Get the Facts Straight on Four-Wheel-Drive and All-Wheel-Drive

Many people don't know the difference between four-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive. The mostly think that these two definitions are talking about the same thing. And that is partially true because they both describe the process of providing power to all four wheels of a vehicle in order to increase traction.

Four-wheel-drive configurations use a lower gear ratio and a split differential to get to get the power to the four wheels. It is found in pickup trucks and larger off-road SUV vehicles. These vehicles are used for off-road and rugged terrain use.

The all-wheel-drive setup delivers power to all four wheels evenly, unless individuals need an adjustment based on road conditions at that wheel site. It is designed to operate on paved driving surfaces only. Vehicles where all-wheel-drive is found include sedans, crossover vehicles, and high-performance cars. All-wheel-drive configurations perform exceptionally well in all kind of bad weather including ice, snow, and rainy conditions.

Stop into our showroom at Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to learn more about the ideal drivetrain for your next vehicle in Manteca, CA!

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