Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car bouncing and shaking

asked by on

My car bounces and the wheel shakes when I drive or stop.

It sounds like your struts are worn out. The strut is designed to support the weight of the vehicle via the coil spring and serve as a pivot point for the steering. Worn struts can result in a vehicle that "bottoms out" or bounces. Worn struts can also cause the steering wheel to shake at highway speeds and while braking. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle’s bounce and shaking issue and replace any struts if necessary.

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: Power windows malfunctioning

In the junction box there is a main power relay that supplies power to the power window switch and motors. This relay gets its work side power from a 30A fuse. These items need to be checked. If power is...

Q: Car shakes on starting, loses power & stalls uphill

Hello there, a few different faults can cause this sort of problem. In most cases, with the steering wheel locking not shifting into park and the limp mode you have experienced. It would be more likely there is an electrical...

Q: Front end shakes - 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

She may be correct. However, you may want to inspect all of the parts your spoke of and ensure there are no torn boots or grommets. If there are, have them replaced. If not, no need and have a front...

Related articles

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...
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...