ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) vs. 4 WHEEL DRIVE (4WD). AWD? As the name suggests, it’s a vehicle that has the ability to power all of its wheels on-demand or all the time. 4WD? It’s a vehicle with a transfer case between the front angles and the rear ones, which locks them together when engaging in this four wheel function. In reality, ignoring the flamboyant presentation about AWD and 4WD, the main advantage of the drive is acceleration, especially for off-road driving, steep terrain and the lack of traction on the road due to winter. They can’t replace snow tires. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t defy gravity or traction laws. Sorry to burst your bubble, but they just don’t. Let’s differentiate between the AWD and the 4WD… In the AWD, there is no locking front, rear and central action when in four wheel function. On the other hand, the 4WD is made for optimum performance on off-road traction and (as we mentioned before) has a locking feature when four wheel function is engaged. The 4WD, which has a more superior performance to that of the AWD, is less fuel efficient than it. Also, in 4WDs, there is more friction and weight and all four wheels may not be travelling at the same speed. The AWD doesn’t have that issue or any of the consequences which may follow. If you’ve got an AWD or a 4WD, or just about any other type of vehicle, you can depend on us to ensure that it gets the proper treatment at all costs. If you need our services in battery boosting, tire changes, oil changes, mobile car repairs or more, then give us a call to book your mobile vehicle services today. We also repair and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we can come to you! So, you don’t have to wait in line anymore or travel back and forth to fix your vehicles and small engine equipment. Call now!