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Fuel Saving Tips

Coasting choices

Many new cars have DFCO - deceleration fuel cut-off - that completely stop the fuel flow (even in non-hybrids) when coasting in gear. This adds drag, but uses zero fuel - good for downhills or slowing. To better maintain speed, consider depressing the gas pedal about 1/2" (1 cm). This adds very slight gas usage, and is very close to coasting in neutral for gas consumption. Check it for your car using a Scangauge or similar tool.

posted by nerfer on March 17, 2016

this tip works for 71% of voting Fuelly members.

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