At this point in time, I'm filling up my car 4-5 times a month. It feels absolutely ridiculous.
When we go to the city (about 30 miles away), we generally take mass transit. The problem is driving near home. I feel like I avoid driving as much as possible, but still end up driving a ton.
Part of it is that I'm going to school 3 days a week and when I go to school, I'm dropping off DD at one of her grandparents' houses (which is 54.7 miles or 26.4 miles round trip depending on which house I'm driving to). The semester is almost over and I'm hoping that DD will be able to go to the preschool on campus in the fall, so I'm not really looking to revise that part.
So how do you decrease your gas use in general? I already keep up on maintenance and stuff. My car is a bit older (2003) and it's gas mileage has definitely gone down over the past few years, but it's also definitely not in our budget to get a new car. I'm thinking about keeping a book in my car and writing down all the miles I drive? Any other ideas?