When Should You Service Your Transfer Case?

You engage your four-wheel-drive (4WD) setting on your vehicle when you require a bit more traction to get moving. Two-wheel is moved to 4WD inside the transfer case as a result of the gears housed inside. You may need to shift the drive manually, or if you have a newer model vehicle, it does it for you automatically when it senses the terrain requires 4WD.

The general idea is that the gears work with the driveshafts of the front and rear axles to slow the wheels down and synchronize their speed, so they all rotate at the same rate. In this way, it’s able to create the needed traction for the situation.

If you hear grinding when you try to shift into 4WD, it may be time to have your vehicle serviced. We will be happy to look at it and assist you with your questions. Bring it by the mechanics in our service center at Kia of Waldorf today!

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