what kind of vehicle logs do you keep. - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-21-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
Registered Member
GasSavers_Ryland's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,325
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to GasSavers_Ryland
what kind of vehicle logs do you keep.

I was wondering what kind of vehicle logs all of you keep, I was rased with a pocket size note book in the glove box, every time we stoped at a gas station as a little kid, who ever was sitting in the passenger seat had the job of writting down the mileage, and once the pumped stop, the number of gallons so we could figure out mileage, oil changes were also written down.
my current note book lives in my ash try as it's harder to loose, but sence I got my own car I also write down how much I spend, and include insurance, and parts, so I can figure out my total per-mile cost as well as my life time mpg average.

so what do the rest of you do?

GasSavers_Ryland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
Registered Member
Spule 4's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 175
Country: United States
Ditto to the above, but now I also calculate MPG. Some add other bits such as insurance and what not too. Another friend almost bought a car that included EVERY bit of service ever done including mechanical integrity issues to what % of material was left on brake pads when changed, tread depth, etc....

"Knowledge is Good"

-Emil Faber
Spule 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
Registered Member
omgwtfbyobbq's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,516
Country: United States
I've always occasionally figured mileage according to the tank, but for the truck it's a bit of a pain because I consistently loose my little sheet on it. Having a trip odo makes it so much easier for each fillup.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
omgwtfbyobbq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 04:06 AM   #4
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
I log my MPG here and maintenance from bulb replacement all the way up to powertrain swaps in a pocket notebook kept in the glovebox. I also have a file in the filing cabinet at home for each vehicle containing receipts/invoices pertaining to maintenance, with the exception of small items like oil and bulbs.
GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 04:16 AM   #5
Registered Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 245
Country: United States
i keep a small notepad to log gas purchases and keep receipts for other things. i note mileage on them except for small things. oil changes are every 3 months and i note that in gas logbook.
"Sylvie" 2000 Honda Insight 5 Speed

LxMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2006, 08:25 AM   #6
Registered Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 58
Country: United States
I keep a notebook in my glove box where I capture date, mileage, gallons and gas price. I have an Excel spreadsheet that I enter date, mileage and gallons into. I correct indicated mileage to actual mileage with a correction factor I determined with my GPS and compute the actual mpg there as well. I then enter those results in my gaslog on this site. I keep track of maintenance items in the spreadsheet as well.

GasSavers_scostanz is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I start? Enter my first fuel up? thirtythreedragons Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 10-07-2009 06:18 AM
Incorrect Milage Calcuatlion PatM Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 07-17-2009 07:21 PM
Pulse and Glide? Pete7874 General Fuel Topics 24 02-26-2009 11:11 AM
Is Instrumentation Important? Compaq888 General Fuel Topics 45 08-05-2006 05:30 AM
An American Perspective on Driving in Canada rh77 General Discussion (Off-Topic) 28 03-24-2006 09:42 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:37 PM.

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