Every time the seasons start to change, auto dealers will have great sales. Let’s say the engine of your current car or truck has failed and you need a new ride. One of the questions you could have is what difference the drive systems make? So, with that in mind, let’s find out.
Front Wheel Drive
To start off, let’s look at front wheel drive. This is the option that you will see the most often, no matter which vehicle you are looking to buy. When it comes to the drive systems, front wheel drive is the easiest and least expensive to manufacture. This allows the vehicle to cost less and afford the driver and passenger more room in the cabin. But how does it work? Front wheel drive directs engine power to the front wheels of your vehicle, and only the front wheels. More weight is focused on this part of your ride, so when the road is slippery due to rain, snow, or ice, you will have better traction.
Rear Wheel Drive
Next up is rear wheel drive. Unlike front wheel drive, the engine power is shifted to the set of wheels in the back. This is great for heavier vehicles like trucks and SUVs, and also has the effect of granting your car higher horsepower. However, one major downside to rear wheel drive is that it isn’t as practical as its front-wheel cousin for most day-to-day drivers. Plus, it doesn’t handle as well when weather conditions make the roads slippery and more treacherous to navigate.
All Wheel Drive
What do you want to do this fall? If you plan on going off-roading, then you’ll need to have all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive also comes in handy when you are out driving and run into unexpectedly foul weather. This drive system sends power from the engine to all four wheels. However, all-wheel drive systems are designed differently by each manufacturer. The front wheels may still be favored, or in some cases, the AWD system only works under certain conditions. If the tires start to slip off the road, then the AWD will redirect power to the wheels that need them more.
Four Wheel Drive
Four-wheel drive systems are similar to all-wheel drive. But the main difference is that they provide even more engine power for the most challenging driving conditions or activities, such as going over boulders or through deep bodies of water.
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