Car blog – April 2019 update

This blog is mostly dedicated for myself and I use it to keep track of my car’s odometer and other important information about the car. For example, it’s great to have a history of repairs, bought equipment, average fuel consumption and just for the fun of it,  history of gas prices throughout the years.

Car: Toyota Avensis
Year of production: 2014
Engine power: 108kW (144HP)
Front-wheel drive
Fuel type: Gasoline
Body: Sedan
Transmission: Automatic

In April I drove a total of 2184 km. Odometer went from 97210 to 99394.

my car blog odometer in april 2019

In April, me and my girlfriend celebrated our anniversary and we decided to drive out to the countryside and spend some quality time in the nature. In two days we visited various manors, parks and other beautiful places. All of that plus driving to my hobby (discgolf) tallied to an average of 72.8 km per day, which is a lot for sure. But come on, it’s springtime and a great time to spend time in the nature. The average km per day usually goes up in the beginning of spring and will settle down again in autumn (hopefully).

February vs March vs April average KM per day comparison:

The next graphic below shows the average refilling prices. As you can see the fuel prices made a “big” leap once more. 0,0645 euros does not seem that much, but if your average 200+ litres per month it rakes up in the end …

Estonia is notorious for high fuel prices and the prices are changing constantly. Sometimes even every hour. It’s made people quite furious and many of us, atleast the people who live near Latvian border, go to Latvia daily, because the prices are significantly lower + the cheaper liquor, building materials etc etc. It all adds up a pretty big chunk of money.

To get cheaper fuel, I use regular bonus programs. For example, you can tie your regular shopping customer card with certain gas companies. And I got a lot of them, for my luck. I can not remember the last time I didn’t get any discounts on tanking fuel. Paying full price on something already so overpriced seems absurd.

Average discount is about 0.025 euros per litre, depends on the campaign. It’s something …

More detailed overview of the refills in April. Total of 278,95 euros spent on fuel, got 207,91 litres for all of that money.

That’s it!

How much money did you spend on fuel in April? Do you have any suggestions for me on how to spend less money on fuel? Leave a comment and share your thoughts about the blog with me and other blog readers.

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Hi! My name is Lukas, I am in my mid 20’s and I am an engineer from Estonia. I started investing at 2014, so I have been investing for over 6 years. In addition, I was 20 years old, when I started my first company and just 21 years of age, when I made my first investments. I was hooked instantly! In this blog I will be documenting my journey towards financial freedom.

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