4 Reasons Why Your Car Might Be Vibrating

Car Is Vibrating

Car vibration, either through the body of the car or through the steering wheel, is a serious issue that requires immediate maintenance. We’re here to get you started on diagnosing the issue with the 4 most common reasons that your car may be vibrating.

1. Tire Issues

Tire issues are one of the most common reasons why your car may be vibrating. Your tires may be imbalanced, have uneven wear, or be misshapen (“out of round”). All of these issues can cause vibrations due to unsymmetrical movement of your car’s wheels. A simple tire balancing or rotation can solve some of these issues, but often you will need to replace the wheels entirely if there are issues with the tire’s treads or if they are out of shape. If your car is vibrating, we recommend inspecting the tires first.

2. Worn Out Brake Pads And Rotors

Your brake rotor is connected to the car’s brake pads and together are responsible for stopping the car. However, if your rotors are bent or worn out, your brake pads may not be able to grip them properly when trying to stop the vehicle. Typically, if your vibration increases with speed, and you smell a burning noise when running the car, warped brake rotors are likely the cause of your vibrations.

3. Wheel-Related And Suspension Issues

Wheel issues are another common cause of car vibrations. In short, the attachment of the tires onto your axle can be wobbling, which may cause vibrations at higher speeds. There are a myriad of potential causes for wheel issues, but the most common are loose wheel bearings, loose lug nuts (imagine that!), or loose ball joints (the point at which your axle meets your wheel.)

4. Faulty Axles

Your car’s wheels are constantly turning through the axle of your car. And if the car’s axle is bent or becomes misshapen (which is surprisingly common in collisions or otherwise), then this uneven rotation can can cause your car to wobble, especially at high speeds. A repair can often involve a full axle replacement, which is a costly procedure.

In any case of car vibration, the best course of action is generally to have your car diagnosed and inspected. If you have any questions or need any assistance, feel free to shoot us an instant message, or to shoot us an email at help@fiix.io.

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