Calculate Gas Mileage
Discover how to calculate your vehicle's gas
mileage and fuel consumption in 5 easy steps.
If you would like to learn how to calculate
gas mileage, take heart. With just a few simple steps, you can
soon be calculating gas mileage on a regular basis. This can be
a great benefit to you as a driver and also as a consumer,
because the more you know about how well your car burns
gasoline, the more you will be able to do to take steps to save
gas, improve fuel economy and increase your mileage.
Improve your gas mileage and fuel efficiency with a few simple
Here is the process of how to
calculate fuel mileage, laid out in 5 easy steps
for you to follow. Soon you will be calculating gas mileage on
a regular basis. Many people are excited to learn how changes
they make to their vehicle can increase their mileage. The best
way to keep track of that is to calculate the mileage
Before you can calculate your mileage, you
need to fill up your vehicle's gas tank
completely and write down the number on
Fill your tank completely with the same
grade of gasoline you use on a regular
basis. It is important to stick with the
same grade when you calculate. The more factors
that remain consistent, the more accurate your
calculation will be.)
Drive until it's time to fill up again and
record the new odometer reading.
Calculate the distance driven by
subtracting the previous odometer reading from the
new one to see how far you have come. (Of
course, you can use the trip odometer rather than
the total odometer, but if you suspect you may
forget to reset it, just stick with the total
Take the number of miles you have driven
since and divide it by the number of gallons of
gasoline you just added to the tank (thus
determining the number of gallons you have used to
drive that number of miles). The number you get is
your average miles per gallon or MPG.
For example, if you drive 200 miles on 10
gallons of gasoline, 200 divided by 10 is 20. You are getting
twenty miles (on average) per gallon of gasoline. Now
you know how to calculate gas mileage!
1st Gas Mileage: 36,300
2nd Gas Mileage: 36,500
Gallons Needed: 10
36,500 - 36,300 = 200
200 / 10 = 20 MPG
When you known how to calculate gas mileage, there is a good
chance you will become a better and more fuel-conscious
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