Chantilly Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Why is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Why is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

When you are driving your car at high speeds and need to brake, you may feel mild to violent vibrations through your gas pedal or your steering wheel. These sensations are known as brake shudders or brake judders. Disc brace system difficulties cause this and can be dangerous if not addressed quickly.   Heat is generated from braking which can cause brake rotors to become uneven or warped over time. When brake pads are in poor condition, they can add a squeaking sound to the vibrations you feel. This is a sign that your brake pads are needing to be replaced. They can also be soiled from dirt and oil which will cause these vibrations.   Alignment and suspension issues also can cause your car to vibrate when you brake. This can affect your car's wheel bearings, tie rods, and ball joints. Normal wear and tear can also be the reason for all of this. Your suspension may be the cause of these vibrations if you feel them during a turn when you are braking normally.   ... read more

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