How do I turn on the overdrive on a Ford Focus?

I’ve read that putting your car in overdrive is a better daily-driving choice, but I don’t know how to use it. How am I supposed to switch on the overdrive in my Ford Focus?

Answer
It’s easy to get a smooth ride and raise your gas mileage by switching on overdrive. Luckily, it’s also simple to use! To turn on overdrive on your Ford Focus:
  • Locate the button labeled OD or O/D on your gearshift.
  • Press the button.
  • Enjoy the ride!
When you’re driving at high speeds, overdrive can maximize your mileage and minimize engine stress. However, you may need to turn it off in hilly areas or roads that call for lower gears.
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Answered on Nov 17, 2021
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