MPG Meters are mechanical or electronic devices that tell you how many miles per gallon your vehicle is getting in real-time. Unlike built in MPG gauges, real-time meters allow you to see the immediate impact and feedback of your driving habits.
Typically, after market MPG Meters provide far more detail and far more real-time feedback on your vehicles miles per gallon. Being able to see this information in real-time allows you to optimize your driving habits and obtain the optimimum gas mileage from your car or truck. Real-time MPG Meters allow you to see exactly how your driving habits influence your miles per gallon and allow you to develop better driving habits that reduce overall gas usage and save you money.
How do MPG Meters work?
How various MPG Meters work depends on the type of MPG Meter. Most MPG Meters are digital meters. Digital meters hook directly into your cars computer system using the standard OBDII connector found on all 1996 or newer cars.
Why should you get an MPG Meter?
With today's already expensive and ever rising gas prices, optimizing your fuel usage can save you a significant amount of money each month. Many people are also concerned about the environmental damage caused by vehicle emissions and driving more conservatively and optimizing your fuel use goes a long well to helping save our environment.
Aftermarket MPG Meters
There are a number of aftermarket MPG Meters available in the market today and new products are being released frequently. The most popular and well known MP Meters are from Scan Guage:
Other options include: