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Old 5th November 2008, 17:09   #1
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Default Does clutching save fuel or does more harm than good?

Does having the clutch fully pressed save fuel, hence improving mileage?

Usually, when I know i need to stop at some distance, I press the clutch fully, hence slowly reducing the vehicle speed smoothly and 'hopefully' saving fuel too. Similarly when lets say, I am coming down a flyover incline, I have slope to help me, so use clutch to drive down without taxing the engine.

Is this the right practice, or was this applicable only in old cars? Like this I drive our families WagonR and Swift LDI.
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Short answer : it uses MORE fuel and its less safe.

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