Do You Track Your Gasoline Spending?

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With gasoline creeping up already this year, keeping a gasoline spreadsheet can help you keep an eye on your gas budget. If you’re worried about keeping constant track of everything, don’t worry. You can put information once a week (or every two weeks), if you can keep you receipts. I like giving my husband the receipts as he seems to enjoy it more than I do. gasoline spending

Creating a Gas Spreadsheet: Quick and Easy

You can see what your actual gasoline expenses are and budget accordingly. See how effective hypermiling can be by tracking the before and after. Here’s the spreadsheet that my husband created for tracking your gasoline mileage. Feel free to copy and modify to suit your needs. There are some extra tabs, but you don’t have to be as detailed.

If you see a dip in your miles per gallon, you can use it as a gauge about your car’s condition. I noticed my car’s gas mileage decreasing a couple years back and it turned out that my car needed a tune up. The gas mileage went back to what I was getting before the drop. Easy fix.

Tips on Improving Your Gas Mileage

There are some things you can do and adjust in order to improve your gas mileage and save money. They can also help you extend the life of your vehicle.

  1. Keep your car maintained. Check tire pressure and make sure you get oil changes regularly. Check all the fluids in your car too.
  2. Make sure your car isn’t loaded down. Clean your car regularly and don’t accumulate junk in your car. The extra weight can decrease your gas mileage.
  3. Be mindful of your driving habits. Speeding can not only increase your chances of getting a ticket, it can lower your gas mileage.

Thoughts on Gas Spreadsheets

What do you to save on gas money and/or keep track of your car? What’s the price of gasoline in your area?

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