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In recent months, gasoline prices have skyrocketed, and a growing number of people are looking to hypermiling as a way to save gas. Since 2006, this gasoline saving method is slowly gaining popularity. This technique is known as hypermiling at the United States, also Ecodriving at Europe.

Followers of those hypermiling trend are called hypermilers. Hypermilers are experts at creating every drop of gasoline work to its full potential. Hypermilers have been known to get around 100 miles per gallon (mpg) in their cars.

Listed here are ten techniques which can enable you to get the best mileage from your vehicle.

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1. Accelerate gradually.

2. Drive slowly, and keep within the speed limit. Driving at slower speeds can significantly increase your miles per hour. Using hypermiling methods will sometimes cause drivers behind you to get aggravated, but smile at them and know that you're saving gas. Use your judgement as to if you are creating a traffic hazard by driving slowly.

3. Prevent unnecessary braking.

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5. Keep your car or truck by simply changing the oil and air filters regularly and use the lightest chew motor oil recommended.

6. Flat tires make drag and slow your vehicle down.

7. Set your car on a diet. Get rid of all of the junk and unnecessary items which are in your trunk and lying all over the car.

8. Plan your route. Longer paths may actually be better if they avoid lights and stop signs. Avoiding construction zones will minimize stop and go driving. Many local television channels give traffic information as part of the news cast. These traffic updates can allow you to stay away from construction areas and accident sites.

9. Coast down hills. Slowly accelerate when you approach a hill, and keep your pace climbing the mountain. After reaching the crest of the hill, shift your vehicle to neutral (if it is safe to do so) and coast down the other side of the mountain. This skill takes practice and can a be bit frightening when you try this technique.

10. It goes without saying, the more additional options you have in your vehicle, the more power it takes to move the vehicle. Hypermiling advocates recommend that you avoid the usage of your air conditioner, but do not drive with the windows open over a crack. Open windows create more of a drag on the automobile than using the air conditioner.
Other than the method of coasting down hills, all these hypermiling tips are suggested for ages.

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You want to use common sense when using a few of these techniques. If you find a line of traffic building behind you, pull over when secure and allow those drivers to maneuver.
These hypermiling tips can be used with any type of automobile. SUV's and massive cars can benefit from using these methods, but they work best with all the new hybrid cars and smaller cars. Practicing these techniques can result in a noticeable savings in gas expenses.

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