Using Automotive Wolf to
manage your car maintenance schedule keeps
you informed of what is going on with your
automobile. Information is power! The power
to save yourself from unnecessary expensive
car repairs and keep your vehicle in a safe
operating condition. Creating and
configuring your vehicle only takes a few
minutes of your time. Then you can relax
knowing your vehicle is being monitored and
you will be notified when any service is
due. Easy and amazingly effective!
Are you a Car Fanatic ?
If you are a serious automotive enthusiast
and really into keeping your car, truck or
motorcycle in tip top shape then Automotive
Wolf is the perfect solution. You can
configure each maintenance plan to exactly
match your manufacturers recommendations.
You can Right Click on each maintenance
requirement and modify it to suit your
personal preferences or the specifications
in your owners manual.
Each vehicle you own can be configured
exactly as you like including creating your
own maintenance requirements that you think
are important. Configure each
requirement to be due by Date, Mileage or
both and specify the maintenance intervals.
Once configured all the requirements will be
automatically rescheduled for you when
completed and you will be sent a reminder
when anything is again due. Automotive Wolf
will keep a professional detailed
maintenance and repair log for each vehicle
you own including automatically compiling a
detailed parts list as you add maintenance
records. Scan and attach work orders and
receipts to each maintenance record. Track your fuel usage to monitor your
cars fuel economy MPG.
Average family car owner
We make it easy to keep your vehicle in
great condition and keep it safe to drive!
You can create and configure your car
maintenance schedule in seconds. Then just
sit back and wait for reminders when any car
service is due. When you see a reminder
simply click on the What's Due List and
print out a Scheduled Maintenance Report
that lists everything your mechanic should
check. Then satisfy the requirement in
Automotive Wolf with a few clicks and
everything is automatically rescheduled for
After you have installed
Automotive Wolf simply click on the Create
button to create your first vehicle in the
During the process you are asked
to select a maintenance plan (high, medium,
low, do it yourself). The maintenance
schedule you select is generic and easily
modified after the vehicle is created. Since
every Automotive manufacturer
has specific maintenance requirements for
each of it's vehicles it's a
good idea to go through your vehicles
maintenance schedule in your owners Manual
and make sure it matches the schedule in
Automotive Wolf. Make any adjustments as
needed and you are ready to go!
Wolf constantly analyzes your driving habits to be able to predict
maintenance issues in the future. So even if you neglect to use the
software for a while, it can notify you every time you boot-up
your computer and automatically send you email reminders of
upcoming required car maintenance.
complete a maintenance requirement that is
due make sure to satisfy it in Automotive
Wolf by adding a maintenance record with an
accurate odometer and Date. This resets the
"predicted odometer" to allow Automotive
Wolf to become more and more precise in its
Check your Fuel Economy!
It is a
good idea to occasionally add a few Fuel
records so Automotive Wolf can check your
fuel economy (MPG). This can be an excellent
indicator of your vehicles overall health.
The most accurate results are obtained when
you add a Fuel record between two Fill-ups.
So Fill-up your car and jot down the
odometer. Then drive your vehicle normally
until the next Fill-up. Record the odometer
and number of gallons used and enter a Fuel
record using this data. This will yield an
accurate MPG for your vehicle and a data
point on the Vehicle Fuel economy graph.
Over time you can watch the MPG trend on the
graph and quickly see if your vehicle is
maintaining or declining in its performance.
To see the Fuel Economy results simply click
on the FUEL TAB in Automotive Wolf
and then select the Fuel Economy Graph
option to see a detailed graphical
representation of your vehicles fuel economy
history, MPG vs Time.
Keep an Eye on your Operating
Wolf tracks and records all the costs
associated with owning your vehicle so enter
accurate values when you add maintenance or
repair records including other expenses like
Insurance, loan payments etc. After creating
your vehicle click on the EDIT button to
enter specific vehicle cost information
including purchase price, monthly payments
and loan duration. This will allow
Automotive Wolf to accurately calculate
exactly what your vehicle is costing you to
own daily, monthly, yearly or to drive on a
cost per mile basis. If you own
several vehicles this can be quite
illuminating so you'll know which vehicles are
straining your check book!
