If you have ever shopped for a vehicle, it is not uncommon to encounter terminology like FWD, RWD and AWD all of which technically mean different things. If you are in the dark about the differences and which will ultimately serve your needs the best, look no further than this helpful guide below:
Forward/Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
This is a type of vehicle in which the motor is mounted in a side-to-side orientation and its main responsibility is to turn the front wheels to propel the vehicle forward. The front wheels are used for steering the vehicle as well as to receive power from the engine to move forward.
Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
The engine in a RWD vehicle is positioned longitudinally. You will find that the axis of the motor’s rotation is perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the rear axle. Many trucks and sports cars use this drivetrain.
All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Capable of driving through all kinds of terrain and usually combine the positives of FWD and RWD.Power is supplied to all wheels at the same time.
To learn more about the differing drivetrains amongst vehicles and the ways in which they can best match your lifestyle, contact or visit Tim’s Truck Capital.
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