Overdrive

Asked by Mar 21, 2007 at 10:50 AM about the 1991 Toyota Supra 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback

Question type: General

How does overdrive work

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Dear Bugzy-- Overdrive is basically the highest gear on your automatic transmission. At high speeds it allows your car to run at lower rpms and therefore improve gas mileage. Manufacturers give you a way to shut out this highest gear so that you have better control of how the car shifts in situations such as climbing and descending a hill. It should be on in an overwhelming percentage of your driving. Good luck from Bovan.

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