Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What is the difference between A and B on trip resets?

asked by on

I just want to know the difference between A and B on trip resets and what they work for in my car?

My car has 23122 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, Great question! Many people use these two trip meters for various reasons (and there really isn’t a "right answer") and it is completely up to you and your preference. Many people like to track their fuel mileage and will often use one of these trip meters for this, resetting it at the time they fill up with fuel to see how many miles they can get on one tank of fuel. Some may use these for tracking mileage between services or between oil changes. This helps to keep service intervals a bit more regular and provides an easy way to track this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Have had oil leak for some time now. Have had it looked at but told can't find leak. Replaced sending unit but still leaks. If pan

If you have an active oil leak and cannot determine where it is coming from then the easiest way to determine where the oil leak is coming from is to have the entire engine cleaned and then add an oil...

Q: Steering wheel is hard to turn whenever I slow down turning a corner and when stopped.

In order to test the power steering pump you'll need to produce the correct amount of pressure. A mechanic would need to do a high pressure test to get the pressure of the pump. You may have a bad power...

Q: need to know how to change a coolant bypass solenoid and where it is located. Can't find anything on the internet about this.

Just search for "Ford Escape 2013 coolant by-pass solenoid". The coolant by-solenoid is generally located on top of the engine. After you make that search you'll get a good point of view. The repair involves removing coolant from the engine....

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.