Auto-M8 can keep track of your fuel usage so you can see what you're spending each month and how your average fuel consumption is varying over time.
There's also a handy fuel station finder, so you can find your nearest stations and navigate there.
Track your mileage with two simple buttons, "Start trip" and "End trip". Auto-M8 will record times, distance, GPS location and address details, and you can assign custom categories to each trip. If you use your vehicle for business miles, Auto-M8 will send you a monthly email with a spreadsheet showing all your trips and how much you should claim on expenses.
Set reminders for all your important due dates: insurance, service, MOT and Road Fund Licence. For each vehicle, you can set up to two reminders to be sent to anyone registered on the account either by email or push notifications.
The Vault is a place to store all your vehicle's paperwork, like insurance policy documents and service receipts. Logging your expenses in the Vault will help to build a complete picture of what your vehicle is costing you to run. And when you come to sell, you'll have built up a valuable service history which you can send on to the buyer direct from the app.
No one expects to have an accident, but if you do, you can be reassured that Auto-M8 is on hand to help. Easy call buttons connect you to emergency services, your nearest police station, your insurer or a special Auto-M8 helpline. There's also a simple Accident Assistant to guide you step-by-step through all the information you'll need to record for your insurance claim. You can even add pictures or record voice memos.
The breakdown button can connect you to your breakdown service provider (like the AA or RAC) if you have one. And there's no need to worry if you don't have cover - the Auto-M8 helpline can provide pay-as-you-go roadside assistance.
The Stats module pulls in information from around the app to give you an overview of your motoring life. There are graphs for fuel consumption, charts for miles by driver and by category, and a breakdown of what your vehicles are costing you to run. All this can be shown for the last month, quarter or year.
Check out the website at www.auto-m8.com for a full tour.
*Up to five drivers and five vehicles per account.
The app requires you to grant certain permissions, including the following:
- "Your location - fine (GPS) location": required for trip recording, fuel station finder, accident assistance, etc.
- "Your personal information - read contact data": simplifies account setup and enables documents to be sent from the app to anyone in your contacts
- "Services that cost you money – make phone calls": required to connect you to emergency assistance in the event of accident, breakdown, etc.
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