Your car’s drivetrain is what connects the engine to the wheels. There are several different types of drivetrains, and each one of them works differently as well. By understanding the importance of these systems, you will realize how essential it is to keep them in good condition.
A front-wheel drive system sends all of your engine’s power to the front wheels. In these vehicles, the engine, transmission and powertrain are located in the front of the vehicle, leaving more passenger space in the cabin. These drivetrains are less complex than others since all of their components are close together.
Rear-wheel drive systems were once standard drivelines for cars. These systems concentrate on sending engine power to the rear wheels rather than the front ones. Vehicles with these systems are not recommended for winter traction; however, they offer excellent braking and handling.
All-wheel drive systems are some of the most modern drivetrain systems today. In these vehicles, all of the tires receive power from your car’s engine. They depend on fluid-filled gears and hi-tech electronics to send power to the tires and maintain traction. However, some can show bias to either the back or front wheels.
Four-wheel drive systems are robust drivetrains that are designed for handling off-road driving. They are somewhat similar to all-wheel drive systems, with the difference being that they can send power to all wheels or only two. Additionally, some of these vehicles switch between sending power to all wheels or only two as needed.
Avoid Costly Repairs
As you can see, your car’s drivetrain is essential to your vehicle’s overall performance. To avoid costly repairs, such as a timing belt replacement, transmission rebuilding, exhaust replacement or engine replacement, you need to have your car checked regularly. Dr. Brakes in Pompano Beach can make sure your driveline is working properly.
We can check your clutch and drive line, perform a head gasket service or an oil leak diagnosis, and help you avoid these expensive repairs and replacements. Give us a call today, and we will check your vehicle and make sure it is in the best condition possible.