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Why Is My Car or Truck Shaking?

why is my car or truck shaking?

Lexus of Santa Fe can help you learn why your car or truck is shaking.

As a driver, one of the worst feelings is when you notice your car shudder when driving. Is it a tire puncture, did a pothole ruin my car suspension, or do I have a busted driveshaft? There are a few components that could be the cause of your vehicle shuddering, and the potential problems can vary greatly. The most likely cause of the vibrating most often happens in the vicinity of your rims and tires. They plant your car to the road, and if anything is out of place, you are going to feel it. It may be something like a broken transmission mount or a broken control arm. These more severe failures might leave you stuck on the side of the road.

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Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

If you recently got different tires, your vehicle shuddering could be from the wheels and tires that we not balanced correctly. Balancing the tires makes sure the weight is evenly distributed for the smoothest drive possible. So, if you notice the tire shuddering when you are driving, it could be an unbalanced tire. If you can confirm that the new tires are properly balanced, but the car is still vibrating, make sure the lugnuts are completely tightened, and make sure the tire pressure is correct. If your tires are the cause of the shake, you should have it looked at immediately.

My Steering Wheel Shakes

My Steering Wheel Shakes

If your vehicle shakes when you brake, that is a pretty strong gauge that you need to have your brakes checked out. The most obvious cause of your steering wheel vibration is warped rotors. When drivers press the brake pedal, pieces of metal called brake pads compress against the brake rotors to stop your car. If you want smooth braking, you require a smooth surface. A warped surface will cause shudders when braking, kind of like how a brick road feels rougher than an asphalt highway. Other potential causes of the vibrating include stuck calipers or damaged shocks. If you notice your steering wheel wobble, bring it in to get it inspected.

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

If a vehicle is shaking before you even start driving, then you likely have some broken car parts. The most obvious causes of your vehicle shaking in idle are:

A Worn Driveshaft – If not perfectly balanced or damaged, it might be the source of the shudders
CV joints That Have Failed – Working together with the driveshaft, cv joints get the power from the engine to the wheels and tires and, if damaged, can be the cause of the car shaking in idle.
Engine Mounts That Have Failed – As the name indicates, these components help affix the engine to the car. If they are broken or just worn, it can allow the engine to engine vibrate under the hood.

If you have noticed a vibration in your vehicle, then bring it to us for a thorough inspection. Our knowledgeable technicians will diagnose the reason for the shudder and get you back on the road quickly.

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