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Should you remain in drive when going up a hill or should you shift down a gear?

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Answered 2006-07-18 10:43:00

It depends on how steep the hill is and how heavy your vehicle is. If you find that when going up the hill in second gear you are getting too many RPM's, then yes shift up to third. But generally you should keep in the lowest gear possible, without overrevving the engine, especially if you're driving a loaded van or other heavy car.

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