Wheel Drives Explained
Vehicles have front, rear or all-wheel drives. Rear-wheel drive means the rear wheels are responsible for motivating the vehicle. RWD typically offers better stability. However, vehicles have more difficulty during inclement weather. On the other hand, the front wheels supply the power in front-wheel drive vehicles. FWD is better in bad weather. There are fewer parts, which makes the technology less expensive. However, running over potholes or over obstacles can result in a greater likelihood of suffering damage.
All-wheel drive vehicles provide the best points of FWD and RWD. Vehicles get better traction regardless of the weather or road conditions. However, the technology is more expensive and adds more weight to the vehicle, which could bring down gas mileage. Repairs also tend to be more costly. At Rusnak/Pasadena Porsche, we can help you decide what type of drivetrain might best suit your needs. Stop in and visit with us today.