Four many year I have been tracking my mileage, first with spreadsheets and then with mobile apps.
One day when getting a new phone and losing access to all that historical data I realised the benefit of having the information elsewhere.
But I wanted the ability to record the entries on my phone when I was filling up, not having to note it down only to type it in later on.
Enter Fuelly. Not only does it do exactly what I need it to do, but it also has a large database of other cars and users.
This means that you can track how you are doing in you car against others driving the same car.
It may even help you spot a problem with your car (or right foot). Try it Today
Preventing very LOW MPG
I believe there are 3 Main killers for high MPG, which I will list in Order of importance for me and my driving:
Ok so hows the mileage going…
Well I have now completed several Journeys averaging over 100MPG ( not by much.. like 101-105MPG.
However it is really Challenging keeping it above that for anything but a long journey.
I have covered over 6000 miles in the car now and have averaged 79.4MPG Overall.
Biggest killer is being stuck in night time traffic. I would love to kill the engine at these point, but the lights go the the side lights only. I think this would be a bit too distracting for other road users unfortunately.
Does any one know whether this a a fuse box fix or are they controlled by some other management system?
Wow what a little car…
OK so I only got to cover about 20miles or so with 40 minutes of driving, manly in town with a quick blast up and down a local bypass.
First thing I always do before even considering the Smart Car was to read reviews of it elsewhere.
Well reading the review actually put me off a little, from a BBC report that said the 85MPG advertised is a long way from the truth from the gearbox being dodgy.
Well I decided I would try the car for myself and see how it feels.
Obviously during the test I certainly couldn’t measure the MPG that the car was able to achieve but I could try it out at least.
First thing I notices was how it felt much like a normal car in the front and didn’t feel cramped at all, and the high driving position helps make you feel safer.
Obviously things change when you look behind you as that’s the rear of the car!