As of Monday, December 10, 2012
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Want your eyes opened about your driving habits? I recently took the time to look up computing the cost per mile to operate my Honda Ridgeline. It comes in at 48 cents per mile.
I have very complete records of all costs since I bought it in August 2007. Using the best formula I could find on the Internet, I inserted the numbers of actual costs. Now I take that cost, and adjust the cost per gallon of gas in my GPS program to reflect this cost per mile — 20 times 0.48 equals $9.60 per gallon. Add it to my vehicle’s profile. Now when I bring up my fuel costs, it shows just how much I am really spending on that little trip.
Just reset it each time to determine just how much you spend to drive somewhere for a bargin. The savings won’t be that good. When gas prices change, simply make a minor adjustment. I just took a 256-mile ride. That cost me roughly 123 bucks, roughly $42 in gas plus associated costs. Really an eyeopener.
Shop Local, it saves money.