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Skip shifting

I come at this technique from heavy trucking (where transmissions don't have synchronizers) and it is an "acquired" skill. When on relatively flat ground, it is not necessary to shift all six-gears to drive down the road. In fact,the sooner you get into your highest gear, the better your fuel mileage will be...BUT...you can't lug the engine. So, on my six speed, I shift 1, 3, 5, 6 which allows me to get into overdrive (and every higher gear earlier), yielding higher fuel mileage. Keep RPM's low in every gear and watch your fuel mileage increase...but don't lug the engine!

posted by NealinNevada on December 1, 2016

this tip works for 59% of voting Fuelly members.


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