How to Calculate Gas Mileage

2019 Jeep Wrangler Rear

Drivers in Portland, OR care about gas mileage more than ever before, so fuel efficiency is always on the minds of our customers. While you can easily find EPA estimates online, learning how to calculate your gas mileage will give you the most accurate figures as you traverse Longview. This will help guide you if you’re searching for a more fuel-friendly vehicle in the future, like our used fuel-efficient cars or even a new Jeep hybrid. Explore our gas mileage calculator below, and get in touch with us at Dick Hannah Jeep if you have any questions!

Why Gas Mileage is Important 

Gas mileage tells you just how much fuel your car burns over a set distance. Gas mileage varies quite a bit from car to car, and a heavy-duty truck needs to burn fuel faster than a small hatchback. So what is considered “good gas mileage” will vary depending on your preferred vehicle and driving needs. However, it’s a good idea to know your current vehicle’s average fuel economy for a few reasons.

  • You’ll have a baseline. If your fuel economy drops suddenly, this can indicate issues with anything from your engine to your tires.
  • You’ll know your current fueling costs. If you want to bring down your spending at the gas pump, you can easily compare figures between your current car and any contenders at Dick Hannah Jeep.

Calculating Your Gas Mileage at Home

Many new cars have built-in gas mileage calculators, which give automatic feedback about your efficiency. But if your car doesn’t have this feature or you’d just like to check its accuracy, you can be your own gas mileage calculator.

  • Fill up your tank and make a note of your car’s odometer reading.
  • Drive around Battle Ground as you usually would.
  • Once it’s time to fill up your tank again, pay attention to how many gallons it took to fill your tank up. Once again, make a note of your car’s odometer reading.
  • Subtract your first odometer reading from your last odometer reading. This will give you the number of miles driven. Divide this number by the number of gallons used to refill the tank. This is your gas mileage.

For example, let’s say you’ve driven 200 miles and used 10 gallons of gas to refill your tank. Your gas mileage would be 20 miles per gallon or MPG.

Find Your Next Fuel-Efficient Vehicle at Dick Hannah Jeep

Now you know how to calculate your gas mileage, but if you run into any questions along the way, feel free to contact us. Our team can walk you through the process, and we’d be happy to help you find a model that beats your current fuel economy figures – including our hybrid and electric inventory. Stop by our showroom in Vancouver when you’re ready for your test drive!

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