Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

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No one wants to feel their car shake as they press on the brake pedal. There can be several reasons why a car trembles when braking. And the brake experts in our service center at Dover Honda know all of them. We’ve helped thousands of Dover customers just like you get their vehicles back on the road, traveling safely, in no time. So, if you’re wondering, “Why does my car shake when braking,”– Dover Honda has the answers!

Reasons Your Car Trembles When Braking

Like we said, there can be several reasons why a car trembles when braking. They involve different parts of your braking system or sometimes even different parts of your car altogether. Here are some possible answers to “Why does my car shake when braking?”:

  • Brake Pads – Most brakes, except for drum brakes, consist of pads and rotors. The pads are designed to gradually wear down. If you hear a squeal when you brake, it’s time to schedule a service appointment. After all, you don’t want your brakes to go out while you’re driving around Rochester.
  • Brake Rotors – Sometimes the rotors get warped or worn as well. These will also need to be replaced if that’s the case.
  • Brake Shoes – The brakes on some cars, especially older cars, have brakes and shoes instead of pads and rotors. The shoes work like pads and will need to be replaced from time to time.
  • Brake Drums – Drums are similar to rotors. They get cracked or damaged sometimes. If that is the case with your brake drums, they will need to be replaced right away.
  • Tires – Tires that are worn or misaligned can also be a reason why a car trembles when braking.
  • Wheel Bearings – If wheel bearings are worn or damaged, they can cause shaking as well.
  • Suspension components – There are multiple suspension components that can cause the problem, and they will need to be checked by a professional.

Trust Your Car to the Experts at Dover Honda

If your car starts to shake when braking, don’t panic. The knowledgeable professionals at Dover Honda have got you covered. We’ll get the job done right the first time, and help you with other DIY service tips like how to check coolant levels! May that’s why folks from Portsmouth to Somersworth and beyond trust us with their vehicles. While you’re here, check out our service coupons. We’re just a phone call away, so contact us today!

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