When you’re buying a vehicle, you’ll notice if the vehicle has front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or another kind of drive, and you should pay attention to make an informed decision and know how to drive. Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive are both basically what they sound like but understanding some of the finer points will help you drive more safely. Here are some tips and information from Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks in Grand Forks, ND.

If the vehicle that you purchase has front-wheel drive, you’ll have more control on a slippery road, but you lose power because the front wheels are pulling the vehicle rather than the back wheels pushing the vehicle.

Rear-wheel drive is just the opposite. When the wheels are pushing the vehicle, you might slip on icy roads, but you don’t have to worry about getting up to speed as much. The reason that rear-wheel drive can be more difficult to control on slippery roads is because it’s much easier for the vehicle's end to fishtail around if the front wheels lose grip of the road.

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