While some drivers mistakenly believe that coasting will save on fuel, they’re probably unaware that it causes higher repair bills, and could put themselves, and others, in avoidable danger.
‘Coasting’ is the term used when a vehicle is driven with a foot pressed on the clutch or the gear stick in neutral.
In a recent survey by vehicle lease comparison website LeaseLoco, 45% of respondents who drive admitted to coasting. The survey of just over 1,000 people found that 54% of drivers who have coasted were male, 40% female, and 6% didn’t disclose their gender.
What happens when you coast
Damage to the vehicle