Your Transfer Case Is the Key Component in Your 4-Wheel Drive System

Getting power from your engine to your wheels is a process involving many gears and transfers of power. And if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, it involves the use of a transfer case. Transfer cases are not present in 2-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles. That is because they are only engaged when the driver of a 4-wheel drive vehicle makes the switch from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive.

Once in 4-wheel drive, the transfer case will engage and send power to your front and rear differentials via the use of the vehicle's drive shafts. Normally, the vehicle will only be sending power to the rear when in 2-wheel drive mode. But once in 4-wheel drive, the transfer case sends power to both the front and the rear differentials, which then distributes it to all four wheels.

If you have any questions about your transfer case or any other parts of your transmission, then call or visit our service center here at BMW of Wichita Falls today.

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