Car Care and Torque Specs   Great Auto Websites
   Online Auto Repair
HOME I TORK IT MY GARAGE PARTS BIN COOL RIDES REGISTER
FEATURES
Maintenance Software
Auto Service Reminder
Track MPG with a PDA
Customer Reminders
 
MEMBERS AREA
Auto Maintenance Software
Register Now
Forgot Password?
 
QUICK LINKS
Torque Specs 
Show Off Your Car
Auto Project Library
Car Parts Ads
COOL RIDES
Show Your Ride
REFERENCE
Automotive Torque Specifications
Module Library
Section-Bin
Auto Parts List
About | FAQ | TorkSpec Tips
Quick Guide | Contact Us
©2008 TorkSpec
Use of this site is governed by our
Terms of Use Agreement
and
Privacy Policy.

Auto Maintenance Software

TorkSpec's My Garage is an online auto maintenance schedule software program designed to help you keep track of the maintenance of autos, trucks, motorcycles, lawnmowers, ATVs, boats or any other vehicle that requires a regular maintenace schedule.

My Garage keeps track of Repair Logs, Maintenance Schedules, Modifications/Projects, Gas Mileage, Events (Track or Shows), Picture Albums and more for all your vehicles.

You can View, Update, and Show any Vehicle Information from Any Place using a basic internet browser.


Garage Home Page
When you login to your Garage, TorkSpec takes you directly to your Garage Home Page.

Your Garage Home Page includes the Garage Bar (which is always available when you are logged in) and the Garage Module Page (which you customize using the Add Garage Module Links).

 


Garage Bar
Your Garage Bar helps you to quickly navigate within the auto maintenance software. The Garage Bar includes the Garage Name Link, Ride Selector, Setup Link, and the LogOut Link.

Garage Name Link

Clicking on the Name Link will bring you to the Garage Home Page. Clicking on the My Garage tab on the header will also bring you to your Garage Home Page.

Ride Selector

The Ride Selector is a drop down list of all the autos in your Garage. When you choose a Ride name, TorkSpec takes you to the Ride's Home Page.

Garage Setup Link

The Setup Link brings you to the Setup Garage Page. The Setup Page allows you to designate where your Garage is geographically located, to setup your auto maintenance reminders - AutoMinders, and to configure the headers for your reports.

Check the weekdays that you want TorkSpec to send you auto maintenance schedule reminder.

Use the Add Ride Link to add another auto. The Change Password Link allows you to change your login password.

   

Garage LogOut

You can log out of your Garage by clicking the LogOut Link. If you close your browser without logging out, TorkSpec will log you out after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Garage Module Page
Your Garage Module Page can be customized to your specific needs. By adding and removing modules, you can keep track of maintenance reminders, Parts Bin leads, and even your customer's auto maintenance reminders.

Add Module

There are two Add Module Links because there are two columns on the Garage Module Page. There is a left side and a right side column where you can add modules.

Module Setup

A module's Setup Link allow you to remove or edit the module.

To remove the module, you first click the Module Setup Link on the lower right of the module, then you click the Remove Module Link on the upper left of the Module Setup Page. You must click the Confirm Button to finish

The edit capabilities depends on the type of module. You can learn more about each module by going to the Module Library.


Column Module Manager
The Column Module Manager allows you to add modules to a Home Page (Garage or Ride) column. The Column Module Manager has the Module Selector and the Column Location Selector.

Module Selector

Use the Module Selector drop down list to select the module you want to add to the column.

Column Location Selector

Use the Column Location Selector drop down list to select where you want to place the module in the column. If you place the module in the wrong place, just remove it by using the module's Setup Link.

Ride Home Page
Each auto has it's own Home Page that can be customized like the Garage Home Page. The Ride Home Page includes the Garage Bar, the Ride Bar, and the Ride Module Page.

You can navigate to the Ride Home Page using the Ride Selector on the Garage Home Page, the Ride Module on the Garage Home Page, or the Ride Name Link on the Ride Bar.

Below is a new Ride Home Page. Each new auto starts off with a Profile Module, a Registration Module, a Maintenance Reminder Module, and a Part Numbers Module. Clicking on the Module Setup Link allows you to manage the information within the modules.


Ride Bar
The Ride Bar helps you to quickly navigate and administer each one of your autos. The Ride Bar includes the Default Image, Ride Name Link, Odometer, Setup Link, and the Ride Buttons.

Default Photo

A Ride's Default Photo is the first photo you add to an album in the Photo Gallery. You can change a Ride's Default Photo on the Setup Ride Page.

Clicking on the Ride's Default Photo will bring you to the Ride Home Page.

Ride Name Link

The Ride Name is a link that will bring you to the Ride Home Page. You can change a vehicle's name on the Setup Ride Page.

Odometer

The Odometer shows the highest odometer value TorkSpec finds in your vehicle's Logbook.

