VMT Icon  Projecting the Next Maintenance Due Date and Mileage

This pane allows the user to selectively display those vehicles and/or tasks with the projected due date or projected mileage associated with a task. The mechanics and choosing/understanding the filtering options is explained below.

The Mechanics:
Using the maintenance data previously entered,  the next projected maintenance date and next maintenance miles ( or kilometers )  are calculated and results shown in the tabular area at the bottom of the window.  If the calculated next maintenance dates ( shown as "Next Maint Date" in the tabular area ) are in the past or equal to today’s date, the date(s) is colored red to warn of potential overdue maintenance.

The three(3) filtering options:

In addition to filtering based on the chosen vehicle and task,  the radio buttons provide three filtering options:

(Option 1) Only Last/Most Recent Task
For this filtering option, only the last ( i.e. most recent ) service task performed is shown. For example, if the Ford Taurus vehicle and oil change task are selected, only the last oil change for the Ford Taurus is shown. The other Ford Taurus oil changes prior to the last are not shown.

(Option 2) All Items for a Task
All the maintenance items for a given vehicle/task are shown. For example, if the Ford Taurus and oil change were selected for vehicle and task, than all the oil changes recorded in the data base for this vehicle would be shown.

(Option 3) Only OverDue Tasks
Displays maintenance if the calculated next maintenance date is today’s date or in the past.  Every item listed would have a  red-colored next maintenance date

OPTIONAL FEATURE: is available if CCNX is installed on the same machine. This feature allows the VMT user to establish a reminder within CCNX.

Right Click ( or Control click ) To Add Reminders For Future Service Task
Control clicking a service task allows a reminder to be added to CCNX ( another application by this developer that is separately licensed ). After a reminder is added, the task's Next Maintenance Date will be colored blue. Removing a reminder is the same process and the date returns to black-colored text. In CCNX a daynote( for the next maintenance date )  and a corresponding reminder for a week prior to the due date are added. Reminder notification, along with corresponding note, is managed completely by CCNX.

Since reminders are managed by CCNX, here are some things to note: