12 January 2017

Disadvantages of all wheel drive

An all-wheel-drive vehicle is one with a powertrain that can supply power to all its wheels, whether full-time or on-demand. Let us have a deep insight into the disadvantages provided by car used to all-wheel drive.

Disadvantages of all-wheel drive :

  • More expensive to buy.
  • Uses more fuel.
  • Higher maintenance and repair costs.
  • Tires need to be the exact same size may need 4 new ones if one destroyed.
  • Better traction in slippery road conditions can make a driver over-confident in their ability to stop or turn, often resulting in an accident.
  • Heavy more parts mean more weight.
  • Unusual handling characteristics.