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Shift into neutral at stops....

One easy way to increase mileage, even if a trivial amount, is to shift the car into neutral when at stoplights, drive-thrus, or anywhere when you'll be sitting for more than 5 seconds of time. When stopped in drive, the engine is still spinning the transmission. You'll notice when in neutral, the engine will raise revs just a little, reducing strain on the engine. If you're afraid to shut off the motor at long stops, this is an easier to eake out a little more mpgs.

posted by oneaonef on March 14, 2012

this tip works for 59% of voting Fuelly members.

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