Jeep Compass 2017 4x4 System
I have a Compass 2017 Limited North (Not sure if its a 1st Gen or 2nd Gen Jeep) which I bought last October.
I wanted to ask how other Compass drivers make use of the 4WD Lock Button/Wheel and when they make use of it?
I live in British Columbia, Canada and we get a lot of snow up here. Road conditions during the winter are very very icey and I live out on a farm where the roads are permanently snow and ice throughout the winter. Since buying the vehicle I would obviously turn the wheel to Snow mode which automatically locks the 4x4 (please correct me if I'm wrong anywhere).
I've since read that my Jeep comes equipped with Active Drive technology and that when a tyre slips or loses traction - the computer automatically detects this and shifts more or less power to accommodate for this and provide better traction.
So with this in mind, does this mean its unnessecary for me to constantly drive my car with the lock engaged? For example - In many places in town, the roads are have melted down to tar again and 4x4 would not be needed so driving in 4X4 lock mode is actually unnecessary and probably utilizing more fuel if anything.
Am I right in saying the Auto mode can be used in such conditions? Obviously when I drive out to my farm on icier roads, I'd probably play safe and stick her back in Snow mode...