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by Neil Taylor
by Neil Taylor
Do you have a car, truck, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle, boat, ATV, snowmobile, trailer, generator, chainsaw – or anything else of value with a motor or wheels that needs maintenance, uses fuel, requires registration, inspections, a license or is taxed, or is more complicated than a light switch? Have you ever waited too long to have your tires rotated or oil changed?Have you missed getting your vehicle registered on time?Do you remember where you put your owner's manual?Have you forgotten where you put your spare key? Have you forgotten what oil or filter or other part is recommended or what tools you used with your last DIY project, or where you put something?Do you remember the steps you took last time you winterized your boat or trailer? Do you remember the combination or password to your storage unit?Do you remember the steps or how to start your chainsaw or lawnmower?Do you remember your tire size or how much air you put in your tires?Do you remember how much you paid last time you had work done, or where you put that car wash coupon?Do you ever need your VIN or your license plate number or your odometer reading?Do you know how many miles or kilometers or how many hours your vehicle had on it last time you replaced a certain part? And, do you ever get frustrated trying to remember where you bought that part and how much it cost? Or, would you like to remember who you had replace it? And do wish you could recall exactly when it was?Would you like to have it all right there in the palm of your hand?The answer is YES!The answer is Drive YES!The Drive YES! app brings together the power of data management, Reminders, Photos/Albums and other iOS features into a single great app. Finally, an app that helps you to keep all your maintenance and service records, receipts, notes, documents (inspection / registration / insurance / license), photos, DIY projects in one place. Plus, its Reminders feature will help you to remember practically anything you will ever need to do – and everything you have ever done – with your Vehicles. Reminders can be setup for things like license renewals, insurance payments, inspections or periodic maintenance such as tire rotation, oil changes and anything else. Drive YES! extends iOS reminders with alarms triggered by date AND odometer or hour meter combinations.Each vehicle you manage has an Album. In each Album you can store photos and videos of just about anything – documents, receipts, identification, pictures of the vehicle or equipment, tires, batteries, location of spare key, VIN, tags, titles – anything you can imagine.Each vehicle you manage allows you to store Notes. Notes are another way to organize information about your vehicles. Notes are organized by Category and may include a Caption, textual detail, a photo and a web site url. Any number of Notes may be added for any Category.You can record Maintenance and Service information for anything you want – DIY work that YOU perform or work done by others. These are organized by date and include Category, cost, receipt and odometer or hour meter reading. If you are in a hurry, just take a picture of the receipt and enter the details later.You can record Fueling information each time you refuel your vehicle. Information includes Date, Location, Cost, units purchased, price per unit, fuel grade, fuel economy, receipt and odometer or hour meter reading. If you are in a hurry, just take a picture of the receipt and enter the details later.One of the app's important features is meter-based reminders. As such, meter information entered with Maintenance and Service records and with Fuel records helps the app know when to notify you for your meter-based reminders. In addition to recording meter information with Maintenance and Service records and with Fuel records, you can update your vehicle's meter reading at anytime by swiping right on your vehicle and tapping the meter icon. See the Vehicles section for more detail.