The GpsGate Maintenance plugin keeps track of when your vehicles are due for service. You can see their current maintenance status in the application and create notifications when vehicles pass a service interval.
Maintenance Site Admin setup
1. Go to Site Admin > Plugins > Get More plugins and install the Maintenance plugin.
2. In Site Admin go to the privileges and features and enable the privileges under Plugins > Maintenance
3. Under Events, enable _UseRoleBasedEventRule
4. Enable the Maintenance reports under Plugins > Reporting > _CreateReport
5. Save the changes.
Maintenance Application setup
Activate the Odometer
Distance-based maintenance is triggered using the Odometer variable. To enable it, follow these steps:
1. Right-click on a vehicle in the vehicle list and select Edit User
2. Expand the Accumulators section in the User window
3. Enter the current odometer value (or the latest known value and timestamp)
4. Save the settings
To read more about odometers go here.
Create Maintenance Roles
Creating different maintenance roles will be necessary if you have different maintenance routines for different vehicle types (for example, a car doesn't have the same maintenance routine as a truck). If you don't use this scenario, you can assign your maintenance schedules to the default _Unit role.
To make a custom role for a particular group of vehicles, follow these steps:
1. Click on the menu Admin > Roles
2. Click on Create copy next to the _Unit role
3. Name the role (for example Role Maintenance for trucks), click Next, and add the vehicles you want in this role.
4. Click Next and enable the privilege Events > _UseRoleBasedEventRule
5. Save the role.
Additional Maintenance features
Maintenance Service Report
The Maintenance Service History report shows a list of all logged maintenance events. To activate the report, use the report activation method.
Custom fields in Maintenance
You can add custom fields to a Maintenance Event Log. This allows you to add fields such as price or a list of parts that were replaced within that maintenance log.
Read more about adding custom fields in maintenance here.
Maintenance notifications using Event Rules
Maintenance notifications can also be triggered using the standard Event Rules. All the event rules options are available, so you can create all type of alerts.
When a vehicle passes a maintenance interval an overdue signal is enabled. You can create an Event Rule that triggers an event if you use Digital Expression > _MaintenanceDue variable in the editor: