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How To Calculate Gas Mileage

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Making sure you get where you need to go in Amber is important, which is why we’re here to help you get the most out of your vehicle’s gas mileage. No matter what Chevy vehicle you have or where you’re trying to go in Tabler, we can help you get there. Take a look below at our guide and gas mileage calculator.

 

 

Gas Mileage Calculator

Calculating your gas mileage (fuel efficiency) is simple and only requires a basic understanding of division. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to calculate your car’s gas mileage: 

  1. Fill up your gas tank to its full capacity and reset your trip odometer to zero. If your car doesn’t have a trip odometer, you can simply note down the current mileage from the standard odometer.
  2. Drive your car as you normally would until it’s time to refuel.
  3. At your next fill-up, take note of the total gallons of gas needed to refill the tank to its full capacity. Also, record the miles driven since the last fill-up (this will either be the reading on your trip odometer or the difference in mileage from your standard odometer since the last fill-up).
  4. Calculate your gas mileage by dividing the total miles driven by the total gallons of gas used to refill the tank.

Formula: Miles Per Gallon (MPG) = Total Miles Driven / Total Gallons of Gas Used

For example, if you drove 300 miles and used 10 gallons of gas to refill your tank, your MPG would be 300 divided by 10, or 30 MPG.

It’s also imperative you keep in mind some other factors that affect your gas mileage like:

  • Driving style
  • Vehicle condition
  • Type of fuel
  • Driving conditions
  • Weather

So, it’s good to calculate the MPG over several tanks of gas to get an average for a more accurate understanding of your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

Maximize Your Gas Mileage Today at John Holt Auto Group, Inc.

Contact us today to learn more about how to optimize your gas mileage and driving efficiency when you’re out and about in Chickasha. And if you need help with your vehicle or it’s time for a service appointment, be sure to bring your Chevy down to our John Holt Auto Group, Inc. service center near Norge for maintenance.

 

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