How to Use Paddle Shifters

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Paddle shifters are a unique feature that Boca Raton drivers can find standard or available at the helm of many Jaguar models. Because of this, you may be wondering, “What do paddle shifters do?” Paddle shifters enable drivers to maintain a smooth and steady performance as they take advantage of their luxury model’s advanced capabilities for a more thrilling ride. Learn more about how to use paddle shifters and which models offer this reliable feature. Then be sure to shop for your next high-end vehicle at Jaguar Palm Beach!

What Do Paddle Shifters Do?

So, what are paddle shifters? Paddle shifters are often found on sportier vehicles and enable drivers to switch gears quickly whether they’re looking to take their speed to the next level or simply want to adjust their vehicle’s capabilities in certain conditions. Paddle shifters are typically located behind or near the steering wheel with one paddle used to bring your vehicle down a gear and the other to bring it up a gear.

Whether you’re shifting gears up or down, the clutch receives an electronic signal for gear selection, making the appropriate changes seamless. Also, instead of putting more pressure on your car’s transmission and brakes, paddle shifters offer better balance, control, traction, and more. With correct downshifting, your vehicle will even extend the life of your brake pads, along with providing safer handling when going downhill or driving in tough weather conditions.

Tips For Using Paddle Shifters

When learning how to use paddle shifters on Boca Raton roads, you must first enter manual mode, which will put you in full control of the right paddle (which upshifts), as well as the left paddle (which downshifts). Once you have this set, you can easily switch gears, so you maintaining control and a steady performance in the process. You also don’t have to worry about damaging your vehicle as you’re shifting gears since your paddle shifters won’t change gears in several circumstances, such as:

  • 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.

Jaguar Models With Paddle Shifters

Delray Beach customers can select from several popular Jaguar lineups that offer paddle shifters as either a standard or available upgrade on certain configurations. These include:

Learn More about Paddle Shifters at Jaguar Palm Beach

Now that you know more about how to use paddle shifters and how they can enhance the performance of your luxury model on Wellington roads, bring home an exceptional Jaguar of your own with this unique feature. Shop at Jaguar Palm Beach with our online selection of new and pre-owned Jaguar models for sale, or learn more about the many distinctive features like Jaguar Lane Keep Assist that you’ll find behind the wheel of a Jaguar. You can also speak with a member of our finance team who can provide you with details on leasing your next luxury car. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive at our Jaguar dealership near Boca Raton!

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