‘Frugal’ Tips That I Will NOT Try: Turning Off My Engine When Going Downhill
This blog is mainly about how I find ways to save money and I have tried a LOT of different things in the past. I read other blogs to look for tips on things I can do to reduce my expenses so that I can work on reducing debt and building wealth.
I have found a few frugal tips out that have been great and there also a few that really freak me out!!!! I decided to start a little series of Frugal Tips That I will NOT try so you can get a better idea of some of the things I think are too extreme.
One of the tips that I will not follow is Turning Off My Engine When Going Downhill. This is a common technique used in hypermiling, which is a method of driving that allows you to get more gas mileage out of every tank. I have used some of the hypermiling techniques in the past but I think that this is a very dangerous practice to undertake. If something happens in an emergency then your engine is off and you have no control over the car. Why would you want to intentionally put yourself in that situation just to save a few drops of gas.
I think that some things are better left untried and I will leave that particular technique for the braver drivers out there and will not worry too much about coasting down a hill in order to save some gas.