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Re: coasting - know how your own car works

When deciding to coast or not to coast, the answer will be very different depending what you drive. In my car, the fuel cut-out only happens in gears 3-5 above 1900 RPM. This means that in town, going from stop sign to stop sign at 35 km/h, I might as well roll the second I stop accelerating. On ramps, I've also found that the drag caused by coasting in gear completely wipes out any savings from the fuel cut. But that's MY car. Driving a new automatic, I handle it very differently and stay in gear all the time. The owner's manual should say under which conditions the fuel cut-out kicks in.

posted by sea_king18 on July 5, 2016

this tip works for 55% of voting Fuelly members.

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