We’ve been trying to use the car less since the beginning of the year to try and save money. We were filling the car twice a month, at £65 – £70 per tank. Two things have now cut that to about one tank per month. First, the Other Half began working from home instead of travelling 30 miles a day. When he began working from home, I initially used the car for work until last winter. When it snowed heavily, there was no way I could take the car down Frugal Hill. I had to walk to work, and I realised that if I could wade into work in the snow and ice, I could probably manage to walk the whole year round. It’s only 2 miles, so I’ve just carried on walking to work most of the time, catching the train home at 60p a time.
We’ve also become more careful with journey planning, combining journeys wherever possible. The car can now stay in the garage now for 2 or 3 days at a time.
I’ve just put the car away and noted our fuel consumption for the week. I filled up on Monday last week, and in the last 7 days we have only done 39.4 miles in the car – a record for us.