I used this:
With the rates we get at petrol stations around here (130 to even 139 in some places) I've chosen 135 as it is probably the average if he may need to change between petrol stations.
With a mini, I don't know what MPG it will do, but I've chosen 50, but it depends what the run contains. Motorways or roads?
With these factors, a 4 mile trip would cost 49p, so if used all 5 days - £2.45 and 3 times on the way back - £1.47 = £3.92 a week.
If its more powerful, it may only do 30mpg for example on standard roads with traffic, so that would be 82p per journey or £4.10 if used 5 times.
and 3 times on the way back - £2.46 = £6.56 a week.
Thing is, I don't even consider the price to do this when picking up a mate, etc. I just do it, but if its going to be a regularly thing, he probably would have to.
BUT seeing as you said he lives pretty close, you could probably pretty much halve that a week, in each instance, but I probably wouldn't even bother charging you.
Last edited by Kage; 10-06-2012 at 23:02.
No-one walks 4 miles in 45 minutes.
4 miles one way. You should be cycling or walking. I cycle 4 miles to work - takes me half an hour and I go slowly. No petrol costs, no car park costs and I am fitter as a result. Walking takes 45 mins.
You cycle at 8 miles per hour, about right, but walk at 5.3 mph no way!
Last edited by mphysical; 11-06-2012 at 13:25.