Winter is just a few months away, meaning the roads will soon be slick and snowy. With bad weather on the horizon, is it time to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with all-wheel drive, or is front-wheel drive enough? Here’s how you can make an informed AWD vs. FWD decision.
A vehicle with AWD powers every wheel. If one wheel starts to slip, the other three are equipped to compensate for the one tire’s loss of traction. Depending on the vehicle, an AWD system can operate full or part time. An AWD system is designed to deliver better traction on snow-covered streets, but it comes at a cost. It can be an expensive upgrade, more complicated to repair, and may impact your car’s fuel economy due to its weight.
FWD is attractive to drivers because it’s less complex than AWD, meaning you’ll spend less on repairs. The system isn’t as heavy as AWD, so your car’s fuel economy is better and it’s less obtrusive to your car’s interior space. Many cars are equipped with FWD, so you’ll have plenty of options when choosing a vehicle. FWD responds well when driving in the rain and ascending hills.
Whether you’re interested in a vehicle equipped with AWD or FWD, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Midwest Superstore in Hutchinson, Kansas.