Why is my car shaking when I drive on the highway?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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While maintaining your car’s recommended maintenance schedule should help to reduce the troubles you have on the road, all car owners will face a few roadblocks to optimal performance. If you have started to experience some shaking, especially when driving on the highway, find out more about what could be the cause below. Hint – one of the most common causes are tires that are out of alignment. Read more below.

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Mechanic in a blue jumpsuit rolling a tireCommon Signs That Your Tires Are Out of Alignment

Regular tire alignment services help to ensure that your car is performing optimally and help to keep your tires wearing evenly. The most common sign that your brakes have slipped out of alignment is when your ride starts to get a little jerky, especially when accelerating to get on the highway. This usually occurs after hitting a curb, which can bump your tires out of place.

Other Possible Causes of Shaking

Out of balance tires are not the only reason that your car could be shaking at high speeds. Other possible causes include issues with your brake system. If you feel the shaking in your brake pedal when pressing down, it could be your brake rotors. If you feel the shaking in your steering wheel, it could be an issue with your brake calipers. The only way to know for sure where the problem lies is to take your vehicle into your local service center. This should be done as soon as possible, as any problems with the braking system need to be addressed quickly before they become a hazard.

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A shaking vehicle is a concern that needs to be addressed right away. The good news is that brake and tire-related issues are fairly quick and easy to fix with new parts or re-alignment services. Drivers in the Arlington, TX area can schedule an appointment at the Texas Motor Club service center using our online appointment scheduling tool. Once you’re here, our experienced service team will get to work on correcting the issue!

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