2020 Ford Edge ST Exterior

Rather than driving smoothly, as usual, you might find that your car suddenly feels shaky or wobbly as you drive. What could be the cause? Your vehicle is made up of many parts. Those parts can break unexpectedly, usually following an accident or impact, or they can wear out gradually over time. Preventative maintenance appointments can detect and resolve any issues before they become major concerns, but problems can still arise. A certified technician can give you a better sense of what's happening with your car and fix the underlying issue.


Multiple parts in the brakes may get worn out and lead to the car's shaking, including the rotors, which provide a layer of protection between the rotors. The cushion created by the brake pads naturally wears out with use. They should be replaced at approximately 50,000 miles, although your car's brakes may last longer or wear out sooner. The brake rotors, which are metallic components, can produce shaking if they start rubbing against each other. Shaking when you use the brakes is a good indication of brake-related shaking issues.


Problems with the engine are another possible source of trouble. The radiator, spark plugs, or air filter can break or wear out, which can cause the car to vibrate and shake. The radiator can also cause the engine to overheat if it's broken. The spark plugs, which assist with transporting fuel throughout the car, usually need replacement sometime between 80,000 and 100,000 miles. The air filter is a small part of the engine that filters out impurities to assist with its operation. A dirty air filter can reduce the engine's efficiency and cause shaking.


Tires that are out of alignment, need to be rotated, or aren't filled to the right pressure level may be sources of the vehicle's shaking. Your car owner's manual has a pressure range that you should follow to ensure the tires have the right amount of air. Too much or too little air can impair their performance and make the car feel shaky. Tires that do not have enough tread left or that have uneven tread levels can also be problematic.


Wheels can get bent or damaged from driving mishaps or accidents, which consequently produces shaking and vibration. The wheel lug nuts may not be tight enough, which can also make the car shake. A shaky steering wheel may also accompany wheels that cause shaking.


As with the wheels, the axles can get damaged from an accident or other road impacts. If the axles get bent out of position, they'll make the car vibrate excessively or shake as well. The axles also have smaller parts called CV joints that can wear out over time and cause debris to enter the axles.

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