What Is Overdrive?Last Updated February 5, 2020 | Sam Padgett
Overdrive sounds much cooler than it is. What sounds like a hyper-speed option is, in reality, a quite conservative gearing for highway cruising. Whether you drive an automatic or a manual, learning when to use overdrive can help keep your Mustang running longer.
Knowing the basic differences between a supercharger and a turbo will allow you to dig deeper into which may better fit your lifestyle. If you’re looking for an all-out race car, then a turbo may be a better option for you when it comes to maximum power output. If you want streetable, instant power, then a twin screw supercharger would be the choice for you.
Knowing the differences between horsepower and torque, may have you thinking twice before purchasing your next car or adding your next modification. Different parts affect your Mustang’s powerband in different ways. This article gives an overview of what horsepower and torque are all about when it comes to getting the power to the ground in your Mustang.
Gear ratios dictate how quickly your car will accelerate from a mechanical standpoint. Rear gears can also affect things like gas mileage, automatic transmission shift points, RPM when cruising down the highway and what gear you’re in when crossing the 1/4 mile traps at the dragstrip. All of these factors go into finding the right gears to make your Mustang the most enjoyable to drive. Whether you’re attempting the installation on your own, or having a professional do the work for you, be sure to do your homework to ensure you get the right set of rear gears the first time.
Changing your oil is very important when it comes to the longevity of your Mustang’s engine. Depending on the conditions you typically drive your Mustang in, it’s suggested that you change your oil on an average of every 5,000 miles with either full synthetic or a synthetic blend per Ford’s Owner’s Manual.