Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Vibration while accelerating

asked by on

I recently lowered my car and it started to vibrate only at low speeds while accelerating and sometimes it doesn't even happen. I've read it could be the axles on my 2012 Honda Accord v6 coupe which is still under warranty. So should I give it to Honda to inspect

A: Lowering a car by installing shorter spring...

Lowering a car by installing shorter springs changes the entire geometry of the suspension. The correct thing to do after lowering your car is to have a complete four wheel alignment performed to get everything back in spec. Depending on how much the car was lowered, it might even be necessary to install camber adjusters or other parts to compensate for the changes in height.

Failure to do so can lead to vibrations, pulling in one direction or the other, and uneven tire wear. You could take the car to the dealer as you suggested, but they might be hesitant to perform warranty work on a car that has been modified. If this is the case, I suggest contacting YourMechanic to have a technician inspect the car’s shaking symptoms for an accurate solution.

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!

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: Car vibrating while driving

Many things can cause a vibration such as the one you are describing. Separated tires, tires out of balance, worn u-joints, broken carrier bearings, out of balance or a bent driveshaft will cause a vibration that is speed related. Some...

Q: What interior lights do I have to choose from?

You will find various lights inside the cabin to provide light for you or your passengers. Interior lights are located overhead, and to the back of the roof for vehicles with a moon roof. Personal lights are located at the...

Q: How do I cancel the security alarm system?

The security alarm system will be automatically canceled any time a key or remote transmitter is used to unlock the doors, or when a key is used to turn the vehicle on.

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 Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...