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Old 11-24-2014, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you record, and how do you set up the record keeping for your mileage?

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Old 11-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use an app called FuelLog, for fuel expenditures and mileage an such, and Torque Pro in conjunction with a OBDLink MX bluetooth adapter for codes and performance data.




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Old 11-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by johnlvs2run View Post
What do you record, and how do you set up the record keeping for your mileage?
I write the odometer and trip odometer readings on my receipts. After I collect a few of them, I record them in an excel spreadsheet. I enter the odometer reading, date, fuel pumped, and cost per gallon, and have it calculate mpg, ave mpg, distance driven, and a few other things I've forgotten. I find it convenient for charting economy over time, and automatically correcting for tire size if needed.

I use the same spreadsheet to keep track of all maintenance as well, so it's one convenient record for every car I own.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just reset the trip odometer, record the mileage on the reciept, enter it in garage here and pay the wife with cash. AmExp gets me another 7.5 cents a gallon off and she loves the yearly check.

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Old 11-24-2014, 11:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use Fuelly. I take a picture of my odometer and receipt when I fill and enter the values when I get home. There's an option to add notes, which I do for maintenance.

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Old 11-25-2014, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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There's a awesome website that I enter my data on called ecomodder.com. I take a picture of the pump (gallons pumped, total price), a picture of my tank mileage (tripmeter), my odometer and the tank summary data on my UG.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Another Excel user here. I input date, station (brand), cost/gallon, total gallons, mileage from tripmeter, and it calculates total cost, MPG, and cost per mile. On the receipt I record the mileage and indicated MPG from the car and Scangauge and enter that in my fuel log here and at Fuelly for others' reference.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use this site to tack MPG and an Excel file to track how much the car has cost me since I bought it. Using "sheets" I'm able to access it via my Google Drive on my iphone so I can update on the go if I wish. Usually I just write on my receipt my trip (for ecomodder) and total miles (for Excel file) and enter later. In Excel I just have date - miles - cost - notes columns, and in the notes I write what I bought (gas, oil, tires etc.). Off the right it calculates how long I've owned the car, how many miles driven and total spent on car. Using those things, it calculates cost/mile and cost/day.

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I use the app "FuelLog". Works well and does all kinds of calculations for you. I track the trip odometer, fuel pumped, price/gallon, average mpg indicated by vehicle computer, and average speed.

The price per gallon is very interesting to look at over the course of a few years.


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