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Using Neutral when Coasting in Modern-Day Vehicles

For years I have understood that using neutral burns fuel to keep the car idling while rolling, and coasting in gear uses no fuel because there is complete fuel cut. I however began using the neutral method again and due to less engine friction I am able to coast much further and many times pick up speed when I would normally be slowing down, which equates to better fuel economy. My actual results when filling up are proof that using neutral does actually work better in most situations. My in-dash fuel econ reading will stay at 99.9(max) while coasting in gear OR neutral, and when in neutral it only decreases once under 10mph.

posted by RieBauer17 on September 6, 2015

this tip works for 44% of voting Fuelly members.

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