Should I leave ECO on at all times?

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Asked by Feb 24, 2013 at 11:07 AM about the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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Should I drive with ECO and Traction Control turned on

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Traction control yes. This feature is designed to prevent you from losing control in ALL driving conditions. Not just in bad weather. What is Eco? HTH. -Jim

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ECO is another button on the console.

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Just did some research on that ECO button. Apparently it changes how the transmission shifts. It will supposedly give you better gas mileage. The article I just read said about 1 more MPG. But it will also require you to really step on the gas pedal when merging into freeway traffic because of decreased acceleration. With that said, if it were me, I'd leave it off. HTH. -Jim

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Thank you

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You're welcome & thank you for the best answer vote.

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When should you use your eco button. On the highway or while you are driving in town.

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Why does my 2010 equinox chug when I have the ECO on

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My 2011 Equinox normally runs fine with ECO on. Today it is 10 degrees outside and it stalled at intersections about 20 seconds after I came to a stop. Then when I restarted it it chugged as I was accelerating. I turned ECO off and it ran normal. So I'm assuming, when in ECO the computer program sets the idle RPM too low for that temp.

Is the echo button for snowy weather

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