Asked by: Ignasia Galbusera
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

What is auto 4wd on Chevys?

Auto 4wd is meant to be used only when there are changing traction conditions, like occasional drifting snow on the road or ice on a bridge or overpass.

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Similarly one may ask, when should I use 4wd AUTO?

When to Use 4LO:

  1. When you need more torque (power) for heavy pulling at slow speeds.
  2. When you're climbing steep grades at slow speeds and need extra power.
  3. When you're descending steep hills with a heavy load-the low gearing provides engine braking assistance.
  4. Don't use 4LO to get unstuck in mud and snow.

Subsequently, question is, is it bad to drive in auto 4wd? Re: 4WD Auto Using Auto 4wd will not hurt anything. It is there and available if the truck detects wheel slippage. But, the hubs are free, so it's not putting extra load on your transfer case. You don't want to use 4wd high for long distances on dry pavement.

Also know, how does auto 4wd work on Silverado?

Shifting into “auto” engages the front axle, but the transfer case sends power primarily to the rear wheels in normal conditions and the clutches modulate torque forward to provide stability and enhance traction to the vehicle.

What does the auto 4wd button do?

Automatic 4WD is a full-time system that lets the vehicle operate in 2WD (either front or rear) until the system judges that 4WD or AWD is needed. It then automatically routes power to all four wheels, varying the ratio between front and rear axles as necessary.

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