Why Is My Car Shaking When I Brake?

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If your vehicle shakes when coming to a stop in Akron, it could be one of several issues. If you feel it in the steering wheel or brake pedal when commuting or going to the grocery store, you’ll want to have an answer to the question: why is my car shaking when I brake? There are a couple things that could be causing this situation and Jaguar Akron wants you to be informed, so we’re about to tell you about what to do when your car shakes when braking. And if it’s time to schedule service, you can do that online with us!

The Brake Rotors Are Warped

The most common reason for Cleveland drivers to find their car shakes when braking is that they have warped or damaged brake rotors. Brake rotors work in tandem with your brake pads to stop your wheels from spinning. As your rotor picks up miles, they gradually thin from ongoing wear and tear. Excessive heat can warp the rotors, which is what causes the brake pads to slip. This is why your car shakes in most cases.

The Tires Need Service

Another possibility that Pittsburgh drivers might face is that your tires need service. This could arise from your tires being out of alignment or a bit old. This makes your suspension work harder to keep your wheels balanced. You should get your alignment checked during a routine tire rotation or other service appointment, which should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles (or roughly the time in between oil changes). Check your owner’s manual for the right tire service interval.

Steering & Suspension Issues 

If you’ve got an issue with your steering or suspension, you’ll feel shaking during braking as well as regular driving. This might also come from a damaged part such as an axle shaft. When you get an oil change or tire rotation, you should request a general vehicle inspection as well.

Our Service Team Can Answer Your Questions

Want to know more about how your car shakes when braking? We’ve got answers for you. Jaguar Akron is the place to get your service needs met by the pros. Contact us today to learn more!

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