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What does coasting do to your car?

Updated: 4/28/2022
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It saves gas.

However, if you disengage the clutch on a stick shift, then you no longer have the engine controlling the wheels, and braking will be more difficult. If you turn off the engine while coasting down a hill you also remove power to the brakes and steering, and you may well lock the steering wheel accidentally. A very dangerous move!

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Gravity if you are coasting.


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You had your car in neutral while coasting down a hill and while coasting at the bottom at about 20-25mph you accidentally shifted into reverse did you seriously damage your transmission?

You would have to try it yourself and see. Please report back your results here.