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Fuel Saving Tips

Don't Use Neutral!!

Most people don't know this but many modern cars actually shut off the fuel injectors if you take your foot off the gas over 25 mph or so. The motion of the wheels turning through the transmission keeps the pistons moving and therefore, the engine stays running even though no combustion is taking place. It sounds contradictory but if you are on fumes and trying to make it to the gas station, leave the car in gear! Shifting into neutral will cause the engine to go to idle and the injectors will have to come back on, needlessly wasting fuel.

posted by lovemysantafe on October 27, 2010

this tip works for 78% of voting Fuelly members.


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