Is there any benefit to turning off my car's overdrive?
April 11, 2007 5:29 AM Subscribe
I recently bought a car with a button that allows me to turn the transmission's overdrive on & off. I've read that overdrive only kicks in to provides fuel economy when travelling at highway speeds. Is there ever a reason to turn it off?
posted by Tasanova to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The car is used for my commute on city surface streets - I hardly ever get it over 50mph.