Watch that Vehicle Health
Wolf's Vehicle Health Gauge is a great way
to quickly see your current vehicles overall
condition. It measures its condition by
analyzing the state of all the enabled
maintenance requirements for your vehicle.
It's final result yields an accurate
representation of its current health. If you
see the gauge beginning to trend into the
POOR range check the What's Due List to see
the maintenance requirements that are Due.
You can hover your mouse over the Vehicle
Status Gauge button located directly
over the Health gauge to see a itemized list
of each maintenance requirements effect on
the gauges final result.
Create a Gauge!
Wolf tracks and monitors all the enabled
maintenance requirements for each of your
vehicles but if you have something you
really want to keep a close eye on simply
enable a real functional gauge for it! It's
easy! Just Right Click on a maintenance
requirement in the What's Due List and
select the gauge option or click on the
Gauge Button located below the What's Due
list to quickly enable gauges for any
requirement. The gauges accurately show the
status of any maintenance requirement.
The Top Ten Reasons to
Use Automotive Wolf Vehicle Maintenance Software
Helps you avoid costly
repairs and the "downtime" required when your vehicle needs
Compliance: To comply with
your manufacturers maintenance schedule required by your
warranty and be able to prove it!
Resale Value: Good maintenance
records maximize the resale value of your vehicle.
Simply staying Up-to-Date on your car maintenance will increase the
life of your vehicle and minimize the "headaches" involved with
Reliability: Tracking your
vehicle maintenance allows you to schedule reminders when service
is due. This results in a better running vehicle and greater
Avoidance: Helps you to
avoid common scams, unnecessary maintenance and overpriced dealer
service plans from some service shops.
Awareness and Comparison:
Keeping a detailed maintenance and repair history for each vehicle
you own allows Automotive Wolf to provide an
in-depth analysis of your Operating Costs. You can compare what it
costs you to drive and maintain each vehicle you own.
Knowledge: The knowledge
you gain from being aware of your cars maintenance requirements
will ultimately save you money!
- Maintain it
like a "PRO": You
don't need to be an ASE certified mechanic to keep your car in
great running condition. Simply follow Automotive Wolf's advice
and recommendations and you will be able to maintain any vehicle
like a PRO.
- Ease of Use : Automotive
Wolf's gauges let you monitor the overall status of your vehicle
at a glance. Create a gauge to monitor any maintenance requirement
and let it remind you when maintenance is due.
How to avoid unnecessary repairs and costly
overpriced service plans:
The American Automobile Association reports that of the 21 million
emergency road service calls they receive, most are in the late fall
and winter. Of those calls, 40% involve vehicles that wouldn't start
and 34% are for major mechanical failures requiring towing
"...money spent on
vehicle maintenance is not always spent wisely. Much of this
confusion and neglect can be attributed to a lack of specific
knowledge about what the car manufacturer recommends in the service
schedule included in the owner’s manual. To make matters worse, some
service shops have their own set of service guidelines that call for
more frequent service than is recommended by the manufacturer. "
Keeping your vehicle in good condition to avoid breakdowns and
problems simply requires that you stay up-to-date on scheduled
manufacturers recommended maintenance schedule in your owners
manual ! If you do not have the owners manual you can
usually find it online at the manufacturers website or from your
dealership. Then setup a maintenance schedule in Automotive Wolf
using the manufacturers maintenance specifications. This usually
only takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Go thru each
manufacturer requirement and find the matching maintenance
requirement in Automotive Wolf and set it to be DUE when the
manufacturer specifies it should be checked next. Then set the
period due between checks (ex: 3000 miles for oil changes) and
you will automatically be reminded every time it's due for
the life of your vehicle! If any of the manufacturer inspections or
required maintenance is not already included in Automotive Wolf's
requirement set simply create your own ( it's easy ). Each vehicle
in Automotive Wolf can have it's own vehicle specific set of
maintenance and inspection requirements. You can edit or disable any
of the "built-in" requirements or create your own as needed to match
the manufacturers recommended schedule.