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Fuel Saving Tips

Shifting to neutral when stopped or deccelerating

If you've ever had to push a disabled vehicle off the road, you understand how much energy it takes. This same amount of energy is wasted every time you sit at a stop with the vehicle in gear and your foot on the brake. The engine is burning excessive fuel trying to move the vehicle against the brakes. Shifting to neutral minimizes this waste. Even more fuel can be saved by slowly rolling to a stop in neutral as the engine is disengaged from all load and is allowed to idle using minimal fuel. And idling will always use the least fuel.

posted by jldude on May 15, 2015

this tip works for 23% of voting Fuelly members.

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