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Shaking and vibrating sensations in your car shouldn't be ignored. If your car starts shaking, you can sometimes get a general idea of where the problem lies based on the car's behavior. If the shaking begins upon starting the vehicle, you may be dealing with an engine or transmission problem. Shaking that occurs while driving may be related to the wheels or tires. Our certified mechanics can look at your car to pinpoint the cause and stop the shaking.


Shaking may originate from the engine for several reasons. There are multiple parts on the engine that can cause vibrations if they're not working as they should. The problem may be as simple as cleaning out the engine's air filter or a more major problem like a failing radiator. The engine's vibration may also be accompanied by a loud noise, which is another indication that the engine is a possible source of the issue. If a broken radiator is the cause, the engine might run hot as well. The spark plugs, which assist with fuel delivery, may need replacement.


Wheel problems are another cause of shaking. The wheels can get damaged from impact, which causes dents or causes them to become warped. The wheels also have multiple parts that can get loose as you drive and lead to the car's shaking. If wheel problems are causing the vehicle to shake, the problem is likely most noticeable with acceleration. The steering wheel might vibrate as well.


Your car's tires can cause the vehicle to shake if there is a problem with its pressure level or tread depth. Tires should be kept within a specific pressure range, called PSI, to perform correctly and avoid other issues such as going flat. If the tires have too little or too much air, they may explain the vehicle's shaking. Our certified mechanics should check the tires to evaluate their condition. They might need to be rotated or replaced. An alignment can also correct shaking related to the tires.


The axles help with the vehicle's proper steering. If an axle problem is to blame for the shaking, the handling might feel off as well. Additionally, you'll likely find that the shaking is more noticeable when you hit the gas pedal. The axles can become dinged or bent, which then leads to shaking. Debris and contamination that gets into the axles' CV joints may also may the car shake.


The brakes are one of the main possible explanations for your car's shaking. The brakes are constantly subject to stress when you drive, especially if you tend to ride the brakes or frequently drive on hills. The brakes' components may get worn, including the rotors and brake pads, which produce the shaking sensations you feel when you hit the brakes.

For accurate diagnosis and repairs, contact our Grand Prairie service center today.


Grand Prairie Ford

701 E Palace Pkwy
Directions Grand Prairie, TX 75050

  • Phone: 844-880-3588

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