When you are driving on rough terrain or in crazy weather conditions, the ways that vehicles add power to its wheels is defined as its drivetrain, which makes a major difference. Where there are quite a few people who do not know the differences of how 2, 4, and all-wheel drive can impact your driving, we at Heithcock Towing would like to elaborate.
Two Wheel Drive Mechanism
The 2 wheel drive is a drivetrain that comes in either front or rear wheel options. To allow better traction in slippery rainy conditions, as well as provide more interior space than rear wheel drive cars, and without the requirement for a drive shaft transfer to the rear wheels, the floor of the cabin can be flat. The majority of cars sold today are front wheel drives. Ideal heavy rear loads like trucks as well as performance vehicles meant for high speed, rear wheel drives provide good traction and weight for many types of vehicles. Front or rear 2 wheel drive vehicles can be towed via flat bed tow trucks as all four wheels are off the ground. If your car is a front 2 wheel drive, wheel lift tow trucks which only lift the front wheels off the ground, can also be good choice but if your car is a rear 2 wheel drive, the drive shaft will have to be disconnected and removed first so as not to damage the transmission.
4 Wheel Drive Cars & SUVs
Torque can be applied to all 4 of the wheels in 4-wheel drive vehicles. Though it can cause issues on normal roads, 4-wheel drive provides optimal traction. A vehicle’s 4 wheels turn at different speeds to allow for turning distances on normal roads. To reduce the traction that’s helpful in slippery conditions, the differential gears permit the wheels to turn at different weights perfectly on normal roads. Where it is not ideal for normal smooth roads, it is perfect for rough or rainy roads since 4 wheel drive vehicles grant you to automatically or manually lock the ‘center differential’ providing equal amounts of torque to the front and back axles of the wheels. To allow you to steadily climb up steep conditions or over obstacles, these vehicles additionally supply low gears with highly multiplied power. Also, for harsh terrain driving, these vehicles are usually higher up and with more wheel clearance. 4-wheel drive vehicles are typically more rugged and inefficient in regards to gas mileage. Four wheel drive vehicles can be towed via flatbed or wheel lift tow trucks.
All Wheel Drive Sedans & Vehicles
Power to all 4 wheels sometimes, all the times, is provided with these vehicles. When either slippery conditions or quick acceleration is felt, generally, these vehicles send power to all 4 wheels automatically. These drivetrains vary in torque levels in different wheels. However, this functioning is automatically applied for the most part, which makes it ideal for drivers who only sometimes need extra traction in rain or snow. Keep in mind that is not really intended for doing any sort of off-roading activities. When it comes to towing all wheel drive cars, the best way is flatbed towing that ensures all the wheels are off the ground. This is the easiest and safest way to tow without causing possible damage to the drive train.
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Where some of these features can help prevent a slipper collision or avoid getting stuck in rough terrain with the extra traction it provides, when you need a tow, whether you were recently in accident or got stuck in mud, Heithcock Towing is readily available to provide towing services in the Greater Spring Hill and Franklin, Tennessee community. Our friendly experts have the training and experience to supply out customers with high-quality towing services. Be sure to add our contact information to your cellphone to reach us conveniently and quickly.