How to add Vehicles and odometer readings

MileIQ’s Vehicles feature makes it easy to assign your vehicle(s) to a drive, and add the starting annual odometer reading(s) for tax purposes  and the starting annual odometer reading for each vehicle you add.

You can set a default vehicle for all drives, or assign a vehicle to a particular drive, just by selecting ‘Add a Vehicle’. You can add a vehicle in the app or web dashboard. Any vehicles that have been added will be included in mileage reports.  You can add detailed information for every vehicle, such as: make, model, year, nickname, and annual odometer readings*.


Mobile App

There are two ways to add a vehicle in the MileIQ Mobile App. Either from the Car Icon on the Drive Card or the Vehicles section of the Account Settings menu.

Drive Card
If you've just taken a drive, the easiest way to add a vehicle is from the Vehicle Tab at the bottom of the Drive Card. Simply tap the Vehicle Tab and then 'Add New Vehicle'.




If you haven't added a vehicle yet, you'll immediately see the Vehicle Details screen. If you've already added a vehicle, you'll have the option to select between that vehicle or 'Add New Vehicle'.  If you have more than one vehicle listed, you may need to click 'Show More' before you see the 'Add New Vehicle" choice.


From the Vehicle Details menu, there are options to enter the Make, Model, Year, Nickname, and Odometer Readings. To make the current vehicle the primary vehicle for the account, toggle the Primary Vehicle switch. When the switch is green, that vehicle is set to Primary.


Vehicles Menu
Alternatively, to add or manage vehicles in bulk, tap the 'Menu' button at the top left of the app interface. Then, select Account Settings > Vehicles.

If you haven't added a vehicle yet, you can add a new one by tapping '+ Add Vehicle' which will bring up the Vehicle Details form as shown below.

If you already added a vehicle, you'll have the ability to edit the existing vehicle information, add an additional vehicle, delete the existing vehicle, or toggle the Primary vehicle setting.


Bluetooth pairing
To learn more about Bluetooth vehicle pairing, available for both Android and iOS, please see our article How to add Vehicles via Bluetooth.


Web Dashboard

To access the Vehicles feature from the Web Dashboard, you’ll first need to log in to your Web Dashboard (same email and password as the app) at

Once logged in, you’ll see all of your captured drives. There are two ways to add a vehicle from the MileIQ Web Dashboard, from the Drive Details in the right column under the Drive Card or from the Vehicles section of the Settings page.

Drives Tab
To quickly add a vehicle to a drive, click on the row with the drive to select it. The Drive Card will appear in the right column when you can click the drop down under Vehicles and click 'Add a new vehicle'

From the Vehicle Details menu that appears, there are options to enter the Make, Model, Year, Nickname, and Odometer Readings. To make the current vehicle the primary vehicle for the account, click 'Yes' next to Primary Vehicle.

Once you've filled out all the necessary details, click on 'Add Vehicle' to save the vehicle to your account.
This new vehicle, and any you may have added from the Mobile App or from the Settings page, will appear in the vehicle dropdown list on the drive card.

Vehicles Section
To add or manage vehicles in bulk, click the Settings button in the left navigation column.

From the Settings page, under the Drives Section, click on Vehicles & Odometer.
Click on 'Add new vehicle' to bring up the Vehicle Details menu.
In the Vehicle Details menu there are options to enter Make, Model, Year, a Nickname, Notes, and the annual Odometer Readings* for the vehicle.

When you’ve finished entering your info, please remember to click ‘Add Vehicle’ to complete the entry of your vehicle.
Once saved, your vehicle will be visible in the main vehicles menu, where you can also add additional vehicles as needed.
To adjust the primary vehicle (the one that gets assigned to your drives by default), click on the vehicle you want set as primary, then click on Yes next to Primary Vehicle, then click Save.

Remove / Restore Vehicle
To remove a vehicle from the list, or 'hide' it, you have two methods you can choose from.

First, click on the Vehicle Details page of the vehicle you want to remove, then click the ‘Hide this vehicle’ button at the bottom.
The other option, is to simply click the Menu icon to the right of the vehicle from your list, and choose 'Hide this vehicle'
To restore a removed vehicle, press the 'Restore vehicle' button from the main vehicles page.

Additional Information

* It is important to note that while you do want odometer readings at the start of every year for each vehicle, it isn't actually a requirement to have odometer readings for every single drive. Reference IRS documentation here.

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