How to Calculate Gas Mileage with Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat

Illuminated Fuel Gauge


The Environmental Protection Agency rates new vehicles based on how fuel-efficient they are. There are quite a few factors that go into determining those numbers, but there is usually a disclaimer that actual mileage will vary. If you’re looking to get a better read on your specific vehicles’ gas mileage and fuel efficiency on Longview and Tyler roads, here is a simple method from Peters Chevrolet Buick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat for a gas mileage calculator! If you need any assistance, contact usat any point with your questions!

Gas Mileage: What Dictates “Good” Gas Mileage

Depending on the type of vehicle you have and what it’s used for, your perspective of “good” gas mileage will vary. If you need a truck for a Longview job site then you will likely have a “good” gas mileage than what you’d experience from a sedan or a hybrid commuter vehicle. A hybrid vehicle will always be the most efficient, and thus give you the “best” gas mileage compared to the former two mentioned. If you are purchasing or leasing a vehicle you’ll want to consider your gas mileage expectations, and then research vehicles of your ideal fuel economy ratings. 

Gas Mileage Calculator

Learning how to calculate gas mileage in your vehicle is pretty simple. Here’s what you’ll want to do:

  1. Fill your gas tank fully and either reset your trip odometer or record the exact mileage after refilling. Be sure you also find out how much gas your tank holds by checking your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  2. Drive your car as you would normally. Note that if you accelerate more briskly or slowly or drive differently, your “typical” calculated gas mileage may be different from what you record.
  3. Refill your tank and record your mileage. If you wait longer to refill, your calculation will be more accurate as it will be based on a more balanced mix of driving conditions.
  4. The easiest way to calculate your gas mileage is to simply divide the number of miles traveled by the number of gallons of gas your vehicle took to refill. In sum, that’s miles driven divided by gallons of gas used.
  5. If you forget to check how many gallons you filled up your car at the pump your gas receipt, you can go by where your tank was when you refilled (i.e. ¼, ½, or ¾) and then divide out your total tank capacity accordingly to come to the number of gallons refilled. Then, divide miles driven by that approximation. This will be less accurate since the gas gauge in some cars isn’t always 100% accurate. With a digital gas gauge that shows you exactly how many gallons of gas are in the tank, this is much easier than an analog gauge, though.

Utilize Your Gas Mileage Calculator in Longview

Utilizing the gas mileage calculation equation will allow you to figure out two ways to calculate gas mileage. Learn more about how to maximize the gas mileage you experience in your vehicle when you drive through Marshall by exploring our service tips.

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