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Handling of 4WD

All 4WD do not handle like a conventional passenger car. With its higher centre of gravity and heavier vehicle weight the handling cornering and braking are different to a passenger car. The 4WD vehicle should be driven cautiously and use good jeudgement in both on-road and off-road driving.

Secondly, there are different controls in a 4WD compared to a passenger car. The major difference is the transfer case control lever that is in 4 wheel drives. A conventional passenger car has only two wheels driving (either front or rear) whilst a 4WD has the ability to have all four wheels driving.

Power from the engine is transmitted to a gearbox in the normal manner and from here to a coupled transfer case. From this point, the drive is divided to supply power to both front and rear differentials, which in turn drives all four wheels. The transfer case also allows the driver to select a wider range of gear ratios to suit different operating conditions.

To negotiate steep upgrades and soft ground and to move at a minimum stable speed on hard surface before roads change to the low range in advance. Do that only after bringing the car to a complete stop.

To negotiate difficult sections of the road, lock the differential and unlock after negotiating such sections of the road.