Monitor vehicle maintenance, create a database with parts, materials, personnel and vendors, compile and export reports, password-protect the database, and more
Vehicle Manager is a software application designed to help you keep track of your vehicles, such as fuel consumption, service and parts. It is packed in a professional interface and sports some powerful options and handy configuration parameters.
Simple setup and professional UI
The installation procedure is a fast and uncomplicated task that shouldn’t impose any difficulties. As far as the interface goes, Vehicle Manager is wrapped in a large window with a neatly organized structure, where you can get started by filling the database with vehicles. Specs for a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 are written to give you an idea of how the app works.
Edit vehicle data and monitor a fuel log
It is possible to edit vehicle information related to the model, year, odometer, make, color, driver/operator, type, department, license and registration, insurance, engine, transmission, tire size, and notes, among others. You can also attach a local picture file.
In a separate area you can monitor a fuel log after adding entries with the fill up date, US gallons, starting and ending odometer, odometer change, total cost, notes, brand, type, driver, state, as well as whether it was a complete fill up and for business purposes or not. The software tool shows total fuel cost and average fuel efficiency after taking into account all entries.
Set up and monitor a service schedule and log
Similarly, it is possible to follow a service schedule after adding new entries to the list with the service item, frequency, next due, reminder, notes, and attachments (if necessary). You can compile a report based on a specified date range and next due date, as well as export it to file.
The service log is no different from the fuel log. Vehicle Manager lets you enter a service item, date, odometer, notes, expenses and file attachments, after which you can generate and export reports to file.
Add vehicle parts, materials, personnel, vendors, and contacts
In addition to the previously described sections, you can put together a database with vehicle parts and materials to keep track of, attach extra files deemed as important for the inventory overall, create a list with personnel, vendors and contacts, and generate multipurpose reports, such as license and insurance, a vehicle list, or all vehicles by type.
Generate and export reports, encrypt the database
The database can be exported to file and imported later. Furthermore, you can view all reminders, password-protect the database, manage selection fields, as well as back up and restore the database. As far as configuration settings are concerned, you can modify the default measurement units when it comes to the currency, volume, efficiency and odometer.
Evaluation and conclusion
The software tool worked smoothly in our tests, without triggering the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error messages. Its impact on system performance is minimal. Taking into consideration its generous set of features dedicated to general vehicle maintenance, Vehicle Manager 2014 Professional Edition should satisfy the requirements of most users.