Q: Steering shimmying while braking.

asked by on

Steering wheel shimmies when I brake at highway speeds. My guess is it is something related to the bushing or brakes.

A: The shimmy you are feeling is the brake rot...

The shimmy you are feeling is the brake rotors are warped. I would recommend you have your brakes completely inspected for problems and replace all defective brake parts. The most common fix would be to replace the rotors and brake pads.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: White smoke from exhaust and car rumbling while stopped or idling.

It sounds like you may be getting oil into the combustion chambers of your engine causing it to burn off in the exhaust. This is the white smoke you see. This may also be related to your idle issue as...

Q: The ignition is locked up and the car cannot be started

Most modern vehicles now have small moving parts inside the ignition switch of the vehicle. If any of these small moving parts become misaligned, this could cause the ignition switch to lock up. When this issue occurs, the most common...

Q: Car cranks for a couple of seconds before finally starting

If your starter is cranking slowly, this could be a sign that the battery is getting weaker. I would recommend having your battery tested, to ensure that buying a battery will not be a waste of time and money. However,...

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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.