What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

There are several factors you might consider before deciding on whether a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle is right for you. It’s a good idea to think about what type of driving conditions you will be exposed to, the average mileage you’ll be driving, and what you expect from the vehicle in general.

The economical choice between them is the FWD. It is a simpler, more cost-effective vehicle to produce because of the placement of the engine and drivetrain assembly. It’s also a lighter assembly. That creates savings of both initial cost and fuel as you drive. Additionally, a FWD handles better on wet road surfaces than the RWD.

To its benefit, a RWD vehicle provides better all-around performance and handling than FWD. It’s also going to prove to be the more durable choice. Running into a pot hole or curb doesn’t lead to the same costly suspension repairs as it does in a FWD.

When you’re in Wintersville, OH, stop in to State Park Motors and speak with a knowledgeable member of our car repair staff. We’re happy to explain each vehicle in further detail and offer you a test drive.

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