Every modern car comes equipped with an overdrive system. The main purpose of this system is to allow an automobile to cruise at a sustained speed with reduced engine RPM. As the transmission’s highest gear setting, the overdrive helps in reducing the wear and tear an engine experiences under normal and extreme driving. This allows drivers to leverage better fuel economy and optimal engine performance, resulting in an improved traveling experience.
It is generally recommended that drivers leave the car in Overdrive mode at all times, regardless of whether you are driving an automatic or manual. The only times you may want to disable the overdrive is when going up a hill. Otherwise, if you want to leverage good highway performance, overdrive is crucial for allowing the vehicle to reach the top gear. For more information on overdrive, look at this detailed guide below:Continue reading