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Why Does My Buick GMC Steering Wheel Shake When I Brake?

why does my buick gmc steering wheel shake when i brake?

Find out why the steering wheel in your Buick GMC shakes when you brake at Beck & Masten Buick Coastal Bend.

One of the most uneasy feelings is when you notice your car shaking while you’re driving. Is it a nail in my tire, did a pothole break my car suspension, or do I have a broken driveshaft? There are a few things that may be the culprit as to why your car is vibrating, and the amount of the potential damage can fluctuate greatly. The most probable cause of the vibrating generally occurs in the vicinity of your rims and tires. The tires and wheels connect the car to the road, and if anything is out of place, will notice. It could be a broken caliper or a broken transmission. These more severe component failures could leave you with a broken can on the side of the road.



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Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

If the vehicle is vibrating before you even start driving, then you probably have broken parts. The most obvious causes of your car shaking in idle are:

The Driveshaft has Gotten Worn – If not perfectly balanced or damaged, it might cause vibrations
Bad CV joints – Working together with the driveshaft, cv joints get the power from the engine to the wheels and tires and, if damaged, can be the source of your vehicle shaking in idle.
Failed Engine Mounts – As the name implies, these components help secure the engine to the vehicle. If they are worn or broken, it can let your engine vibrate under the hood.

If you have noticed a new shudder in your vehicle, then bring it in, and we’ll inspect it and diagnose the problem. Our trained techs will find the cause of the vibration and provide you with options to get you back on the road.

Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

If you got new tires recently, then your vehicle shaking could be from the wheels and tires that we not balanced correctly. Balancing the tires makes sure the weight is evenly distributed for the most peaceful ride possible. So, if you feel the tire shuddering when you are driving, it might be an unbalanced tire. If you can confirm that the tires and wheels are properly balanced, but your car is still shuddering, make sure the lugnuts are fully tightened, and make sure the tire pressure is correct. If you find that your tires are causing the shudder, you should get them looked at immediately.

My Steering Wheel Shakes

My Steering Wheel Shakes

If your car shakes when braking, that is a pretty obvious gauge that you need to have your brakes looked at. The most obvious reason for your steering wheel vibration is worn rotors. When a driver pushes down on the brake pedal, brake pads squeeze the brake rotors to bring your vehicle to a stop. A smooth rotor surface will give you smooth braking. A warped rotor surface will cause shakes when braking, like how a brick road feels bumpier than an asphalt highway. Other causes of the shaking include stuck brake calipers and damaged shocks. If you notice your steering wheel begin to wobble, bring it in to get checked out.



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