TMIFE: Feb-2017

This month in Fuel Economy: February 2017

Where Did We Go?

Odometer: 4226
Driven this month: 1186

Work. Really need to get a trip setup.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Did We Get?

Avg MPG: 30.1
Lifetime Avg MPG: 31.9

Mostly city driving. I spend a decent amount of time on the freeway but my return drive is mostly uphill so it cancels out.

Maintenance and Upkeep

At 3800 miles I received a drivetrain malfunction warning. I was nearly home and at cruising speed when it came on. Stopped at a spot for five minutes and a restart cleared the error. Haven’t seen it occur again.

At 4146 miles I received a low tire notification. Luckily (or unluckily as some feel) the run flat tires did their job. I drove to a station and filled it up. Warning came on at 24 psi, I filled it to 31 psi, it hasn’t dropped yet. I’m perplexed as to how it went flat over the course of a work day yet not continue to leak. Feeling more uneasy about this car given these two instances. It’s too early to be seeing this kind of stuff happen.

Want to give this another wash but it’s going to rain tomorrow and my micro fiber is in the washer right now. It’s also a bit chilly to be sticking hands in a bucket of water.