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Four-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive. Easy Select versus Super Select II. What does it all mean? If my inbox is anything to go by, there’s great uncertainty out there about all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. In reality, it’s not that simple. Or at least, not clear-cut. Let’s clear a few things up: Firstly, four-wheel drive. Let’s define that, arbitrarily, as a system designed only for low traction surfaces, slippery underfoot, in which the drive to the front axles and the drive to the rear axles can be locked together at the same rotational speed, using Fred Flintstone engineering. In other words, the front and rear prop shafts are mechanically locked to rotate at the same rate. All-wheel drive: Let’s define that arbitrarily as a system designed to drive all four wheels, either continuously or occasionally, but with the front and rear prop shafts able to turn at different rates. And that means you can use all-wheel drive on high-traction surfaces (like sealed roads; dry bitumen). The big difference: When a vehicle drives on a curve, the front end and the rear end follow different paths. Therefore, the front and rear ends travel different distances. Therefore, on a high-traction surface, the front and rear prop shafts need to spin at slightly different rates. On a low-traction surface, the tyres can slip a bit, if the front and rear prop shafts are locked. But if you put a vehicle into four-wheel drive mode (prop shafts locked in unison) and you drive on a high-traction surface, on a curve, you will break something - at least, you open this door, and warranty will not cover you because that’s technically abuse. So - all-wheel drive vehicles have some sort of sophisticated coupling between the front and rear prop shafts - either a differential, or a viscous coupling, etc, that allows this relative rotation. They’re more sophisticated, and therefore, more expensive. Most all-wheel drive SUVs have a four-wheel drive mode, usually engaged with a ‘lock’ or ‘4WD lock’ button, or sometimes a rotating switch. Typically you engage that to get through some mud or soft sand - whatever. In the snow. But not for driving on bitumen - if you know what’s good for you. I’m John Cadogan. I hope this helps. Thanks for watching.
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According to statistics, most drivers change their car once every six years, which is a pretty long period of time. To take the best out of your car in those six years, to save money and to avoid constant repairing, you’d better avoid ten mistakes many of us make when buying a car. One day you’ll probably decide to sell your car. That’s why you have to consider some important features. According to Paint supplier PPG Industries, white is the most popular car color in the US with 35 percent of all sold vehicles. It is followed by black with 17 percent, and silver and gray that both got a 12 percent popularity. In case you want to purchase some good old German luxury brands such as BMW or Mercedes-Benz, you have to be prepared to pay around $17,800 and $12,900 for ten years of maintenance accordingly. US popular brand Cadillac comes next with an average $12,500 maintenance cost for the same period of time. Additional airbags, a passenger sensing system that can tell the size of the person in the seat and save smaller children in case of a crash, auto-dimming mirrors to reduce the glare coming from headlights at night, head restraints and ABS are some of the things you don’t want to save money at. Make a check-list of features you need to check and think of where you’ll be driving your new vehicle. Try driving on the highway and park in uncomfortable conditions if that’s what you know you’ll have to do in the future. Examine everything to help yourself make the right decision. Don’t be afraid to miss “the deal of a lifetime.” You must have noticed those come up now and then, so you shouldn’t let them pressure you into making a wrong financial decision that will affect your budget for years. Music: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music TIMESTAMPS You don’t think about resale value. 0:32 Car maintenance can be expensive. 1:46 You pay for optional items. 2:50 You buy a brand new car. 3:33 You buy a car that is too big or too small. 4:03 You can’t choose between car’s prestige and technical characteristics. 4:34 You don’t examine the car. 5:19 You miss advantageous offers and discounts. 6:08 You don’t try to lower the price. 6:30 You’re in a hurry. 6:51 SUMMARY -First, the car brand matters: there are brands that are more or less popular among drivers. Second, you need to think about the vehicle specifications and the engine. Third, don’t forget about its color. -Think of how much of your family budget car maintenance can make, and decide if you want to spend that much on your vehicle after you’ve purchased it. -Some drivers don’t smoke inside their cars. In this case, they don’t need an ashtray. An additional corrosion treatment is useless as well because cars already have an anti-corrosion treatment. -The best choice is a car model that is no more than three years old and already well-known. -Try to predict how many times you’re going to travel by car, how many passengers will be there, and so on. -A premium class car will give you better safety, high performance and increased comfort their manufacturers guarantee. -Gather as much information as possible at reliable websites and among your friends, consult an independent specialist, and test drive your chosen car. -The best time to buy a car starts in December and reaches its peak in March. -Try to call or send emails to different dealerships saying you have a better offer and asking if they can beat it. -Spend enough time to gather information, consulting specialists, and weighing the pros and cons. Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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10 Reasons why the 2018 GMC Terrain is a phenomenal winter vehicle
GMC - making winter suck a little less.
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