In daily life gas stations have got an important place for our vehicles. For maximum mileage performance, we constantly fill our vehicle’s fuel tank as much as it takes. But have you ever noticed an unusual fuel economy performance about your vehicle. For instance; extreme fuel consumption. Do you know that you can easily solve this problem? In this article we are going to give an answer to the question. We are going to give some steps about “How to Track Your Mileage?”.
Step 1: When You Fill Up Your Tank Reset the Trip Odometer
New generation vehicles generally have got a device named “trip odometer” which you can easily reset whenever you want. (If your vehicle doesn’t have a trip odometer, keep a record of the current miles on your vehicle.) This device usually located on the console or dashboard. Before beginning to fill up your vehicle, record the final mileage on the odometer. Then, reset it when you fill up your vehicle at the gas station.
Step 2: Use Your Vehicle Until Fuel Tank Close to Empty
This calculation can still work no matter how much gas is left in fuel tank. However, for a successful calculation you must use gas as much as you can. In this case, your results will be more accurate.
Step 3: Keep a Record of the Gas You Buy
Fill your vehicle’s fuel tank completely and note down that how many gallons you have bought to fill the fuel tank completely. (Refilling the fuel tank completely is an important fact for an accurate calculation. Otherwise you cannot calculate the amount of fuel consumption since your last tank filling.) This number is your fuel usage rate.
Step 4: Divide Mileage by Fuel Usage to See Your Vehicle's Fuel Consumption
This step provides the information of how many miles you drove per gallon of gas. For instance, if you drove 335 miles before refuelling, and you filled your car up with 12 gallons of gas, your fuel consumption was 27.9 miles per gallon, or mpg (335 miles / 12 gallon = 27.9 mpg).