Seventeen economy driving tips are discussed which offered a 15% improvement in fuel economy in tests of ten economy cars. These methods can be used by every driver every day to save fuel, regardless of vehicle type and equipment. The techniques cover starting, costing, putting the car in neutral or turning off the ignition when the vehicle is stopped, gear selection, shifting, driving speed, winter driving, driving in winds, and vehicle maintenance. A separate note by Cliff Creager mentions considerations that play a significant role in fuel economy: mechanical condition (compression, ignition system, carburetor, fuel pump, air cleaner, idle adjustment, engine lubrication, cooling system, exhaust system, and transmission), gas users (accessories and habits), and gas savers (equipment such as manual transmission, radial tires, higher axle ratios, pointless distributors and cruise control).

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    Petersen Publishing Company

    8490 Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90069
  • Authors:
    • Nerpel, C
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 52-54
  • Serial:
    • Motor Trend
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Petersen Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0027-2094

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 675
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM