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Answered 2010-11-08 10:57:01


Without friction, you would have no traction with your tires. Nothing to get you moving. Nothing to stop you, and nothing to allow you to turn corners.

And your brakes wouldn't be very effective without friction.

Friction, however, does also have its costs. It takes energy to overcome friction in the engine and drivetrain. Bearings have friction. Pistons and piston rings have friction in the cylinders.

Air friction also opposes the movement of the vehicles.

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