Before You Buy That Fuel Efficient Car
(Bankrate) — 1. Calculate how many miles you drive. The typical American drives an average of 15,000 miles per year, but your situation may be radically different. The more miles you drive, the larger the savings you’ll see from a fuel-efficient car over your current model. Measure your round-trip mileage for work, and multiply it by the number of days you work in a year. Next, add extra miles for your typical, nonwork driving activities. Don’t forget to add additional mileage for your annual summer vacation (if you drive) or any other road trips you may take.