Is it an Oversteer or Understeer?

It's certainly not a good thing when your car doesn't respond to your steering the way it should. When you're taking a turn, two potential situations could occur: an oversteer and an understeer.

These two situations are just what you would expect from their names. An oversteer is when your car takes a turn too sharply, and an understeer is when the turn isn't sharp enough. Oversteers are more likely to happen with rear-wheel-drive vehicles, and understeers happen more frequently in front-wheel-drive vehicles.

To maintain grip, even in slippery conditions, make sure you exercise care when turning. As you shift your momentum, you'll benefit from slowing down and being gentle with your actions. You can also get all-season tires or even winter tires if the conditions call for it. Further, some newer models that we carry at DCH Subaru of Riverside in Riverside, CA come with electronic stability control and traction control to help you stay safe on the roads.

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