September 8, 2024

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# Brazilians do not know how to measure car consumption; understand why

An interesting and little commented data in Brazil is the fact that Brazilian drivers do not measure the consumption of their cars correctly. This is because we are trying to analyze the number of kilometers traveled with a liter of fuel (km/L), but outside of Brazil the scale is different.

### Why do Brazilians make mistakes in car consumption?

Since what a car uses is fuel, in most parts of the world, a car’s consumption is measured in proportion to liters per kilometer (l/km). Owners of imported cars can see the abbreviation on their cars.

There are models that measure l / 100km, that is, how many liters a car consumes in a 100 km run.

In the case of the Brazilian situation, the ideal option would be to talk about autonomy, and not just about car consumption.

### What is the range of your car?

Many new cars show the model range on the on-board computer. However, you can book manually, which is highly recommended for all drivers. Anyone who wants to know the car’s consumption correctly should follow some guidelines.

Just fill the tank, go out for a spin with Sentences (Write your mileage) Then ask to fill the tank again. So you know how many liters it takes to go a certain distance.

### Car consumption: How do I know how much I will spend?

Well, knowing how many kilometers per liter the car travels, it is easy to know how much you will spend on travel.

Imagine that your car’s tank capacity is 40 liters and you notice that it runs at 10 kilometers per liter. This means that with a full tank, you will walk 400 kilometers.

Therefore, if your total trip is 800 km, you will need to fill the tank twice. Now, just multiply the value of a liter of gasoline by the amount you fill.

Using the same example, imagine that l gasoline It’s 5 Brazilian Real. Your car travels 10 kilometers per liter and will drive 800 kilometers in total. Thus, there will be 80 liters of fuel, which is equivalent to R\$400.