when to use overdrive

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Asked by Jun 15, 2008 at 11:54 AM about the 1996 Toyota Avalon

Question type: General

When to use overdrive 96 Avalon city or highway driving ??

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well if it is a stright drive/stick it is best 2 use it on the highway-so u wont b bogged down in high gear but if it is an automatic you should always use overdrive you c an automatic has a govener like decice so if you are in drive after a certion speed/rpm it will drop into od but when u leave it in overdrive AT ALL TIME you will c better gas milage

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overdrive is not ment to be used in city driving,it can burn the OD bands and clutches -excessive heat.other wise run your OD on insterate or open roads.

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this guy dont know what he is talking about. its an AUTOMATIC the only way you can shorten the life is think its a manual and keep dropping it in gear from neutral etc.. overdrive is when the torque converter locks giving you a 1:1 (not including final drive). Its ment to do that to save fuel economy. The button is there so that in certain conditions where you dont want that 1:1 ratio like if you are carring a lot of weight and you dont want it to automaticly shift into overdrive... think of it as a 5th gear. Over drive is not a GEAR in the tranny its the just the torque converter locking up 1:1 get your facts strait befor you give advice, its really annoying. And im for shure he is not refuring to a manual cause only idiots thinks there are bands in manuals. Befor you start bashing on me keep in mind im a tech for bmw. HAVE A NICE DAY :)

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