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It’s another Monday, so it’s time for me to check in with my own progress with the Fuel King/Queen Challenge. I had a fuel up this week and it wasn't pretty – I got 22.8 miles per gallon this tank. Ouch! I have got to get back to getting 28-30 miles per gallon.
I've been doing a lot of city driving and the results show – I got to change up my driving habits, quick. Here are a few things I'll be working on when driving with this tank:
- Be consistent with my driving speed. When I'm driving to the other side of town I tend to get stuck on Capital Blvd traffic. That usually means lots of lights and bad driving. I'll try out different routes to see if that helps.
- Keep my car light.
- Be a part of a carpool. I'll try to split car trips more with friends.
- Combine errands to minimize unnecessary trips. I'm guilty of this during the weekends when I'm driving the city. I'll work on doing one trip a day and taking care of several activities.
I'm hoping you're doing better with your fuel-ups! If not, what do you plan on changing up for this tank?
If you’re interested in tracking your gas mileage and you don't want to use Fuelly, here are some free spreadsheets I found online:
Angry Millionaire is on a Streak
Martilyo from Angry Millionaire has been getting some rather good consistent results from his Honda Civic. It has over 200k miles on it, but it's a fine machine. Martilyo is getting over 32 miles per gallon with the fuel-ups.
Thoughts on the Fuel Challenge
I'd love to hear from you and your challenge. Please remember to leave your progress in the comments below – it’s encouraging and a way for us to see how each other is doing. If you have any tips that you’ve used please share them as well.