How to Calculate Gas Mileage

2021 GMC Yukon Driving on Road

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has a process of rating the efficiency of vehicles. You may have noticed that new vehicles are becoming more and more fuel efficient, and this is due to increased EPA regulation. A lot goes into an actual gas mileage calculator and determining the ratings, but disclaimers usually note, actual mileage can vary. If you’re interested in finding an easy way to calculate your actual gas mileage on Comanche and Stephenville roads, keep it with Bayer Motor Company below! Don’t hesitate to contact usat any time for additional assistance!



What is Good Gas Mileage for a Vehicle?

There isn’t an exact standard for good gas mileage. Depending on the type of vehicle you are looking for, your gas mileage expectations will vary. If you want an SUV, for instance, you likely will experience gas mileage that, while good, is lower than what you’d experience in a compact car like a sedan. This is also true for gas-powered cars vs. gasoline-electric hybrids; the latter will pretty much always be more efficient.

When you are looking for a new Granbury ride, keep in mind what you expect your gas mileage to be, and then research new vehicles or used vehicles that offer the mileage you require!

Gas Mileage Calculator

Learning how to calculate gas mileage in your Brownwood vehicle is easier than you’d think. Just follow these simple steps to determine the gas mileage of your vehicle:

  1. Fill your gas tank completely and either reset your trip odometer or record the exact mileage at the point of refill. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to confirm how much gas your tank holds.
  2. Drive your car as you would normally. Keeping in mind that if you accelerate more briskly or slowly or drive differently than your usual, then the calculated gas mileage may be different than what you record.
  3. Refill your tank and record your mileage. The longer you wait to refill, the more accurate your calculation will be as it will be based on a more balanced mix of driving conditions.
  4. The simplest way to calculate your gas mileage is to 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 on on 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 This Gas Mileage Calculator in Comanche

After exploring how to calculate gas mileage we hope you have a more accurate picture of your vehicle’s gas mileage. If you are interested in learning more about how to maximize the gas mileage you get out of your vehicle while driving around Brownwood and Granbury start by checking out our Bayer Motor Company service tips. Simple maintenance like rotating your tires often and keeping them properly inflated is a great place to start.


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