Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car body shaking

asked by on

My car body shakes.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I know if my battery is dying?

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery that may need to be replaced. This can be verified by having one of our mechanics come to your location to test your battery's strength to determine whether or...

Q: Loud crack behind dashboard while car was off

Unfortunately, pinning down noises can sometimes be tricky - especially if the noise is not easily and consistently reproduced. However, in my years of working on cars, I think I may be able to name a few possibilities based on...

Q: How do I turn on the vanity mirror lamp?

The vanity mirror lamp is a small light located above the sun visor. To turn on the light, first fold down the visor to access the light. Then, press the On button next to the vanity mirror lamp. When you’re...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...