Asked by Sep 07, 2008 at 02:07 AM

Question type: General

Is it ok to cruise or idle in neutral?

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Generally yes, there are exceptions, but truth be told there really isn't a reason to. Some claim it saves gas, but I've never seen it... Truth be told I have one of those nice little things that tells you your rate of fuel consumption and I've found that anytime you'd actually switch into neutral, you end up using more gas... At least in my vehicle, it forks out more fuel to maintain idle in neutral than to coast in gear... Lets the cars moment keep it moving... I'm sure other cars it's different but I'd be willing to bet that any change in fuel consumption is minuscule, so why bother?

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