Making a major difference when you are driving on rough terrain or in crazy weather conditions, the ways that vehicles add power to the wheels is defined as its drivetrain. We at Citywide Towing Service would like to note the differences between 2, 4, and all-wheel drive can impact your driving and which towing method is best since there are quite a few people who do not know.
Towing 2 Wheel Drive Vehicles
The floor of the cabin can be flat and the majority of cars sold today are front wheel drive to allow better traction in slippery rainy conditions, as well as provide more interior space than rear wheel drive cars, and without the requirement for a drive shaft transfer to the rear wheels. Rear wheel drives provide good traction and weight for many types of vehicle, heavy rear loads like trucks as well as performance vehicles meant for high speed. Front or rear 2 wheel drive vehicles can be towed by flatbed tow trucks where all four wheels are off the ground during the tow. If a car is a front 2 wheel drive, wheel lift tow trucks can be an acceptable substitute but if the car is a rear 2 wheel drive, to be towed without transmission damage, the drive shaft will have to first be disconnected and removed.
How to Tow a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle
For vehicles with 4-wheel drive, torque can be applied to all 4 of the wheels. 4-wheel drive provides optimal traction though it can cause issues on normal roads. To allow for turning distances on normal roads, a vehicle’s 4 wheels turn at different speeds. The differential gears permit the wheels to turn at different weights perfectly on normal roads, to reduce the traction that’s helpful in slippery conditions. 4 wheel drive vehicles allows you to automatically or manually lock the ‘center differential’ providing equal amounts of torque to the front and back axles of the wheels, which it is not ideal for normal smooth roads. These vehicles additionally supply low gears with highly multiplied power to allow you to steadily climb up steep conditions or over obstacles. These vehicles are usually higher up and with more wheel clearance for harsh terrain driving as well. 4 wheel drive vehicles usually have inefficient gas mileage and are more rugged. Flatbed or wheel lift tow trucks can tow four wheel drive vehicles without causing damage.
Towing an AWD Car
These vehicles allow power to all 4 wheels sometimes or all the time! These vehicles send power to all 4 wheels automatically when either slippery conditions or quick acceleration is felt. In different wheels, these drivetrains vary in torque levels. To make it ideal for drivers who only sometimes need extra traction in rain or snow, this functioning is automatically applied for the most part. Any sort of off-roading activities is not the intended use. Flatbed towing is the best method for towing all wheel drive cars as this ensures all wheels are off the ground which also eliminates the risk of damage to the drive train.
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With the extra traction it provides, some of these features can help prevent a slippery collision or avoid getting stuck in rough terrain. No matter if you were recently in an accident or got stuck in mud, when you need a tow in the Greater Dallas, Texas area, Citywide Towing Service is readily available to provide towing services. To supply our customers with high-quality towing services, our friendly experts have the training and experience necessary. To reach us conveniently and quickly, be sure to add our contact information to your cellphone. Call Citywide Towing Service and let our professionals assist you.