The **fuel consumption calculator** is our simple tool that helps you estimate your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and calculate the cost of driving based on your fuel consumption and gas prices. Here’s a short guide on how to use it:

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## Key Takeaways

- To do the calculation, you need to note the odometer readings before and after filling up. Also, record how much fuel you put in to fill the tank.
- Getting good at this calculation can help you change your driving habits to save on fuel.
- Things like your driving style, the weather, and keeping your car in good shape can affect how accurate your fuel use measurements are.

## Fuel Consumption vs. Fuel Economy

While often used interchangeably, these terms have distinct meanings:

Metric | Definition | Unit |
---|---|---|

Fuel Consumption | Amount of fuel used per distance | L/100 km |

Fuel Economy | Distance traveled per unit of fuel | MPG or km/L |

## Why Measure Fuel Consumption?

- Track fuel usage and identify efficiency improvements
- Compare different vehicle models
- Budget and manage operational costs

## The Fuel Consumption Formula

Our tool at fuelconsumptioncalculator.com uses the following formula:

`Fuel Consumption (L/100 km) = (Litres Used × 100) ÷ Kilometers Traveled`

## Step-by-Step Guide to Calculate Fuel Consumption

- Fill your tank and reset the trip counter
- Drive a known distance
- Refill and note the amount of fuel used
- Apply the formula

## Example Calculation

Metric | Value |
---|---|

Distance Traveled | 500 km |

Fuel Used | 65 L |

Fuel Consumption | 13 L/100 km |

Calculation: (65 × 100) ÷ 500 = 13 L/100 km

## Converting Units

To convert between L/100 km and MPG, use this formula:

`MPG = 282.481 ÷ (L/100 km)`

L/100 km | MPG |
---|---|

7.5 | 37.66 |

## Factors Affecting Fuel Consumption

- Driving style
- Vehicle weight
- Road conditions
- Weather
- Engine performance

## Tips for Improving Fuel Efficiency

- Drive smoothly and adhere to speed limits
- Maintain proper tire pressure
- Avoid excessive idling
- Perform regular vehicle maintenance