What is Part-time Four-wheel Drive?

Quite a few vehicles on the road have either two wheel or four-wheel drive transmissions. A percentage of the four-wheel capable vehicles also have a special feature called a transfer case, and this device allows for the on-the-fly transfer of power from two wheels to four wheels.

The transfer case on most vehicles is built into the transmission casing, though on other cars it may be in a separate container. Either way, the transfer case machinery takes the power coming from the motor and diverts part of it to the unpowered wheels. Transfer cases are delicate pieces of equipment and may include gears as well as chains. To ensure continued smooth operations, manufacturers recommend that you give your transfer case-equipped vehicle regular professional inspections.

At our service facility in Sierra Vista, Arizona, we have expert transmission technicians with experience repairing and maintaining a variety of transmission designs. Feel free to visit us today for a no-obligation conversation.

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