How do I use overdrive in a very uphill/downhill area?
I recently bought an '06 Escape. I've never driven a vehicle with overdrive before, and I live in an area with all steep hills, either uphill or downhill to get anywhere. How do I use overdrive economically, without using too much gas?
Always keep it on. So no light on the dash. If your going to be traveling and driving around the 40mph range, the overdrive might kick in and out frequently putting more wear on the transmission, so press on the button on the shifter to turn the OD off (light on the dash is on). But in most driving situations, you don't need to worry about it and just drive.
just use overdrive when its a steep hill . Never use it on a down hill or on a regular rode. All your going to do is cause more wear on your tranny. Once you see a steep hill. try to gain some speed and once your car is on the hill and you fell the car is getting weaker hit the over drive buton. That will give you more power to get up.
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