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Do NOT put your automatic modern car in neutral

There are a few tips here that suggest putting your car in neutral, however this can be counter-effective in some vehicles. When you let off the gas in most modern automatic cars the braking you feel is caused by the engine...when you let off the gas the car cuts all gas flow to the engine, the only thing turning the engine is the cars momentum. Shifting into neutral means not only that you lose engine brake(which to a savvy driver on the highway can essentially eliminate the need for regular brakes) but you also have to use fuel to keep the engine turning.

posted by jordan1794 on February 5, 2015

this tip works for 86% of voting Fuelly members.

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