There are many reasons why you might want to put a Jeep Wrangler in four-wheel drive. It can make driving on snowy or icy roads easier, it’s great for getting out of tough situations like sand traps, and it increases your vehicle’s capability off the road. If you want to know how to do this yourself, read on!
Why to Put Your Truck in 4 Wheel Drive
Four wheel drive is great for tackling slippery or iced surfaces without losing control! For example, it can prevent you from sliding across lanes in a turn if the rear wheels lose grip – instead of careening out of control and potentially into other drivers, four wheel drive will help keep your steering stable because power comes from both ends of the car which means that one side doesn’t have to bear all the weight at once. This makes driving safer by default when going down hill as well since weight transfer often leads to increased tire pressure on just one axle instead and may even cause blowouts or popping noises if not dealt with quickly enough. If this happens then your vehicle is slipping and you’ll need to get back out of four wheel drive.
It’s also handy for getting out of a hole or ravine if you’re stuck – all you have to do is go in reverse and the rear axle will pull your car up! If it doesn’t work, then try going forward instead because putting power from both front wheels can help push one side up without spinning tires which should provide traction on all sides as long as they are not slippery. Then use a tow strap just like when pulling another vehicle. This won’t damage anything so don’t worry about that!
How to Put Your Jeep in 4 Wheel Drive
In order to put the vehicle into four-wheel drive, find and turn on your parking brake (usually by pulling up or down) and move the gear shift from Neutral to either Low range or High range. Once you have done that, take one hand off of the steering wheel and place it on top of the lever for low ranges which would be located at around where your left knee might be if both feet are firmly planted on the ground next to each other; then use this same hand’s fingers as leverage so you can pull back with all of your weight. If successfully pulled back enough times without slipping out, it should lock into position. For high gears, the gear is located at around where your right knee might be. The mode you select will depend on what type of terrain or obstacles are ahead (low range for wet, muddy, snow and ice; high gears for sand).
If any part of your gearbox slips while trying to engage four wheel drive (or even two), take note of what happened during the last five seconds before this happened: was there any gas pedal pressure applied during this time or was the vehicle not moving? If so, then it’s likely that you’re applying too much power before shifting gears. This is because there needs to be enough resistance from both axles in order for them to properly engage – if one of these isn’t working as well as the other, there will still be some torque transmitted through but it won’t be strong enough and may cause a slip while engaging four wheel drive (or two). However if they are both functioning correctly with no excessive power being added beforehand then your gearbox might need service!