Over the last 20 years, four-wheel-drive trucks have grown in popularity. There are so many models, in fact, that it may be difficult knowing how to pick one that's right for your needs. To get a better idea of how to choose the right vehicle, take this quiz.
What should your first concern be when considering a 4X4?
Can any 4X4 vehicle be used for off-roading?
not at all
Is there an advantage to buying a well equipped used truck?
not really you don't know its condition
no, the insurance is higher
What is the key factor in choosing an off-roading truck?
What is common to all these trucks in terms of power?
How does the suspension feel on normal paved roads?
same as any car
What are skid plates?
advanced brake system
prevent skidding on wet roads
protect underside of vehicle
When is a locking differential most effective?
dry paved roads
What is a locking differential?
outside wheels spin more slowly
front wheels spin at a faster rate than the rear for better purchase
all wheels spin at same rate
Do off-road vehicles need to be specially adapted for the climate other than the normal preparations of any cars?
they are meant for all terrain and all weather use
just the tires
What is essential in a cold climate?
efficient heating system
good windscreen wipers
What would make the engine start easier?
higher output alternator
heavy duty starter
engine block heater
What is needed in hot climates?
transmission fluid cooler
drum brake cooling system
How would you keep the engine from overheating?
avoid low gear driving
less use of the 4WD mechanism
What is one of the innovative safety features of the Dodge Ram 2500?
advanced anti skid brake system
reinforced shock-absorbing cabin
What does the Enhanced Accident Response System do?
warns driver when he is too close to another vehicle
unlocks doors and turns off fuel
What prevents or reduces injury to passengers?
What do the rollover sensors of the Toyota Tundra do?
warn of high obstacles under the vehicle
redistribute vehicle mass to prevent overturning
operate side airbags
What is the first thing that new 4X4 owners usually swap out?
Why happens in city driving on knobby off-road tires?