Make the Most of Your Four-Wheel Drive System: 4H vs 4L

At Redding Kia, we strive to help our Redding, CA customers get the most out of their automobiles with helpful information. If your vehicle is equipped with a four-wheel-drive system, then you get an enhanced grip when the driving surfaces are tough. Follow these tips to learn when it's best to use 4H vs 4L.

4L, which is the low-range four-wheel drive setting, is for thick mud, wet sand, water, or steep rocks. When you're driving in 4L, it's important to keep your speed low because your vehicle is producing more torque. It's suggested not to exceed 10 mph when you're in this setting and keep in mind that the wheels turn slower when you're in 4L.

4H is used on rocky, muddy, and slippery terrain, but this setting allows you to drive faster than 4-Low. You can drive at speeds up to 55 mph in this setting, and 4H is used more than 4L.

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