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midscar18

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:26:03 AM

Do you use an application on your phone to keep track of your fuel mileage and vehicle expenses? If so, what app and why do you use it?

I use aCar with the Android market. Allows you to do fill-up records, trip records, service and expense records, etc etc. It charts everything out as well regarding fuel expense, economy, gal's/fill up. When you have maintenance coming up, it'll remind you (which is nice for someone as busy as me) Pretty much everything you can imagine aCar can track. And in my situation, it's nice because you can export all data into Excel if need be
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YoToad
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 2:55:36 PM

FuelLog for Android but have a concern about how it calculates avg consumption...especially with partial fills. Will have to try aCar.
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kylejetta13tdi
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:59:46 PM

LogBook on here and Fuelly
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:10:49 PM

Gas Tracker by Fuelly.com is my favorite app to track everything from MPG to cost per mile and its super easy to use
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:19:10 AM

Log book on this site
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jes
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:58:52 AM

no
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Greenrancher
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:07:49 AM

I don't keep track of every fill-up unless the car is new (to get a baseline) or I suspect a problem. When I do keep track, it's usually by writing miles/MPG on the receipt.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:49:16 PM

i use the log book on this site
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 5:13:16 PM

No. I use my own.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:34:19 AM

I write the miles since last fill-up on the receipt then compute the mpg later. Lately I also use Fuelly.com.
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Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:17:17 PM

phone app no , i use fuel log on this site
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AFMichael
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:16:43 PM

I calculate my MPG after every fuel up manually but I've yet to find an app that I actually liked in terms of usability and charts.
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lil_ebb
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 5:58:22 PM

i reset the meter every time i fill up and the operation timer.
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Z12
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:26:58 PM

No
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midscar18
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:24:07 PM

I guess I should have clarified. I use both ways...both the phone app and pencil and paper. I save all my receipts for my gas. It's nice IMO to have aCar since you can export everything into Excel for all your expenses. Plus it backs up all the data once a day so in the event your phone DOES go kaputt, you don't lose anything
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:10:54 AM

Ayup - I'm "olde school" too --> P&P app
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:15:10 AM

Like jes, I use the P&P App.
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jes
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:01:47 AM

It's called the pencil & paper app.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:15:43 AM

When you fill up, reset the trip meter and then divide the number of gallons that you put in into the number of miles on the trip meter, and presto, you get your mpg right then and there.
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:42:32 AM

notebook and a pen in the glove box

never needs charging , never crashes ,and i can give it to the next person who buys my car
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