Your Favorite android phone app for vehicle Maint and Gas milage - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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Your Favorite android phone app for vehicle Maint and Gas milage

Just wondering what you guys are using for keeping up with Maintenance and gas mileage, just got a new phone and I want to hook this up...thanks in advance
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For gas mileage, Fuelly. See my signature...

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I use both Fuelly and Fuel Buddy. Fuel Buddy maintains other records other than just mileage.

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I use both Fuelly and Fuel Buddy. Fuel Buddy maintains other records other than just mileage.
Have you tried the Fuelly Fuel-up app? That's the only app I use on my actual phone now. Quick and easy input that texts your info to your Fuelly account.

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OneNote to track my gross numbers (@ xx km, had this work done; truck takes this size of tires, came with this brand, will mark again when new ones go on). Handy for the motorcycle, which burns through tires every year or two, and has specific needs for oil.

Sometimes stopwatch (like when I get new tires and want to calibrate them against the speedo).

When I'm on vacation, tracking mileage as a road game, I just use a pad of paper and calculator.
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I still don't have a twin, but I love the android app "Torque".

Buy the full version and buy one of these ODBII bluetooth plugins and you can see so much info.

https://www.amazon.com/Kitbest-Bluet...nner+bluetooth

I know it's not actually mileage and maintenance like you asked, but wow the things you can do with it. I like to set a tablet on the dash and add about 10 gauges.
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I just downloaded Fuelio. Very simple interface with simple imput info plus you can use it for multiple vehicles. And it's free with no ads !!!!!
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I use fuely. Just for gas mileage tracking tho.

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I have been using aCar for a while and like it. The UI is a bit dated but it gets the job done. It tracks fuel mileage, maintenance, trips, etc for multiple cars. You can set up to notify you when you are due for oil change or whatever. Lots of options.




Side note: Fuelly bought aCar a couple years ago and are beta testing the the new aCar/Fuelly app. They also purchased an iOS app I used years ago called Gas Cubby.

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Anyone using an Automatic? Curious about it, but originally when I got my Canyon last year not everything fully supported yet on the twins and I passed. Looks like it might be now.

https://www.automatic.com/
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Anyone using an Automatic? Curious about it,
Me too, especially the pro ($130 for adapter and 5 years of service) which has vehicle tracking and crash alerts; for when free OnStar runs out. Definitely will be getting something like this when kiddos start driving in ..... 6 years Man they grow up fast!!!!!!! I see that Automatic does trip tracking (which I don't need), fuel tracking (I like), I didn't notice if it does maintenance reminders (really like this in aCar). I also have Torque app and a cheap Bluetooth OBD2 for reading/clearing engine codes but I don't find it useful every day.

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I use Fuel Buddy, easy to use and track fill ups but can do trips and log service as well. Can track quite a bit of information that you can add.

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I have been using aCar for a while and like it. The UI is a bit dated but it gets the job done. It tracks fuel mileage, maintenance, trips, etc for multiple cars. You can set up to notify you when you are due for oil change or whatever. Lots of options.


Side note: Fuelly bought aCar a couple years ago and are beta testing the the new aCar/Fuelly app. They also purchased an iOS app I used years ago called Gas Cubby.
Been using Acar for a decade now. very good in my opinion

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I still don't have a twin, but I love the android app "Torque".

Buy the full version and buy one of these ODBII bluetooth plugins and you can see so much info.

https://www.amazon.com/Kitbest-Bluet...nner+bluetooth

I know it's not actually mileage and maintenance like you asked, but wow the things you can do with it. I like to set a tablet on the dash and add about 10 gauges.
I agree 100%. I have Dash Command, which I personally like better than Torque, but they're both good. I would recommend the WIFI version of the OBD transmitter though, instead of the ones that connect via Bluetooth. That way you don't interfere with your Bluetooth that should be connected to your infotainment system instead. Also, there are three OBD transmitters on that Amazon page that Hal linked. Make sure you guys go with the smallest one you can find, because our OBD port sits almost flush with the lower dash and the longer transmitters will extend out....which makes applying your parking brake difficult. You don't want to break your OBD port while applying your brake.

Also, here is a link to the transmitter I bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I prefer this model because it is wifi and it actually has a power button, so you can turn it off when not using it. Mine doesn't even turn on unless I do it myself, which is good because you don't need an additional wifi signal trying to pair with your phone, but it's easy to turn it on "by feel" when needed.

And remember that you can use any cheap tablet to monitor your vehicle, as long as it connects via wifi. Some people permanently mount a cheap tablet in their vehicles to always monitor things, but that's not really necessary on stock vehicles.
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