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Be light footed!

Throttle position (gas pedal) is the most directly controllable determinant of your fuel efficiency. While some may argue that your RPMs are the most obvious link to efficiency, you certainly won't be doing your mileage any favours if you are flooring it at 2000 RPM in 5th gear trying to go up a steep grade without losing speed! Counter-intuitive as it may seem, it is sometimes beneficial to downshift into a lower gear (raise RPM/torque) to reduce the amount of throttle necessary to maintain speed and increase efficiency.

posted by frabjousferret on August 1, 2015

this tip works for 97% of voting Fuelly members.

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