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Whether you’re driving a new Jeep Wrangler, a lifted Wrangler, or a used RAM truck for your drives between Valparaiso and Hobart, it’s important to know when to use low gear. But what is low gear in a car? Do you know when to use low gear? Learn what low gear is in a car, and learn when to use low gear with help from the team at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram near Portage, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Low gear is also known as first gear, and it is a gear that can be selected on both manual and automatic transmissions. Switching into low gear lowers your speed, but increases torque and response. Many Portage-area drivers don’t use low gear simply because they aren’t sure they have it, or don’t know when to use low gear. However, there are a few easy-to-remember and straightforward scenarios where it might be beneficial to downshift into a lower gear.
While modern cars with automatic transmissions will shift gears without any input besides gas and brake, you’re able to shift gears to a certain degree. There are a few situations when you may want to shift into low gear into a car, including:
Are you still unclear on what low gear is in a car, and when to use low gear? The team at Connors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is ready to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, including how to use paddle shifters, the difference between AWD and FWD, Chrysler Pacifica cargo space, and more! Also, be sure to take a look at our service specials so you can save on your trip to our service center.