• 11-FEB-2015

  • SOURCE: General Motors - Global

2015 Buick Encore, Buick Regal GS: When The Weather Outside Is Frightful

Knowing the Difference between All-Wheel and Four-Wheel Drive can Give Drivers Confidence when Driving through Snow, Ice and Rain this Winter

According to Punxsutawney Phil most of the country is in for another long winter. In fact, AccuWeather is forecasting more rain and thunderstorms than usual in the South and West and a late spring in the Rockies and the Plain states. This means many roads across the country will remain treacherous due to snow, ice and rain – making driving conditions difficult.

When it comes to navigating road conditions affected by the weather, it's important to know the difference between all-wheel and four-wheel drive. Typically a four-wheel drive system is best for going off road or through deep water, engaging all four wheels with the turn of a knob. On the other hand, all-wheel drive vehicles use computers to constantly monitor signals such as speed, steering, wheel angle and traction that then apply the power to the appropriate wheels.

Vehicles with all-wheel drive technologies like the Buick Regal and the Buick Encore have the ability to handle both snow and everyday driving. These technologies can give families more confidence behind the wheel in bad weather and make driving more fun when spring does finally arrive!