After a few basic driving exercises to become acquainted with our cars, we jump right into it, starting with under steer. Under steer, while more common on front wheel drive cars, can happen to any car. The problem is that the front wheels lose traction while turning, causing the car to “plow” straight through the turn and not respond to any steering input. The most common reaction drivers have as they sense a car under steering is to turn into the turn more. This is actually the worst thing you can do. The correct approach, while completely counterintuitive, is to let off the gas and unwind the wheel. Bringing the front wheels back so they point in the direction the car is traveling will help them regain traction more quickly. This technique will reduce the duration and severity of the event but it won’t eliminate it.