Oversteer and understeer are both common types of car handling. Most drivers will know the difference between these two, but if you're yet to learn, here's what they mean:

Oversteering occurs when a vehicle turns too sharply around its center axis which causes it to slide outwards on one side. This can be caused by turning at too high of a speed for the road conditions or through sudden braking after a turn.
Understeering is when a vehicle doesn't have enough grip from the front tires and cannot turn in response to steering input. This usually happens when driving on snow or ice because there isn't enough friction with the ground so less force is transmitted from the tires to steerable wheels.

One type of car that you'll find will usually understeer is known as front-wheel drive, where the weight of the motor is over the axle connected to the wheels. This causes it to lose grip on slippery roads or surfaces and makes it harder to handle than the rear or four-wheel drive vehicles.


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