Even if you never take your 4×4 off-road, you’ll be glad you have it during the cold winter months. The extra traction you get when all four wheels are pulling gives you a margin of safety a two wheel drive vehicles just can’t deliver. Keep the following in mind: 4-wheel drive helps you go but it doesn’t help you stop. Don’t get unworried just because you’ve got a 4×4. Roads can become unpredictable. Slow down when driving on a wet or icy road. Get ahead of a problem in plenty of time so you can brake under control.