Fuel cost is one of the most cumbersome economic burdens that fleet managers face. Fluctuating prices, inefficient vehicle models and certain driving habits can all contribute to what becomes a hypothetical black hole of funds. To help alleviate some worry and allow for a more measurable method of fuel consumption, we have found an online Fuel Cost Calculator which measures the fuel cost of a trip by asking for the trip distance, fuel efficiency of your model vehicle, and gas/fuel price.
To access the calculator, follow the link at the end of the article. Otherwise, here are some other tips for fuel-efficient driving:
- Consider using a more fuel-efficient vehicle (like a sedan instead of an SUV)
- Stay on top of your maintenance--a properly tuned engine greatly contributes to higher fuel efficiency.
- When loading the top of your vehicle, angle objects forward to reduce drag.
- Properly inflate your tires.
- Use the correct motor oil--check your owner's manual for the proper type. Even better is if the oil says "Energy Conserving" on the API performance symbol, which means it contains friction-reducing additives.
- Plan your trip using GPS to find straightest route. Google Maps and Waze are both popular & highly functional apps that can be used on your computer or cellular devices.
LINK TO FUEL COST CALCULATOR ⇒ Fuel Cost Calculator