Is It Better To have 2WD or 4WD?

When selecting between 4WD and 2WD in Texas, you may have a confusing double decision. But, what are these, how do they affect your car, and which is the right one for you? Let’s take a look.

4WD vehicle drivetrains power all four wheels of the car. However, the vehicle often remains in rear-wheel drive and only turns into a 4-wheel drive car in order to handle challenging road conditions.

In the 2WD, the vehicle drivetrain system sends power only to two wheels of the car. If the power is sent to the front wheels, the vehicle is called a Front Wheel Drive. But when the power is sent to the rear wheels of the car, it is called Rear Wheel Drive.

For excursions on light-duty, off-pavement, the all-wheel drive will be fine. But if you want a car that can be driven in an off-road situation, then you should pick the car with four-wheel drive that also comes with plenty of ground clearance. Also, remember that both the 4WD and AWD designs will add considerable load to the car that compromising the fuel economy.

We hope this helps.! If you are buying a preowned vehicle make sure to have a pre-purchase inspection. This not only will tell you the condition of the vehicle but can be used as a negotiating tool.

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Some of the information from this article was provided by Inman Auto Care