When you’re looking for Alfa Romeo cars for sale, we encourage you to visit our Alfa Romeo dealership near Cincinnati, OH. We have a generous inventory of the latest Alfa Romeo models and we’ll be more than happy to help you find the luxury vehicle that fits both your budget and your lifestyle.
Of course, if you have a question about your current vehicle, we suggest that you either call or visit our Alfa Romeo service center so our expert automotive technicians can answer it for you. One topic we get asked about a lot is drivetrains. Many drivers seem to be familiar with the word “drivetrain,” but far fewer appear to know exactly what the term refers to.
A car’s drivetrain is comprised of the parts that deliver power to the automobile’s wheels. It doesn’t include the source of the power that’s delivered. Instead, a drivetrain only consists of the parts involved in the delivery of power to a vehicle’s wheels.
While rear-wheel drive used to be the automotive industry’s drivetrain of choice, you’ll find the following four kinds of drivetrains in today’s vehicles:
As its name implies, a rear-wheel drive system delivers power to a car’s back wheels exclusively, which makes it seem as if the car is being pushed from behind when it’s moving forward. A front-wheel drive system only delivers power to a vehicle’s front wheels. This gives the illusion that a car is being pulled along the road when it’s moving forward.
All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are similar in the sense that they both divert power to each of a vehicle’s four wheels. There are two big differences between these systems, though. First, all-wheel drive is engaged all of the time whereas a driver chooses when to use his or her four-wheel drive system. An all-wheel drive system is appropriate for everyday driving while four-wheel drive is often reserved for off-road purposes.
No matter what kind of drivetrain your automobile has, our factory-trained technicians can help whenever your car needs a repair or some routine maintenance. To make your next service appointment, give us a call, contact us online, or visit Jake Sweeney Alfa Romeo today.