2020 GMC Acadia Exterior

While it's essential to have peace of mind and feel safe while driving on the road, it's also equally as essential to know what to do if your car begins to shake. The shaking can put your safety at risk and lead to an accident, making it necessary to determine the cause of the problem as soon as possible. There are a few leading causes listed below. It's also important to visit our service center to ensure our certified technician can diagnose the problem and get you back on the road.

Issues Under the Hood

A problem with engine may be causing your car to shake, often due to spark plugs at the end of their lifespan. Spark plugs are known to last an average of 80,000 to 100,000 miles, but it depends on the model you drive. The issue may also be due to a clogged air filter, which can prevent enough oxygen from getting into the engine if there's a build-up of dirt and grime.

Worn Brakes

The brakes are often known to trigger shaking when they become worn down and no longer work. Brake pads reach the end of their lifespan at 50,000 and often wear down in the front more than the back of the car. If you tend to drive your car more aggressively, the brake pads may not last as long. Check your owner's manual to determine when the automaker recommends replacing the brakes. A technician at our auto center will also inspect the parts to determine if they're worn down.

Damaged Wheels

Due to the many components and parts on wheels, the ball joint or wheel bearings may also cause the car to shake. You may have difficulty controlling the steering wheel, which can feel slightly wobbly as the vehicle is running. If you notice the steering wheel seems off, contact our team because it can put your safety at risk.

Worn Tires

The tires are another feature that can wear down over time and can trigger car shaking if they aren't balanced, aligned, or tightened correctly. You can also check the PSI to determine if there's enough air. Bring the car to a mechanic to ensure they can inspect each tire to determine if issues are present.

Damaged Axles

Axles are another part of the vehicle that can lead to shaking if they become damaged, whether you get in a minor fender bender or run over something while driving. You may notice the car only shakes when you drive at a higher speed. The CV joints can also be damaged and can lead to shaking if they're no longer in good condition.

Feel free to contact our auto service center in Lincoln today to ensure our technicians can diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repairs to increase your safety level.


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