Originally Posted by wana65stang
The beauty of an automatic trans is that it will select the correct gear for operation under normal driving conditions. If you are climbing a hill the trans will gear down when needed by its self, leave it in " D " and keep your foot pressing throttle peddle.Don't start pulling shifter back into other gears until you have more experience driving a automatic. Then you can start using 3,2,1 for helping slow down on hill decent and pulling away in mud or snow.Read your chassis manual for more info.
Forgot all about using the manual as a resource for this!!! I did check it out, and it helped a great deal.
Originally Posted by Big Vic
With experience, you will "feel" when the transmission needs to go down a gear. Many of us anticipate this when approaching a hill, and downshift from D to 3 at the bottom of the hill. If you are going slow and climbing, you will likely be in 2 or even 1.
Also, don't forget to build up some speed when going down one hill and approaching the next hill. Your momentum will help you up the hill.
Thanks for the tips!
I'll check it out. Thank you for the link.
Thanks to everyone for their input. I feel better about it already.