2020Q2 Driving Stats
Switched Car Trackers
I’ve been using Automatic to log data about my trips for almost 7 years. On May 1st they announced that they were shutting down at the end of the month, May 28th. I quickly found an alternative, Bouncie, and wrote about them here.
- 3,775 miles
- $578.09 on gas
- $697.00 on Operations & Maintenance
Total 2019Q2 Expenses: $1,275.09 or 33.8¢ per mile.
- 1163.78 miles
- $89.49 on gas
- $156 on Operations & Maintenance
Total 2020Q2 Expenses: $245.49 or 21.09¢ per mile.
Our shelter in place started at the end of Q1 and you can see it extend well into Q2. I still go on the occasional road trip and I also start driving a bit more often toward the second half of Q2 as I start looking at homes in person.
When compared to 2019, the cut in driving is quite noticeable. In 2019Q2 I averaged 41 miles a day and in 2020Q2 I averaged 12 miles a day. However, out of the 91 days in the second quarter I drove 30 of those. So if I only count the days I drove in the second quarter, then my 2020Q2 average mileage was 38 miles a day.
2019Q2 has a negligible change since there’s only one day I didn’t drive (0.40 increase)
In case you’re curious, here is Q1 and Q2 together. The graph shows if I drove but not how far. I tried to come up with a better way to represent the data but I decided I liked this barcode display better. I started the quarantine pretty tightly but loosened up towards the end of the quarter. Again, that’s because I was house hunting and now that I have an accepted offer on a house I expect the driving to go down again.
Because I didn’t fill up my tank as often, only 4 times in Q2, I’ll continue to show the graph for all my fill ups so far in the year. The lowest I ever saw gas was for $1.12 at Costco on April 17th (not pictured), at the other gas stations around town it was $1.32. If folks had maximized their grocery shopping for the fuel saver discounts, they could have gotten gas for under $1.00 at some of the $1.32 stations.
I renewed my insurance in May for 6 months and paid a total of $156, which works out to about $26/mo. A significant decrease over the last 6 months. I’m hoping this will last but it’s an unknown if this a seasonal thing. My insurance provider did give a 15% discount for COVID-19, so this could go up when they stop giving that discount.
Quarantine had a pretty decent impact on my daily driving. My cost per mile dropped slightly but that can be attributed to less driving and cheaper gas. I drove 400 miles less and spent $90 less on gas. Had things carried on as normal I would have increased my mileage from Q1.