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Auto Repair Invoice Template (C5-019)

- Document for Excel Invoice Manager

This version of the document, "Auto Repair Invoice Template (C5-019)", was written for Excel Invoice Manager, which was now renamed to Uniform Invoice Software. For the latest version of this document, please download Uniform Invoice Software.

Auto Repair Invoice Template was revised and published on our new site Invoicingtemplates.com, at Auto Repair Invoice Template in the Service Invoice Template category, as both a free invoice template and a template that works with Uniform Invoice Software. Please visit our new site Invoicing Templates for the updated documents and download links of this template.

The auto repair invoice template, like all the customized invoice templates on our site (www.office-kit.com), is created from the default invoice template included in Excel Invoice Manager, and designed with auto body repair business, collision repair business and mobile refinisher business in mind. The invoice template itself offers a simply and easy to use invoice creator for small business who don't need complex invoicing systems.

Auto Repair Invoice Template - Invoice Form
Auto Repair Invoice Template - Invoice Form

Differences between the auto repair invoice template and the default invoice template

Since the auto repair invoice template is created from the default invoice template included in Excel Invoice Manager installer program, it is interesting to compare what are the differences between the two invoice templates.

First, on the invoice header part, all the cells/fields in the "Ship To" section are moved out of the print area, including ship name, address, city state and zip, and contact, shipping date etc. There also a number of new fields added to the invoice form, including "Time in", indicating when the job started (or the customer brings his/her car, trucks, bus or camper in.); insurance information, including insurance company name and claim#; car details, including "Year", "Make", "Model", "Color" etc.

The invoice body part is similar to the default invoice template, where you can list parts used, or service performed.

The auto repair invoice template also includes a version that works with Excel Invoice Manager. Here is a screen shot of the Excel Invoice Manager version of the auto repair invoice template.

Auto Repair Invoice Template - EIM version
Auto Repair Invoice Template - EIM version

Basic customizations

After downloading the invoice template, you should at least add your own company name (and logo image) before you can use it. To protect the format of the invoice form, including the formulas created for auto-calculations, the invoice form is protected. So to enter your business details, you should firstly unprotect the invoice template (worksheet in Excel terms).

To unprotect Invoice worksheet, in Excel 2000 - 2003 click menu Tools -> Protection -> Unprotect Sheet; in Excel 2007/2010 click the Unprotect Sheet button in the Changes group of the Review tab. You can then enter your company details.

Replacing the default logo image is a bit complex than entering your company information. Firstly, you need to switch to design mode, and then open the Properites form of the image object, browse to and choose your own logo image. You can find detailed tutorial on this on the free invoice template page.

Further customization

There is no one-size fits all. For example, your business may be in favor of a different color schema - and you want to make your invoices use your favorite colors to. Fortunately it is easy to do with the handy tools provided by Microsoft Excel.

  1. Unprotect the Invoice worksheet.
  2. Right-click the cell for which you want to change its color. You can drag your mouse to select a range of cells before right-clicking on a selected cell.
  3. Choose Format Cells.
  4. Set the color you like on the Format Cells dialog box. Note that the Format Cells dialog box provides many other options for you to change the appearance of your invoice form, including number format, alignment, font, border, background (pattern).
  5. Once finished, protect the Invoice worksheet and save your invoice template.

Download the auto repair invoice template

Click one of the following links to download the auto repair invoice template in the format you like.