The purpose of the Maintenance Panel is to help address concerns like “Tell me when my vehicles will have driven 20,000 km so that I can schedule a tire change”, “How much distance has a vehicle driven since its last service”, or “Show me a vehicle’s service history”.
This is achieved by creating Jobs. Jobs can move through three stages:
- Queued Jobs are jobs that have a ‘due date’, after which you would consider them to be late or overdue, but do not have a ‘scheduled date’ for carrying out. Once the Scheduled date is chosen, they become a Scheduled Job.
- Scheduled Jobs are jobs for which the date for carrying out the job has been chosen.
- Completed Jobs are jobs that are confirmed to have been carried out, and for which you may optionally store further information about the job details. Completed Job will appear in the corresponding Vehicle Service History.
Each Job has has a Job Type, and each Job Type has a method in which the Due Date is determined. The Due Date can be determined via:
- A fixed due date. This might be appropriate for an annual or six monthly check.
- A predicted due date, by distance driven. This might be appropriate for preventative maintenance jobs or jobs that need scheduling by distance, for instance a tire change after 20,000 km driven.
- All methods. This might be suitable for jobs which need performing according to some period of time or distance driven, whichever comes soonest, such as a General Maintenance job.
New Job Types can be created via the sidebar.
Vehicle Service History
Upon completing a job, you have the option to record details about the job relating to the parts and labour that were consumed. These jobs then form part of the vehicle service history.