Can You Tow Heavy Objects With Front-Wheel Drive Cars?

Your power-transmission system works invisibly under the surface, but its configuration has much to do with how your vehicle handles. In addition to this, the drive-configuration can dictate how well various vehicles perform under load.

Front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicles have their weight distributed more over the front wheels. This setup provides good traction for the front tires, but it can also result in less than optimum traction for the rear wheels. As a result, some FWD vehicles have considerable difficulty towing heavier objects like large boats.

In contrast, rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicles have more balanced stances. This allows the rear wheels to dig in when subjected to the load of a heavy trailer, thus enhancing traction, grip, and efficiency. These benefits come at a price, which is a need to have RWD system components given preventative maintenance checkups.

At our location in the Abilene, TX area, our certified transmission and power-train experts can give your vehicle the attention that it needs. Swing by the Star Hyundai service center today for a quick, no-obligation visit.

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