Basics

In Vehicle Logbook you create a logbook for each vehicle you would like to track. You can set some basic attributes about your vehicle (name, color, VIN etc.) when you create it. You can edit those attributes later in the Vehicle tab of each logbook.

Then there are two main types of information you can manage and track for each vehicle with Vehicle Logbook.

  1. Schedule of Services

    Services are the types or categories for the things you will do to a vehicle, either one-time or on a regular schedule. Examples of services are fuel, oil change, insurance etc. You can give services custom names and, if desired, set a schedule in months, miles, hours etc. You can view, create, edit and delete the services you plan to do to your vehicle under the Schedule tab of the logbook.

  2. Log Entries

    Every time you perform a service on your vehicle you will create a log entry. The Log is the history of services that have been performed, and the service type of each log entry is one of the services you defined in the Schedule. You can view, create, edit and delete log entries under the Log tab of the logbook. You can also quickly create log entries by tapping on some of the special “+” icons visible on the logbook cover or by tapping the checkbox next to a service listed in the Schedule on the cover or in the Schedule tab.

FAQ

What is the red circle with a number on my app icon for?

The badge on the app icon is a count of how many services are due. If you make a log entry for each of the due services the count will go down. If you want to change when badges or notifications appear for vehicles, you can configure the months and miles in the “Vehicle” tab for each book by changing Notify Before Service Due.

You can configure or disable badges and notifications for the entire app in Notification Center:

  1. Open the Apple “Settings” app
  2. Tap on “Notifications”
  3. Scroll down and select “Logbook”
  4. Swipe “Badge App Icon” to ON / OFF
  5. Edit notifications, alerts and sounds

Can I sync my data to multiple devices?

Yes. Just link the same Dropbox account in Vehicle Logbook on two or more devices. Each device will then automatically stay in sync with the data on your other devices through your Dropbox account.

How do I backup my data?

Here are some things you can do to make sure your data is safe:

How do I restore my data?

The options for restoring data are:

If you need more help with recovering or restoring data please contact us at support@tinkerbuilt.com

How is fuel efficiency (MPG) calculated?

If you check the box beside Calculate Miles/Gallon in a Fuel log entry the app will automatically calculate fuel efficiency (MPG). The tank miles used for the calculation will be the difference between the current entry’s odometer mileage and the most recent full tank entry’s odometer mileage. Gallons used for the calculation will be the total of the current entry’s gallons and all partial tank gallons since the last full tank.

What if I have skipped some entries for fuel?

If you have skipped entries for fuel ups since your last full tank, you should uncheck Calculate Miles/Gallon because the app will be unable to calculate the correct result. This will keep your average fuel efficiency displayed in the app correct.