Video: How to Use the Gas Mileage Calculator

Want to see the Gas Mileage Calculator in action? Since I’ve had a few questions about the tool and how it works, I decided to put together a little video to show you how easy it is to calculate your fuel consumption.

Here’s the information you will need:

  • Distance driven (Miles or km).
  • Amount of fuel used (Gallons or Litres).
  • Price paid for fuel.
  • Want more information? Read the help.

Watch the Gas Mileage Calculator Video

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  1. alpha July 2nd, 2008

    This works great! I wish there was some way that i could export the results to excel for longer tracking.

    Course the programing to make it do that might overwhelm the effort it would take me to do it manually.

    Excellent tool – i’ve been looking for something just like this.

  2. Kerry July 3rd, 2008

    @alpha Excellent! I’m thrilled you find this little tool helpful. I could create a feature to export data from this tool, but it would be only one single data point (one fuel tank). To track over the longer term I’d need to store your data in a database, then require authentication (login and password). For longer “computer based” tracking the best solution is probably an excel spreadsheet.

    I mostly use this tool when I get into work in the morning, and calculate my latest fuel receipt. I actually use a log book in my “better half’s” car to track our total fuel expense. I figure the car is a good place to keep this information. :D

  3. Frugal Canadian Living July 4th, 2008

    Nice little fuel calculator. Have you considered importing EPA, MPG data. This would give the driver using your calculator an idea of how fuel efficient their car compared to the manufacturer’s stated fuel efficiency.

  4. hank July 5th, 2008

    ahhh, I DO like. :) Nicely composed and a worthwhile tool. What video playback software did you use?

  5. Kerry July 5th, 2008

    @Frugal Canadian Living Thank you! My next calculator will compare fuel efficient cars. Importing data becomes tricky…’cause then I’d need to have a database and request user IDs and Passwords. Since this is a blog, I’m trying to keep things real simple. ;)

    @hank I’m so happy you like. I use Camtasia Studio to record, edit, and produce the video. YouTube degrades the sound and visual quality though…

  6. Deborah October 16th, 2008

    Question: My husband and I are having a difference of opinion. I think that if you subtract the previous milage from the current and divide by the gallons (no matter if you fill the tank or only put in 10 gals) you get mpg. My husband states that you MUST fill the tank up to use the formula and get the mpg. Which is correct?

  7. Kerry October 16th, 2008

    @Deborah I don’t want to cause martial strife, over gas mileage. My husband and I get into these mathematical discussions all the time. :D

    To accurately calculate your mileage, you should fill your tank up all the way each time.

    BTW: I think it’s sexy you both care so much about gas mileage. ;)

  8. Carrie February 5th, 2009

    Great ! I will add this to my bookmarks. TY

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