# Can a car move without friction?

## Can a car move without friction?

So, even though friction is often thought of as the force that opposes the motion of an object, the motion of a car would not be possible without friction! Friction may slow the car down as it moves along the road, but it also is the force that enables the car to move forward at all.

How does friction cause acceleration?

Friction always acts in the direction opposing motion. This means if friction is present, it counteracts and cancels some of the force causing the motion (if the object is being accelerated). That means a reduced net force and a smaller acceleration. More friction and the puck slows to a stop faster.

How does friction affect the acceleration of a car?

The friction between the tires of your automobile and the road determine your maximum acceleration, and more importantly your minimum stopping distance. So the nature of that friction could actually be a matter of life and death.

### Which is the maximum force of static friction?

If you know the coefficient of static friction and the normal force between the object and the surface the product of these two numbers by definition is the maximum force of static friction.

What is the force of friction between tires and ground?

The force of static friction between the tires and the ground is what allows cars to speed up, slow down, and turn safely and gently. To speed up, the tires start spinning faster and grip the road using the force of static friction.

How does friction support the direction of motion?

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