Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

2020 Jeep Wrangler Steering Wheel

 

If you’re wondering “Why is my steering wheel shaking?” it could be the alignment of your tires. Unbalanced tires can cause the wheels to make your steering wheel or even your whole car vibrate. While this is the most common explanation, there are also other reasons why your steering wheel is shaking. Find out more below and keep in mind to get your car inspected if your steering wheel is shaking. 

Reasons Why My Steering Wheel Is Shaking

There can be many explanations why your steering wheel is shaking, but there are five common ones that the service team at Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor will break down for you. Take a look at each of the reasons below: 

  • Unbalanced Wheels – Are your tires balanced? If they aren’t, you might feel the vehicle vibrating. You should get this issue resolved before it starts impacting the shocks, struts, and other steering components. Pay Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor a service visit as soon as possible.
  • Misalignment of Wheels – If your wheels aren’t positioned correctly, it can also cause the vehicle or the steering wheel to shake. This is more likely if you tend to drive over potholes and railroad tracks in the Cameron area. You can also tell by the uneven tire treads. 
  • Bad Bearings – If your bearings have damage or lack enough lubrication, they can’t work properly and will therefore cause friction. This should only cause the wheel to shake specifically when you are turning. Cleaning the bearings can solve this issue, but if there is damage, you will need to replace them for $430 including labor costs on average. 
  • Suspension Issues – Any worn, loose parts or even an imbalance driveshaft can be the culprit. You should get these fixed as soon as possible since they are an easy fix and they can lead to more damage over time.
  • Brake Issues – Does your steering wheel shakes when you are slowing down on the College Station roads? Then, it is probably your brakes. You will need to get them inspected and replaced if they are won. 

Get Certified Services at Nyle Maxwell CDJR of Taylor 

If your steering wheel is shaking or your car needs other services in the Taylor area, be sure to come to our certified service team. We can help you get back on the road in no time and we also have service coupons you can use to save on your visit. Schedule an appointment today.

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