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Fuel Efficiency - How to Measure Your Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Updated on December 1, 2011
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An Effective Way to Determine Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

With the ever increasing population, the consumption of the fuel is also increasing. The increasing demand for fuel also means that fuel prices are likely to increase. Considering the current condition of the global economy and how tough things have been, rising fuel costs is just another one of those expenses that start eating up a big chunk of the household budget. However, it is one of those expenses that you can undertake measures to reduce it. One way is investing in fuel-efficient cars.

If you have purchased a brand-new car, you can rely on the specifications that are quoted by the manufacturer. There is not much difference when it comes to actual efficiency level of the car and one that is outlined by the manufacturer. But these specifications are usually gauged under ideal conditions. Certain factors such as increase of weight or the load of the car can result in greater fuel consumption. Also, once your car puts in some years. It isn't as efficient anymore as it was when it was brand new. At this point, you might want away by which you can use a simple method of monitoring your car fuel efficiency.

A good and simple method you can use to determine fuel efficiency is when you go to the fuel station. Set your odometer to zero, or you can also record the mileage. Choose the option that appeals to you. One has to fill the tank to the top, so that the level of fuel visible can serve as the point of reference. Another reference point can be if you note down the number of gallons or liters.

The next step is when you go back to a gas station to refill your tank. You do not need to wait until your tank is empty. Just make sure you record the reading from the trip meter as well as the number of gallons or liters you filled up with from the fuel pump meter. Once you got the amount of fuel, divide it by the mileage, and it gives you the approximate gallons or liters of fuel you consumed per mile.

It is that simple to check and monitor your fuel efficiency. You might want to also record, measure and cross verify many readings to better understand the behavior of vehicle under multiple circumstances.

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    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      You're welcome Derdriu, I'm happy you found the article helpful. Thanks for dropping by and for your comment.

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      Moira Gallaga: What a clear, helpful, timely summary of the ease with which fuel efficiency can be determined in a vehicle! It is most helpful the way in which you explain the changed accuracy of manufacturer specifications over time. It is also most useful the way in which you trace how to do it yourself.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,

      Derdriu

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