My last few times around the auto-acquiring block I decided to go with a lease, including my Honda Civic Hybrid I drive now, but it's hard to argue with the contention of Mashable blogger Sean Aune that "...it’s very likely that people will be holding on to their cars far longer than they have in the past."
So to help us with that, he publishes this fine list of 18 Tools to Track Car and Fuel Maintenance.
Seriously, I'm glad there are bloggers who exist to dig this stuff up, because I would never be able to find the time for that kind of research, you know?
Looks like seven of them alone are iPhone apps!
There are apps for tracking gas mileage, tracking driven mileage (for tax deduction purposes I assume) tracking maintenance schedules and visits.
It is fairly indicative of my own laissez-faire attitude that I've had this link open in a browser tab for at least a week but haven't visited a single site or downloaded a single app. I'm fascinated by the research and by the concept, but uncompelled by the act of being anal about this particular thing in my life.
Is this because I have a short-timer's, leaser's mentality?
What about you? How long have you had your car, and which of the Mashable recommendations appeal to your anal retentive soul?