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Top 5 Reasons Your Car Is Vibrating


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Tire Problems
There are several ways that your car's tires can cause a vibration.
There are several ways that your car's tires can cause a vibration.
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We listed tires last, and made them reason #1, since they are so frequently the source of your car's moving vibrations.

The full list of ways in which tire issues can contribute to your vehicular shake, rattle and roll is a long one. But here are just some of the major ones:

  • Car vibrates at certain speeds -- requires tire balance
  • Tires have separated tread -- requires tire replacement
  • Uneven tire wear -- requires tire rotation
  • Tires are "out of round" and roll unevenly - requires tire replacement

Sometimes it isn't the tires, but rather the wheels they're wrapped around that cause your car or truck to vibrate when driven. Watch out for potholes and sloppy road repairs which can both be equally hazardous to your wheels.

Also, keep in mind that these five reasons your car is vibrating aren't the only possible culprits. When in doubt, it's always a good idea to see an automotive service professional.

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