We look for every way possible to save technicians' time. Our "Frequent Comments" feature already populates the most frequently used Technician Comments for each Inspection Item. Our new "Fill in the Blank" Comments feature takes us to the next level.
ClearMechanic now enables clients to add a special type of comment to Inspection Forms. We call these "Fill in the Blank" style comments, because the comments include a "__" or "blank." They are ideal for quickly entering measurements and other numerical information.
The Problem We are Solving: Technicians Are Required to Write Too Much!
Every day and for every vehicle, technicians are required to write out measurements for tires, brakes, coolant pH level, tire size, battery voltage, as well as other numerical information like tire year, month since last scheduled service, OEM part numbers, and so on. Without ClearMechanic, technicians must write out the entire comment as seen in these examples:
2/32" Tread Depth (technician must write 17 characters without ClearMechanic)
9 pH level (technician must write 10 characters without ClearMechanic)
3 mm Thickness (technician must write 12 characters without ClearMechanic)
ClearMechanic allows the technician to ONLY write one character in each example above! The technician only writes "2", "9" and "3" in each of the above examples, and ClearMechanic fills in the rest. This is the power and simplicity of our "Fill in the Blank" feature.
Screenshot #1: Brake Pad Thickness
Screenshot #2: Tire Tread Depth
How to Add "Fill in the Blank" Style Comments to your Inspection Form from your Private Dashboard
Clients can use "Fill in the Blank" style comments for any numerical information. As with all ClearMechanic comments, we have designed "Fill in the Blank" style comments to be flexible and customizable. Here are the required steps:
1. Log into your Private Dashboard.
2. Go to Settings / Inspection Forms.
3. Click on "Edit Comments" button next to the Inspection Item where you want to add a "Fill in the Blank" style comment.
4. From the "Edit Comments" interface, type in a new comment with the underscore character "_" where you want to include a blank. For example, if we want to add the comment "[blank] /32 " Tread Depth," then we would type in a "_" where the blank should be. See screenshot below:
5. Press "Enter" and you are done! The "Fill in the Blank" style comment has automatically been added to your Private Dashboard and instantly synchronizes with your mobile applications.
Any questions? Contact us anytime at email@example.com!