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Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

Chevy steering wheel

If you’ve been wondering, “why my steering wheel shakes?”, the simple answer is that either your tires have an uneven amount of tread or you’ve thrown your suspension out of alignment. Read on to learn about all the other possibilities, and then, if Clarkston drivers think they might be due for an inspection, explore our service specials and reach out to our service department for help.

Five Causes of a Vibrating Steering Wheel

If you’ve been wondering “why my steering wheel shakes,” there are 5 prime possibilities. Waterford drivers will need to pay close attention to that shaking. If it gets worse, take your vehicle in immediately. The definitive answer as to why your steering wheel is shaking can be quickly uncovered at our garage.

  • Unbalanced wheels: If the weight of your tires isn’t evenly distributed, you’ll feel your vehicle vibrating. Wheels are more likely to drift out of balance on lightweight suspension systems. If you don’t fix the issue, it could wear down your shocks and struts.
  • Misalignment: If you’ve recently hit a pothole or a curb and your vehicle is starting to drift when you’ve straightened out the steering wheel, it’s possible that you’ve knocked out the alignment of your suspension.
  • Bad bearings: If your bearings aren’t properly lubricated, they may create friction. This can cause your steering wheel to shake. If your bearings just need lube, this is a very simple procedure. If they’re damaged, expect to spend about $430.
  • Brake issues: If your steering wheel shakes when you slow down, it could be a warped rotor or worn brake pads.

Bring Your Chevrolet Into Our Service Center at Bowman Chevrolet

Grand Blanc drivers looking to get a cut-and-dry answer to the question of “why is my steering wheel shaking?”, give our mechanics a call at (248) 795-1841. We’ll set you up with a fast and affordable diagnostic today! If you have further questions about car care, check out our service tips and tricks for helpful guides on how to make your tires last longer. Turn to our Clarkston team for all things car care!

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