Car vibration, either from the engine or or through the steering wheel is a serious issue that requires immediate attention. Here are the 4 most common reasons to answer the question for why my car is vibrating:
1. Tyre Issues
Tyre issues are one of the most common reasons why your car may be vibrating. Your tyres may be unbalanced, have uneven wear, or be misshapen (‘out of round’). All of these issues can cause vibrations due to the asymmetrical movement of your car’s wheels. A simple tyre balancing or rotation can solve some of these issues. But if there are issues with the tread or if they are out of shape, you will need to replace them. We recommend inspecting the tyres as a first step when diagnosing why your car is vibrating.
2. Bent Brake Disks
Your brake disk is what the brake pads bind to when stopping. And your brake pads won’t grip properly is the disk is worn or bent. So, if the vibration becomes more intense at higher speeds, and there’s a burning smell after driving, bent brake disks are likely the cause of the vibration.
3. Wheel And Suspension Issues
Wheel issues are another common cause of car vibrations. If your wheels are not correctly fitted to your axle the wheel will wobble and vibrate 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). Also, with age a car’s suspension becomes weak or soft and this can also be the reason why your car is vibrating.
4. Faulty Axles
Your car’s wheels are constantly turning through the axle of your car. So, if the car’s axle is bent (a common issue after collisions) the uneven rotation can cause your car to vibrate at high speeds. A repair often means a full axle replacement, which can be costly.
The best course of action to diagnose why your car is vibrating is to have your car inspected by a qualified mechanic. You can book and inspection online now with Michanic.
We understand that your car plays an important part of your daily life, transporting you and your loved ones. Michanic is dedicated to providing the most convenient services for our customers, so if you have any other questions or concerns regarding your car, feel free to talk to our customer service team through email at [email protected], or by phone on 087 803 9000.