Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car vibrating and making starnge sound when driven faster than 15 MPH.

asked by on

When I drive over 10-15 MPH my vehicle emits a sound like a baseball card in a bike tire and develops a slight vibration. I also hear a clanking sound, as if something isn't tightened properly.

It sounds as if a piece of plastic trim for your wheel-well area or the underside of your vehicle is rubbing against the tire while it is rotating. I would first walk around your vehicle and take a look inside all the wheel-well areas to ensure that nothing is rubbing. If you do not see an obvious answer, enlist the help of a professional, such as one from YourMechanic to do an inspection of your vehicle to track down the noise.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Car vibrating and making starnge sound when driven faster than 15 MPH.

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: After new front bearings/hubs, Lexus still making noise and shaking

Hello, thank you for writing in. Feeling steering and suspension issues in the steering wheel is very common. While everything you have done is within reason, there are several components that need to be inspected or tested. You will want...

Q: Catalytic Converter 2004 Nissan Xterra

Hello - there are 4 catalytic converters for your vehicle with the V6 engine. There is one that is part of each exhaust manifold (that's 2), and one for each exhaust pipe just below the exhaust manifold (2 more). Space...

Q: Periodic smoke from tail pipe, on start up. not every time

If you have a small amount of white smoke out of your tailpipe in the morning is normal condensation that is being burned off from inside your muffler. You would only have to worry if you notice your coolant getting...

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.