A Brief Explanation About Oversteer and Understeer

Understanding how your vehicle functions can help you keep it in optimal condition, and we can help at Jaguar Cerritos in Cerritos, CA with helpful automotive knowledge. Oversteer and understeer have to do with your automobile's dynamics. Vehicles that are equipped with front-wheel drive are probably more likely to experience understeer, and vehicles with rear-wheel drive are more susceptible to oversteer.

With understeer, a vehicle's front wheels will continue in a straight direction after the driver has turned the steering wheel. It usually occurs when a driver accelerates too quickly during a turn, and it can also happen if a driver turns the wheels too hard and too fast. The best way to correct oversteer is to have tire pressure adjustments and apply more suspension.

Oversteer happens when a car fishtails or slides out. This may not be very dangerous when the roads are dry, but it can be extremely dangerous if the road conditions are rainy, muddy, or snowy. You may need to tweak the suspension to correct oversteer.

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