Basic Hypermiling Techniques
1. SLOW DOWN! Drive the speed limit or below. Wind resistance is exponential to speed.
2. Turn the car off at long stops. If you spend more than 7 seconds at a stop, you can save fuel by turning the car off.
3. Coast to stops. Lift off the throttle and coast into stops. Hypermilers sometimes put the car into neutral and turn it off.
This burns zero fuel and has infinite mpg. Be careful here as your power steering and brakes may not work. Also remember not to lock the steering column.
4. Accelerate lightly. Use the cruise control to accelerate or coast. The + and - buttons on your cruise control will speed you up by 1-2 mph at a time. This is a perfect rate of acceleration for saving fuel.