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Old 01-22-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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I can't even think of a good reason anymore.
My car has two trip meters. I use one to help track mileage when I fill my gas tank. Some people have to track miles for reimbursement from work. The second meter can be used to track miles used as part of work travel.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Yes. I use it to track gas usage and consumption. It also helps me plan road trips. I "time" exit changes by distance.
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I always reset mine with each fill up. My last quarter tank seems to go really fast and I use my mileage and gauge together to best guess.....also just idly curious how many miles I get betweeen fill ups.
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Yes to measure my MPG Everytime I fill up I never actually look at the mileage.

like these and others, i use mine a well to measure fuel economy and plan when to fill up.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Yes. I use it to track gas usage and consumption. It also helps me plan road trips. I "time" exit changes by distance.
Yep. So do I.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I use it only rarely to see how far it is to a destination. Last time it was 142 miles to my sister's house.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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I use A to measure gas mileage and B after each oil change.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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I can't even think of a good reason anymore.
I use them to track mileage when trying two or three different routes to the same location.

Use it on trips to record mileage each way and total mileage.

And I use it to verify my percent of oil cleanliness to know when I need an oil change.

So yes, I use it often❗️❗️
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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I use it only rarely to see how far it is to a destination. Last time it was 142 miles to my sister's house.
You could have used Google Maps for that.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Mexifornia
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I can't even think of a good reason anymore.

I use them to track miles between oil changes.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I "grew up on" motorcycles that did not have gas gauges, but did have trip odometers. So I got into the habit of resetting the trip odometer when I fill up with gas. I still do that on all my cars.


It gives a correlation of fuel burn per mile traveled, if there is something going on reducing my fuel mileage, I can see it pretty quickly. Usually this is just unusually cold weather though.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul
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It gives a correlation of fuel burn per mile traveled, if there is something going on reducing my fuel mileage, I can see it pretty quickly. Usually this is just unusually cold weather though.
That's my reason, too. There is a particular point on my fuel gauge where I know 10 gallons have been consumed. A glance at the trip odometer, divide by 10 and I know within 0.5 mpg what I'm getting on that tank.
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