What's the difference between tracking with Trip Miles vs. Odometer?
There are two ways to track your miles between fuel-ups:
Trip Miles (or km)
If you already track the number of miles (or kilometers) you drive between fill-ups with a trip odometer, you can set Fuelly to calculate your MPG with each fuel-up. Tracking with trip miles is the default setting.
If you don't want to track the miles between fuel-ups yourself, you can simply enter your odometer reading each time you fuel-up. You won't get any stats on your first fuel-up, but Fuelly will begin tracking your miles (or kilometers) from then on.
Setting Your Preference
You choose your tracking method when you add a car. You can change your tracking method for a particular car by visiting your car's profile page and choosing [Edit Car] below the car title.
If you already have fuel-ups and decide to switch tracking methods, keep in mind that the tracking method will apply to future fuel-ups only. So if you have three fuel-ups added via trip miles tracking, and then switch to odometer tracking, those three fuel-ups will be calculated as trip miles. If you need to change the tracking method of your entire fuel-up history, it's best to create a new vehicle with your preferred tracking method and use import/export to add your previous fuel-ups.
posted on August 21, 2008