Overdrive Transmissions

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man

Hi Bob,
Is it okay to drive a car in overdrive when driving in a stop and go situation like in a community area? I thought overdrive was just for highway driving when going a long distance.
Arianda F.

Overdrive is, in layman's terms, like a 4th gear. The car won't select it unless you are going fast enough that it needs it. If, however, you find yourself at that speed where the overdrive is switching on and off by itself, then I would suggest manual turning it off until you get out of traffic or to a speed where it will stay on.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man

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