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Why Is Your Vehicle Shaking In Idle?

why is your vehicle shaking in idle?

Santa Fe BMW can help you identify why your vehicle is shaking in idle.

One of the worst feelings is when you notice your car vibrate when driving. Is it a nail in my tire, did that giant pothole ruin my suspension, or do I have a broken driveshaft? There are many things that might be the cause of your car vibrating, and the severity of the potential problems can vary greatly. The most common cause of the shaking most often happens in the vicinity of your car’s tires and rims. The tires and rims connect your car to the road, and if anything is a bit wonky, you will feel it. It might be something like a broken control arm or a broken transmission mount. These more serious failures might leave you stuck 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 installed different wheels and tires, then your car shuddering could be from the wheels and tires that weren’t balanced correctly. Tire balancing ensures the tire and wheel weight is. So, if you feel the tire vibration while you are driving, it may be a tire that is no longer balanced properly. If the new tires and wheels are balanced, but the car is still shaking, make sure the lugnuts are fully tightened, and ensure the tires are inflated to the proper air pressure. If your tires are causing the shake, you should have them checked out immediately.

My Steering Wheel Shakes

My Steering Wheel Shakes

If the vehicle shudders when you brake, that is a pretty good gauge that you need to have your brakes looked at. The most obvious reason for your steering wheel shake is warped brake rotors. When a driver presses the brake pedal, pieces of metal called brake pads compress against the brake rotors to create friction which will then bring your vehicle to a stop. If you want smooth braking, you need a smooth surface. A warped brake rotor surface will shudder when braking, like how a brick road feels bumpier than an asphalt highway. Other causes of the shuddering include stuck brake calipers or damaged shocks. If you notice your steering wheel start to wobble, bring it in to get it inspected.

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

Why is My Car Shaking in Idle?

If your car is shuddering before you ever start driving, then you probably have some broken car parts. The most common reasons for a car shaking at idle are:

The Driveshaft has Broken – If damaged or not perfectly balanced, it could cause vibrations
Worn CV joints – Working in conjunction with the drive shaft, cv joints get the power from the engine to the wheels and, if broken, can be the cause of your car shaking.
Failed Engine Mounts – As the name indicates, these parts help mount the engine to the vehicle. If they are worn or broken, it can let the engine vibrate under the hood.

If you have realized there is a new shudder in your car, then bring it to us for an inspection. Our skilled techs will diagnose the source of the vibration and get you back on the road.

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