Find Out the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

Here at Certified Preowned.com, our team wants to help you understand how your vehicle functions so that you can keep it in good condition. Oversteer and understeer refer to your vehicle's dynamics, but what's the difference between the two? Let's find out!

Oversteer is more likely to occur with vehicles that are equipped with rear-wheel drive. Oversteer can be dangers on muddy, rainy, or snowy conditions. When oversteer occurs, the front end takes over because the rear loses grip. You may need to loosen the suspension to correct oversteer.

If you have a vehicle with front-wheel drive, you're more likely to experience understeer. With understeer, the vehicle turns too far and too fast, and it can also happen if you accelerate too early while you're cornering. To correct understeer, you may need to have more suspension applied and increase the front wing, and tire adjustments may also be recommended.

 

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