Fuel Economy Log – Week 16

This past week I drove 296.2 miles, used 9.02 gallons of gas and paid $2.90 per gallon, all of which adds up to an average fuel economy of 32.84 miles per gallon, or 13.25% above my car’s average.

This 13.25% increase equates to a savings of roughly $.38 per gallon, which saved me $3.43 on this fill up.

Combining this week’s savings with my previous 15 week total, I have now saved $79.01 on gas, which means I’m still on pace to save over $250 on gas this year!

Fuel Economy Log – Week 15

This past week I drove 392.9 miles, used 11.298 gallons of gas and paid $3.00 per gallon, all of which adds up to an average fuel economy of 34.78 mpg, or 19.9% above my car’s average.

This 19.9% increase equates to a savings of roughly $.60 per gallon, which saved me $6.78 this fill up.

Combining this week’s savings with my previous 14 week total, I’ve now saved $75.58 on gas.

I think the reason I was able to achieve better gas mileage this past week was the decrease in temperature (in the low 80’s most of the week, so I was able to use my air conditioning a lot less) and I have found a new, less congested route home from work.

If I can consistently achive this sort of gas mileage, I’ll be a very happy driver!

Fuel Economy Log – Week 14

Well, after yesterday/today’s rather hot-button topic, it feels like quite a letdown to post this week’s fuel economy log!

This week I drove 370.1 miles, used 11.269 gallons of gas and paid $3.00 per gallon, all of which equates to an average fuel economy of 32.84 mpg, or 13.2% above my car’s average.

This 13.2% increase equates to a “savings” of roughly $.40 per gallon, which saved me $4.51 on this particular fill up.  Not bad.

Combining this week’s savings with my previous 13 week total, I have now “saved” $68.80.

While that may not seem like much, spread that out over an entire year and I should save over $250 on gas.

Fuel Economy Log – Week 13

This past week I drove 314.5 miles, used 10.28 gallons of gas and paid $3.00, all of which equates to an average of 30.6 mpg or 5.5% above my car’s average fuel economy.

This 5.5% increase in fuel economy equates to a “savings” of roughly $.17 per gallon, which saved me $1.75 on this particular fill up. Not too good, but I’ll take it.

This $1.75 combined with my previous 12 week savings amounts to a total savings of $64.29, or roughly two fill ups.

Not bad for just paying better attention to my driving habits.

Fuel Economy Log – Week 12

This wasn’t a very good week.

This past week I drove 345.2 miles, used 11.319 gallons of gas and paid $2.95 per gallon when I filled up, all of which equates to an average gas mileage of 30.50 mpg, or 5.15% above my car’s average fuel economy.

This 5.15% increase in fuel economy equates to a per gallon “savings” of roughly $.15, and saved me $1.72 on this particular fill up. In combining the $1.72 with my previous 11 week savings, I have now saved $62.54 the past 12 weeks.

This is by far the worst gas mileage I have achieved since I started making a conscious effort to get better gas mileage. I believe a lot of this is due to constantly running my car’s air conditioner, twice being stuck in traffic on my afternoon commute as well as a few cases of having a lead foot.

So, hopefully this upcoming week will be a little bit better and I’ll return to the mid-30’s mpg I’ve grown accustomed to.

Fuel Economy Log – Week 11

This week I drove 372.4 miles, used 11.295 gallons between fill ups and paid $3.00 per gallon, all of which equates to an average of 32.97 miles per gallon. This amount is roughly 13.69% above my car’s average fuel economy.

This 13.69% increase equates to a per gallon “savings” of about $.41, and saved me $4.64 for this tank of gas.

Combining the $4.64 with the $56.18 I’ve already saved, my 11 week savings comes out to $60.82. Spread out over a 52 week period, I should save about $285.

I can think of a bunch of things I’d rather do with that money than burn it in my car’s gas tank!

Fuel Economy Log – Week 10

Wow, hard to believe I’ve been writing the Daily Fuel Economy Tip for over 10 weeks. Hopefully you’ve been able to save some gas, and in the process keep some cash in your pocket!

This week I drove 369.0 miles between fill ups, used 11.564 gallons and paid $2.96 per gallon, all of which equates to and average of 31.91 MPG, by far my lowest average gas mileage since I’ve been making a conscious effort to have better driving habits. That being said, I still achieved roughly 10% better gas mileage than my car’s average, which saved me about $.29 per gallon, or $3.53 for this fill up.

Combining that with the $52.65 I’ve saved over the first nine weeks, I have saved $56.18 thus far. Average that out over an entire year, and I’m on pace to save about $295.

I’m fine with that.

Fuel Economy Log Weeks 8 & 9

Week 8, I drove 381.4 miles between fill ups, used 11.203 gallons and paid $2.98 per gallon, which equates to 34.04 miles per gallon. This is a 14.8% increase over my car’s average gas mileage, which is a savings of roughly $.44 per gallon, or $4.93 for this fill up.

Week 9, I drove 331.5 miles between fill ups, used 10.124 gallons and paid $2.90 per gallon, which equates to 32.75 mpg. This is a 12.93% increase over my car’s average fuel economy, which is a savings of roughly $.38 per gallon, or $3.85 for this fill up.

This brings my total savings up to $52.65 for nine weeks, which over the span of a year means a savings of well over $300.

Not bad for taking it easy and being a smart driver.

Fuel Economy Log – Week 7

This past week I drove 374.1 miles between fill ups, used 11.648 gallons and paid $3.04 per gallon, which equates to 32.12. For the second week in a row I have achieved the lowest gas mileage since I started making a conscious effort to get the best fuel economy possible.

That being said, the 32.12 miles per gallon is an 11% increase over my car’s average gas mileage, which is a savings of roughly $3.90, bringing my seven week savings up to $43.87. All things considered, that’s not too shabby.

The reason why my fuel economy was so much lower this week is because I did a lot of driving with the windows down (the weather was nice) and there were two instances when I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic for more than a half an hour.

Either way, I’ll still take the savings!

Fuel Economy Log – Week 6

This past week, I drove 361.1 miles between fill ups, used 10.696 gallons and paid $2.90 per gallon, which equates to 33.76 mpg, the lowest my gas mileage has been since I started making a conscious effort to be a better driver.

This 33.76 mpg is 16.4% higher than what my car typically gets (29 mpg). By getting better gas mileage I saved $5.09, bringing my six week total up to $39.97.

This past week, the weather where I live has been unseasonably warm (mid-90’s) so I’ve had to use my air conditioning more that usual. Hopefully it’ll cool down a bit so I don’t have to use the AC as much, but in the meantime I’m willing to spend a little extra money to make sure I don’t sweat through my suits by the time I get to work!

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