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Questions tagged [mileage]

The amount of distance a car has travelled. Use this tag when distance travelled is core to the question.

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At what time of day/temperature should I refuel my vehicle?

I mean, should I refuel my vehicle in the morning? The reasoning is simple, in the morning the temperature is low and the density of the fuel would be higher and I get more energy per litre(or ...
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Initial miles on car

I recently purchased a car from a Honda Dealer. I see that the odometer reading is already 230 miles. When I asked them about this, they replied saying that it was because the vehicle is transferred ...
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Is tire life by mileage a failure point or wear point?

When getting new tires and a seller refers to a tire with a 60,000 mileage life does that mean that the actual tire is expected to reach a full wear pattern by a certain thickness or is that from a ...
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Mayonnaise on tip of dipstick - new car, low miles, well maintained. What to do?

This question is about a 2014 Renault engine fitted in our family car, we've owned it since new and I've done all the maintenance to the book. We chose the petrol engine over the diesel because we ...
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Buying an older car. How to decide on the balance between age and mileage? [closed]

I have been looking for an older van for a while, trying to get a sense of what I can get within my budget. And one thing that is not clear to me is, all things being equal, what is better -- a car ...
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How can I increased mileage of my Bike

I have a Honda CB Shine 125cc bike. When I purchased it, it was giving me mileage of 50 km/L, but now it is reduced to 40 to 45 km/L. How can I increase the mileage of my bike and increase it up to 55 ...
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WOT uphill, no increase in RPM, consuming more gas?

I own a city car Chevrolet Spark 2016. When going up a steep hill say in 4th gear, having the throttle down at 60% or WOT is practically the same. There's a minimal increase in RPM and power. Will the ...
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2006 Grand Prix GXP V8 high mileage engine

I'm looking at purchasing a high mileage, very well maintained 2006 Grand Prix 5.3 v8. It has 396,000km on the original engine (new tranny). I'm guessing GM put this motor in a number of work trucks, ...
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Why winter tires gives better mileage at 15+C

Can somebody explain why my winter set of wheel/tires gets better mileage in almost summer temperatures? At 14-17C+, my winter tires give me 29 avg on a test route, while summer gives a ~24 avg. I ...
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How can I tell the approximate real milage of this vehicle?

Looking at a 1990 conversion van with low miles ( 63,000 ). According to the owner ( who seems like honest dude ) He bought the vehicle from a collage, who uses it for one of the sports teams. ...
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2008 Saturn Aura: Programming the mileage on a used BCM

HELP! I replaced the BCM in my 2008 Saturn Aura with a Used BCM. I then took it to the dealership to have them program it. Now I notice that my odometer isn't working, so I looked at my invoice from ...
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Can a car's mileage that's been clocked roll back to its correct mileage?

There is a car that was bought by a relative that was over 10 years old and advertised as having only 60k mileage. This relative inspected the car before purchasing it and saw that the mileage was ...
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Is there any good treatment for a speckled / pitted windshield?

My car is a 1998 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. It has the original windshield, and about 160,000 miles on it. The windscreen is covered with tiny little chips / chinks from debris hitting it for the ...
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Should I perform any special checks when buying a high mileage car?

After a series of breakdowns with my current car, I've finally decided that its time to get a replacement. Looking round local dealers, I've found a 9 year old used Mazda 6 diesel which seems to meet ...
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Is a gas car as sensitive to terrain as an electric?

Since I started driving a plug-in hybrid with a 50 mile electric range I've become sensitive to things that affect my 50 miles. For instance, when it's below about 40 degrees out I lose up to 25% of ...
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Could a stuck EGR cause better gas mileage?

