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Old 07-10-2015, 08:46 PM   #1
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New Car - Starting mileage

Just bought a new car, and it has 104 miles on the odometer. How should I account for this so my first fillup calculates correctly?
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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Start with your first actual fillup.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:56 AM   #3
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I see you've already added fuel and entered it, please delete this. A fuel up is not simply adding fuel, it's adding fuel, driving a certain distance then refuelling, that's the only was to get accurate figures.
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With your first complete fill up on the car, just record the odometer as is then. Fuelly won't calculate fuel economy on that fill. The entry gives a starting point to compensate for the odometer reading for future fills.
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Most likely your new car came with a full tank of gas. If you have a 15 gallon gas tank, for example, start your Fuelly at 104 miles with 15 gallons at a $0.00 price, because you got it for free. Your next fill up will be accurate as you drive. That's why I did.
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Most likely your new car came with a full tank of gas. If you have a 15 gallon gas tank, for example, start your Fuelly at 104 miles with 15 gallons at a $0.00 price, because you got it for free. Your next fill up will be accurate as you drive. That's why I did.
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