How to Use Paddle Shifters

2020 Mazda6 Driver's Seat

Paddle shifters can be a standard or available feature found in many new Mazda vehicles (like the Mazda6). However, if you’re not sure how to use paddle shifters, Auffenberg Mazda is here to help! Read on to learn more about the functions of paddle shifters and what they can do for Collinsville drivers.

What Paddle Shifters Do

Paddle shifters are easy to use and offer improved control of your engine. Typically, paddle shifters allow drivers of sporty vehicles to shift gears more quickly, whether passing someone on the highway or taking the lead on the track. Paddle shifters can be found near the steering wheel on a sports car. One paddle will shift upwards while the other paddle shifts down a gear.

The paddle shifter works once the St. Jacob driver triggers the shifter for gear selection then sends an electronic signal to the clutch, causing the gear to shift.

 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Steering Wheel

How to Work Paddle Shifters

If you’re still not sure how to use paddle shifters, here are a few main things to remember. Always have them in manual mode so you have complete control over your car. The left paddle shifts down and the right paddle shifts up, allowing you to maneuver throughout Fairview smoother.

If you’re worried about causing damage to your vehicle when you shift gears, don’t be! You won’t be able to shift gears when you:

  • Press one paddle while the other is being held down
  • Downshift before reaching the upper limit of the lower gear
  • Upshift before the engine reaches the lower limit of the higher gear
  • Try to shift to third or higher while stationary
  • Press both paddles at the same time
  • Enter drive mode to switch back to the automatic transmission.

Learn More About Paddle Shifters With Auffenberg Mazda

Now that you have an idea of what paddle shifters do and why you might want them on your next vehicle, let us know if we can help you find it. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about any features on your vehicle.

More From Auffenberg Mazda

  • 2020 MAZDA6 Configurations

    Interested in a new sedan that can offer you the high-end Fairview commute you’ve been searching for? The 2020 Mazda6 provides five trim levels jam-packed with innovative technology, comfortable and stylish materials, and advanced safety features for a comfortable, safe, and entertaining drive. Learn more about the Mazda6 configurations with Auffenberg Mazda and choose your favorite…

  • Upcoming MAZDA3 2.5 Turbo

    Mazda loyalists, our Auffenberg Mazda team, and all hopeful O'Fallon car buyers in between are excited to learn about the upcoming Mazda3 2.5 Turbo model that hits our dealership lot at the end of this year. The new engine option packs even more punch into the Mazda3 you know and love, whether you take interest in…

  • Mazda 100th Anniversary and Editions

    No matter if you’ve been a Mazda loyalist for years or you just joined the legacy with a new Mazda from Auffenberg Mazda, we invite you to celebrate the Mazda 100th anniversary with us. The team here at Auffenberg Mazda has proudly displayed the Mazda 100 year anniversary logo all 2020, since January 30, 2020 officially marked…

Saved
Saved Vehicles

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact
Contact Us

Sales

(618) 622­-4513

Call Now

Service

(618) 641-0002

Call Now

Parts

(618) 622­-4642

Call Now

105 Auto Court • O'Fallon, IL 62269

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8:30am-6pm

Service: Closed

Parts: Closed

Auffenberg Mazda 38.5958138, -89.9596396.