How to Effectively Use Four Wheel Drive On Your Jeep

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How to Effectively Use Four Wheel Drive On Your Jeep

Serving Calgary, Airdrie and Crowfoot, Cochrane Dodge Jeep Ram is the premier Jeep dealership in Cochrane, Alberta. We have a great selection of vehicles, and our expert assistance makes car-buying easy and straightforward.

The Jeep Wrangler & Gladiator

As two of the finest off-road vehicles around, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler SUV and the 2021 Jeep Gladiator truck are among the most rugged options in their classes. Each utilizes a four-wheel-drive system to provide confidence on all terrains, no matter what the conditions are. There are two four-wheel-drive modes: four-wheel-drive High Range (4H) and four-wheel-drive Low Range (4L).

Four-Wheel-Drive High Range (4H)

To make the most of your Wrangler or Gladiator, it is vital to understand when to use the different 4WD modes. The High Range mode is the better of the two modes for everyday driving needs. It also provides extra traction on roads with light, loose sand or dirt roads. Slick roads or roads with less-significant ice and snow levels are also an excellent option for this drive mode.

Four-Wheel-Drive Low Range (4L)

The Low Range drive mode is best reserved for times when you need significant traction. It uses more fuel and allows a lower top speed than the High Range mode. However, the lower top speed is not too important because this mode is for power. Whether you are driving through heavy snow, over significant ice, up steep inclines or through deep mud, the Low Range mode provides the torque and horsepower you need to control your Jeep and conquer the conditions with ease.

Switching Driving Modes

When switching from the four-wheel-drive High Range to the four-wheel-drive Low Range, it is essential to do so carefully. Slow down to 3 or 4 kilometres so that the engine is not revving too high. You will then shift to neutral, followed by pulling the drive-mode lever back to 4L. You can put the vehicle back into gear and continue on your way.

Tips & Tricks

There are a few handy tips that can help you get the most out of your Wrangler's or Gladiator's four-wheel-drive system. First of all, make sure not to use the 4L mode for speeds above 40 kph. If you drive on a slick road at speeds between 70 and 90 kph, that is a perfect time for the 4H mode. Finally, switching to 4L mode is possible when not moving, but the gears' teeth will line up better if you are moving slowly.

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