Do Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicles Work Well in Wet Weather?

Power in your vehicle engine flows from the combustion chambers to the engine output shafts, then on to the drive-shafts, axles, differentials, and wheels. At the end of this power-chain lie the tires themselves, and they are where the rubber literally meets the road.

Tires have a property that is known as traction, and one definition of this quality is the ability of a tire to grip a given road surface. Several factors affect traction, including the design of the tire, the kind of road-surface in use, and the overall weather conditions. Another factor that affects traction is weight, and rear-wheel drive (RWD) vehicles have less relative weight over the back wheels than the front wheels. Because of this weight-imbalance, RWD tires may sometimes lose their traction in rainy or humid weather.

RWD vehicles nevertheless provide many benefits, and here at our Mt. Pleasant area location, our My Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT transmission systems specialists can keep your RWD parts and components in ship shape. To talk to our experts in person, swing by our place today for a no-obligation conversation.

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