Why Is My Car Shaking?

Following routine maintenance schedules will help reduce the chances of any larger issues arising with your car and help maintain its smooth, efficient performance. When unforeseen issues arise, such as your car shaking, it’s important to pay attention to the signs your car is giving as you drive around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.

Although the answer to why your car is shaking can be a multitude of things, our team at Elite Acura wanted to cover some of the more common reasons as to why you’re experiencing shaking in your car.

Engine Issue

Mechanic checking engineThere can be an issue with your vehicle’s engine if you start feeling the car shake. If you notice that it lasts for longer periods of time, especially while you accelerate, it may be the engine that’s causing the shaking.

From the filters becoming clogged up to the connection of the spark plugs being loose, there are a handful of malfunctions within the engine that could be the root of your shaking. Having a professional inspect and repair any engine problems that may be present is recommended.

 Brake Rotors

A strong clue that there is something irregular with your braking system is when you feel the shaking while you push your foot on the brake pedal. Specifically, your issue could be with the brake rotors.

The rotors might be warped, and the vibration is caused when the brake pads are pressed against the uneven surface of the rotors. You’ll want to replace the warped rotors as soon as possible, so you can have smooth braking once again.

Uneven Tire Wear

Tire alignmentWith the amount of friction and heat the rubber of your tires endure, it’s easy to see why they need to be replaced every once in a while. Sometimes, you may have tires wearing at different rates than the other ones on your vehicle. If your car is shaking, check the threads on your tires since it can be happening because of uneven wear to the tires. If any of your tires are smooth, it’s advised to have a trained technician rotate or even replace them.

Power Steering

Having proper connections of all the intricate parts that run from the steering wheel to the wheels on the ground need to be in working order for you to enjoy the smooth responsiveness you’re accustomed to while driving your car.

If you feel shaking as you turn the steering wheel, there could be an issue with your power steering system. You’ll want to make sure there’s enough power steering fluid and inspect if there are any leaks coming from that system.

Have Our Technicians Service Your Vehicle

There are also other components of the car, including the wheels and axles, that can be the reason you’re experiencing your car shaking. So, if you’re unsure exactly why your car is shaking, our technicians can help diagnose the source of the problem.

We want to help you maintain a safe and confident drive out on the roads of Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill, so when you do observe that your car is shaking, our service center can resolve the issue for you.

Schedule your routine maintenance or any other service needs with us at Elite Acura!

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