Understanding the Difference Between Front-wheel Drive and Rear-wheel Drive

Car owners want to keep their vehicles in the best possible condition, so it can be helpful to understand the components of a vehicle. Your vehicle's transmission system is either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, and although you may know which one is in your vehicle, do you know the difference between the two? To better understand what makes front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive different, read further.

Front-wheel drive is more popular among vehicle manufacturers as it is less expensive than rear-wheel drive, which is because vehicles with front-wheel drive house all of the components in the front (in one unit). Rear-wheel drive transfers power from the engine to the rear tires through the drive shaft. With front-wheel drive, the front tires pull the vehicle, and rear-wheel drive pushes the vehicle with the rear tires.

If you want to keep your vehicle running properly, be sure to get routine maintenance inspections on your transmission system at our car repair facility at Cars Plus.

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Tags: New Car, New SUV, FWD, RWD