Overdrive is the highest gear in your transmission and allows your engine to operate at a lower RPM for a given speed. Overdrive is designed to operate with the most fuel efficiency, and it mostly used for highway driving. It does this by allowing for fewer engine turns for the same amount of distance traveled, causing less wear and tear on your engine.
Overdrive units are bolted behind the cars transmission in order to increase the speed of the driveshaft. Overdrive systems are typically only seen on trucks or high performance vehicles. Richmond transmissions can deal with either hydraulically or electrically operated driveshafts. If you are having trouble with your overdrive unit or would like one installed feel free to contact us today!
If you are thinking about an overdrive transmission swap for a smoother, more fuel efficient ride that’s easier on your engine, look no further than Richmond Transmission Service. Our trained professionals are equipped for every swap, conversion, rebuild or repair.
If you need an estimate on transmission services or are looking for a full checkup, don’t hesitate to call us for your FREE quote at 321-802-2418!