Your four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle is equipped with a different transmission setup than an all-wheel-drive vehicle. If you have a true 4WD vehicle that can switch between two-wheel-drive and 4WD on demand, then you will have what is called a transfer case with your transmission.

The transfer case is engaged when the driver makes the switch from 2WD to 4WD. This is what distributes power to both the front and rear differentials to give you a true 4WD experience. That is different from an AWD vehicle that stays in AWD mode all of the time. Instead of a transfer case, those vehicles have a center differential that distributes power accordingly as traction is monitored at all four wheels.

If you have any questions or concerns about your transfer case or your transmission in general, then call or visit the Toyota service center here at Mountain States Toyota in Southold, NY.

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