Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Just What I Need, More Organization
I found another area of my life that needs a tiny bit of organization. I will be keeping a car maintenance diary of all my car repairs for my new 2015 Kia Soul that I purchased last August. I usually just keep my receipts in a file in date order for the current car I own and I keep those receipts for as long as I own that vehicle.
I would love a place where I could look at the maintenance history at a glance instead of digging through receipts, so I am going to keep a diary for my maintenance on this car on the computer. I will create a document in Notepad showing the date, cost, description, and where the maintenance was performed. I will also make a note of the reason for the maintenance, i.e., routine or collision. I normally have all my routine maintenance performed at the dealership so that's an easy one.
Yesterday I had car maintenance done in the parking lot of my work address which was pretty cool. I had to have the windshield replaced on my new baby because there was a big crack in it. I heard something hit it last Friday while I was out running errands at lunch. The crack showed up on Saturday . I called the insurance company getting the paperwork started for having it replaced on Saturday afternoon. I live in a state that has free windshield replacement as long as you carry comprehensive insurance on your vehicle. My insurance company uses Safelite to do this work and Safelite has a mobile unit. They will come to your work place to do the work in the parking lot so you don't lose any work time. It's a neat service, the only drawback to this is that the weather has to be clear, they don't do this work in the rain, unless you have access to a parking garage or a covered area. I was worried because I woke up to rain this morning, but it cleared up about an hour before Safelite was due to arrive. Boy, was I lucky today.
I'm starting my car maintenance diary now.