Do AWD cars wear tires faster than RWD, or FWD?
Unfortunately there is not a good yes or no answer to your question, there are several factors to consider. First, what kind of all wheel drive vehicle are we talking about? Let’s say you have a Honda Realtime all wheel drive vehicle, like I used to own. Well in that case power is sent to all four wheels only when some wheels slip. So 90% of the time you are driving an essentially front wheel drive vehicle. In that case you will notice that your front wheels wear a little more quickly than your rear wheels. Now, let’s say that you have a car that is all-time AWD, meaning there is power going to all four wheels. Not all AWD drive systems are the same. For instance some may have a 60/40 split, meaning 60% of the power goes to the front wheels while 40% goes to the rear wheels. In these cars you will notice that the tires with more power will wear more quickly than the tires with less power. The split can vary for whichever car you are looking at and in some cars you can adujust the split