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Fuel economy misconceptions- WHEN to use DFCO

You are approaching a stop sign at the bottom of a hill. In this case it would be better to keep it in gear, cut fuel use to zero, and benefit from engine braking. Shifting to neutral in this situation would only increase fuel use. Approaching stop sign quickly. Keep it in gear, utilize the fuel cut. In this situation, putting it in neutral would not slow you down quickly enough to be the efficient choice, and you will also burn fuel idling the engine. Approaching stop sign slowly. Put it into neutral. By using neutral, you can coast longer, which translates to less acceleration needed to travel the same distance, thus saving fuel.

posted by Daschicken on March 15, 2017

this tip works for 43% of voting Fuelly members.

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