In Florida, our highways are pretty good and we really don’t encounter the kind of conditions that frequently make them a driving hazard. But, when rain falls or in those times when you do need to take your vehicle off-road, it can be helpful to have a car equipped with an AWD system.
Thankfully, we have solid selection of used options for cars, crossovers and SUVs that have AWD here in Sarasota. If nothing else, an AWD system gives you that extra peace of mind on the road, knowing you have superior grip than you would with a typical FWD setup.
People often confuse AWD and 4WD. While the latter typically allows for torque to be sent to individual wheels, AWD is a more simplistic version. That is why it makes sense to put it on sedans and crossovers, whereas large trucks will generally have 4WD.
With an AWD system, power can be sent to all four of the wheels when it is needed. This can vary by system, however, as many AWD systems today allow power to be sent to just the front wheels or just the rear wheels as well, helping optimize power output to where it is needed most. The wheels the need the most power will get it.
It never hurts to have the extra assurance on the road that your vehicle is capable of handling adverse driving conditions. So, if you’re curious to see what models we have available with AWD, check out our inventory. Or, you can contact us here at Gulf Coast Auto Brokers in Sarasota with your questions and one of our automotive experts can assist you.