What it Means When Your Car Oversteers

If your car does not respond correctly when steering, it's possible you have a problem with oversteering. This mechanical issue causes the vehicle to make overly sharp turns. It can create dangerous driving conditions in the snow or mud. All drivers should be able to recognize an oversteering problem.

At its essence, oversteering is really a problem with the rear tires' ability to maintain traction. When the driver attempts a turn, the power emanating from the rear causes the tires to slip out. This causes the rear end to overtake the front end of the vehicle in a fishtailing movement. If you feel that your vehicle is susceptible to oversteering, it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible.

One of the best ways to understand oversteering is to compare it to understeering. The latter usually occurs during a quick acceleration during a turn. The uneven weight distribution in the front causes the wheels to head straight instead of turning. This results in an overly wide turn. If you have a front-wheel drive car, you may be experiencing understeering.

Test driving a vehicle is a good way to examine its handling. Economy Honda Superstore can offer you a test drive of the vehicle of your choice.

 

 

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