Know the Differences Between FWD and RWD Models

The transmission system is an integral part of an automobile. Transmission systems are either available with front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Many vehicle owners know if their vehicles are front-wheel or rear-wheel drive, but they do not know the difference. Understanding the difference between front-wheel and rear-wheel drive can help you gain a better understanding of your vehicle, so read further to learn the difference between the two.

Rear-wheel drive is more expensive to manufacture because power is transferred to the rear tires through the drive shaft. Front-wheel drive provides power to the front wheels, so the engine, braking system, and other components are in one unit and housed in the front of the vehicle. Many people choose rear-wheel drive because it provides better off-road capabilities. However, front-wheel drive is more commonly seen in cars because it is cheaper to manufacture.

Keep your transmission system in superior condition with routine maintenance inspections. Visit Hatfield Kia in Columbus to schedule a service appointment or order replacement parts from our parts and service center.

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