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My Technique

I do a few things.

1. Carpool whenever possible. I drive every second day.
2. Keep the RPM's under 3000 whenever possible. This means gradual starts but it isn't as bad as you think.
3. Neutral. I have a larger hill on my way to work. I put it in Neutral and 4km later I put it back in gear. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure that my driving up the same hill on the way home nullifies the savings.
4. Keep a long eye-lead. It's safer and I time the lights as much as possible (sometimes throwing it in Neutral for this as well).
5. You get Zero Miles Per Gallon while idling. I will turn of the car when it is feasible.
6. Drive light and clean. I don't store stuff in my car and a clean car has less air resistance.

I fill to the brim simply because I hate doing it. I want more miles per tank than anything else. I haven't tested it like they did in the 50L Challenge, but I did learn that there is still 100km+ in my tank after the light comes on. For me, that is my new signal that I have to fill up within the next 40km.

50L Challenge

I'm also reconsidering my winter tires. I have noticed a hit at the pumps once I put them on. Since I need to buy some new ones, I might go thinner so I don't have to fight through the snow as much.
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