Can Rear-Wheel Drive Improve Vehicle Acceleration?

No matter what kind of vehicle that you drive, your motor needs some way of transferring engine power to the tires. The transmission and power linkage system serves as this power transfer system, and they come in three basic varieties. These include front-wheel drive vehicles, rear-wheel drive vehicles, and all-wheel drive vehicles.

Rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles receive a lot of attention, and for good reason. These kinds of power transmission systems provide drivers with many benefits not found on the other kinds of drive designs. One of these advantages lies in acceleration.

When a RWD vehicle takes off from a standing start, the weight of the vehicle lurches backward. This, in turn, places more virtual weight over the rear drive wheels, resulting in more traction and better power transfer.

RWD differentials and axles have many moving parts that need regular inspections in order to work properly. At Serra Toyota Saginaw, we have a number of certified differential and transmission technicians with plenty of experience working on RWD vehicles. To get a checkup for your vehicle, come in today for a no-obligation consultation.

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