Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

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The last thing you want to have happen to your car is brake issues in Malibu, but you might have to ask yourself at some point, “why does my car shake when braking?” There are a few reasons that might be happening and Jaguar Santa Monica is going to walk you through several. If you think that you might be dealing with any of these problems, know that it’s quick and convenient to schedule service.

Is It My Brake Rotors?

One of the most common reasons your car trembles when braking has to do with damaged or worn-down brake rotors. Brake rotors are coupled with brake pads to ensure that your wheels stop spinning when the brakes are applied. Regular use causes the rotors to break down and get thinner, so too much wear on them can cause your car to tremble while braking. You can expect a typical set of brake rotors to last for 70,000 miles, but that might be a little shorter if you’re a more aggressive driver or primarily drive in the city.

Is It My Tires?

Another reason your car might be shaking is in the tires. If it’s your tires, you’ll notice that your steering wheel will tremble. Your tires could be misaligned, which causes your suspension to work harder to keep your car balanced. One reason people in Pacific Palisades get misaligned tires is from hitting the curb or a pothole, so you should get your wheel alignment checked every 5,000 miles when you get your tires rotated

Is It My Suspension?

If you’re driving around Brentwood and your car is shaking and you have ruled out the other two possible issues, there’s a chance your car’s steering or suspension systems have an issue. Your car will usually be trembling all the time if this is the case. One common suspension issue is a damaged axle shaft, which will cause your car to shake when you’re stopping. You should have your suspension components checked when you get your car maintained.

Jaguar Santa Monica Are Service Experts

If you want to get your car serviced but don’t want to chance it on an auto body shop, Jaguar Santa Monica has the service professionals perfectly suited for your needs. If it’s time for a new way of getting your car fixed, start by checking out our service and parts specials today!

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