At George Gee Kia Liberty Lake, we want you to know as much as possible about driving terminology. This can work to keep you safe while driving around Liberty Lake. Two terms that you may have heard about are oversteer and understeer. Oversteering occurs when the car is too sensitive to a driver's actions behind the wheel.

Understeering occurs when the car doesn't respond enough to what the driver is doing behind the wheel. This tends to happen more on vehicles that rely on the front wheels to generate power. Conversely, oversteer tends to happen on vehicles that rely on the back wheels to provide power.

While oversteering is a relative common occurrence, it can be dangerous when road conditions are poor. Signs of oversteering include fishtailing or spinning out when attempting to go around a corner. If you experience understeering, the tires stay straight even when turning the steering wheel.

 

 

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