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Cars Gas Mileage Estimation
When I was a kid I never kept concentration, nor learned, nor was given any teaching about finances, technical or mechanical or monetary or other duties, thus the thought of keeping a tab on one�s car�s gas mileage never crossed my mind. It was only recently that I took the time to learn and paid attention to, how to record my car�s gas mileage and also learned- HOW it would be beneficial.
My new tutor was my friend, a retired grocery store clerk. I would accompany him on his Saturday errands. One of which would be filling his van�s gas tank. You can find other automotive related material at http://www.hubcapreport.com. His activity once a week would be to go to the gas station, fill up his tank, and then write down the car�s mileage and amount of gas he had just put in, all this on a small hand-size spiral notebook which kept in the van�s glove box.
My friend was a great guy, but at the same time, a mastermind by anyone�s standards. He was always up to some calculations or the other. Looking for his pen in his nerdy pocket protectors to scribble something down- an innovation or scientific idea or history-based. So I thought that he used to note down the car�s gas mileage just to keep appease his character or to ease the mental demons that he possessed
Before I had purchased a used car for myself I had got into gear to carry out research of various aspects of a car like that emissions standards ratings, a car�s reputation for deterioration and then finally to a car�s emission. That is when it struck me that my friend did not record his car�s gas mileage to feed his mental hunger but to actually to pay attention to his car�s gas mileage.
I had initial dreams of buying a truck, or a hot rod or even a sports car, but finally bought a car that I LOVE, a used Saab. I then immediately drove it to the gas station as I remembered that the person who I had bought the car from told me that it needed gas.
After I finished filling the gas in the tank, I noted down the date, the mileage and the amount of gas put in. I carry out the same activity every time I fill gas and thus am able to keep a tab on my car�s gas mileage. The information of car mileages for Saabs and any array of other cars is available on sites like http://epa.gov, which people could check before then go in for a new or used car.
The gas prices at the time when I am writing this article, i.e. April 2006 are 25 cents higher that the prices at the same time last year. Thus the prices could range from $2.60 to about $2.62 a gallon. Now I realize the reasoning of recording one�s gas milage.
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