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Traction in the Snow

Q: What type of car has better traction in the snow – front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

A: Front-wheel drive cars have better traction in the snow. The weight of the engine and transmission over the tires helps the tires get excellent traction on slippery roads. However, rear-wheel drive cars that have traction control can also be good in the snow. You can also purchase tire chains, cables, or socks for additional traction.