Fuel Saving Tips
If your vehicle has cross rails on the roof that never get used try taking them off to decrease wind resistance. I've found the best economical speed for my HIghlander is just below 50mph when the transmission just shifts into 5th and the RPM drops to 1500. The real-time mpg graph indicates over 30 mpg at this point. Cruise control on rolling hills can waste gas as the vehicle will shift down a lot trying to hold the set speed. It's better to use a gentle foot on the accelerator and try not to force a downshift.
posted by toycannon on August 9, 2008
this tip works for 92% of voting Fuelly members.