As you can imagine, getting the best mileage from our vehicles is a passion here at PumpTalk. And one of the best ways to monitor your vehicle's fuel economy is to consistently take the time to track your fuel usage. Tracking your fuel use may require some initial planning and discipline to get started, but - like getting used to a good exercise program - it's a great habit to cultivate.
Why take the time to track your fuel consumption? Here are just a few benefits:
- Keeping track of how often you fill up - and how much it costs - makes it easier to accurately budget for gas.
- Charting your kilometres per litre makes you more aware of how your driving habits (driving speed, time spent idling going through drive-through’s, lugging potting soil around) affect your fuel consumption.
- Getting the big picture on your weekly fuel consumption helps you evaluate your vehicle's fuel economy over time - so when you're ready to buy a new vehicle, you'll know what kind of fuel economy you can expect.