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Have you noticed that your car is shaking or vibrating? If you answered yes, then you could have a problem, and it could be serious. This article may help as it contains some of the most common reasons your car may be shaking. However, the best thing to do in this case is to take your vehicle to a professional mechanic. If your car is suddenly shaking heavily, contact us. We have expert auto mechanics who will examine your vehicle and let you know what the problem is.


If the shaking is because of engine problems, you may have bad spark plugs or need to change or replace the engine's air filters. Some car models have spark plugs that are good for 80,000 to 100,000 miles, but this depends on the car's model and make. After checking the spark plugs, check the air filters in the engine. The air filters may have surface contamination or be clogged, blocking oxygen to the engine.


Worn out brakes are another reason your car could be shaking. Usually, the front brakes wear out faster than the back brakes since they are more used when stopping. Brake pads should be replaced every 50,000 miles since they wear out. But, depending on the car and how you drive, they may need replacing sooner. You can look up when your brakes need to be replaced in the owner's manual for your vehicle, or you can contact us to have your brakes checked by a professional auto technician who can do routine maintenance on your car as well.


Your wheels may also be the issue causing the shaking of your car. Some of your wheel components could be damaged, like the tie rods, wheel bearings, or ball joints. When the wheels are to blame, you may also feel shaking in the steering wheel too. You should contact us immediately if you think the issue is in the steering system since this could be dangerous.


Two axles are connecting the wheels to the front and back of your car. These axles often get damaged from driving down harsh roads or if you had a small accident. Try hitting the gas to see if the vibration continues. If so, this could mean your axle or both axles are bent or dented. There could also be a problem with your CV joints and driveshaft, as they vibrate when damaged.


Another thing that may make your car shake is the tires. If your tires weren't inflated, balanced, tightened, or aligned right to the PSI requirements, your car will shake when you drive. Get your vehicle checked out by a certified mechanic to find out if this is the case.

If you would like our mechanics to check out your car, contact us now. We can diagnose and repair it for you.

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