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Downshifting is really only a practical option if you drive a car with a manual transmission.
Dean drove with even more caution now that the melted road sections were beginning to freeze anew, downshifting, allowing the reduced gear to slow the vehicle.
Our driver was either downshifting to slowly ascending the slopes or braking during descent.
This can cause faster wear of your brake pads.Also, if you avoid downshifting to slow your car, you are likely to use your brakes more frequently.