Your Audi Q3 slips and becomes uncontrollable especially during a turn when you weren’t driving so quickly? You don’t really know precisely where it comes from and you’ve been quite scared.
In this article, we will try to clarify the subject, and figure out all the potential causes that makes your Audi Q3 slip, but also how to stop getting caught up again and crash your Audi Q3.
Circumstances that cause your Audi Q3 to slip
Wet soil and aquaplaning
The first thing to bear in mind, even if it seems obvious, is the weather conditions. Once the ground is wet, and as a result covered with water, your Audi Q3’s grip is completely altered And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You can potentially do aquaplaning, which results in the fact that your tire is no longer in strong contact with the ground, and therefore your Audi Q3 no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.
Tire quality, wear, pressure
This aquaplaning phenomenon is not surprisingly accentuated by various factors. First, the brand of your Audi Q3’s tires. In the event that you have purchased tires at an unbeatable price, it is most likely 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 Q3 because a bad quality tire could make your Audi Q3 to slip very easily.
More than the quality of these tires, there is also their level 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 completely smooth and therefore lose all Audi Q3’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Indeed, an under-inflated tire also contributes to aqua-planning (we are talking about aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Remember to check the pressure of these on a regular basis, especially on the eve of a long journey. The recommended pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your Audi Q3’s model.
Vehicle load and driving behaviour
It is also necessary to take into account weight of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your Audi Q3 will likely be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most vital point to consider, your driving style.
If you drive fast, it is just common 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 came too fast in the bend, when you start to lose control and start to slip, avoid braking at all costs. 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 Q3 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 Q3’s brake is your enemy in this circumstance, examine the condition of your Audi Q3 on a regular basis, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this takes place anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to restore controllable speed and grip the road again.
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