I think one of the biggest mistakes people make is only putting in $20.00 per time fill up your tank each & every time and fill it up again when it gets to 1/2 of a tank. The 1st 1/2 you always get more bang for your buck the 2nd 1/2 goes down faster.
we looked at how much we spent the months prior. Typically DH has to fill up every 8 days, I fill up every few weeks depending on if I have to go somewhere. We like to add an extra $20-$30 JIC. if there is extra, it stays in the transportation envelope for the next month because you just never know! Plus goes toward car repairs, like oil changes, windshield wipers, etc... so a bit extra is always good. Gas keeps going down around here, but I know that's not going to last forever. Just keep in mind If gas prices go up or down $.10/gal it only will change your gas budget by $1-2 a tank, or about $10 a month. They seem to be pretty steady lately.
hubby has the worst truck ever and he drives a lot :-(
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