The Differences Between Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive

If you own a vehicle, it’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of the parts that make it run. Vehicles are offered in rear-wheel and front-wheel drive, but what’s the difference between the two?

Front-wheel drive is more common than rear-wheel drive primarily because it is more cost effective for automobile manufactures to build front-wheel drive vehicles. With a front-wheel drive vehicle, the engine, steering, and additional components are all housed in the front. In contrast, rear-wheel drive vehicles transfer the engine’s power to the rear wheels through the drive shaft. Although rear-wheel drive is more expensive, it provides better traction and handling. In essence, vehicles with front-wheel drive are being pulled, and vehicles with rear-wheel drive are being pushed.

In order to ensure your vehicle’s drivetrain is working properly, routine vehicle inspections are a must. Contact our service center here at Audi Southampton today to schedule your vehicle inspection.

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