Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Front end shaking when braking

asked by on

When I press the brake pedal, the front end shakes a lot.

I have seen this many times before. Warped rotors are a common issue. The rotors are a machined metal surface that the brake pads ride on. If this surface gets warped the vibrating/pulsating sensation when you brake is how it manifest itself. The repair is pretty simple. If your rotors still have plenty of metal on them, they can be machined straight again. If they have been machined before and are too thin at this point, rotor replacement may be necessary. Get a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you determine if the rotors are still within machining thickness or if they need to be replaced.

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: My car would not turn over and made a loud noise when trying to start it

This depends on what the loud noise was. If a starter was not working, then you would hear either a simultaneous clicking sound for a low battery or a one time click for the starter solenoid sticking. If you heard...

Q: Starts and dies

Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the car to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...

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...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...