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Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

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These road-tested tips will help your gas budget travel as far as the road can take you.

Learn from Hypermilers

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With their goal of eking out 100-plus miles per gallon, hypermilers have adopted a playbook of effective (though controversial) driving techniques. We’re not saying you should try this, but one of their most effective techniques is “coasting.” Long favored by bus drivers across Asia as a fuel-cost-cutting measure, coasting is the art of turning off the ignition, popping your vehicle into neutral, and coasting down hills. But be warned: in many cars, your brakes and even your steering are useless once the ignition is turned off. Oh, and it’s illegal.

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

Learn from Hypermilers

With their goal of eking out 100-plus miles per gallon, hypermilers have adopted a playbook of effective (though controversial) driving techniques. We’re not saying you should try this, but one of their most effective techniques is “coasting.” Long favored by bus drivers across Asia as a fuel-cost-cutting measure, coasting is the art of turning off the ignition, popping your vehicle into neutral, and coasting down hills. But be warned: in many cars, your brakes and even your steering are useless once the ignition is turned off. Oh, and it’s illegal.

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