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There are several reasons why your car might start shaking while you're driving. Some of these issues can be fixed without much trouble, while others might require a more extensive repair job. In any case, shaking is usually a sign that something wrong needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. We've outlined some of the more common reasons your car might shake, but you should schedule an appointment with one of our certified technicians to determine what is wrong with your vehicle.

Engine

If your engine is causing your vehicle to shake when you drive, the problem is usually due to faulty spark plugs or a dirty air filter. Most spark plugs have a lifespan of 80,000 to 100,000 miles, so have them replaced if they are close to having this mileage. If your spark plugs look okay, take a look at your air filter. It could be clogged with dirt that prevents oxygen from reaching your engine, which would cause your vehicle to shake.

Brakes

Worn-out brakes can cause a car to shake when you drive. If you've had the same brake pads for the last 50,000 miles or so, it's probably time to replace them. Even if your brake pads are still relatively new, your driving habits could be wearing them out prematurely.

Wheels

Problems with your wheels can undoubtedly cause your vehicle to shake. Faulty components such as tie rod ends, wheel bearings, and ball joints can cause your steering wheel to shake, so you'll notice these kinds of problems before just about anything else on this list. Driving with these bad components is incredibly dangerous, so don't wait to make an appointment with a certified technician if you think this is happening to your vehicle.

Axles

Mishaps on the road can damage your vehicle's axles. While minor axle damage won't render your car inoperable, you might notice some shaking when you accelerate if you have a bent or dented axle.

Tires

Tires that are worn out, misaligned, or not properly inflated can cause your vehicle to shake. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy fix. It could be that you need to add air to one or more tires, or it could be that you simply need a new set of tires. Either way, it's best to address the issue before it gets out of hand.

For more information about diagnosing problems with your vehicle or to schedule an appointment with our technicians, contact Kenny Kent Chevrolet today.

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