Your Audi A4 slips and becomes uncontrollable during a turn when you weren’t driving so fast? You don’t really understand where it comes from and you’ve been quite scared.
In this article, we will try to simplify the subject, and appreciate all the potential causes that makes your Audi A4 slip, but on top of that how to avoid getting caught up again and crash your Audi A4.
Reasons that cause your Audi A4 to slip
Wet soil and aquaplaning
The first thing to bear in mind, even if it seems evident, is the weather conditions. In cases where the ground is wet, and therefore covered with water, your Audi A4’s grip is completely altered And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You can potentially do aquaplaning, which means the fact that your tire is no longer in strong contact with the ground, and therefore your Audi A4 no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.
Tire quality, wear, pressure
This aquaplaning phenomenon is clearly accentuated by various factors. First, the brand of your Audi A4’s tires. If you have bought tires at an unbeatable price, it is almost certainly to be at the expense of quality. Be cautious with that, your lives are at stake. If there is anything you should take care about before buying, it is the tires. Talk to someone qualified or examine comparators on the Internet for your Audi A4 because a bad quality tire could make your Audi A4 to slip very easily.
Beyond the quality of these tires, there is also their range of wear. Even a tire of excellent quality wears out relatively quickly, count between 40,000 and 50,000 km. When you have worn tires, they become entirely smooth and therefore lose all Audi A4’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Indeed, an under-inflated tire also favors aqua-planning (we are referring to aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Keep in mind to check the pressure of these on a regular basis, especially on the eve of a long journey. The suggested pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your Audi A4’s model.
Vehicle load and driving behaviour
It is also necessary to take into account the load of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your Audi A4 will be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most crucial point to consider, your driving style.
If you drive fast, it makes sense to reduce your grip on the ground. When turning, do not accelerate. Obviously, avoid wet areas, especially on the side of the road.
Imagine that you arrived too fast in the bend, when you start to lose control and start to slip, avoid braking absolutely. This would cause you to permanently lose control of the vehicle.
If your car is leaving from the front, it is advisable to stay on course and wait until you find some grip.
If, on the contrary, you were to start making a tailspin, try to counter-direct your Audi A4 in the right direction.
Of course it is easier said than done, but it is still better to know that than nothing at all!
The main point to remember is that your Audi A4’s brake is your adversary in this circumstance, examine the condition of your Audi A4 on a regular basis, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this happens anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to regain manageable speed and grip the road again.
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