The Main Differences Between Front-wheel Drive and Rear-wheel Drive

If you own a vehicle, the transmission system is either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. When a vehicle moves forward, it is possible because of front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Do you know the difference between the two? If not, read further.

Front-wheel drive supplies power to the vehicle's front wheels, so it moves forward because the wheels are pulling the vehicle. Rear-wheel drive transmits power to the rear tires through the drive shaft, which enables the vehicle to move forward because it is being pushed by the rear wheels. Rear-wheel drive provides drivers with better traction on off-road terrain, and front-wheel drive handles better during adverse weather conditions such as when the roads are wet.

Keeping your transmission system serviced regularly will ensure your vehicle runs properly. To schedule a transmission inspection, contact Allegheny Toyota in Franklin, PA today.

Categories: Service
Tags: New Car, New SUV, FWD, RWD
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