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One suggestion for stretching gasoline is to use some of the strategies of hypermiling. I say some because some of the strategies are dangerous. You can do a search on the net to find out about hypermiling and use the strategies that work for you. Here are some of the tips I use. When

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  1. #1
    Tracy Feuer
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    One suggestion for stretching gasoline is to use some of the strategies of hypermiling. I say some because some of the strategies are dangerous. You can do a search on the net to find out about hypermiling and use the strategies that work for you.



    Here are some of the tips I use.



    When I am going down a hill I take my foot off the gas and will coast at far as I can using the energy that I gained from going down hill. If I start getting much below the speed limit then I will put my foot on the gas again. If I am coming up to a red light and know I am going to have to stop I will take my foot off the gas and try to coast a while before I have to use the brakes. I have started to slow down a lot I used to drive really fast. Now using these hypermiling techniques I am always between 5 miles under or 5 miles over the speed limit. Depending on the situation. Going down hill I may gain 5mphs which I can then use to carry me aways by coasting.



    I am aware if there is traffic behind me and the time of day etc. I may go even slower if no one is behind but if someone is behind me I try to keep it right around the speed limit. But if someone wants to speed and use a bunch of extra gas they can just go around me.



    Some hypermiling techniques I don't use. I don't drive around with the windows up and no ac I would die in the VA summer.



    I don't take turns super fast just to avoid using my brakes. If I know I am going to make a turn I look to see if someone is behind me and take my foot off the gas and coast aways to slow down before I make my turn. Hubby waits untill he gets right up on something to brake. I try to time my errands etc during the least busy times of the day.



    I think some of the hypermiling techniques are a little extreme but depending on your area you can adjust them to make them safe.



    Tracy in Suburban VA

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  2. #2
    Candy
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    I never knew it had a name but I have been doing the coasting for years. Never thought about it saving gas, I just started doing it cause it&#39;s less wear on the brakes so they last longer.

    My ac went out and I found out yesterday just how much of a difference there is between using it vs having the windows down. Having the windows down uses a lot more gas.



    On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com> wrote:


    One suggestion for stretching gasoline is to use some of the strategies of hypermiling. I say some because some of the strategies are dangerous. You can do a search on the net to find out about hypermiling and use the strategies that work for you.


    Here are some of the tips I use.

    When I am going down a hill I take my foot off the gas and will coast at far as I can using the energy that I gained from going down hill. If I start getting much below the speed limit then I will put my foot on the gas again. If I am coming up to a red light and know I am going to have to stop I will take my foot off the gas and try to coast a while before I have to use the brakes. I have started to slow down a lot I used to drive really fast. Now using these hypermiling techniques I am always between 5 miles under or 5 miles over the speed limit. Depending on the situation. Going down hill I may gain 5mphs which I can then use to carry me aways by coasting.


    I am aware if there is traffic behind me and the time of day etc. I may go even slower if no one is behind but if someone is behind me I try to keep it right around the speed limit. But if someone wants to speed and use a bunch of extra gas they can just go around me.


    Some hypermiling techniques I don&#39;t use. I don&#39;t drive around with the windows up and no ac I would die in the VA summer.

    I don&#39;t take turns super fast just to avoid using my brakes. If I know I am going to make a turn I look to see if someone is behind me and take my foot off the gas and coast aways to slow down before I make my turn. Hubby waits untill he gets right up on something to brake. I try to time my errands etc during the least busy times of the day.


    I think some of the hypermiling techniques are a little extreme but depending on your area you can adjust them to make them safe.

    Tracy in Suburban VA

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  3. #3
    Mike Hurst
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    I just wanted to comment on the A/C thing once you are going 50 MPH with you windows down you are using more gas then if you have the A/C on so what I do is have them down until I am on a road where the speen limit is 50 or more.



    On 6/12/08, Tracy Feuer[/b] <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com> wrote:







    One suggestion for stretching gasoline is to use some of the strategies of hypermiling. I say some because some of the strategies are dangerous. You can do a search on the net to find out about hypermiling and use the strategies that work for you.


    Here are some of the tips I use.

