Learn How Four-Wheel Drive Operation Works!

Four-Wheel Drive OperationFour-Wheel Drive Operation

Four-wheel drive, 4×4, 4WD, and AWD is a form of drivetrain capable of providing power to all wheel ends of a two-axled vehicle simultaneously. It may be full-time, or on-demand, and may be linked via a transfer case to provide multiple gear ranges.

How Four-Wheel Drive Operation Works!

A four-wheeled vehicle with power supplied to both axles may be described as “all-wheel drive”. However, not all “four-wheel drive” vehicles are “all-wheel drive”, as vehicles with more than two axles may also be described as “four-wheel drive” regardless of how many axles, so long as two axles (of two wheel ends apiece) are powered.

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