Know the Two Key Differences Between 4 Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive Systems

Many first time 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive buyers are a little confused or do not understand the difference between the two drivetrain systems. Here at Carbone Automotive Group, we offer both selections in many of our vehicles and would like to help you easily understand the difference between the two and assist you in deciding which is the best choice for your needs and wants.

All-wheel drive is an automated, hands-off system that engages all 4 wheels with the drive train and will move more or less tire rotation to individual tires depending on their traction or lack of traction. It occurs automatically, so the computerized system is much faster at recognizing when this is necessary and responsible. It is best suited for light off-road and slippery road conditions.

4-wheel drive, on the other hand, is a manual feature that when engaged will put both the rear axle and front axle into the drive train system. This system is better suited for severe weather conditions and heavy off-road terrain.

It basically comes down to your needs. Do you need a vehicle that will be working in heavy conditions like rough off roads or are you looking for a more responsive and safe ride in normal driving situations that can sometimes become hazardous? Stop in and learn more with our team in Yorkville, NY today!

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