Traction might not sound like an exciting feature, but it's one of the most important things a vehicle can offer many drivers. As important as it is, however, it can also be hard for Delphi and Frankfort, IN drivers to understand exactly what the various traction performance options are, and what they actually mean.

The experts at Bob Rohrman Used Car Superstore can help you understand the difference between 2WD, 4WD, and AWD.

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What Do They All Mean?

There are three primary traction system: two-wheel-drive (2WD), four-wheel-drive (4WD), and all-wheel-drive (AWD).

  • 2WD: 2WD, or two-wheel-drive, is what it sounds like. Only two of your four tires are powered. That means that two of your tires won't have as much grip as the others. 2WD is best reserved for drivers with more casual needs.
  • 4WD: 4WD, or four-wheel-drive, is a system where all four tires are powered directly by the vehicle's engine. This provides optimal traction, but it also increases the amount of fuel your vehicle uses. Most 4WD systems are only used as needed and come with dedicated on/off switches.
  • AWD: AWD, or all-wheel-drive, is a traction-centric system that uses computers to monitor your wheels and their connection to the road. If the AWD system detects that a tire is losing its grip, it will direct extra power to the affected wheel to compensate. While it's not as universally effective as 4WD, most drivers find AWD adequate. It's also more fuel-efficient and, best of all, automatic. You don't need to worry about activating it in times of need, it's always working.
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Would you like to know more about the various traction options available in the used inventory at Bob Rohrman Used Car Superstore? Contact our sales staff today to learn more.

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