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.
You need to decide what you will be using the truck for.
It depends on the vehicle and the terrain you intend to travel.
It will cost less and has probably already experienced hard traveling.
Choose a rugged 4X4 model.
They all have powerful engines with plenty of torque.
The suspension feels stiff because it's intended for rough terrain.
They protect the underside of the vehicle from rocks and debris.
It is most effective in sand and snow but harmful on dry paved roads.
All the wheels spin at the same rate, even the outside ones in a turn, in order to prevent slipping.
Because of the difficult terrain, even these powerful monsters need to be prepared for a particular climate.
A more powerful battery and heavy duty starter are essentials.
An engine block heater will keep the engine warm for an easier start.
A transmission fluid cooler is needed.
A larger radiator will help.
It has front airbags as well as side curtain airbags.
In the event of an accident it turns on interior lights, unlocks doors, turns on hazard lights and shuts off the fuel supply.
Rigid frames and crumple zones are meant to reduce injuries.
They operate the side curtain airbags to reduce injuries.
They usually fit bigger tires.
They are noisy on the road and increase gas consumption.