So many of us know we want 4X4 (Four-Wheel Drive) but don’t really know what it is or how it works exactly! Well, today I’m going to do my best to explain it! Most trucks and SUV’s come with 4WD these days, which is a great feature! So having a vehicle with 4WD means that the vehicle’s engine and transmission is capable of driving all four wheels at one time. This is great for traction while driving off-road in difficult conditions like mud, snow, sand or a mixture of slick conditions, however; it won’t do much for the driver on ice. The vehicle is basically redirecting power from the transmission to both the rear and the front wheels at the same time. Almost all 4X4-enabled vehicles require drivers to shift into four-wheel drive manually with a lever and small gearing shifter mounted next to the main gear shift, or in luxury off-road vehicles, there’s a button or buttons to push. Usually, vehicles with a 4X4 system only use two-wheel drive to get around in town or on dry pavement – until the going gets tough!! So if 4WD drives sounds and seems appealing to you stop in at Woody’s Automotive Group and check out our huge selections of Ram Trucks and SUV’s!!!
Ram thought of everything when they made the 2014 Ram 1500 Longhorn edition! One of the most impressive features available in this truck ,I know, is the Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension. Ram knew people would be hauling heavy loads with their truck, so they installed this amazing technology to make it easier for them. Whether you are hauling a trailer or just heavy bricks in the bed, the ALFCAS is always at work. The driver has two options with this feature. Automatic or Manual. In auto mode, the truck sensors recognize where the load is and actively raising that part of the truck. Thus, keeping the truck and the load as level as possible. There are 5 different ride heights allowed (Entry, Aero, Normal, Off-road 1, and Off-road 2). Sometimes, however, the human mind knows best! The driver can kick in the manual system and with the touch of a button lower or raise the truck to what he/she feels best. One of the cool things about ALFCAS is that no matter what, when the drive hits a certain speed, the auto will kick in and raise or lower to help reduce drag/increase efficiency while maintaining levelness! If this feature sounds as amazing to you as it does me, Woody’s Automotive Group has plenty Ramhere. If you would like to see a video of this awesome feature click here!