NEW: Update mileage & service date when creating invoice

This has been another common request from users of our auto repair software to be able to update the mileage and last service date on a vehicle at the time of creating an invoice.

This can now be easily done, on the create invoice screen, there is now a link to show options to update mileage and last service, the service date will default to the current date, but can be easily changed to the date you need.

Previously this could only be updated by going into the client dashboard and updating details from here, we hope this will streamline and make updating these details more efficiently by offering the feature to update these details at time of invoice creation.

Please note that this new feature, along with several others currently under final testing, will be released in free upgrade to all customers this Thurday 15/10/15.

As always, keep those suggestions coming, and thank you for those who have made requests.

Easier tax entry on invoices

Over the course of time it had been pointed out to us here that many US states do not allow tax on labor part of work carried out.  This has been perplexing to many new users, often concerned about applying zero tax to labor and adding tax rates for parts only. This has been another common request for our auto repair software.

Up until now, this involved setting one of the tax brackets to zero and applying that to the labor cost.

We have improved and simplified upon this by adding the option of ‘NONE’ for tax on labor, and if you do you need to apply tax to labor, the other tax brackets you set in Settings will also still be available.

We hope this clears some confusion and makes labor costing on invoices easier for those in states that do not have tax on labor.

This update will take effect on your next upgrade patch this Thursday, 15/10/15.

Stay tuned as always for more exciting new developments!

NEW: Vehicle spec lookup and service history checks

We have added new features to the homescreen that allow you to quickly and easily look up vehicle spec data, or service history using just plates, VIN, or even make, model and year.

You can do this without needing to first create a new client, so if  a new customer comes into the shop, you can immediately and easily lookup the service history and spec on that vehicle using the plate number or VIN.  These new tools in our auto repair shop software also offer a valuable source of reference data for sourcing parts or knowing the exact model of a vehicle, as well as records as work carried out, and other valuable information, e.g. recalls or write offs.

The following short video shows the new features in action:

CarFax Service History Reports now available

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For the past few weeks we have been busy working with our US data supplier, CARFAX, to bring customers in North America service history reports for any vehicles registered with Carfax.

Carfax is a popular service for both mechanics and motorists, for whom which a mobile app is available also.  We are glad to add service history reporting to our auto repair shop software. If you wish to sign up to receive service history reports from Carfax, you can sign up through Auto Repair Bill by activating from any client details screen, you will now see an Activate link in green under where it says SERVICE HISTORY REPORT.

By signing up for Carfax, your invoices will be uploaded daily to Carfax servers, to ensure future services include your work carried out, please do provide accurate information so that everyone can benefit from the Carfax platform, and also we would appreciate if you find false data in service history reports, that you please take the time to let Carfax know about incorrect data.

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