AWD Repair Chico

January 12, 2023

Chico AWD repair


Chico AWD repair

It would be best if you had a real professional regarding off-road, AWD, and 4×4 vehicle service. The last thing you need is your suspension breaking because some amateur messed up your lift kit or some other wild malarky.


When the cold weather rolls around and the first slippery days confront drivers, it’s tempting to say, “I need an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle to deal with the weather.”  Well, maybe you don’t. Maybe there’s another much more economical solution that may even have better results for you.

Many people think having power at all four corners of the vehicle is the answer to all winter can throw at you. True, you can get going more quickly in an all-wheel-drive (AWD) or 4-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle. That’s because power can be sent to each wheel, and four traction spots are better than two. And an AWD or 4WD vehicle may have a higher resale value in places with harsh winters.

But AWD and 4WD vehicles cost hundreds, even thousands, more. They use more fuel economy and require additional maintenance.   Some people who get AWD and 4WD cars think they’re invincible in the snow when the truth is they might get going more easily but won’t be able to stop any better than with front-wheel drive (FWD).

So, what’s this solution that doesn’t involve forking over thousands of bucks for the latest AWD SUV? Sometimes it’s as simple as a new set of tires. For those whose knuckles turn white when the streets turn white with snow, winter tires can make a night-and-day difference in how a vehicle grips the road, especially when it comes to stopping. A significant tire company wanted to find out which was better in the snow: an AWD car with all-season tires or an FWD car with winter tires. The AWD car was a little quicker off the line, but in most other tests, the FWD car with winter tires handled better and stopped in short distances.

A set of winter tires is cheaper than a new AWD vehicle. However, it’s an option you should discuss with your NAPA AutoCare Center. Your Service Advisor will have a range of prices and performance features ideal for your vehicle and driving needs. Of course, the optimal winter vehicle will be AWD or 4WD paired with winter tires, but unless you are heading out to the tundra, you may be surprised much of a difference winter tires can make.



Use the contact information below to call, text, email, or schedule an online appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tedious Repairs 2695 Highway 32 Chico, CA 95973 | (530) 826-4275



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Buddy Rausch

Buddy Rausch

Buddy started his auto career journey at Butte College and started his own auto repair company in 2007. Since then he has worked on countless cars, diagnosing, repairing, and replacing worn, faulty, and broken parts.

After a few years, he moved to a bigger shop to accommodate his growth and to better serve the Chico, CA community. It’s a family-owned & operated business.

Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball is one of his many passions.

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