How does friction effect a toy model car?

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it depends on what the car is doing, everything is effected my gravity which is pushing down and the surface its touching(wheels to the pavement) is causing friction, then when its rolling you also have rolling mass and contact patch of the wheels and weight.. you need to be a little more specific

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