How to Shift Transmission Gears With Ford SelectShift

What Is the SelectShift Transmission?
Ford’s six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission gives drivers the option to manually shift gears without having to use a clutch. With Ford SelectShift, you can seamlessly transition from automatic shifting to a semi-automatic manual shifting. To get started, you first need to move your shift knob to Sport Mode (S) and then follow these steps:

Ford SelectShift controls

How to Use Ford SelectShift
On Ford models that feature SelectShift controls on the steering wheel, simply pull the right paddle to upshift and the left paddle to downshift. On models that feature SelectShift controls on the shift knob, upshift by pressing the Plus button and downshift by pressing the Minus button.

SelectShift Automatically Adjusts When Needed
While you have the ability to manually shift when in S mode, the SelectShift system will make any adjustments when it sees fit to help improve performance and protect your car’s parts. For example, it may automatically make shifts on your behalf if your RPMs are too low or speed is too high.

Benefits of Ford's 6-Speed SelectShift Transmission
Due to having more gears than a four- or five-speed transmission, you’ll experience faster acceleration from a stop. You’ll also experience greater fuel efficiency at highway speeds when using the upper gears. And you can take advantage of manually shifting without a clutch.

From the Fiesta, Focus and Mustang to the Ford F-150 SelectShift transmission, many models in the lineup offer this convenient feature. If you have any additional questions about how to use it, or if you are experiencing any problems with your Ford's 6-speed SelectShift transmission, please contact us for assistance.

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