    When I am going down a hill I take my foot off the gas and will coast at far as I can using the energy that I gained from going down hill. If I start getting much below the speed limit then I will put my foot on the gas again. If I am coming up to a red light and know I am going to have to stop I will take my foot off the gas and try to coast a while before I have to use the brakes. I have started to slow down a lot I used to drive really fast. Now using these hypermiling techniques I am always between 5 miles under or 5 miles over the speed limit. Depending on the situation. Going down hill I may gain 5mphs which I can then use to carry me aways by coasting.


    I am aware if there is traffic behind me and the time of day etc. I may go even slower if no one is behind but if someone is behind me I try to keep it right around the speed limit. But if someone wants to speed and use a bunch of extra gas they can just go around me.


    Some hypermiling techniques I don&#39;t use. I don&#39;t drive around with the windows up and no ac I would die in the VA summer.

    I don&#39;t take turns super fast just to avoid using my brakes. If I know I am going to make a turn I look to see if someone is behind me and take my foot off the gas and coast aways to slow down before I make my turn. Hubby waits untill he gets right up on something to brake. I try to time my errands etc during the least busy times of the day.


    I think some of the hypermiling techniques are a little extreme but depending on your area you can adjust them to make them safe.

    Tracy in Suburban VA

    ______________________


    <table style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt;COLOR: #0099cc;HEIGHT: 24px;">


    <td><img style="BORDER-TOP-STYLE: none;BORDER-RIGHT-STYLE: none;BORDER-LEFT-STYLE: none;BORDER-BOTTOM-STYLE: none;" alt="i&#39;m"> EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD
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    Candy
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    Very very true as I have found out. The A/C in my van died and until I can get it fixed ............ uses way more gas than I even thought it would.
    Just hope I can get it fixed this week.


    On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Mike Hurst <mhurst4830@gmail.com> wrote:


    I just wanted to comment on the A/C thing once you are going 50 MPH with you windows down you are using more gas then if you have the A/C on so what I do is have them down until I am on a road where the speen limit is 50 or more. <div class="Ih2E3d">


    On 6/12/08, Tracy Feuer[/b] <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com> wrote:






    One suggestion for stretching gasoline is to use some of the strategies of hypermiling. I say some because some of the strategies are dangerous. You can do a search on the net to find out about hypermiling and use the strategies that work for you.


    Here are some of the tips I use.

    When I am going down a hill I take my foot off the gas and will coast at far as I can using the energy that I gained from going down hill. If I start getting much below the speed limit then I will put my foot on the gas again. If I am coming up to a red light and know I am going to have to stop I will take my foot off the gas and try to coast a while before I have to use the brakes. I have started to slow down a lot I used to drive really fast. Now using these hypermiling techniques I am always between 5 miles under or 5 miles over the speed limit. Depending on the situation. Going down hill I may gain 5mphs which I can then use to carry me aways by coasting.


    I am aware if there is traffic behind me and the time of day etc. I may go even slower if no one is behind but if someone is behind me I try to keep it right around the speed limit. But if someone wants to speed and use a bunch of extra gas they can just go around me.


    Some hypermiling techniques I don&#39;t use. I don&#39;t drive around with the windows up and no ac I would die in the VA summer.

    I don&#39;t take turns super fast just to avoid using my brakes. If I know I am going to make a turn I look to see if someone is behind me and take my foot off the gas and coast aways to slow down before I make my turn. Hubby waits untill he gets right up on something to brake. I try to time my errands etc during the least busy times of the day.


    I think some of the hypermiling techniques are a little extreme but depending on your area you can adjust them to make them safe.

    Tracy in Suburban VA

    ______________________


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  5. #5
    Patty
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    On 6/13/08, *Mike Hurst *mhurst4830@gmail.com wrote:

    I just wanted to comment on the A/C thing once you are going 50 MPH with you

    windows down you are using more gas then if you have the A/C on so what I do

    is have them down until I am on a road where the speen limit is 50 or more.





    I can believe that! I never fill up and I know if I use my A/C while doing

    my routine driving I end up on "E" before my next "gas day". The only time

    I use A/C is if I'm taking a long trip or if the day is in the upper 90s and

    I need a little relief. Then I'll turn it on for about 15 minutes just to

    cool off, or better yet I just wait until I can go into an air-conditioned

    building.



    Patty










 

 

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