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Fuel Saving Tips

driving in mountains and hills

When going up grade slowly press down on the accelerator while letting the speed drop maybe 5-7 mph. This will keep the transmission from shifting into a lower gear which uses more fuel. As you crest the hill let up on the gas after the speed climbs back to normal, then let the vehicle speed up 5 - 7 mph going down hill to help get up the next grade. I get 10 to 15% better mpg by following this technique driving big hills and mountains.

posted by StLouisMark on March 23, 2016

this tip works for 79% of voting Fuelly members.

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