If you have ever wondered how much a trip to a shop will cost you or how much fuel you are going to require to get to your family members miles away, you can use this mileage calculator to determine the mileage from city to city in the United States.
An easy way to compute for gas mileage is to take note of the odometer reading or reset the mileage counter when you fill up your gas tank. The next time you fill up your gas tank again, get the mileage between the two gas fill-ups according to the odometer reading on the mileage counter. Then, divide the mileage by the gas filled in the second time to get the miles per gallon or MPG.
So, if you would like to save money on gas or are considering trading in your gas guzzling car for a more fuel efficient one, this gas mileage calculator will give you the time it takes before you can pay off the balance of a vehicle purchase and really start saving money. In such a case, this mileage calculator can also be used to take into consideration the 2014 mileage rate, particularly the IRS mileage rate for 2014 and the mileage reimbursement rate 2014.
Note that when using this distance calculator, you put in your vehicle and ZIP code. We pre-populate each variable field in the financial calculators based on our estimates. These amounts are according to Edmunds.com True Market Value prices and standard industry data. However, the values that apply to your purchase or lease would tend to differ. When available, you should use the information given to you by your dealer or lender.
Tips to Improve Your Gas Mileage
Avoid hauling cargo on your vehicle’s roof. Putting cargo on your roof increases the aerodynamic drag or wind resistance and decreases fuel economy. A large, blunt roof top cargo box, for instance, can decrease fuel economy by an estimated 2% to 8% in city driving, 6% to 17% on the highway, and 10% to 25% at interstate speeds of 65 mph to 75 mph. Rear-mount cargo boxes or trays decrease fuel economy by much lower, only around 1% or 2% in city driving and 1% to 5% on the highway. If you require an external cargo carrier, removing it when it is not in use will save you fuel and money.
Close your windows when you drive. Open windows give extra resistance to vehicles. Some studies indicate that the air conditioner is usually more fuel efficient than open windows on a highway.
Do not do unnecessary idling. An idling vehicle gets 0 MPG. Moreover, idling can utilize a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on the size of the engine and air conditioner use. When your vehicle is parked, turn off your engine. It just takes a few seconds worth of fuel to restart your vehicle. However, turning your engine on and off excessively can increase starter wear. If you want to promote idle reduction in your vicinity, the Clean Cities IdleBox Toolkit can help you begin.
Do not drive too fast. For most vehicles, the optimal speed is between 50 and 60 miles per hour. Gas mileage usually decreases quickly above 60 miles per hour.
Inflate your vehicle’s tires properly. Under-inflated tires can decrease gas mileage by 0.3% per lb/square inch or PSI drop.
Make sure your car is in good shape. This includes using the suggested motor oil and changing them as suggested by the manufacturer, keeping your engine properly tuned, guaranteeing the oxygen sensor is in good shape, etc.
Sensibly drive. Aggressive driving like speeding, rapidly accelerating, and braking wastes gas. It can decrease your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, as well. Thus, you save more than just gas money.
Take out unnecessary weight. Attempt to remove unnecessary items in your vehicles, particularly the heavy ones. An additional 100 pounds to your vehicle can lower your MPG to around 1%. This decrease is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle’s weight and impacts smaller vehicles more than bigger ones.
Use a more fuel-efficient vehicle. You can research on the web for the fuel efficiency comparison among different vehicles.
Use cruise control. It helps you keep a constant speed and in most cases, it will save gas.
Use driver feedback devices to assist you in driving more efficiently. Recent research shows that they can assist the average driver improve fuel economy by around 3% and those that use them to save fuel can improve their gas mileage to around 10%.