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Answer Overdrive is to be used in everyday use. You should turn off the OD when you are hauling a load. If you are hauling a lot, the OD off just keeps the overdrive gear from kicking in so that the gearing stays lower than the 1 to 1 ratio that the over drive gives. OD off allows lower gearing which means the engine has less load placed on it. The engine will rev a little higher, but that won't hurt anything. Answer When a vehicle is climbing in hilly roads, the gear changes in the transmission are very frequent. The OverDrive button/switch can be used to prevent the vehicle from switching into a top gear. That subsequently increases the RPM of the engine and gives better performance. Overdrive simply means the Top Gear. It should be used on highways or in open road driving only. Do not use it in frequent stop start conditions. Answer You use an overdrive when the engine is not straining, i.e., the road is not going up but rather going down, or your car is not loaded with heavy weights like passengers or goods, and you want to save gasoline. Answer It should be used at highway speeds of over 55 mph, but its OK to have it on all the time since your car wont shift into overdrive until the conditions are right (speed and RPM). Answer You will use it when you are cruising along on the freeway/dual-carriageway/autobahn. Anytime you are maintaining a steady speed and don't expect to slow down or brake for awhile. Answer When I have owned vehicles with automatic transmissions, I used overdrive on the interstates. And this was only if I was approaching 60 MPH on level ground.
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Answer I believe overdrive should automatically be enabled on any car. Overdrive allows a car to drive at fast speeds with low engine input (low revs) resu…lting in better gas mileage. The downside is that you lose torque. You should be able to turn it off for things like climbing mountains and using engine breaking to go down them. Unless you turn it off, it's already on.
Overdrive is mostly used on the highway so that cars can go fast without having to run high RPM (reolutions per minute) which helps your car get better gas milage. But overdri…ve cannot bet used to tow anything without risking damage to the transmition.
Answer Its the same theory as in a standard trany. A 4 speed standard trany makes the motor rev at a certain RPM when the motor is not under great load. If you a…dd a 5th gear to drop the rpms of the engine by 30-40 percent at a lower rpm the car will achieve a much better fuel efficiency.
Overdrive is the normally allowed position It won't shift into overdrive until the speed is faster ( but if you are towing something or driving in hilly co…untry where you notice the transmission is constantly shifting between overdrive and drive , then you want to shut off the overdrive using the switch on the end of your gear selector lever , O/D OFF will light up in your gauge cluster )
Over drive is always to reduce engine RPM at Med to high speedcruise thus saving fuel. If this is an Automatic car just ignore the Overdrive and let itwork. If this is a man…ual car use over Drive when maintaining a steadyspeed and the car will not "Labour" to do so.
It is best to use overdrive at speeds above 55 miles per hour. Overdrive maximizes your fuel mileage at high speeds.
On the open road or freeway with mild inclines.
on the highway when you are not towing anything and you want to save some fuel, its another gear which lowers the rpm's and the torque, thus saving fuel.
Overdrive is the normally allowed position It won't shift into overdrive until the speed is higher anyway ( such as on the highway / freeway ) If you are towing something , or… are driving in hilly country where the transmission is constantly shifting between overdrive and drive , you want to switch the overdrive off using the switch on the end of your gear selector lever ( P R N etcetera , the O/D OFF light will appear in your dash )
Typically Overdrive is engaged when cruising, when the car is in top gear. Whether the activation button is on the dash, or on the gear selector, makes little difference… to how the Overdrive system works.
Yes, you can use overdrive in your car when driving in the snow. Using overdrive helps the car maintain better traction in slick and icy conditions.
I don't use mine until I reach highway speeds.
not recommended overdrive is for cruising at highway speed
When you push the button it turns od off. There should be a little light that comes on that says "o/d off". The only times you don't want to use it are when pulling trailers o…r towing, up steep hills, anything that makes your vehicle work harder than normal.
Overdrive is for highway driving, which is great for gas mileage. Also, not to use overdrive when going up or down hills because it makes your transmission work harder. That's… what I was told anyways.