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A 4x4 vehicle with four wheel drive has more traction for wet roads, icy roads and rough or off-road conditions. Four wheel drive (4wd) trucks, cars and SUVs are able to handle different types of terrain because the system gives power to all four of the vehicle’s wheels at once, whereas normally vehicles just give power to two. Four wheel drive vehicles can have different costs involved, and need proper maintenance service and repair.
The different parts of the four-wheel drive system need regular maintenance to keep them working properly. A technician will typically:
The technician will also drain fluids out of the differentials and give them fresh fluid.
Sometimes this system will be in need of repairs, especially from tough terrain or off-road driving. Technicians can check for problems that occur due to driving in tough conditions, such as:
It is important to make sure you receive the necessary four wheel drive repairs and services to ensure proper vehicle handling and safety on the road. Visit your local Meineke Care Center to receive a 23-point inspection to ensure your entire vehicle is in proper operating condition.
Maintain Your 4 Wheel Drive