How to Use Paddle Shifters

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Paddle Shifters are features that come with most vehicles or race cars, but what are they and what are they used for? Learn more about what paddle shifters actually do with us at Pepe Auto Group near Yonkers. Once you finish reading, you can check out our service and parts tips to equip you with as much information as possible. You can also talk with our service center if you need help with your paddle shifters today.

What Are Paddle Shifters?

Paddle shifters are available on high-quality sports vehicles and trim levels that allow you to manually shift gears quickly. Paddle shifters work near the steering wheel, and one paddle brings you down a gear while the other paddle shifter brings you up a gear. The clutch then receives an electrical signal for gear selection, then the gear shifts. 

When it comes down to it, paddle shifters are not that difficult to use and can help you manage your RPMs whenever you need to in the New Rochelle area. You can extend the life of your brake pads by using paddle shifters with us. Learn more by scheduling an appointment with us at Pepe Auto Group.

How to Use Paddle Shifters

While you drive a vehicle with paddle shifters, you will want to enter manual mode which puts you in full control of your paddle shift. You’ll improve your driving experience when the right paddle upshifts and the left paddle downshifts, where this can allow you to switch gears more manually around the Stamford area. Your vehicle won’t be harmed when shifting gears, and if:

  • You upshift before the engine reaches the lower limit of the higher gear
  • You downshift before reaching the upper limit of the lower gear
  • You press one paddle while the other is being held down
  • You press both paddles at the same time
  • You try to shift to third or higher while stationary
  • If you’d rather let the automatic transmission take over for a while, just enter D mode.

Learn More about Paddle Shifters at Pepe Auto Group

If you want answers on elements such as shift levers, shift points, clutch pedals, transmission paddle shifters, and more, contact us if you would like to learn more. You can also check out our new vehicles equipped with paddle shifters today.


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