There are many different ways for the car to steer out of control. Two of the most common are oversteer and understeer. What's the difference between the two?
Oversteer Is More Steering Than the Driver Wanted
Oversteer happens most commonly in rear-wheel drive vehicles, and can easily happen when correcting back after drifting out of a lane. The basic occurrence is when the car steers more than what the driver initially wanted it to.
Understeer Is Less Steering Than the Driver Wanted
Understeer happens most commonly in front-wheel drive vehicles and is a result of the car steering less than what the driver initially commands with the steering wheel.
Strong Motor = Likeliness of Both
If your car has a strong engine, both understeer and oversteer will likely happen more easily. Learn more handling basics at Pigg Enterprises where we can give you tips for staying in control