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post #13 of (permalink) Old 10th July 2006
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Originally Posted by nthesx
i know all about the open windows,aircon and roofbars and stuff but cant never work out how "braking harshley"can effect fuel consumption


It's all to do with driving "smoothly"!
Approach a junction and apply brakes at the last minute not only wears brakes out quicker it uses more fuel, as you are trying to stop a heavy lump of metal quickly. Brake gradually and the slowing down process is smoother, less friction and hence more economical.

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