Volkswagen

Volkswagen of Salem

3335 Del Webb Ave NE
Directions Salem, OR 97301

  • Sales: (855) 817 8984
  • Service: 855-817-8985
  • Parts: 855-417-2076
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What's the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer?

Has your steering been off lately? If your steering wheel doesn’t respond appropriately, you may have had issues with understeering and oversteering. When you understeer, it means that your steering wheel hasn’t applied enough pressure to your axles to turn your vehicles. You may notice that you take a bend too widely or can’t make your wheels follow the curve of the road. When this happens, you are likely to head into other lanes of traffic or off the road.

Conversely, with an oversteer, you are steering too much in a direction, causing you to spin your vehicle in some cases. Oversteering is a problem when you don’t have enough resistance on your steering wheel or if the road is slippery. You may try to over-correct only to find that you’re oversteering.

Want to get your tires and steering checked? Stop by the service department at Volkswagen of Salem located in Salem, OR.

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