What is the best RPM for shifting gears?

Asked by Feb 28, 2017 at 07:50 PM

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That would depend on the engine, car and driving conditions. A small engine might need to be shifted at 5,000 rpm or higher when merging onto the freeway but in normal driving 3,000 rpm might be just fine.

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It doesn't hurt to wind it out a little but you don't want to go nuts . The car will let you know

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If you don't have a feel for when to shift you should probably drive an automatic.

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