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Shaking and vibrating is a sign that something is not right in your car. The problem might be minor at first, or it might start immediately after running over a curb or getting into an accident. Whether it begins gradually or right away, shaking is a symptom that should be addressed by a qualified mechanic. A mechanic will be able to look at your car to see where the shaking is coming from and fix the issue.

Wheels

The wheels are a possible source of shaking in your vehicle. The wheels might begin shaking due to several reasons. If they become dented or otherwise misshapen, they can cause vibration that usually gets worse as you drive at higher speeds. Shaking caused by the wheels can also result from loose parts. The wheels contain components called lug nuts that connect the wheels to your vehicle. Lug nuts that are loose or wobbly can lead to shaking in your car.

Tires

Tires can develop problems that create shaking and vibrating in a car. As with wheel problems, tire issues usually make the shaking worse at higher speeds. There are a few reasons why tires might be causing the issue. They might not have enough tread left to grip the surface of the road, which leads to excess vibration. The tread may become separated as well. Tire pressure below the recommended PSI level might also produce extra shaking and vibrating in the vehicle. When you schedule a service appointment, a technician can also tell you if the tires should be rotated or if the car needs an alignment to correct the problem.

Engine

Your car's shaking and vibrating can also be linked to the engine. Engine problems might arise from when you start your car in the morning and persist as you drive. A few different engine parts can cause the shaking, and they may even generate unusual sounds. The radiator, a major engine component, normally keeps the engine cool and operating at the correct temperature. A broken radiator will lead to shaking, and it might also increase the engine's operating temperature to levels above normal. The engine's spark plugs, which help generate fuel, can also wear out, usually around 80,000 miles to 100,000 miles or even longer.

Brakes

Most brakes have a lifespan of 50,000 miles, although some can last longer. Brakes have parts called the rotors and pads that might produce shaking if they wear out. The rotors can get warped and dented if they get worn out, which keeps the pads from gripping them evenly. In turn, you'll notice shaking and even wobbling as you step on the brake pedal.

Axles

Problems with the axles, including contamination with debris and damage from accidents or running over curbs and potholes, can also produce shaking and vibrating. If the axles are impacted, the vibration in the suspension system usually worsens with speed.

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