How to: Add Vehicles and Odometer Readings

MileIQ’s Vehicles feature makes it easy to log the vehicle associated with your drives and the annual odometer reading for each vehicle.
You can set a default vehicle or quickly select the appropriate vehicle right on MileIQ’s Drive Cards by tapping Add a Vehicle. Vehicles can be added from within the Mobile App or from the Web Dashboard and will be included in requested reports. Whether one vehicle or multiple, you can add detailed information like make, model, year, nickname, and annual odometer readings*.

Mobile App

There are two ways to add a vehicle in the MileIQ Mobile App, from the Drive Details, from with the Car Icon on the Drive Card or from the Personalization section of the Settings panel.

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'.

image of the drive card, highlighting “add a vehicle” car iconimage of the “add a vehicle” screen, which shows when there are no vehicles saved to the account

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.

image of the “Vehicle Details” screen with text fields for the make, model, etc. for the vehicle.

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.

image of “Vehicle Details” screen with “Primary Vehicle switch toggled OFF.
image of “Vehicle Details” screen with “Primary Vehicle switch toggled ON.

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 > Personalization > Vehicles.

image of the main drive feed, with the menu icon highlightedimage of the menu, with “Account Settings” highlighted.image of the “Account Settings” screen, with “Vehicles” highlighted.

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

If you already added a vehicle from the Vehicle Tab on the Drive Card or from the Web Dashboard, 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.

image of the “Vehicles” screen, with “+ Add Vehicle highlighted.image of the “Vehicles” screen with Primary Vehicle toggled ON.

Bluetooth pairing

To learn more about Bluetooth vehicle pairing, now 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 drives. There are two ways to add a vehicle from the MileIQ Web Dashboard, from the Drive Details form within a Drive Card or from the Vehicles section of the Settings page.

Drive Card

To quickly add a vehicle to a drive that has recently been classified, click on the row with the drive.
image of the web dashboard, the most recent drive is highlighted.
From the Drive Card, click on the Vehicle dropdown to expose the list of vehicles. If you haven't added a vehicle yet, you can add a new one. Simply select 'Add a vehicle' to bring up the details form.
image of the “add a drive” modal with the “Choose a Vehicle” modal displaying one saved car and the option to add a new vehicle.

If you already added a vehicle from the Mobile App or from the Settings page, you will see the vehicle and be able to select it from the dropdown list.
image of “Enter new vehicle detail”, with “Add Vehicle” CTA highlighted
The 'Add a vehicle' form allows for Make, Model, Year, and Nickname. Click 'Add' to finalize the new vehicle details. More details can be added in settings (covered below).
image of the web dashboard “Settings: Vehicles” screen, with “Add New Vehicle” button highlighted

Vehicles Section

To add or manage vehicles in bulk, click the Settings button (next to your username/email) from the main Drive List.
image of “Add a New Vehicle” modal, with text fields for make, model, etc.
From the Settings page, select the Drives dropdown > Vehicles & Odometer section and press the green 'Add New Vehicle' button on the right to bring up the Vehicle Details form.
image of the Vehicles & odometer page, highlighting Add New Vehicle
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 ‘Save Changes’ to complete the entry of your vehicle.
image of the vehicle details screen
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 in the Edit Vehicles window, toggle the Primary Vehicle option to 'Yes'.

Remove / Restore Vehicle

To remove a vehicle from the list or 'hide' it, click on the Vehicle Details page of the vehicle you want to remove. Press the ‘Hide this vehicle’ button at the bottom.
To restore a removed vehicle, press the vehicle you want restored of the main vehicles page*.
From the main Vehicles & Odometer page, you'll see the recently restored vehicle listed in the "My Vehicle List" section.

Reporting by Vehicle

For vehicle specific reporting, click on the Reports tab, filter by date, then choose the vehicle from the "All Vehicles" drop-down menu, and click on "Report" to generate a report of that vehicle within the time period filtered.
image of web dashboard with “Reports tab” highlighted.

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.

* The ‘View removed vehicles’ button will only be visible if you’ve previously removed a vehicle.

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