The Difference Between Front-wheel and Rear-wheel-drive

Today's vehicles come equipped with front-wheel or rear-wheel drive systems. Each has benefits and disadvantages. Rear-wheel drives are sturdier in terms of construction. Thus, the system is able to tolerate more abuse from rough terrain or road obstacles without suffering damage. The rear-wheel-drive systems also ensure that the vehicle's weight is equally balanced between the front and the rear.

Unfortunately, rear-wheel-drive vehicles are not as adept for traveling on ice and snow. The vehicles do not have sufficient traction to hold the road. Once stuck, they are also harder to free compared to front-wheel drive.

The front-wheel-drive system contains fewer parts. Thus they do not add as much weight to the vehicle. So, they increase fuel efficiency. They also offer better traction compared to their counterparts. But, front-wheel-drive systems cannot withstand the abuse and succumb to damage more easily. If noticing any steering or traction problems with your vehicle, contact one of our Davis Hyundai technicians for an evaluation.


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