I drive a 2014 Ford 150 automatic. I prefer to township when slowing down instead of using brakes as much as I can. Is this harmful in anyway?
What would you want to wear out quicker, your clutch or your brakes?
Brakes are FAR cheaper than a rebuilt automatic transmission. Does that answer your question?
Yes, and a wasted effort . Brakes are a lot cheaper than a transmission . Also if you are slowing down by downshifting your brake lights are not telling the people behind you that you are getting ready to stop.
You only downshift on a long downhill grade like in mountain driving. Also when towing a trailer you need the additional engine braking to help the brakes.
Why do you prefer it?