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Fuel

For the most accurate statistics it's important to remember to add fuel to the app every time you fill up your vehicle.

Although GloveBox recommends that you fill the tank as often as possible, this isn't necessary. However, economy statistics won't be available until you fill the tank at least twice - this is because economy can only be measured between full tanks.

This page provides information on how to add, edit and delete fuel log entries in the GloveBox app, along with a few useful tips.

Adding fuel

Adding fuel to the app is easy - tap the "Add Fuel" button on the home screen to enter the details of each fill up. GloveBox uses the information you enter to calculate statistics about your expenses and fuel economy.

If you have more than one car in your glove box account, make sure you select the correct one before you start to enter details about fuel. If you accidentally add fuel to the wrong car you can delete the fuel entry and try again.

All the information you need to enter after filling up should be available on the bill or receipt from the filling station with the exception of your vehicle's odometer reading. If you don't have time to add fuel to GloveBox straight away after you fill the tank, make a note of your vehicle's current odometer reading on the bill or receipt from the filling station to use when entering fuel into the app later on.

So that GloveBox can calculate fuel economy accurately, you are asked two important questions when you enter fuel:

  • Did you fill the tank? : This is because a full tank of fuel is the point of reference that GloveBox uses to calculate how much fuel your car has used since the previous full tank. If you haven't filled the tank the app can't calculate fuel economy, instead it will use the number of units of fuel you have entered along with the distance travelled and take it into account the next time you enter a full tank. When you view the fuel log, entries that are not full tanks appear in grey.
  • One or more previous fill ups missed? : This is whether you've filled up your car since the last entry but haven't added details to the app (for example, because they've been lost, or you forgot). If you don't enter fuel to the app your vehicle will have used more fuel than what is included in the fuel log but the extra distance will still be included in the odometer reading, which means fuel economy will not be calculated correctly. By telling the app you have missed out an entry it can skip over the fuel economy calculation for the current fuel cycle. If you remember the details of the missing entry you can add it at a later date, but you must also remember to modify the next fuel entry to change answer for "one or more previous fill ups missed?" to "no". When viewing the fuel log, gaps where entries have been missed are displayed underneath the entry where this question has been answered with "yes".

Locations

You can create locations where you fill up and associate them with each fuel entry to keep track of where you've bought fuel. You can manage the locations you've created, make changes to them and delete them by tapping 'Locations' on the home screen.

A car owner's locations can be shared between all of the drivers of a car. You can only add a location to a fuel entry if the location was created by the owner of the car.

Multiple fill ups on the same day

From 5th March 2017 GloveBox supports multiple fuel entries on the same day. You don't need to update the app to take advantage of this change, just enter the fuel details as normal.

Viewing the fuel log

You can see all of the fuel entries by tapping the vehicle on home screen followed by the "Log" button under "Fuel".

If another driver adds fuel to a vehicle, it may take a short while before it appears on the fuel log across all devices. This depends on how long ago each driver last viewed the fuel log. If you want to see changes immediately you can select "Settings" > "Clear Cache" and then open the fuel log again.

Making changes

Changes to a fuel log entry can only be made by a car's owner or the driver who created the entry.

You can make changes to existing fuel entries at any time. Open the fuel log by tapping the vehicle on the home screen, then under "Fuel" tap the "Log" button. To make changes to an existing fuel entry, tap it and modify the values you need to, then tap "Save changes".

When you make changes to previous fuel entries, the economy calculations and vehicle statistics are re-calculated for the fuel cycle that contained the modified fuel log entry. GloveBox does this calculation immediately, which means you may need to wait a few seconds after saving your changes before the fuel log reloads.

You'll see a notification if you edit a fuel log entry that you created when the fuel unit was set differently to your current setting. Any changes you make to the entry will preserve the original unit. For example, if you entered the fuel in gallons and now you have litres selected as the fuel unit, any changes you make to the entry will be in gallons. You can tap the button on the notification to re-enter the fuel quantity using the fuel unit that's currently selected, instead of the original one.

Deleting fuel

Fuel log entries can only be deleted by a car's owner or the driver who created the entry.

You can delete fuel by following the instructions for making changes above, but instead of making changes, tap the "Delete" button.

You may need to delete a fuel entry because it's wrong and you've forgotten or lost the details. If you did add fuel to the vehicle at the time but have deleted the entry from GloveBox because it was inaccurate, this will create incorrect fuel economy statistics. To resolve this, ensure you modify the next fuel log entry (the one after the entry you deleted) and change the answer for "one or more previous fill ups missed?" to "yes".

Useful tips

Here are a few tips to bear in mind when using the GloveBox fuel log:

  • When viewing the fuel log, swipe left and right to view more columns on narrow screens. Tap on an entry to make changes or delete it.
  • Read more about how GloveBox calculates fuel economy to understand how the fuel log data is used.

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