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There may come a time when your vehicle starts to shake as you're driving it, which can be concerning and put your safety at risk. Many issues can cause the car to shake, which are listed below. Getting the vehicle diagnosed by a professional technician is necessary to avoid putting your safety at risk. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our technicians if your car starts to shake before it's too late.

Engine Problems

The engine may be causing your car's shaking if your spark plugs are no longer working correctly. They may need to be replaced if they've already been used for 80,000 to 100,000 miles. If you notice that the connections and everything look fine, you can inspect the air filter to determine if it's clogged with dirt and grime. Dirty air filters can block oxygen from reaching the different parts of the engine, leading to more severe issues.

Worn Brakes

Brake pads can cause the car to shake if they're worn down and aren't replaced soon enough. They often have a lifespan of 50,000 but may not last as long if you have more aggressive driving habits. You can also consult the owner's manual to determine what the replacement schedule looks like for the specific make and model you own. Our team of technicians will also examine the vehicle when you schedule an appointment for routine maintenance.

Worn Tires

Tires can also cause the car to shake if the tread is worn or they've lost too much air. Check the PSI to determine if they need to be inflated. The tires may also need an alignment or to be balanced to correct the shaking issue. The tires should be rotated every time you schedule an oil change.

Additional wheel problems can also lead to shaking. The steering wheel may feel loose and wobbly as you attempt to maneuver the car and steer it in a specific direction. Other issues may be present with the ball joints or wheel bearings if they're worn or loose. You also want to check out the tie rod ends to discover if they're causing the shaking problem. Any of these issues require the immediate attention of a certified technician at our auto service center.

Dented or Damaged Axles

Axles are prone to suffering from damage when they contact an object in the road or if an accident occurs as you're driving the car. When the axles are in poor shape, they don't hold the wheels securely and cause the vehicle to vibrate or shake. You also want to check the CV joints and driveshaft to determine if they contribute to the problem.

Obtain our expert advice and assistance at our auto service center in Arlington today to ensure we can diagnose and repair the vehicle's issues.


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1120 I-20 West
Directions Arlington, TX 76017

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