Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

If you’ve noticed your car shaking when you apply the brakes, then there’s a good chance your brake rotors are out of round. If the problem is indeed with the brake rotors, then you will likely also feel a vibration in the brake pedal itself. Find out if that’s the issue with your vehicle by bringing it in for service near Agoura Hills at the Rusnak/Westlake Porsche service center in Thousand Oaks. But first, find out other reasons your car might be shaking.

Other Reasons Your for Car Shaking

Brake rotors are just one of the reasons for your car to be shaking. Here are other common reasons for car shaking.

  • Car/Steering Wheel Shakes Between 50-60 MPH – If you’re feeling a strong vibrating feeling in your steering wheel as you approach highway speeds, then it’s likely that your tires are out of balance and need to be rotated or aligned. This shaking will stop as you reach highway speeds.
  • Car/Steering Wheel Shakes Around 45+ MPH – If your car starts to shake as you approach highway speeds and simply gets worse the faster you go, then you probably have a stuck brake caliper.
  • Car Shakes When Idle – If you’ve noticed that your car shakes when you’re at a stop light or waiting for someone in the parking lot, there’s a good chance it has to do with your engine misfiring.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of car shaking listed above, then it’s important to bring your vehicle in for service right away. Failure to do so can be dangerous and may lead to the need for more costly repairs the longer you wait.

Bring Your Car in for Service Near Westlake Village at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche!

At the Rusnak/Westlake Porsche service center, we specialize in Porsche service, but our certified technicians are happy to help you out with any kind of vehicle maintenance and car repairs you need, including diagnosing and servicing the shaking problem in your car. Feel free to read through our guide on the importance of maintaining your car’s service schedule and why it’s beneficial. We’re located near Agoura Hills at 3839 Auto Mall Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA, and you can schedule service with us today! While you’re here, be sure to find out how much an oil change costs, and check out our overview of the signs that you’re due for a tire alignment.