The market spoils you for choices with a series of sexiest SUVs and some of them tug at your heartstrings a bit more because of the most state-of-the-art features. Characteristically and anatomically, a car symbolizes one’s status and hence there’s spending a lot of fortune in the newest models being launched every fortnight.  4WD is all but a capacity that are present in most luxury cars to spruce up your driving experience and tender you the zenith of comfort while driving so that you don’t feel the jittery road at all.

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A brief introduction to 4WD

4WDs are the adepts that spread equal share of power in all the four wheel ends. There is also a confusion that should be well addressed here that ‘all the all-wheel-drives are four-wheel-drives but not all the 4WDs are AWDs”. The 4WDs have axles that provide power to all wheel ends. These are actually augmented for off-roading. The 4WDs have locks on the front and rear axles which means the front and rear driving shafts will be locked together when tied up.

Things to check before buying a 4WD

Zeroing on a 4WD requires a lot of brain-storming as there are some demanding features about the same. Here’s laid a few points that you really need to consider before buying into one.

It entirely depends if you require a 4WD in the place you live. Here’s referring to the climate and road conditions that you really need to ponder upon. Like, if you are living in a warm climate, you can choose a 4WD in blindfolds to ensure utmost safety. 4WDs are generally meant for normal speed driving when you need extra traction. You may be faced with dirt-roads, ice or snow covered roads or worst, hard packed sand, everything is thrown out of gear by 4WDs. However it uses the same gear ratio as the 2WD, both front and rear wheels are engaged in high range. If there are loose surfaces, the front wheels ease the traction thereby making the vehicle more stable.

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Also, check the tyre pressure before decided on a 4WD which is around 38 psi. However, the tyre pressure is relative in all the vehicles and they come with manufacturer’s recommendation in a sticker when you open the driver’s door. The pressure should work fine for dirt roads in good conditions but if the surface is thickly ridged, sandy or dusty, the pressure is lowered to 30 psi. The low tyre pressure creates a soft pad effect on an otherwise coarse road. That’s not all, there are varied tyre pressures for mud and rocky surfaces, where it drops to 20 and 25 psi.

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The above features about a 4WD save a lot of money that you had to spend on recurrent damages of your vehicle. These are the focal points about choosing a 4WD! All the best!

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