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Engine Load, not RPM's save gas

Despite claims that RPM's are directly tied to fuel economy, it's not the full story. Engine load has a big part to do with it. If you're going up hill, you'll need more gas get up that hill. The best way to find the best combination of throttle & gear is to get a Scan Gauge, Ultra Gauge, ELM327, or any type of OBD2 scanner that can approximate instantaneous fuel economy. You'll get a hang of driving techniques to maximize economy by watching that number rise and fall. My preferred setup is a WiFi ELM327, & DashCommand for iPhone that will give you both estimated fuel spent, and a history of your current drive's mileage estimates.

posted by outlaw240 on December 22, 2014

this tip works for 93% of voting Fuelly members.

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