Using momentum -- coasting
In this technique, you will use momentum to save fuel. This involves slowing down to a speed where the car is still moving but it's no longer accelerating. You do this by using the brake pedal and not using the accelerator.
If you're traveling at 60 mph, you'll need to slow down to about 30 mph before coasting.
Speed is one of the most important factors in determining fuel consumption. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. By reducing your speed by just 5 mph, you can save 10% on fuel. A reduction in speed also reduces wear and tear on your car and its parts, which can prolong their life.
It’s easy to be tempted to blast over a hill or pass someone when driving on an open road – but try to resist this temptation as it will cost you money! Instead, take advantage of the long sweeping bends that give drivers plenty of time to slow down safely at higher speeds.
We hope you have gained something from this article. The next time you're on the road, try out some of these tips to help save on fuel while still getting where you need to go.