Aside from my new house, one of my most prized possessions is my 2007 Jeep Wrangler, affectionately known as Jeepsy. Jeepsy and I have been through a lot together, including a memorable 1,700-mile round trip to Prince Edward Island and back about a year after I got her. There’s something about driving around in a jeep with the roof off that turns road trips into legitimate vacations – the trip becomes part of the experience, instead of just a means to the destination.
As anyone who has owned a Jeep before can attest to – these cars have a lot of moving parts. While the same can be said of any vehicle, it’s particularly true for the toy-like Wranglers. Configurable tops (both hard and soft), removable doors, and a host of after-market customizable parts make the Wrangler something like the Lego set of the auto world.
Add in the routine maintenance any vehicle requires, and it’s easy to see why my owner’s manual is hundreds of pages thick. And I found myself paging to the same things time and time again – how do I reset the sensor after changing the oil again? How do I zip these plastic windows back in place again? Can I replace just the bulb from the taillight after backing it into a mailbox or do I need to replace the whole lighting fixture? What size windshield wipers do I need?
Rather than continue to thumb my owner’s manual into a dog-eared mess, I decided to take things into the Digital Age and make them Neat. I found a PDF version of my car’s manual online (most manufacturers provide this, and a simple search should get you accurate results.) Then, using NeatCloud’s convenient email-in feature, I simple emailed that PDF into Neat. Now I have it whenever I need it (I can access it on my phone any time) and – best of all – I can kiss the table of contents/index goodbye and simply use Neat’s built-in search functions to quickly find exactly what I’m looking for.
Digitized manuals are nothing new, but keeping them in Neat just makes things so much nicer. I’ve made a habit of keeping all my major appliance manuals in Neat, along with Jeepsy’s owner manual, and now I know that whenever I need to find some info on my important products and devices, it’s only a search away.