Why is Your Car Vibrating?

Why is Your Car Vibrating?

Staying on top of car maintenance is an absolute must for keeping your vehicle in the best shape possible. While car repairs and general maintenance do cost money, it’s important to remember that they’re an investment in your vehicle. By not putting off things that need to get done, you can avoid more costly problems. An added bonus is that a car in optimal shape will provide the best possible MPG.

If you blow a tire or your car won’t turn on, you have no choice but to deal with the problem right away. However, not all car issues fall into that category. Other problems are more subtle. One of the most common examples is when a car starts vibrating. 

To emphasize why it’s so important to take car vibrations so seriously, we want to cover the problems that this symptom may be a sign of:

Tire Problems

An issue with one or more tires is the most common reason for a car to start vibrating. Depending on the specific type of vibration, it may be a sign that you need a tire balance, replacement or rotation. In certain cases, vibrations can mean that there’s a problem with your wheels such as wobbling. The best way to figure out exactly what’s going on is to have a professional look into the issue for you.


If you notice that your car’s vibrations either happen or get worse when you use your brakes, it likely means that there’s a problem with at least one of your brake rotors. In case you’re not familiar with that term, the rotor is the silver disc-shaped component on brakes. While rotors are supposed to be flat, they can get bent out of shape and cause problems that include vibrations.

Bent Axle

When a driver gets in a minor accident, they may feel lucky that there doesn’t appear to be any damage. However, that feeling may not last for long. The reason is they may start to experience an issue like vibrations. If you find yourself in this situation, chances are that a bent axle is the culprit. A professional inspection will be able to confirm whether or not that is indeed the problem.

Engine Issues

There are several reasons an engine may cause vibrations. Worn-out spark plugs or a dirty air filter are two of the most common. Since this type of problem will only continue to get worse, don’t wait around to get your vehicle serviced.

Regardless of whether or not you can pinpoint why it’s happening, if your car starts vibrating, contact us right away for quality service at a great price.

July 1, 2015
BY Joe Hawk