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Why is my vehicle shaking?

Reasons why your vehicle may be shaking 

When your vehicle starts to shake, it can be scary, especially when you don’t know what’s going on. We have gathered up some of the common reasons why your vehicle may be shaking and what you should do. Keep reading to learn more.  


When you apply the brakes and your vehicle starts shaking then, there could be a problem with your front brakes. As time goes on, parts of your brakes wear away and need to be replaced. The pads and rotors are the most common components that need replacing. Once the pads have worn down too much, your vehicle will start to vibrate. Have your brakes checked out and your pads replaced. A good rule of thumb is to have your brake pads checked out every time you have your oil changed.  


A few components inside your engine could cause your vehicle to shake. Some of these include spark plugs and the engine air filter. Spark plugs need to be changed after 80,000 to 100,000 miles depending on your vehicle. If those are all set, check your air filter. A dirty air filter can stop oxygen from flowing through your engine and your engine won’t run properly. 


If you notice the shaking as you accelerate, it could be because your axles are either bent or dented. This often happens when your vehicle has been in an accident or has had a mishap with the road. You should also have your CV joints and driveshaft for any problems 

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No matter the size of service you need to be done, at Freeman Motor Company, we have you covered. Schedule an appointment to get your vehicle serviced today. 

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