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Do you keep track of your mods/maintenance/etc?

How many of you keep a book or file of everything you do to your truck? I keep a binder for each of my vehicles with all receipts, instructions and anything else that goes on my truck. Not so much for maintenance though, I do it myself and I just have parts purchases on file at work. The one for the Mustang I sold is like 3" thick! The Ranger is getting up there too... haven't updated it lately it all needs to be organized again!
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I keep all my maintenance log and receipts for all parts.

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i dont for my mods but i keep a record book in my glove box off all maintenance and tires and such. i record mileage at the time and other info.
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I used to always keep track of mileage at fill-ups/oil changes all the time... one day I missed it and haven't done it since! In a way I wish I didn't keep all my mod receipts it hurts to look back at it and see what you spent after the vehicle is gone!
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the 96 ranger i owned before my 2001 had every single receipt for everything ever done to it. everything was done at the dealership since it was brand new all the way up untill i bought it, all oil changes, brake jobs ect. when i opened the glovebox a pile of slips fell out. lol
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Wow I feel bad that I don't keep accurate track of my stuff. I record oil changes and tire rotations but thats about it.

Well I guess I need to get my **** together and start organizing
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I've got everything from my '07 as well. The salesman I bought it from reprinted all the work orders for me from it's first two years before I bought it!
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I keep track of all fill ups, oil changes, maintenance and receipts for anything with warranties. Thats it
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I don't bother keeping receipts from parts for mods unless they have a lifetime warranty. I only keep track of when the next oil change is due and tire rotation/mileage.
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Oil changes are the only thing I've ever kept track of.
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I have a list in my computer of all mods/maintenance + cost. Oil changes I don't keep track off, just do them
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every mod, every type of maintenance I record. When i decide to sell the truck, i want people to know i took care of the truck
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You know it's funny, I keep track of everything on the cars. They always get a folder with receipts of everything.

However I don't do this at all with my trucks. Every time I buy a truck I think to myself "I'm keeping this one forever" so I don't bother to record stuff, I just did things at the recommended intervals (or before) and remembered them.
I think part of this is because I've always bought used, and haven't had previous records.
Since buying the VW brand new, I'm even logging fuel receipts. lol
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lol i dont log fuel much, besides using it to calc gas mileage.
oil, eh...i just have a general knowledge on that one

but seriously...ever since ive started the SAS on my rig....ive documented every part and price thats been thrown onto the truck...

idk why i didnt start it earlier, but its sure nice....especially when people start asking me back on what parts to use in a sas or something lol
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man i there is so many little things i have dont... head light mod, blinker mod, ect. it would be hard.
i dont really log anything. kinda wish i did but it never think of it and i would probly loose it.
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I keep track of everything for the Jeep and everything with the Ranger, including mileage every time I get gas. Needed the fuel and gas receipts for tax time a few years ago, so I just do it by habit now, but nothing with the wifes car, thats her job....
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keep receipts for the mods but not for the oil changes.
keep track of oil changes on a spread sheet on my computer
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I should keep records but I dont really haha
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I don't bother keeping receipts from parts for mods unless they have a lifetime warranty. I only keep track of when the next oil change is due and tire rotation/mileage.
Ditto. I did for a while, kept track of every gas fillup until my computer crashed and I lost it.
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On the blank pages of my owner's manual, I keep track of oil and tire changes and any maintenance. Change the oil every 4K miles and rotate tires every 5k. I used to keep a Microsoft spreadsheet of it but have since abandoned that for the owner's manual.

I think it helps especially in resale of vehicles. I plan on never selling mine but you never know what happens down the road or if you will ever change your mind.

As far as dealerships go, sure there are things that should be left to the pros, but I really don't trust anyone to wok on my stuff but me. Heck ya'll can see where I just changed water pump and front oil seal by myself. I guess I'm just too particular.
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Ditto. I did for a while, kept track of every gas fillup until my computer crashed and I lost it.

No longer using fuelly eh?
I just signed up there to keep track of the TDI, although I only have one fuel up that is accurately keeping track so far, the trip odo didn't get reset when the dealer filled it and I couldn't remember the exact miles when we got it.

Although I did log my fill up for my truck today at 12.6mpg. lol
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absolutely nothing. really really wish i had kept everything when i re did my mustang tho :(
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I used to keep it all written down in a book of when I changed the oil and when I rotated the tires and whatnot but now I just have it on my computer.
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I just keep a piece of paper with a list of every maintenance item done to it and the odometer reading when it was done.
ANd i keep the receipts from when i took it in for service
I dont keep track of mods

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I keep track in my head...is that bad? lol

I keep all my sales slips though.
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