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There are a lot of different things that can go wrong when you're driving your automobile. For example, shaking is something you might start to feel in your steering wheel or under the floor. The cause of this can vary, and some of the sources of the problem can be very dangerous. In this article, we will talk about some of the more common issues that can cause shaking. While this information can give you some insight into what's going on with your vehicle, taking your car to an experienced technician can help with an appropriate diagnosis and repair.

Engine Problems

Shaking caused by engine problems can be due to damaged spark plugs or a clogged air filter. Both of these repairs aren't overly expensive, but they'll make a big difference in the quality of your vehicle. Spark plugs should be replaced around the 80,000 to 100,000-mile mark, so this is something to keep an eye out for if you know that time frame is approaching. An air filter should be changed around every 15,000 miles or so. This allows proper airflow to your engine.

Brake Issues

Brakes that have worn out are a safety issue, but they can also cause your vehicle to shake. The front pads tend to wear out a lot faster than the rear ones, which will occur around 50,000 miles. The frequency comes down to the way that you drive and the terrain that you're on. You can check your owner's manual for more information. If you're experiencing shaking, let our technicians take a look at your vehicle.

Wheel Service

Wheels are a common cause of shaking. While you might assume that you'll feel the shaking from the bottom of your vehicle, wheel issues will often be felt through your steering wheel. Technicians will check your tie rod ends, ball joints, and wheel bearings. If you're suspecting an issue with your wheels, it's a good idea to have the problem checked out right away for safety purposes.

Axle Problems

Axles are on your vehicle in both the front and the back, and they connect your wheels on each end. All it takes is a pothole or debris in the road to damage your axles. The result can be shaking when you're accelerating. Have our technicians check out your driveshaft and CV joints.


Your tires can cause shaking if they aren't tightened properly. They also need to be balanced and aligned to prevent issues. Proper air pressure is necessary to promote a smooth ride while keeping you safe. Many different components in your tires will need to be inspected to determine if a problem exists.

If you need help addressing shaking in your vehicle while driving, contact our Arlington dealership's service center to set up an appointment.


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