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In recent months, gasoline prices have skyrocketed, and more and more folks are seeking to hypermiling as a way to save gas. Since 2006, this gas saving method is slowly gaining popularity. This technique is called hypermiling at the United States, also Ecodriving in Europe.

Followers of those hypermiling trend are known as hypermilers. Hypermilers are specialists at creating every drop of gasoline work to its full potential. Hypermilers are known to get up to 100 miles per gallon (mpg) in their own cars.

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

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1. Accelerate gradually. Drive as if you've got an egg between your foot and the gas pedal. (A raw egg not a hard boiled egg).

2. Driving at slower speeds can significantly increase your miles per hour. Using hypermiling techniques will sometimes cause drivers behind you to have aggravated, but grin at them and know that you're saving gas. Use your judgement as to if you're creating a traffic hazard by driving slowly.

3. Prevent unnecessary braking.

4. Hypermiling involves the expectancy of stops and carrying you foot off the gas pedal well before a red light. Coast to a stop.

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 program. Get rid of all the junk and unnecessary items which are in your trunk and lying all over the vehicle.

8. Plan your path. Hypermiling involves avoiding roads with higher traffic, traffic signals, and stop signs. Longer routes may actually be better if they avoid lights and stop signs. Preventing construction zones will minimize stop and go driving. Many local television stations give traffic information as part of the news cast. These traffic updates can help you stay away from construction areas and injury websites.

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

10. It goes without saying, the more extra options you have in your car, the more power it takes to move the car. Hypermiling advocates advise that you avoid the usage of your air conditioner, but do not drive with the windows open more than a crack. Open windows cause more of a drag on the automobile than using the air conditioner.
Other than the technique of coasting down hills, all these hypermiling tips are suggested for ages. Make a conscious effort to use these tips and your fuel economy will improve.

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One thing to consider is that driving slowly may aggravate different motorists. You want to use common sense when using some of these techniques. If you see a line of traffic building behind you, pull over when safe and allow those drivers to pass.
All these hypermiling tips can be used with any sort of vehicle. SUV's and large cars can benefit from using these techniques, but they work best together with the newest hybrid cars and more compact cars. Practicing these techniques can result in a noticeable savings in gas expenses.