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Old 11-10-2021, 04:07 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by EcoCivic View Post
the only EOC I normally do is shutting the engine off once I pull into my driveway and coasting into my garage.
That raises another issue so let's head off on a tangent. If you drive forward into a garage (or driveway in my case) then you will have to turn the car around at the start of your next trip (when the car is cold) before you can head out again. Would it use less fuel and cause less wear on the car to turn it round when you arrive home (and reverse into the garage) so that this manouver is done when the car is at full operating temperature?

My approach to my home is down hill so I sometimes turn the engine off 100m before turning into my driveway and then roll into my parking spot. It is of course difficult to turn the car around with the engine off so I rarely do that (it involves a handbrake turn in my driveway). This means I always have to turn the car around when I leave and the car is likely to be cold. Swings and roundabouts.
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