The Check Engine Light in my 1995 Geo Prizm turned on around two months ago. I checked the code (shorting the OBDI E1 and TE1 terminals and counting the flashes) and saw that the issue was with the ...
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High daily mileage preparation

I know a couple of people who started driving for Lyft and Uber. One of those people plan on doing it full time. I know they haven't even thought of what driving hundreds of miles a day might do to ...
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My 2008 Miata only has 3,600 miles on it but failed the smog test

2 OBDII monitors (evap system, and EGR and/or VVT system) have not yet finished self-checks, apparently because the battery was replaced. The smog station says I need to drive the car about 75 miles ...
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Drop in mileage (50%) only after the car has already burned through a 1/4 tank

1999 Subaru Impreza Problem: Drastic reduction in mileage (about 50% of normal). It only happens on long trips after car has burned through about ¼ tank of gas. So for the first ¼ tank it gets 100% ...
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Are water electrolysis hydrogen generators likely to damage car engines or make them more efficient? [closed]

I've seen electrolysis using glass jars and baking soda to separate water to make hydrogen and oxygen using the alternator for additional fuel for gasoline engines. Is this likely to cause damage to ...
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Is my car likely to last longer being driven 40 miles a day at highway speeds or 14 miles a day in stop-and-go traffic? [closed]

My fiancée has a 1994 Toyota Corolla that is on its last legs (or tires, or whatever) with almost 330,000 miles on it. We're planning to get rid of it when it either becomes disabled or we take it in ...
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High or low octane and mileage? [duplicate]

I understand that you want to use the octane that your car calls for. Higher octane cost more at the pump. Ethanol aside, are there instances in climate or the terrain where a shift in octane level ...
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price of gas vs engine wear

so I got asked a question about getting gas from two different gas stations, where brand a got 4 more miles to the gallon then brand b did but brand b costs less. I don't know the question so here is ...
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AF/O2 and Fuel Trim data - Normal or not?

I'm learning to diagnose my car's poor gas mileage: Car: 2010 Toyota Matrix (Base). Engine: 1.8L, 4 cylinders, Auto, FWD. ODO: 103,000km (64,000 miles). City gas mileage: 12.6L/100km = 18.6 mpg (...
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Swift dzire diesel engine rebuild mileage dropped to 18 to 12 KM

I did my vehicle engine rebuild in authorized service center varun motors Hyderabad . After service I noticed that milage drop to 12Km per Lt with A/C,Earlier it was around 18km in city. I asked to ...
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What is the average fuel economy of a 100 cc bike if I ride above 50 km/h? [closed]

I have a Hero Passion Pro and I get an average of 60 km/L since I ride my bike with fuel economy in mind (i.e. between 40 and 49 km/h). What I want to know is what would be the average if rode at 80 ...
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Is idling a high milage car good?

Environment aside is idling a crappy car before driving better than not? All the answers to the like questions always say if you have a new car there is no difference except waste. Is this still true ...
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Do RPMs directly relate to fuel consumed?

I have heard that revolutions per second effect has mileage negatively, but I haven’t heard by how much. Is the relationship linear-ish (like with a little wiggle room for error) Or is the ...
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Civic Bad Mileage

I have honda civic 98 with D16Y4 engine and auto transmission.I'm getting low mileage 9-10km/L without a.c, driving with light foot with rpm between 2k-3k. I avoid long idling, drive within city ...
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Ethanol or non-Ethanol?

Where I live gas is at $2.50 at 10% Ethanol at 87 octane and $2.90 for non-ethanol at 89 octane per gallon. I understand that smaller engines do not do well on ethanol. Is the loss of efficiency from ...
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Bajaj discover 125(2011model) runs like always giving reserve fuel warning even when fuel is sufficient

I have Bajaj Discover 125 (2011) model which has always been taken care by me. as i dont ride bike much it only ran upto 20,000 km till now in plains. (Punjab). Everything was fine and the bike ...
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how does mileage affect the price of a used car? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask but I'm not sure where to ask this. so I'm looking at two cars. Both the same make, model, year and trim. (2012 Toyota Prius) according to the carfax ...
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Alto K10 petrol Mileage reduced from 20 to 11 after replacing Battery

OEM battery was 32AH, but now replaced to 35Ah. But my car mileage just dropped huge right after battery replacement. My Alto K10 Lxi is just 3.5 yr old.
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My classic 350 gets stopped suddenly

My bullet (consider it has exactly 1litre of petrol)it gets off after riding 20 km and after some time giving some starts it gets going and again within 3-4 km it gets stopped,,iam really confused if ...
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How much gas does a car use per-mile? [closed]

On average, most people have a 40-60 gallon fuel tank and with that full can travel 200 - 300 miles. My question is, how much gas do your vehicle use per mile? What are some of the factors that ...