shutterstock_63141385Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s we had front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Most people in my family had front  or rear wheel drive Buick cars or 4×4 trucks.  I hadn’t even heard of all wheel drive until I was in college and my boyfriend drove an AWD German make. I had to repeatedly remind him, that while yes it was AWD, it did not have the ground clearance of your standard SUV.  I can remember when we bought our first four wheel drive SUV.  I was so stoked because now all of us could ride together comfortably.  Plus I couldn’t wait to take all my friends off roading.

Fast forward a couple of years and technology and the car world collide to create a new form of all four wheels working together as one.  All Wheel Drive or AWD, according to Wikipedia is “a drive train system that includes a differential between the front and rear drive shafts. This is normally coupled with some sort of anti-slip technology that will allow differentials to spin at different speeds, but still maintain the ability to transfer torque from one wheel in case of loss of traction at that wheel.” In other words, it keeps all four tires on the road for ultimate traction and control.

With the Buick cars line up today, you have many more choices with AWD.  You can find the option available on most Buick SUV’s and many of the new model Buick cars including the Enclave, Encore,Regal, and Lacrosse .  Living in a place like Thunder Bay, makes owning an AWD car or SUV a must have.  With balance and traction unmatched in AWD Buick car you can’t go wrong.  Stop by today to see your local Thunder Bay new, certified pre-owned dealer.