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Nestled beneath every car, channeling power from the transmission and engine to the wheels is a drivetrain. The drivetrain is a complex network of parts that can be difficult to understand. So, we’ve consulted with our Ford parts experts at Caruso Ford to give you a quick rundown on the differences between drivetrains.

Cars can seem complicated at first. With so many moving components, it can be hard to keep track of what is or isn’t crucial to the function of your car. While every aspect of your car serves some form of importance, your drivetrain should sit at the top of the list, no matter how you view it.

As mentioned before, your drivetrain is a system of parts working together to provide power to your wheels. However, there are four different kinds of drivetrains to look out for, front-wheel, rear-wheel, all-wheel, and four-wheel. Each one is different from the next, and none of them are overall superior to any other, as they each have their specializations.

Front-Wheel drivetrains tend to be lighter, are better at conserving gasoline, and cost less to produce. Rear-wheel drivetrains, on the other hand, have better handling and greater acceleration than their forward based counterparts. All-wheel drive is another beast entirely, as it provides power to all wheels at once. Better for traction and control, all-wheel drivetrains excel at gripping the road when road conditions are less than favorable. Lastly, four-wheel drivetrains are much like their all-wheel counterparts, however, and are far better equipped for off-roading. Typically four-wheel drivetrains are more dynamic and can adjust according to the terrain.

No matter which drivetrain option catches your eye, we offer variations of them all at our Long Beach Ford dealership. Caruso Ford is the number one Ford service and car provider in the area, and every day we strive to be the best in what we do.

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