My husband I have a Google Docs spreadsheet where we can keep track of our cars’ gas mileage with each fill-up. However I haven’t been as regular with my data entries as I planned. I decided to use Fuelly to track our cars’ performance.
I wanted to share a brief for those readers who are looking to lower their gas bills.
Fuelly- A Community of Gas Mileage Trackers
Basically Fuelly allows you to submit your gas receipt data and runs the numbers for you. With each fuel-up, you can get a clearer idea of your car’s:
- Running average gas mileage
- Cost per mile
- Best miles per gallon
Trying to Beat the Average MPG
Can’t I do this myself? In short yes I can. Fuelly makes it easy, but tracking gas mileage isn’t rocket science. That’s not the strength of Fuelly though. It’s the community that makes it a handy tool. How?
Along with stats from other users, there is a huge list of member submitted tips on saving on your fuel plus there is an active forum where you can start and follow along different topics in the threads.
Of course while I appreciate the camaraderie, I’m going to use Fuelly in a different way. I’m using the data from the site to challenge myself to be better than the average member. Right now the average mpg for a 2007 Honda Accord is ranging from 25-28 (combined city and highway driving).
My goal is to consistently average at least 30 mpg over the next 3 months.
Thoughts on Fuelly
I’ll be using Fuelly as my to track my gas mileage. If you want to friend me on Fuelly, look for ElleCMB. I’d love to start an unofficial group where we can encourage one another and improve our gas mileage with driving. How about you? How do you track your car’s gas mileage? What’s your average MPG?