How To Calculate Gas Mileage


Are you trying to find out how to calculate MPG ratings on your vehicle? While there are EPA-estimated ratings available, these ratings are not always completely accurate. This is because there are different factors involved in one’s own gas mileage, including your vehicle’s own condition, how you drive, and the conditions you drive in. With all of this in mind, it is actually a pretty simple process to learn your vehicle’s gas mileage. Let the experts at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg walk you through how to calculate gas mileage on your vehicle.

How to Calculate MPG on My Car

There are a handful of steps you can easily follow in order to calculate your vehicle’s gas mileage. First, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find out how many gallons of gas your tank holds. Then, follow these simple steps:


  • To begin, make sure your vehicle’s gas tank is filled entirely.
  • Next, reset your vehicle’s odometer and go about your regular driving.
  • Once your tank naturally gets to the halfway point, fill it back up, and record how much gas it took to refill your tank, while also recording the number of miles you’ve driven with your odometer.


With the miles you traveled recorded, now you can begin your calculations. To do this, simply divide the miles driven by the number of gallons it took to refill your vehicle’s gas tank. Once you do that, you should have a good estimate on your vehicle’s MPG rating!

Find Out How Much You Pay Per Mile

Since you’ve learned how to calculate gas mileage, you can go another step further and find out how much it costs you to drive! Just take the price you paid per gallon at the station and divide that by the estimated MPG rating you just calculated. Once you do that, you should know how much you’re paying for gas per mile. This could definitely help you budget if you’re planning on taking a road trip from Charleston or Columbia to somewhere far away!

Find a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle at Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg

Now that you’ve learned how to figure MPG calculators, take a look at our lineup of fuel-efficient trucks and learn about the Dodge Journey’s impressive MPG ratings! Feel free to contact us for more information like this!

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Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg
Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg
2801 St. Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, SC, 29118 United States
Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Orangeburg 33.5383962, -80.8350491.