Q: The car slides when driven on bumpy roads

asked by on

I bought a car that was previously owned. It has gone almost 100,000 miles. The issue occurs when I drive over bumpy terrains, even slightly bumpy. When that happens, the car slides at the rear end, and feels as if I drive on ice. I rotated the tires. It seems that the issue got worse after that. Do you have any advice on what I should do? I feel unsafe driving it. Thank you in advance.

A: Hello. If the vehicle has aftermarket wheel...

Hello. If the vehicle has aftermarket wheels on it then they may have the wrong offset which will cause this. If the wheels are original then the rear suspension needs to be checked for worn parts. If the suspension is fine then the rear shocks need to be replaced. If they are weak then this will occur. It is the most common cause of this. If you want to have this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose this.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil pump and oil sending housing unit

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The oil pressure gauge monitors the oil pressure in one of the main oil ways near to the pump and filter. There is a hole tapped into the engine block with a sensor (for...

Q: The car cranks, starts up and shuts off right away

Hi there. This is almost always caused by a failing ignition switch. When it starts to fail and lose internal contact, this can cause these symptoms to occur. I always do a voltage drop test on the switch to see...

Q: Cracked bushings

Hi. The vehicle is equipped with many suspension components that involve rubber bushings for comfort and noise dampening. Dry-rot or large cracks in these bushings are signs of age and wear and must be corrected to avoid problems from noise...

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 Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...