Driving a VW

It's important to immediately have your car diagnosed if you notice it starts to shake or vibrate at random times. The vehicle may jolt around when you accelerate or when you attempt to slow down, which can be a safety hazard for you and other motorists. A diagnosis by a qualified technician is necessary to resolve the issue and ensure it's repaired correctly. There are a few common causes to consider when diagnosing a shaking car.

Broken Axles

The axles can contribute to a car shaking or vibrating under your vehicle if they become bent or dented. The axles don't hold the wheels securely if they're damaged, making it necessary to inspect all the parts, including the driveshaft and CV joints, because they can become damaged when the car shakes rapidly.


Issues with the wheels' components can also make the car shake, precisely due to the wheel bearings, tie rod ends, and ball joints. The parts may feel loose and aren't allowing the wheels to move smoothly. This is likely the cause of the shaking if the steering wheel is hard to maneuver and control. The wheels may also feel wobbly as the car is in motion.

The tires can also be a problem if they're out of balance or are misaligned. You may need to check the PSI to determine if there's enough air in each tire and inflate low tires. Leaks may also be present, which can be discovered by an auto service team. Uneven tread can also contribute to the vibrations, making it necessary to determine if any tires need to be replaced.

Worn Brakes

If you notice your car shakes and vibrates when you press on the brake pedal, it may be due to worn brake pads. Brake pads can wear down quicker if you drive more aggressively, and the front pads can wear out faster than the back because they take more of the vehicle's weight.

Air Filter and Spark Plug Issues

Look under the hood for a few main components known to make the car shake if they're in poor condition. The air filter may have much dirt and grime on the parts, which doesn't allow enough oxygen to reach the engine. Replace the part if it's overly clogged. If everything looks good, move on to checking the spark plugs to determine if they need to be replaced. Spark plugs last an average of 80,000 to 100,000 miles, but it depends on the car's make and model. Check the connections to ensure everything is secure and in the right place.

Contact our professional service team in Orlando to discover what may be causing the car to shake and have the repairs performed quickly to help you get back on the road.


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