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Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

Honda Steering Wheel

If you are wondering, “why is my steering wheel shaking,” you aren’t alone. It can be a scary experience whenever you are driving, and your steering wheel starts to shake. There are different causes for this phenomenon, including misalignment, unbalanced, wheels, a bad suspension, and more. Once you know the root of the problem. you’ll want to address the issues as quickly as possible to ensure you do not cause substantial damage to your car or harm yourself. Find out more with the Dover Honda service center today near Stratham!

The Five Main Causes for a Vibrating Steering Wheel

If you are wondering why my steering wheel shakes, you can generally narrow it down to five main causes. Knowing each is essential to determining the cause. These include:

  1. Unbalanced Wheels: The size and weight of your tires are critical. If all four tires do not match, there is even distribution when driving, which can cause your steering wheel to shake. Feeling the effects of unbalanced wheels is more apparent in lightweight vehicles. To resolve the issue, have your tires replaced. 
  2. Misalignment: Along with the size and weight, placement is equally important for your tires. Misalignment can happen naturally over time as you travel the roads of Saco, so try to avoid potholes or driving over speed bumps. You spot misalignment by noticing the threads on your tires are uneven. 
  3. Bad Suspension: Over time, car parts become worn and loose, and your suspension is no exception. If you notice an issue with your suspension, you should address the issue sooner rather than later. 
  4. Broken Bearings: When your bearings are broken or not lubricated correctly, it can cause your steering wheel to shake, but only when you are turning. The majority of the time, cleaning them will help the issues. However, if there is damage, you need to get them replaced, which you can do at our parts store.
  5. Bad Brakes: If your steering wheel shakes while slowing down in Salem, it can be a tell-tale sign of bad breaks. Having defective or worn brake pads can cause substantial damage to your car. Fortunately, they are easy to replace at our service center. 

Having an Issue? Bring Your Car Into Dover Honda

If you are experiencing a shaky steering wheel, do not wait to get it fixed. Dover Honda, we can address any issues you have quickly and effectively. Need more info?Schedule service today in Dover!

 

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