Shaking Steering Wheel
Has your steering wheel been shaking? No need to worry, Toms River VW is here to help you discover what the problem may be. The two most common reasons a steering wheel may shake is unbalanced tires and warped brake rotors. However, there are other reasons you may be experiencing shaking in your steering wheel.
Read through the following lists of reasons you may be experiencing shaking. Our dealership also offers a service center serving Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, so we can help identify and fix the reason your steering wheel shakes. Schedule a service appointment today to get started.
Why Is Your Steering Wheel Shaking?
The reason why your steering wheel is shaking lies in when the shaking occurs. Pay attention to any changes in your vehicle and take note of when the shaking is the most prominent.
- Shaking When Braking
If you are experiencing any shaking when you are applying the brakes, then this indicates an issue with your brakes.
Brake pads allow you to brake with precision. When you brake, friction is created and absorbed by the brake pads, causing them to wear down over time. A worn-down brake pad can cause key components in your brakes, like the rotors, to grind against each other, causing shaking.
- Shaking When Driving
If you notice persistent shaking while driving, there is most likely an issue with your tires.
Most wheels have heavier spots that need to be matched against lighter areas. If you haven’t had your tires balanced in a while, then they could be the reason you are experiencing shaking.
Shaking while driving can also be caused by wheel misalignment. If you have been driving over a lot of potholes, then your tires may have become misaligned. Along with the shaking, if you’re noticing your car is pulling strongly to one side, misalignment may be the issue.
- Immediate Shaking
Your suspension is responsible for smoothing out your ride and keeping your car in control. Therefore, if there is an issue in the suspension, you will notice shaking in your steering wheel the second your car begins to move.
- Shaking When Turning
If your turns are starting to become a little shaky, you may have a loose wheel bearing. Over time, a wheel bearing can lose lubrication causing friction and even leading to a hubcap falling off.
If you are experiencing any shaking in your steering wheel you should seek a service center immediately. No matter the reason for the shaking, a technician will be equipped to diagnose and fix the problem.
Visit Our Service Center
If you are located in Toms River, Brick, and Freehold, you can visit the service center at our dealership. Our experienced technicians are trained to discover any issue with your vehicle and repair them. Our service center features genuine parts and state-of-the-art technology so your car will be in good hands.
Whether your steering wheel is shaking when braking or when turning, your car is probably in need of service. Entrust the service center at Toms River VW. Give us a call today to schedule a service.