How To Decide If You Need Four-Wheel Drive

2010-nissan-qx56-car-pics.jpgAccording to auto experts, it makes sense that four-wheel drive would make drivers and passengers safer.  Every year, more new cars are being sold with the option for all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.  However, does it make sense for you to purchase one of these vehicles?  Do you really need it?  And are we actually safer with four-wheel drive?

Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn’t done formal studies on the effectiveness and crash prevention of four-wheel drive.

Consumers should make a decision on if they want two or four-wheel drive before showing up at the dealership.  To decide this, make a list of the ways that you plan on using the vehicle and the places that you will be driving it.

You might want to ask yourself the following questions. Do I live in a climate with a lot snow or heavy rain?  Also, do I travel to go skiing frequently?  Do I live on a dirt road?  Also, will I be hauling things backwoods?

These are the kinds of situations that it will be worth your while to have two or four-wheel drive.

Two or four-wheel drive can be a great asset if you’re actually going to use it.  However, make sure it is a priority because it might push you over budget.  This feature can be terrific, however make sure to purchase an auto warranty to ensure that you’re not paying unnecessary costs for repairs down the road.  In addition, roadside assistance will offer you peace of mind.

Posted on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 at 7:03 pm In Roadside Assistance Program