What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Have you ever wondered how your car is able to move so quickly? What gives your wheels power? What does a “drivetrain” mean? The drivetrain is the term given to the configuration of your transmission and wheels. In a front-wheel drivetrain, your transmission sends power from the engine to your front wheels. This allows your car to move forward as the wheels pull it. However, it’s different for a rear-wheel drive configuration.

In a rear-wheel drivetrain, your transmission sends power down your car’s driveshaft to the rear differential. This means that your car is pushed forward, instead of being pull like with the front wheels. Essentially, rear-wheel drive vehicles go faster because they can leap forward quickly, but it’s more difficult for your car to pull its weight forward, which results in slow acceleration that builds over time.

You can test drive the top performance vehicles at our location at Dyer & Dyer Volvo Cars to really see the difference. We have all kinds of new car specials waiting for you. Stop by our Chamblee location to get the best service and financing options.


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