Q: My car randomly shakes

asked by on

My car will begin to vibrate randomly at varying speeds. I can feel it in the steering wheel and the front of the car. The only time it stops is when i turn the wheel about 90 degrees or i come to a near stop.

My car has 260000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The shaking you are feeling is likely a tire or suspension issue. As with diagnosing any problem, start with the simple solutions first.

Make sure your tires are properly and evenly inflated. Make sure your tires are balanced properly. Tires that are old or damaged can cause a shake or pull. This can usually be inspected visually. Even loose lug nuts can cause tire shake. If all of these components are in good condition, look to the suspension. You can visually check if anything is broken or if the CV joints have failed. Less commonly, a brake pad can engage and cause a pull or vibration. This would require a full brake inspection.

If you need help determining the source of the shaking, have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, perform an inspection to help get your car back in full working order.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car randomly shakes

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: How do i remove a steel bumper that is installed with front spoiller

Hello. Removing the bumper should only be a matter of unbolting from the frame. The bolts should be easily accessible from the undersides of the vehicle, or from the top with the hood open. The wheel-well plastic trim may also...

Q: Shaking on acceleration over 3,000 rpm.

Check the engine for a misfire. Check the spark plugs and see if they are working and if there is park to the spark plugs. If the spark plugs are clean and there is spark to the spark plugs, then...

Q: front end vibrates when in park and at stop lights

Hello there, many faults will cause your 2008 Mazda 3 to have a vibration at idle. The most common would be a misfire condition, fuel pump, vacuum leak, oxygen sensor, mass air flow sensor, or a coil. A qualified Technician...

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...
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.