Ride Setup Link

The Ride Setup Link takes you to the Setup Ride Page. Here you can document engine performance and drivetrain information for your auto.

The performance information is displayed on the Ride Home Page using the Profile Module.

If you assign a Mechanic Garage to your auto, TorkSpec will inform the mechanic when auto maintenance Scheduled Services are due. Your trusted mechanic will be able to view your auto's Schedule Services, view previous Repair Logs and add a Repair Log.  

Ride Buttons

The Ride Buttons allow you to keep detailed information about each of your vehicles.

Log Book
The LogBook is a summary view of all General, Fuel, Repair, Mileage, Purchase, Payment, and Modification (Projects) activity for your auto. The LogBook entries are listed in descending date order.

Only General, Repair, and Modification Logs are displayed in the Vehicle Showcase Log History Report (TorkSpec Pro/Fleet).

The Log Entry Types are:

  • General - Simple Odometer, Date, Note, and Cost Record
  • Repair - General Record with Service Record Details
  • Fuel - General Record with Fuel Amount and Fill Flag. Used by Fuel Economy Report.
  • Mileage - Business Mileage Record. Used by Tax Analysis Report. (TorkSpec Pro)
  • Modification (Projects) - Upgrades and Modifications Details
  • Event (Journal) - Car Shows, Race Events, Trophies
  • Payment - Payment Record for Tax Expense Report
  • Purchase - Purchase Log. Information for Vehicle Showcase Report
Each Log Record has a Tax Flag that allows you to flag specific records for the Tax Report (TorkSpec Pro/Fleet).

TorkSpec Pro/Fleet Members can also use the Scan link to scan receipts or any digital image for each Log Record.

Scheduled Services
Scheduled Services is a list of maintenance services that need to take place on a regular basis. This is typically a vehicle's maintenance schedule. TorkSpec creates a pre-defined list of scheduled services that you can customize for each new vehicle's needs.

Scheduled Services can be added, deleted, or edited to change time duration or distance. TorkSpec uses this list to help you keep track of your auto maintence schedule.

The Service Description Link will take you to the last Repair Log Page where the Scheduled Service was performed.

The Schedule Services Button is available for your mechanic to only view your Ride's Scheduled Services. The mechanic does not have the ability to change your vehicle's Scheduled Services.

Repair Log
The Repair Log shows only a vehicle's Repair log entries in the LogBook. The Repair Log Page gives you a snapshot view of all repair information for your auto.

Your mechanic also uses the Repair Log Button to view previous repair logs as well as add a new one. NOTE - A mechanic entered repair log becomes locked at midnight for the mechanic. The mechanic should make sure ALL services to be performed are done before entering a repair log on TorkSpec.

Projects/Modifications
Projects/Modifications allows you to document a project or modification that you've done to your vehicle in an easy to follow step-by-step template.

If you've marked your auto as a Cool Ride, you can mark these projects as Public for other enthusiasts to see.

 

Photo Gallery
A vehicle's Photo Gallery is a collection of photo albums. Click the Add Album in the Ride Photo Gallery Page, give the album a name and press the Save Button.

Click on the new album and click the Add Photo Link to a photos to the album.

If you've marked your auto as a Cool Ride, you can mark your albums as Public for other enthusiasts to see.

Event Journal
Event Journal is like Photo Gallery, except you can also add a date and a comment about the event. Here you can document trophies that your auto may aquire from shows or events.

If you've marked your auto as a Cool Ride, you can mark your event journals as Public for other enthusiasts to see.

Reports and Graphs
TorkSpec provides Reports and Graphs for you to track Expense, Fuel Economy, and Repairs.

TorkSpec Basic reports and graphs include:

  • Expense Report - Expense report grouped by Log Type
  • Fuel Economy Report - Summary and Detail Fuel Economy
  • Distance Report - Distance over Time

TorkSpec Pro/Fleet Members also have access to the Vehicle Showcase Report, the Tax Analysis Report, and the Log Book Report Writer.

  • Report Writer - Detailed Business Expense Reports
  • Tax Reports - Mileage, Expense, and Tax Analysis
  • Vehicle Showcase - Show Vehicle Information and History to Prospective Buyers

Tax Analysis Report

The Tax Analysis Report calculates Business Tax Expense by adding the distance in your Mileage log records (business mileage) and divides that by your total miles for a year (Highest Odometer - Lowest Odometer). This percentage is multipled against all Tax Flagged log records expense to calculate Actual Business Expense.

The Standard Mileage Tax Expense is calculated by adding the distance in your Mileage log records (business mileage) and multiplying it by Standard Mileage Rate for the year.


Ride Module Page
Like the Garage Module Page, the Ride Module Page can be customized to the unique needs of the vehicle by adding modules. Modules are added the same way as in the Garage Module Page, by clicking Add Module to open the Column Module Manager.