Calculating Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Calculating Your Vehicles Fuel Economy
Fuel economy is one of the biggest factors people consider when purchasing a new vehicle. With the cost of gas continuing to rise every year, drivers are constantly looking for ways to save on fuel. It’s estimated that the average U.S. driver spends more than $2000 annually in gas so a vehicle with good fuel efficiency can save you a significant amount in the long run.
With consumers moving toward a “green trend,” saving money on fuel is more popular than ever. Fortunately, figuring out how much you spend on fuel economy isn’t difficult at all. While you might know your vehicle’s fuel consumption rating, a lot of that is based on the kind of driving you do (highway vs city).
The easiest way to calculate your vehicle’s fuel economy is to fill up your tank and reset your trip odometer. By the time you’re ready to fill up, you’ll know how many litres you’ve consumed as well as the distance you’ve travelled. For example, if you’ve travelled 500 kilometres and used 40 litres of gas, your fuel economy for the trip would be 8 L/100km.
Overtime, you’ll be able to see what your vehicle’s fuel consumption rating actually is. If it seems high, it might be a good idea to invest in a vehicle with a better rating as you can save hundreds of dollars on gas every year.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger