Alexandria motorists who rely on their four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive cars should understand the role of a transfer cases in their vehicles. When a 4WD or AWD vehicle's engine sends its power to the transfer case, that element is then capable of diverting it appropriately to the cars axles. Its purpose is to redirect the correct amount of power to the front and rear wheels.

Although all transfer cases perform the same task, there are many types of them. This is due to the numerous different configurations that are found in 4WD and AWD vehicles. There is a special type of transfer case for each configuration, and a vehicle must be equipped with the correct type of transfer case in order to function properly.

Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria understands that the drivetrain system can be confusing, but understanding one of its components, the transfer case, will make drivers more informed on this topic.

 

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