My Car or Truck Shakes In Idle: Why Is That Happening?

my car or truck shakes in idle: why is that happening?

Fernandez Honda can help you learn why your car or truck shakes in idle.

One of the worst feelings is when you notice your car shudder when driving. Is it a nail in the tire, did a giant pothole break my car suspension, or did I break the driveshaft? There are many parts that may be the cause of your vehicle vibrating, and the potential problems can fluctuate greatly. The most probable cause of the shaking generally happens near your car’s rims and tires. They connect your car to the road, and if anything is out of place, will feel it. On a more serious note, it might be something like a broken control arm or a broken transmission mount. These more serious part failures could leave you with a broken vehicle on the side of the road.



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Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

Is Your Car Shaking After New Tires?

If you recently bought new tires, then your car shaking could be from the tires that weren’t balanced correctly. Balancing the tires makes sure the weight is evenly distributed for the smoothest drive possible. If you feel the tire shuddering when you are driving, it could very well be a tire that is no longer balanced. If you can confirm that the tires and wheels are properly balanced, but your car is still shuddering, ensure the tires are inflated to the proper air pressure, and make sure the lugnuts are fully tightened and make sure the tire pressure is correct. If you find that your tires are the root of the shudder, you should have them looked at immediately.

My Steering Wheel Shakes

My Steering Wheel Shakes

If the car vibrates when braking, that’s a pretty obvious signal that you need to have the brakes checked out. The most likely reason for your steering wheel vibration is worn brake rotors. When you press the brake pedal, the brake pads compress against the brake rotors to create friction which will then bring your car to a stop. If you want smooth braking, you need a smooth surface. A warped brake rotor surface will cause shakes when braking, like how a brick road feels rougher than a highway. Other possible causes of the shaking include frozen calipers and damaged shocks. If you notice your steering wheel beginning to wobble, bring it to us, and we’ll check it out.

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

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

The Driveshaft has Failed – If damaged or not perfectly balanced, it could cause shakes
Failed CV joints – Working together with the driveshaft, cv joints get the power from the engine to the wheels and tires and, if they are failing, can be the cause of your vehicle shaking in idle.
Engine Mounts That Have Failed – As the name suggests, these components help secure the engine to the car. If they get broken or just worn, it can make the engine move around under the hood.

If you have felt a shudder in your vehicle, then bring it to us for a thorough inspection. Our trained technicians will diagnose the reason for the vibration and provide you with options to get you back on the road quickly.



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