What does 4WD feel like
January 15, 2012 11:12 AM Subscribe
What does four-wheel drive "feel" like? How would I know that it's on and operational?
posted by foxy_hedgehog to travel & transportation (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hi car folks. We have a 20-year old car with the option of four-wheel drive, activated by a button on the dashboard. Unfortunately, either the light that indicates that the four-wheel drive is in effect has burnt out or the four-wheel drive isn't activating. We would like to try to figure out on our own what the answer is before we take the car into the mechanic.
Why do we need the help? We just moved to Michigan and have never used four-wheel drive before, so we have no idea what it feels like if it's working properly. Would we be able to tell? What would working four-wheel drive feel like, and how would it feel like from normal driving? We had the car checked out six months ago by a mechanic before we left and he said that it appeared to be working normally then.