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5 Factors That Affect The Handling Of Your Car



Handling is a very important factor in cars when it comes to speeding, control and cornering corners.
A car with good handling is fun to drive and gives a good feel to the driver.
A driver negotiating a bend at 90km/h with 2015 Mercedes Benz S550 will have better control, balance and better stability than another driving doing the same with a 2015 Toyota Corolla.
This is so because the Benz has better handling than the Toyota.

There are so many factors that can affect the handling of your car. As said earlier, handling basically deals with the way your car handle curves and swerving.

You are likely to lose control while driving a car with poor handling. These are some of the things that can make your car perform poorly when it comes to handling.

1. Suspension:
car suspension system

The work of your suspension is to keep the tires on ground at all times even when you go over a bump or something.
If you have problem with your suspension, the handling of your car will be jeopardized.
The suspension should help the car stay on the road.

Do This Simple “Bounce Test” To Know If Your Car Has Suspension Problem

2. Tires:
car tire
Having the wrong tires on your car will certainly affect handling. Most of the standard tires that come with cars are not large and soft, which are ideal for improved handling. When you want to attain the peak of handling, you go for high performance tires.

3. Shock absorber:
car shock absorber and spring

If you don’t have a good shock absorber, the handling will be poor. Shock absorbers play a very important role in cars; it absorbs energy that your car causes while in motion.
If the shock absorbers are bad, stability as well as handling is affected.

4. Aerodynamics:
car aerodynamic test
Aerodynamics affects your car greatly. The faster your car goes the more downward force it creates.
Cars use this force to increase handling. This is especially important going around turns. There are only a few ways to make your car more aerodynamic. You can add spoilers to the car take off the roof rack (or other racks on top) or also decrease the weight of the car by taking unnecessary things out of the trunk.

5. Weather Condition:

The weather affects the handling of your car. When it rains, it creates a slippery surface, and this can really make the roads dangerous. This will certainly affect the handling of your car.


Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.