Toyota Driving

If your vehicle begins to shake, it's necessary to schedule a service appointment. It can be difficult to know what's causing the issue, but a few main vehicle components can lead to the car vibrating. A technician should diagnose the problem to restore its operation and prevent it from becoming a hazard to yourself or other motorists.

A Bent or Dented Axle

You may not realize that one of your axles is dented or bent, which can make it difficult to drive straight. The car may feel challenging to control, especially when it starts to shake. Axles can suffer from damage easily if you're involved in a collision or if you drive over a small or large object in the road. The part may require a repair or complete replacement.

Worn Brakes

Check your brake pads to determine if they're causing the car to shake, which can occur when they're worn down and need to be replaced. The front brakes take more of the car's load than the back brakes, which can require replacing them sooner. The way that you drive can also influence how long the brake pads last. They usually have a lifespan of 50,000 miles. This is likely the cause of the shaking of the car if it only occurs when you brake.

Engine Problems

A few engine components can also cause the car to shake, which includes worn or damaged spark plugs. Check the parts and take a close look at the connections. If this doesn't seem to be the problem, consider looking at the air filter. If the air filter is dirty and full of grime, it doesn't allow enough airflow to circulate, which prevents the engine from getting enough oxygen. Bring the vehicle to our service team to diagnose the issue after taking a look at the parts.

Issues With the Wheels

Your wheels may also be the culprit of the issues with the car if there are problems with the parts, which includes the wheel bearings or tie rod ends. The ball joints may also be worn or damaged. Check to see everything is in good working order and that the wheels aren't loose with the lug nuts.

The tires may also be out of balance or misaligned, making the car harder to steer. You can also check the PSI on each tire to determine if there's enough air. A mechanic may also need to look at all the components to determine if any issues are present.

Contact our service center in Dallas today to ensure our team can inspect your vehicle and diagnose the problem before performing the necessary repairs. We'll restore your vehicle's operation and make it safer to drive.


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