Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car shaking more the faster I get

asked by on

My car has a slight vibration that gets worse as I accelerate. Since this started happening, I have been reluctant to go above 60 MPH.

Several ideas come to mind. Tire issues sometimes manifest themselves as speed related issues. Out of balance tires will vibrate the faster you go. Also tires that are separated or have flat spots will do the same. If the condition is directly related to acceleration, something in the driveline might be the issue. A bent or out of balance driveshaft, broken carrier bearing, or worn u-joint will also cause a vibration when accelerating. Get help form a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help determine why your car is shaking. Driveline problems and separated tires can be dangerous if the decide to fail when you are driving.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Motor making a tapping noise.

The tapping noise that you are hearing is the lifters on the engine not filling up with the engine oil either due to lack of oil pressure or they are stuck. First check the oil level and make sure that...

Q: 2016 GSF spare tire

Lexus does not catalog, and thus does not vend, a "direct" part number for a compact spare on your vehicle. However, the compact spare used on the GS 350 might fit your vehicle and so you can check that first...

Q: Car shakes or vibrates and makes a weird sound like air is getting out.

Hi there. Check all of the hoses to the intake system and make sure that the clamps are tight. If a clamp comes loose on the intake, then the sound of air rushing in will be heard while driving down...

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 are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...