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When do you use overdrive?
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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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.
On the open road or freeway with mild inclines.
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.
Yes, under most conditions you can use overdrive. If you are pulling a heavy trailer, or the vehicle is heavily loaded, I would recommend you don't. If at anytime you a …driving loaded and the transmission starts changing gears constantly, you should disengage the overdrive.
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 )
Its basically just an extra gear. When you use overdrive while cruising at a high speed it lets you stay at the same speed with less RPMs, which saves gas
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.
When towing a trailer.
You should leave the overdrive on all the time. If it is off there will be a od off light that will come on the dash. The trans. will know when to shift into and out of od. Un…less you are going down a steep long hill and need engine braking so you don't have to brake as much or pulling heavy loads.
not recommended overdrive is for cruising at highway speed
I would like to add that if you drive in the 40 to 50 mph range, don't use overdrive. The transmission will shift back and forth too much eventually causing problems with th…e transmission and drive train. If you have a shift indicator that has both the letters D and 3, use 3 in this type of speed range. D usually indicates a higher or highway gear setting. When cruising on a 4 lane highway, the transmission does not have to shift very often.
I don't use mine until I reach highway speeds.
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.
In Asian Cars
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.