Now that gas prices are peaking, many people are considering their driving habits or even investing on a car with better gas mileage. As a starting point for those kinds of measures, it helps to know what kind of gas mileage you’re actually getting right now. You need a car odometer in good working condition and a calculator to measure your car’s gas mileage. Then do the following steps.

Fill your car’s tank to capacity and note the mileage on your car at that point in time.

  1. Drive as usual, until your tank is on empty or near that point.
  2. Again, fill your tank to capacity.
  3. Note the number of gallons and the mileage on your car at the time of this second fill-up.
  4. Subtract the mileage at your second fill-up from the mileage of your first to determine the number of miles you drove on that tank of gas.
  5. Divide the miles you drove by the number of gallons it took to fill your tank.

By following the steps, you now know how to compute the gas mileage of your car. Hope this one will help you in acquiring a solution that will help you improve the gas mileage of your car.