Starting a new car - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2018, 10:52 AM   #1
LDB
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston suburb
Posts: 332
Country: United States
Location: Friendswood, (Houston suburb)
Question Starting a new car

Do I have this right?

I'm picking up my new Accord Hybrid today. I plan to drive from the lot to the station and put in the 93 cents or whatever it holds. I'm going to use odometer mileage. It has 72 miles now so I'll put in 74 (give or take a mile at my station). It won't give any stats as it's the first fuel going in but that will be the baseline for next time? Do I have that right? Or do I need to do something else so that in 400 hundred miles or so I get a proper mpg reading? Thanks for any and all help/advice/assistance.
__________________

__________________
2018 Accord Hybrid Champagne/Ivory

LDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2018, 01:10 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,630
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Mid Wales
I don't track via odometer, but when you're setting up your new profile, I'm assuming there's an initial fill option where you put the above mentioned. If not, make a mental note of the miles when you top off, then next refill, you'll be putting into fuelly the mileage you just drove and the fuel you just burned. Trip meter reading is my preferred method, none of that initial fill up confusion.
__________________

__________________


Please subscribe to my YouTube channel
Draigflag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 06:06 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,527
Country: United States
Location: north east PA
That's how I did it the time I tried using odometer.
trollbait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 09:10 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 408
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Kirkcaldy
I use Odometer. When I added a new ca,r I filled in the standard top up boxes. Fuelly knew it was a first entry and didn't try to work out a mpg figure, but did count the fill up and added the cost to the ongoing tally. Absolutely painless.
__________________
2006 Honda Jazz 1.2i-DSi S Vivid Blue Pearl
JockoT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 10:43 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Scotland
I had difficulty setting up a new car. Finally solved it today by deleting all entries and setting up a new first entry with 0.1 litres and 0.1 using the delivery mileage. I then added subsequent fill ups as new entries and all seems to be accuurate now.

Note that I never do a complete fill up but over time the statistics will become more accurate.
bigerse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 11:56 AM   #6
LDB
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston suburb
Posts: 332
Country: United States
Location: Friendswood, (Houston suburb)
I bought my 0.8 gallons and it automatically knew what was going on and told me on my next fill I'd get stats. Now I need to figure out again how to change my signature to this new car.
__________________
2018 Accord Hybrid Champagne/Ivory

LDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 408
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Kirkcaldy
bigerse. Like your handle!
__________________
2006 Honda Jazz 1.2i-DSi S Vivid Blue Pearl
JockoT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 12:46 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Scotland
Aye, I live next to Hugh Jarse.

B.I.Jerse
bigerse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 01:14 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,630
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Mid Wales
Quote:
Originally Posted by LDB View Post
I bought my 0.8 gallons and it automatically knew what was going on and told me on my next fill I'd get stats. Now I need to figure out again how to change my signature to this new car.
Visit your car's profile, scroll towards bottom for link to badges. Copy link code, then come back to forums, click user CP, edit signature and paste the code. Then save, jobs a good 'un as they say here.
__________________


Please subscribe to my YouTube channel
Draigflag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 02:21 PM   #10
LDB
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Houston suburb
Posts: 332
Country: United States
Location: Friendswood, (Houston suburb)
Thanks. I think I'd have eventually stumbled upon it all but that made it much easier. And maybe I got it right.
__________________

__________________
2018 Accord Hybrid Champagne/Ivory

LDB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.