Understanding Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

If you're thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, it's a good idea to understand some of the basic concepts of how cars function, so you can make an informed choice about the kind that would be best for your needs. There are particular benefits to both front-wheel and rear-wheel cars.

Front-wheel cars are especially good in slippery conditions. Those living in a wintry climate will benefit from the combination of a front-wheel powertrain with the engine's weight placed over it. Rear-wheel-drive cars can absorb sudden shocks from driving over a deep pothole or a curb much more readily than the alternative. They also tend to handle better around curves, which is why high-performance cars such as race cars are rear-wheel drive.

If you've got further questions about front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, visit us at Nashua Kia in Nashua, NH, where we're committed to helping you understand your car and how it functions.

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