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Q: Car vibrates when I brake

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Car Vibrates when I brake.

My car has 133000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. This is typical of warped brake rotors. Depending on the current thickness, they may or may not be able to be resurfaced to correct the warp. Rotor thickness affects the rotor’s ability to dissipate heat during braking; in addition to brake pad thickness. Brake pad and rotor replacement may be necessary at this point with the current mileage on the vehicle. YourMechanic has several available technicians to assist with a brake inspection, brake pad replacement, and rotor replacement.

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