use of overdrive


Asked by Nov 24, 2007 at 10:51 PM about the 2007 Toyota Corolla CE

Question type: General

What is the pyrpose of the overdrive?Should you drive with it on or off?

2 Answers

overdrive is for highway driving for gas milage,as far as driving in OD is totaly up to you,hope this helps.

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Papa is right, OD will save on gas mileage if you are doing highway driving without a lot of stopping and starting. That said, if you live in a hilly area or do lots of starting and stopping, I would turn OD off. OD in hilly/start-stop conditions causes the transmission to "hunt" for the right gear, which aside from feeling disconcerting, can also sometimes cause overheating of the transmission. When in doubt, turn it off -- said as a PA resident who drives on hills all the time, LOL.

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