What is the difference between front-wheel drive& rear-wheel drive?

Answer Historically, most cars were rear-wheel drive. Then in the 1970s, in an effort to save weight and fuel, manufacturers began switching to front-wheel drive. A side benefit was added traction in wet ... Read More »

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What is the difference between 4x4, 4 wheel drive and AWD, all wheel drive?

Well, that's not quite the whole story.When talking about a 4x4, one generally is talking about a vehicle that normally runs in 2 wheel drive (though not a requirement in modern systems), except wh... Read More »

What's the difference between All-Wheel drive and 4-Wheel drive?

Despite what some people may say they are not the same thing.With out getting into the engineering I will try to keep it simple,4-wheel drive or Part time 4x4 as some call it, is good for off road ... Read More »

Is the 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

The 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS is a front-wheel drive vehicle. This means it has a transversely-mounted engine and the front wheels "pull" the vehicle, rather than the rear wheels "pushing" it. In the ... Read More »

How Do I Repair Front Wheel Bearings on a 2003 Ford F350 4-Wheel Drive?

Front wheel bearings are part of the hub bearing assembly, which controls the vehicle's movement. Wheel bearings rotate in the hub and allow the wheel to turn when the vehicle is in motion. Wheel b... Read More »