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BUILD A HISTORY ON YOUR TACO...must read

Discussion in 'Technology' started by XD40SC, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    XD40SC

    XD40SC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was cruising the Android Markeplace and came across an app that you all need to know about(I dont think this app is available on the iPhone). Its called "aCar" and its freaking bad ass. I wanted something to keep track of my gas mileage but this thing does everything. I went for the free version and ended up paying the 5 dollars for the full version after only 2 days.

    You input everything like you would on fuelly but this app is with you all the time unlike you having to login on a computer or smartphone. I was able to edit the app from the settings tab and insert a place for "mods/upgrades". I can hit one button and it show me how much I have spent on gas, how much I spend on each mod, when I put them on, etc.

    It also lets you export all this information into a spreadsheet and boom....you have the full history. My truck only has 23K miles on it but when I finally sell it at 200K+ someone will be able to see I took very good care of it. Everything is inputted based on the odometer and then you can set reminders. So this app will remind me when its time for fuel injector cleaner, when I hit my 3,000 miles for oil change, when battery was installed....everything.

    http://www.zonewalker.com/acar

    Have nothing to do with the people who created this app but had to share. Oh, it also has a place for statistics and you can display graphs on just about everything.

    From website:

    aCar is an all-in-one handy application for your Android supported device to effectively track the fuel mileage and costs, maintenance, business (and non-business) trips/mileages and general expenses of your vehicles.
    Whether you want to track the fuel mileage, expenses or maintenance of your vehicles, or to simply know if your vehicles operate at their maximum performance, aCar is the right tool for you. Along with its user-friendly UI, aCar will provide you tons of detailed statistics, information and graphical charts/reports to inform you how your vehicles are performing at any given moment. You will never miss a maintenance service (be it changing air filter, engine oil or inspection, etc) using the highly customizable reminders even if aCar is not running. You can also track your business (and non-business) trips and mileages in detail.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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    XD40SC

    XD40SC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anyone else using this?

    just found out it can sync with fuelly as well.....werd!
     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    undecided

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    I have been using it for the last 5 months or so. I am really happy with it. I havent paid for the upgraded version but the functionality of the app is awesome. I track my fuel useage, mileage, maintenance and repairs. I like the way it tracks the average daily cost to operate my truck from insurance costs to average fuel costs. I can get my average MPG when towing my trailer seperate from my daily driving. I discovered the app when I was looking to see if there was a fuelly app and I decided to give this one a try. I am 100% happy I downloaded Acar to my phone.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    XD40SC

    XD40SC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Glad someone else knows about it. Its really freaking awesome and one of the best apps I have. The upgraded version opens up charts and graphs that are really useful as well.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    Nice! I'll have to check it out.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    Downloading now. Nice app, I will use this for years with my 2011 Tacoma. Went back & guesstimated the dates on my 5000,10000, & 15,000 mile oil changes. I'm due for the 20,000 mile now.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    It needs an option for a tire size multiplier. As it is I have to multiply my odo readout by 1.07 first and then enter it in. It would be nicer if it did it for you. But so far it seems pretty good. Well thought out. I contacted the developer with the suggestion.
     
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