When to use Overdrive or when not to use it?

Hi All! I just got an 2005 Ford Focus ZX5 and I was wondering if somebody could explain to me in plain English what is the diference between drive and overdrive and when I should use one and when
the other. Thanks a lot.
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Well, both the manual and automatic transmissions have an overdrive, but I'll assume you have the automatic, and you are talking about the use of the O/D button on the control stick.
Most drivers never turn this button off. All it does it prevent you from using fourth gear. Sporty drivers sometimes care about this, for example fast driving on twisty roads, or road warrior driving in traffic. But the transmission can always pop down to third when needed, so for most people there's little point.
Turning off the overdrive can cost in fuel consumption, noise and engine life (although there's little difference in the city).
I have a manual tranny in my Focus, but my other vehicle is a van with an automatic and I almost never turn off the overdrive on it.
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You need only turn it off when hauling heavy trailers at moderate speeds and hilly terrain to prevent continous shifting between 3 and 4, or when going downhill very steep slopes, to get a little braking action from the engine. /per

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