WATCH: Which wastes more fuel - coasting or engine braking?

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United States - What uses less petrol - coasting in neutral or engine braking?

A simple example; If you're approaching a red light, and know that it's going to remain red, engine braking will slow you down without using any fuel and should be the most efficient option, right?

Fuel saving tactics 

If you know for a fact that the light is going to turn green before you reach it (which, you don't but hypothetically you do), then it could be more efficient to coast in neutral and maintain your speed.

Coasting in neutral or engine braking - which of these techniques do you use in SA? Email us

What uses less fuel - coasting or engine braking?

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