Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car body shaking

asked by on

My car body shakes.

A: Hello! We really need to know the condition...

Hello! We really need to know the conditions when the car shakes. If it is at idle and the engine runs normally, you may have a bad motor mount. If the engine runs poorly, then it will need to be checked by a technician. If the car shakes going down the road while driving, several things can cause this problem including tires, wheel balance, drive axles, suspension bushings, shock absorbers, ball joints or even wheel bearings. All of these potential issues need to be diagnosed by a qualified technician to find the source of the shaking.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The security indicator light started blinking, but it never did that.

If your aftermarket alarm system light is blinking then this only means that the system is active. If you look under the dash where you may have been cleaning, you may have a small black button or a small toggle...

Q: After parked overnight, car loses all electrical power

Hello. This may sound strange, but were you parked under a street light when the battery died? I have experienced faulty florescent lights putting out RF signals (the signals that your remote fob use) that do not let the car...

Q: Car jerks and no acceleration. Slow pick up

Hey there. This may be related to a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this fails, this...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...