5 Driving Hacks To Get Better Fuel Efficiency

5 easy ways to improve your gas mileage, regardless of what you drive

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Most lists about how to save money on gas suck. They tell you to buy a different car, or remove all the weight from the back of your car. These solutions are either not realistic or painfully obvious. That's why I created this video, to offer driving techniques (which are free) that allow you to get better fuel economy in your own car, regardless of which car you drive. Often times, you don't even need to slow down, and some of these driving techniques are not only more efficient, but they'll get you to your destination faster as well.

We'll discuss how to approach stoplights and heavy traffic, how to handle hills, and whether it's better to accelerate lightly, or with moderate throttle while short-shifting. We'll also discuss how to properly incorporate engine braking into your driving, which uses no fuel at all, and can extend your brakes' longevity. Check out the video for all the details!

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  • Hack #6. Don’t buy one of these.

      8 months ago
    • Haha 😂😂

        8 months ago
    • Yeah but any fun vehicle gets roughly the same gas mileage these days. I daily drive mine and get about 17-19 mpg. Which has been the average for the last 4 and 6 cylinders I've owned. Just depends on how you drive it 😉

        8 months ago
  • Also: maintain your speed. There is no reason to slow down and speed up on a straight road if there is nothing to block your way. I call these ” gas wankers”

      8 months ago
    • I hate those „gas wankers“. Five different kinds of speed on a straight road... 🙈

        8 months ago
    • Honestly, I drove like this for my first few years. It was never purposeful, I found it difficult and boring to keep my foot steady. I’ve always been a bit fidgety though, once I switched from an auto to manual it stopped.

        8 months ago
  • Don’t get the 2005 ford gt

      8 months ago
  • low rpm and don't get triggered by overtakers and tailgaters. maintain pace with the surroundings, the point is not to waste unnecessary energy by braking and accelerating. speaking of which, grand tour should have a race where the loser is the one who press the brake most number of times

      8 months ago
  • "Drive ahead" or "ride ahead" for cars and motorcycles respectively. That's an ancient bit of advice from manual transmission days. The concept is to look down the road to anticipate what actions may be needed. You want to drive as smoothly as possible and avoid using the brakes unless you are coming to a stop.

      8 months ago
    • Yes not.to detract from this bit there's nothing new here and these aren't driving hacks. They're driving techniques that have been around for decades and documented in books the the British Advanced Driving Manual decades ago. I guess it...

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        8 months ago
    • I agree that "hack" has been overused, but it has become modern slang. It's actually an old term meaning to "roughly cut".

      Driving techniques have changed quite a bit over the decades. It's been a subtle shift, but it's there. Electronics...

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        8 months ago
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