If you’re planning a summer road trip here’s a quick and easy way to see how much the gas will cost.
FuelEconomy.gov, the official government source for fuel economy information, recently released My Trip Calculator.
It’s a nifty tool that provides the best route and estimates your fuel costs based on whatever you’ll be driving, all in one spot.
The precision of this calculator is a real revelation for me because my typical trip planning goes something like this:
“Let’s see, I’m driving about about 300 miles, I’ll get about 30 miles per gallon and gas costs about $3 a gallon, so this trip will cost (pause for the mental math) about $30.”
Then I’m shocked when I spend twice that much.
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