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    Description of Four Wheel Drive System

    Four-wheel drive systems require simultaneous spinning of all four wheels in one vehicle. Both 4WD vehicles have a transfer case that prevents the axles from rotating at varying speeds between the front and rear axles. The transfer case allows the engine to provide the axle and wheels with the necessary torque to keep traction moving. There are different 4WD models, and each model uses various technologies to meet the driver’s needs. Some 4WD systems have differential locking. This implies that both wheels on the axle turn together in order to achieve optimum traction. The limit-slip differential is another example. In one wheel, it can detect a slide or slip and send torque to the other wheel to regain traction. A manual hub enables users to manually turn on the front wheel drive mechanism to completely turn on the 4WD system, while an automatic hub allows users to adjust the front wheels automatically to switch on the 4WD system. Our support members have considerable experience working on all forms of 4WD systems.

    Benefits of the Four Wheel Drive System

    The smooth and reliable operation of the four wheel drive system is made possible by regular maintenance which can vary from vehicle to vehicle and from system to system. It makes it particularly necessary to review the owner’s manual when it comes to arranging services during the correct maintenance intervals. Rougher terrain will have a bigger effect on your 4WD system’s life. Consider where you drive most often when arranging 4WD repairs, and how much time your vehicle spends on rough terrain. Symptoms involving 4WD system adjustments include constant noise when switching between gears, transfer case gear leakage and failures, odd noises, and a warning light on the dashboard, of course. Whether you need an inspection or a repair, our employees are ready to assist you with all forms of 4WD maintenance.

    Michigan Auto and Tire proudly serves the Four Wheel Drive System needs of customers in Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA, and surrounding areas.

    Areas Served: Woodbridge, VA, Dumfries, VA, Lakeridge, VA and surrounding areas.