Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
Remember that in terms of cents per km, gas is only a portion of your vehicle expenses.
Other direct costs include:
- tire wear - 1-2 cents per km
- wear on the vehicle - brakes, engine, transmission, etc (depreciation from mileage) (need to trade/sell it sooner)
- possible additional insurance for additional distance travelled per year
- additional potental for accidents (harming yourself and your pocketbook).
- unnecessary environmental cost of pollution, greenhouse gas and highway wear.
- your time
- additional potential for accident (harming others)
Yeah, I'd drive to a different block to save some money, but driving that far cannot possibly be worth it. Or, if you see a low price and the tank is not quite empty (say less than half full) then a fillup may save a few $, but to drive all over hell's half acre to save some money on gas is "silly".
It's like driving to several different grocery stores to save a few cents on several grocery items.