Question by Crom Grom: Am I saving gas in neutral? Is this good or bad for my car?
I drive a 1995 Toyota Camry.
I often shift it into neutral (it is a manual) when going down hills, approaching stoplights, etc. I remove my foot from the gas, and more or less coast.
In my hopeful mind, I am saving gas, but in my doubtful mind, I am causing grave damage to parts of my car that I don’t know exist.
And please try to support your answer. I have heard many a fishwive’s tale on the subject.
Answer by justme
Taking your foot off the gas pedal is fine, but putting it into neutral will not only not save on gas, but may make it harder to stop suddenly if you need to. You would need to stamp harder on the brakes, making it more likely to lock or slide.
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