After a long day of skiing, three plus hours of traffic, and a stomach that is begging for food the question: “how much do we owe you for gas?” can be cornering. You’re put on the spot to respond with some amount that both covers the gas and sounds reasonable to your riders and friends. Personally, I know the question is coming. So I spend a bit of time, while I am sitting in traffic staring at the same CO native sticker, thinking about how much my riders owe. It should be equally split between us. I am going to guess that my MPG is about 26 miles per gallon? I’m not driving a Prius but I’m not driving a truck either, seems efficient enough. I know the drive between DU and Breckenridge is about 160 miles round-trip and I think gas was around $2.60 per gallon when I filled up last. I honestly can’t do that calculation in my head and attempting to use a calculator while driving is not recommended.
DivyMe is a new app available on the Apple App Store that alleviates the calculations and makes it easy to request the amount from your riders. With DivyMe you can easily calculate the cost of your trip with only the number of people in your car and the distance you traveled. Using the built in Fill-Up Tracker, DivyMe will use your MPG and the price per gallon from your most recent gas station visit to calculate the cost of your trip.
DivyMe removes the need for you to calculate your riders’ shares. Once you have entered a new trip, DivyMe automatically splits the cost of the trip between the number of people in your car. With a single tap, you can text your riders the amount they owe.
DivyMe also offers the ability to keep track of your gas station visits. After filling up your vehicle, easily enter the number of gallons you bought, the price per gallon you paid, and your odometer reading to discover your MPG! Additionally, keeping track of your fill-ups will help DivyMe accurately calculate the cost of your trips and make sure you get fair compensation for your drive.