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Superior Coasting

When approaching red lights etc, don't coast. Simply remove your feet from the pedals. You should be in gear, with the clutch engaged. In this situation, in modern (fuel-injected) cars, no petrol is injected. So, you're slowing down (without wear to your brakes), and using no fuel. Downchange as neccessary. Coasting still uses fuel, since the engine is at idle. Unless the engine was switched off whilst coasting, which is dangerous, as most cars now rely on the engine for power steering, power brakes, etc.

posted by amusingduck on May 11, 2011

this tip works for 66% of voting Fuelly members.

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