I have an electronic folder for each car. Each folder has a maintenance Excel spreadsheet. Anytime I touch anything, I log it with exact description of what I did, part #s, lessons learned, misc notes, etc. I have all the various regular service types (eg. oil, filters, fluids) in a separate column with next mileage/time due. That allows me to plan ahead easily by bulk ordering parts from Rock Auto when I know I'll need parts for an upcoming service on one of the vehicles.
Each spreadsheet also has extra workbooks to include various notes on anything I learned, future repairs planning, even torque specs and everything in between. In the folder, I keep the electronic service manuals, wiring diagrams, TSBs, and oil analysis reports.
Paper receipts for parts I'll keep in a binder for each vehicle. Parts/tools with lifetime warranty I'll scan the receipt and file it.
Basically, I'm OCD. But even though my records are easily more detailed than any dealer invoice, I think if I were to sell, some buyers would still be naturally hesitant over these "DIY" records.
Last edited by nobb on 02-01-2017 at 05:17 AM
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