Why Is My Car Shaking?

When you’re cruising through Atlantic City or Egg Harbor in your car, you should feel confident that it’ll run smoothly on flat roads at any speed. However, if you’ve owned your car for a while, you might notice odd vibrations interrupting an otherwise peaceful ride.

Have you been asking yourself, “Why is my car shaking?” Fear not: our service team at Boardwalk Honda is here to help diagnose the problem and find the right solution. We’ll give you a closer look at the most common reasons for car shaking.

Tire Trouble

Car Tire Services

The most common reason drivers experience a shaking car is related to tire problems. There’s more than one tire problem that can cause your car to shake, though, which is why it’s important to figure out which issue you’re having. We’ll break it down for you:

  • Car Shakes at Highway Speeds: If you notice vibrations in the steering wheel when you reach 50-60 MPH, have a technician check your wheels for balance.
  • Out-of-Round Tires: Like an egg rolling end over end, out-of-round tires don’t spin smoothly and can contribute to unwanted vibrations. You’ll need to replace your tires to fix this problem.
  • Uneven Tire Wear: If your tires are wearing unevenly, they may be causing your vehicular shaking. The solution here is simple: just have your tires rotated to ensure even wear.

Brake Problems

If you notice vibrations coming from your brakes-especially if they get worse when you apply the pedal-one or more of your rotors may be out of shape. Over time, rotors can wear down if they get overheated from stopping too much.

When this happens, your calipers and brake pads may struggle to squeeze the rotors and bring the car to a full stop. If you see the signs of worn rotors, schedule a brake inspection. A trained specialist can take a closer look and fit you with a new set of rotors if necessary.

Engine Shuddering

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If that shaking feeling seems to be coming from your engine, there’s a chance that engine troubles might be the culprit. How will you know? You may notice shaking or shuddering as you accelerate, or you might feel like you’re driving over a rumble strip at specific speed ranges.

If this happens, there’s a set of maintenance items you should have performed. Have a certified technician inspect the following items:

  • Spark plugs
  • Spark plug wires
  • Air filter
  • Fuel filter

If any of these parts need replacing, have the service performed and your vehicle test driven to see if the shaking goes away.

Schedule a Service Appointment If You Notice Car Shaking

Why is your car shaking? If you notice vehicular vibrations and something seems out of whack, don’t wait around. Schedule an appointment at our service center to find out why. At Boardwalk Honda, our certified technicians use cutting-edge tools and diagnostic equipment to get at the root of any auto problem.

Whatever may be causing the shaking, our team will locate the problem, find a solution, and have your car ready for the roads of Atlantic City and Egg Harbor in no time. Schedule your service appointment today!