No one wants to get into an accident due to wet or icy roads. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to combat road conditions besides driving slower, staying more alert, or not driving at all. Thankfully, manufacturers have engineered the all-wheel drive drivetrain to increase the stability and traction of the vehicle.
AWD has gotten very popular where many new models are offering this drivetrain. However, many of these models require a higher trim or extra costs for AWD. Can you get a vehicle with AWD if you are on a budget? The answer is yes! Here at Sheehy Auto Outlet, we have many pre-owned vehicles with all-wheel drive available.
So, how does all-wheel drive (AWD) compare to front-wheel drive (FWD)? FWD is the typical drivetrain found in older models and some newer models. With FWD, the front tires do all the steering, braking, and acceleration. If one or both front tires lose traction, driving becomes dangerous as the vehicle will begin to skid.
AWD is different in which every tire can receive engine power. If one tire loses traction, the other tires will compensate by receiving more power to get you back on track. Thus, AWD is great for wet, icy, and off-road conditions. Of course, owning a vehicle with AWD doesn’t mean you can drive recklessly. It is simply an aid to reduce the chances of an accident because of slippery roads. No matter which vehicle you drive, you should always take extra caution while driving in dangerous conditions.
Are you ready to make the switch to a vehicle with all-wheel drive? Start browsing the numerous pre-owned models that offer AWD right on our website! We will be happy to help you find the right vehicle that fits your budget.