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Shut it off and coast

I live in and around hilly terrain. I used to work early in the moring and started experimenting with ways to save fuel. I've found that, on one particular road, I can go as far as 2 miles with the engine shut off and the car in neutral. This requires caution though!. You lose power steering and eventually you can lose the power to your brakes. Also, I only do this in my manual shift car, as coasting in neutral in an automatic can damage the transmission. If you do try this be sure to do so with little/no traffic around, and mostly straight roads. Also check your owners' manual as coasting over certain speeds can be damaging as well.

posted by Nothead99 on April 5, 2011

this tip works for 13% of voting Fuelly members.

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