My car has a continuously variable automatic transmission. Is it OK to shift to lower gears on a daily basis while traveling downhill? I drive downhill to work, which results in a lot of brake wear.
I have been told by a good friend (who may or may not be credible in this arena, I don’t know) that using the lower gear settings could damage my engine, and should be used sparingly. Is he right?
Also bonus question: how about for driving on snow? Going down- or uphill in snow is very nerve-wracking. Wondering if this would help.