How to Calculate Gas Mileage

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Are you driving a new fuel-efficient Chrysler, Jeep, Wagoneer and not quite sure what makes a ‘fuel-efficient vehicle’ in terms of mileage? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates each new vehicle that comes out on the market based on fuel efficiency. While these ratings are decent indicators, the actual gas mileage can differ. If you’re wondering how to calculate gas mileage on your commutes from Conway, Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep can help!



Gas Mileage Calculator: A Step-by-Step Guide

You can be your own gas mileage calculator; the process is easier than you think! Follow these simple steps to learn how to properly calculate gas mileage:

  1. Fill the gas tank up to ‘Full’ and record the mileage on the odometer after filling. Your owner’s manual will also tell how much gas your tank can hold. 
  2. Drive your normal routes around Conway. Try to ensure that your driving is normal; accelerating briskly or driving slower can affect what your ‘normal’ calculated gas mileage. 
  3. Once your tank nears empty, refill, and record the mileage. The longer you wait to refill your car’s tank, the more accurate your calculations will be since it will be based on a mixture of driving conditions.
  4. To calculate your gas mileage: divide the number of miles traveled by the gallons of gas you refilled your tank with. 
  5. Didn’t catch how many gallons you put into your car? Go by where your tank level was when you refilled and then divide the total tank capacity to come to a number of gallons refilled. Divide the miles you previously drove around North Myrtle Beach by this approximation. Note that this will be a less accurate result. 

What is Considered Good Gas Mileage?

When considering how to calculate gas mileage, “good” gas mileage is a bit of a misnomer – there is no set standard for gas mileage. If you purchase a cheap SUV, you’ll get decent gas mileage. However, a compact car would probably give you higher gas mileage in comparison. Hybrid and PHEV options will also grant you better mileage over older gas models. 

Learn How to Calculate Gas Mileage and More in Myrtle Beach

Figured out how to calculate your gas mileage? Check in with the experts at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep and learn additional service tips to prolong and enhance your driving activities throughout Surfside Beach. 


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