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I've read lots of tips suggesting that when approaching a red light or junction coasting in gear is better than shifting into neutral to increase MPG. This is quite correct on modern cars as the vehicles momentum keeps the engine turning and uses the engine as a brake. What they all fail to mention is that you are also increasing the life of your brake pads / shoes and discs / drums (Yes some new cars still have drum brakes on the rear). The end result is savings in fuel costs and an additional saving by reducing the frequency for replacing brake components.

posted by storeman on June 20, 2015

this tip works for 92% of voting Fuelly members.

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