Buying a car today is a tougher decision than the average person realizes. With a combination of growing environmental awareness, rising oil prices, a depreciating American Dollar and increasingly complex automotive engineering practices – not to mention the fact that there are more vehicle choices than ever before – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when choosing your next car.
We’ve all been here: You start up your car in the morning and begin to back out of the driveway. Before your hand reaches the volume dial on the stereo to crank up your favorite morning radio duo, you hear a noise coming from your car. A vehicle shouldn’t make that noise, yet yours is. And it sounds bad. But is it?
Some vehicles come with either "all-wheel drive" (AWD) or "four-wheel drive" (4WD), and you may have wondered if there's any real difference between those terms. Cars only have four wheels, after all, so when "all" of them are doing the driving, that's four-wheel drive - isn't it? The logic makes sense, but AWD and 4WD have actually evolved into technical terms that refer to distinct mechanical systems. Whether you're shopping for a car or yours needs repairs, you'll want to take an educated approach, so let's walk through the ins and outs of each system.
Jan. 23, 2015: By Morgenthaler - Pro Angler Sponsored by JASPER Wins B.A.S.S. Southern Open
Photo credit: Shaye Baker of B.A.S.S.
What a way to start the year! Two years ago, I won the Bassmaster Wild Card to qualify for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. That just whetted my appetite for more. Now by winning the first B.A.S.S. Open of 2015, I’m the first qualifier for the 2016 Classic, and I feel that I can compete anywhere, anytime, against anyone. I won the B.A.S.S. Southern Open, held January15th weight of 52 pounds, 7 ounces.