Definition

All-wheel drive (AWD)

All-wheel drive (AWD) is a permanent, four-wheel drive system designed for improved traction on all surfaces and at all times. The main difference between AWD and 4WD systems is that the driver cannot disengage AWD.

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Idler pulley
    Idler pulley is a guide or tightening pulley for a belt or chain. ...
  • Monroney sticker
    Monroney sticker also referred to as a "Window sticker." A sticker, required by law for ...
  • Fuel filler cap
    Fuel filler cap is a cap used to seal a vehicles fuel filler neck. ...
  • Clutch bushing & linkage
    Clutch bushing & linkage is the parts of the mechanical connection between the clutch ...
  • Agreed Value
    Agreed Value is a policy available for collectible, custom or antique vehicles that do ...