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Holding the clutch pedal down or rolling in neutral for too long while driving will _________.

A Reduce your control.

Holding the clutch down or staying in neutral for too long will cause your vehicle to freewheel. This is known as ‘coasting’ and it is dangerous as it reduces your control of the vehicle.

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Some drivers like to drive with their foot on the clutch pedal. This can cause the clutch release bearing to come into contact with the clutch cover, causing friction when it shouldn't, resulting in noise and clutch failure, which is an expensive repair. This not only causes the clutch to wear down prematurely, but it also affects fuel economy.

It used to be usual practise to try to save fuel by driving down hills and slopes in neutral, but the fuel system in current automobiles means that coasting is no longer useful to energy efficiency. Not only that, but it's also dangerous since you don't have full control of the automobile when it's in neutral. It means you can't instantly accelerate out of a jam, and you lose engine braking, putting your brakes at risk of overheating when travelling downhill.


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