Why is My Steering Wheel Shaking?


Whether you are driving at higher speeds on the highways around Jenkintown or slowing cruising through Rydal and Glenside, a shaking steering wheel is definitely something you don’t want to ignore.

There can be various reasons why your steering wheel is shaking, so to help you figure out what may be causing yours to vibrate, our team at Sussman Kia outlined below what might be creating the shaking and how to resolve the issue.

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Worn Rotor

Steering Wheel Shakes When Braking

The best way to narrow down the cause of your shaking steering wheel is to identify any patterns of when it usually begins to shake. If you notice each time you step on the brakes when approaching a red light that your steering wheel shakes, you may have a problem with the brake rotors.

When you brake, the pads clamp down on the rotors to create the friction needed to slow down and stop your vehicle. This is usually done smoothly and quietly. When the rotors become worn though, they can start to lose their round shape.

When this happens, the pads don’t have a smooth surface to press down on and you’ll feel a vibration through your steering wheel. This is an indication it is time to have the brake rotors replaced, which our technicians will be happy to do for you.

Shaking at Faster Speeds

If the shaking in your steering wheel starts once you get up to speed out on the highways, this could mean your tires aren’t balanced. To get back to safe and smooth performance when cruising out on the highways, you can have your tires serviced with us to have them straightened and possibly rotated or replaced if needed.

Balanced tires also have other benefits than just providing you with a smooth drive. They help protect the tires from wearing unevenly, which ultimately helps them last longer. It can also help with your car’s overall performance, especially its fuel efficiency.

Suspension Repair

Notice the Steering Wheel Shake at Lower Speed?

Does the steering wheel shake even when you are just riding around the neighborhood at slower speeds? This could be a warning sign that something is worn or damaged within your vehicle’s suspension. With all the various components that make up your suspension, anything from the bushings to the struts could need to be replaced to stop the shaking.

The best way to figure out exactly what part of the suspension is causing the issue and will need to be replaced is to have one of our professional technicians inspect your entire suspension system. They can easily access each part and figure out which components have become worn out or damaged.

Stop the Shaking with the Help of Our Trained Technicians

After you have determined what may be causing your steering wheel to shake, the next plan of action will be to have the issue fixed. That way, you can get back to smoothly and safely driving around Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside.

Schedule an appointment here at Sussman Kia and let our technicians help stop your steering wheel from shaking.


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