Learn About Ford Four-Wheel Drive

New Ford Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) Options in Lodi

At Bushnell Ford, we always provide our clients with essential information on our car's different systems, which is useful in making their decisions. Today we will delve into the Ford four-wheel-drive (4WD) system that helps your Ford send power to all four wheels.

The New 4WD System

The four-wheel-drive system in most Ford vehicles in Sun Prairie relies on the transfer case that's adjacent to the transmission. You can actuate the transfer case electronically or physically with the controls in the car. The 4WD system can send more power to all wheels while driving at lower speeds.

The new Ford 4WD system will either be a two-speed electronic shift on the fly (ESOF) or a two-speed automatic 4WD system. These systems are an added advantage as they allow you, the driver, to choose the 4x4 modes to use depending on Waunakee's different driving conditions. ESOF provides you with a two-high mode that's ideal for a smooth drive, enhanced efficiency, and daily on-road driving. There is also a four high mode that's ideal in slippery winter conditions like shallow sand, ice, snow, and off-road scenarios.

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The four-low mode provides you with additional power at low speeds that enable you to rock, crawl, drive-in, climb hills, pull a boat out of the water, and drive through deep sand. With the two speed 4WD system, two high, four high, and four low modes for all your 4WD needs. There is also a four automatic mode that learns the driving conditions and provides the tires with the necessary power to prevent and control wheel slip if it occurs. Using this mode is ideal for daily use, and you can apply it when there is gravel, ice, and snow.

Chase Your Adventures with Confidence

The new 4WD system has advanced technology that monitors different driving behaviors and road conditions. In return, it can distribute the torque evenly to ensure that your Ford doesn't skid or get stuck.

The system enables the drivers to enjoy on and off-road driving because the new vehicles can handle all types of conditions. The intelligent 4WD system has a Ford Terrain Management System that optimizes and calibrates the vehicle's performance systems for vast conditions. This ensures the vehicle performs optimally in different conditions, including:

  • Hill descent control
  • Grass, gravel, & snow
  • Sand
  • Ruts & mud
  • Normal

You can opt to disconnect the wheels from the engine through the available neutral option. However, all-wheel-drive systems don't function as a 4WD system since you can't switch between two and four-wheel drives. They don't also have any neutral or low range options.

If you want a new Ford, some will have intelligent AWD and intelligent 4WD. The ones with 4WD options will include the:

  • Ford F-Series trucks
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Explorer

Frequently Asked Questions

After seeing how the 4WD system performs, our clients in Prairie du Sac need to check the FAQ section for more information. Here, we answer all the client's questions and assist them in navigating the 4WD system. Below are examples of the questions we encounter frequently.

When should I use 4WD?

You should use your 4WD system when there are conditions that might be hard for you to navigate. This is because it can withstand these rough conditions and sometimes bad physical terrain. Some of these will include ice and snow. You can also turn on the 4WD system when you are off-road for better performance. It can assist in rock crawling and driving through sand.

Which 4WD mode should I use when towing my boat?

When towing, you should consider the four-low mode. It provides you with additional power to assist you in pulling the boat. After gaining momentum, you can switch to two high, or if you have the automatic system, set it to four-auto, and the car can determine the necessary power to provide the tires.

Contact Us to Learn More

For more information, please call or contact us online at Bushnell Ford to schedule a test drive today! We look forward to meeting you!

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