The transfer case may consist of either a chain or a set of gears, but its function is the same. It allows you to shift your SUV from two-wheel to a four-wheel drive movement.

It adjusts the gear ratio and speed of all the tires by using the driveshaft on the front and rear axles. Once the adjustment is made, the vehicle’s speed is reduced, and the tires are able to move at the same speed. It’s an important element if you’re in a road condition where you need extra traction.

As with other parts of your vehicle, routine maintenance is tantamount to a top-performing machine. With time and use, seals begin to wear and create oil leaks. Feel free to stop in to our service center at Lithia Ford Lincoln of Boise when you have a question. Our technicians are happy to help you.

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