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Toyota Drivers Battle Tough Conditions with Selectable Drive Modes

By Product Expert | Posted in Performance on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 8:00 am
2018 Toyota Tundra driving on a country road at sunset

Staying in control of your Toyota truck is easy with selectable drive modes. Learn more about how to engage four-wheel drive and when to use 4WD Low and 4WD High settings below.

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How To Engage Four-Wheel Drive Mode In a Toyota Truck



Engaging the four-wheel drive settings in your Toyota truck is easy once you understand a few key takeaways. The four-wheel drive high setting can be selected while driving under 50 miles per hour. You should be able to feel this system kick in right away for increased traction. The four-wheel drive low setting can only be selected when at a full stop. The vehicle also needs to be at a full stop to toggle back to another four-wheel drive setting from 4WD low. To engage 4WD low or to select a new 4WD setting from a full stop, put your vehicle in neutral before turning the vehicle’s knob.

Four-Wheel Drive Low vs Four-Wheel Drive High

While both the four-wheel drive low and four-wheel drive high settings are used to help drivers maintain a good grip on the ground’s surface, the settings are designed to provide increased traction during different conditions. Four-wheel drive high is the best choice for slippery road conditions caused by bad weather like snow or ice. Four-wheel drive low is the best choice when a lot of torque is needed to battle through thick mud or snow. Neither option should be used on dry smooth pavement. 

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Are you interested in upgrading to a new Toyota truck like the Toyota Tundra or Toyota Tacoma? The team at Serra Toyota can help make the process as smooth as possible from the research phase through purchasing, financing, and even maintaining your vehicle long after the sale. Connect with us at our Birmingham dealership to talk about next steps or to schedule a few test drive appointments.

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