Tag: rear-wheel drive

10 Posts

How front-wheel cars work
Dec 26, 2014

A Wellspring of Misinformation!

Dear Car Talk

Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

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do snow tires work as well on cars with rear wheel drive
Jan 01, 2005

Is it worth putting snow tires on a rear-wheel-drive car?

Dear Car Talk

My wife said she heard you say that snow tires are useless on rear-wheel-drive cars Your Web site seems to say the opposite but it isn't specific enough about rear-wheel-drive cars to satisfy her I need an answer fast since...

rear-wheel drive winter snow tires

Sep 01, 2001

Are there any advantages to front-wheel drive if you don't live in a wintry climate?

Dear Car Talk

Except for the most expensive cars these days almost all cars are front-wheel drive But unless one lives in a snowy or icy climate I can't see any advantage to front-wheel drive -- except to the repair people who get...

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive

Mar 01, 2000

4WD, AWD, front/rear-wheel drive for winter driving? How about "traction control"?

Dear Car Talk

I've been thinking about buying a new car and one of my big concerns is performance in the snow I'm looking for a full-sized car but I'm confused about whether I should be looking for all-wheel drive front-wheel drive or...

winter AWD 4WD front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive snow tires

Mar 01, 2000

Neither snow tires nor chains will make your Mercedes a snow-worthy vehicle.

Dear Car Talk

My wife and I live in Colorado and our grandchildren are to the east west and south of us There are mountain passes snow between us and them At present we have a Jeep Grand Wagoneer great in snow and...

rear-wheel drive winter snow tires Mercedes-Benz

Mar 01, 1999

Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

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Peter wonders about the pros and cons of front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive and why is Volvo so proud that its entire fleet front-wheel drive while at the same time Mercedes brags that its cars are rear-wheel drive.

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive

Dec 01, 1998

Should you park a manual transmission in 1st gear or reverse? Depends on whether you have front-wheel drive...and on whether you get towed.

Dear Car Talk

Several years ago on one of your radio puzzlers you had a case of a husband and wife who had identical cars with manual transmissions that got towed After the tow one car worked and the other didn't Your answer...

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive parking towing

Dec 01, 1996

Is it a problem that most luxury cars haven't yet implemented front-wheel drive technology?

Dear Car Talk

I am starting to shop for a luxury automobile For the past years I have owned front-wheel-drive cars All the major luxury brands now have old rear-wheel-drive technology My understanding is that FWD is the better technology both for saving...

front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive

May 01, 1991

Traction control--no car does well on sheer ice.

Dear Car Talk

I am in the fortunate position of being able to purchase pretty much any car that I would like within a reasonable or even a slightly unreasonable range Right now I'm looking at an Acura Legend LS as well as...

safety features winter rear-wheel drive Lexus