What's the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer?

When you're driving and you have to take a sharp turn, your car may not respond the way you think it will. In some cases, if you put too much pressure in either direction, you will oversteer, causing your vehicle to steer off sharply. This is problematic whenever you are driving because it means that you are likely steering into the wrong lane to avoid something.

When you understeer, it's the lack of response from your steering wheel that causes you to take a turn too wide. In this case, you'll end up going off the road most likely. When you are driving, things like departure lane assist and traffic alerts can help you figure out where your blind spots are and avoid traffic accidents.

If you think there is an issue with your steering wheel or just want to look into new driver assistance technology, test drive the latest vehicles at Kia of Laurel.



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