Four-Wheel Drive Knowledge: The Facts About 4H and 4L

Here at Lewis Motor Sales, we like to help our Lafayette, IN consumers enjoy their vehicles to the fullest. If your car has four-wheel drive, you get more grip when the road condition become challenging, but do you know when to use 4H vs 4L? Find out the difference between these two settings below.

4L is the low-range four-wheel drive setting and can help you maneuver out of tricky situations. If you're using this setting, be sure that you keep your speed under 10 mph, which is because the vehicle is applying more torque for a better grip. 4L is best when you're on icy roads, climbing rocks, crossing water, or powering through deep mud.

4H is more commonly used than 4L, and this setting is beneficial because it allows you to drive up to 55 mph while transferring torque to all four wheels. This setting comes in handy when you need additional traction.

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