What’s up with Shaky Steering?

If you’re feeling shakiness through the steering wheel, that can be unnerving. It can almost feel as if the car is out of control and extreme shakiness may make it much harder indeed for you to control the car. Auto Repair Technology has some suggestions for what might be causing shaky steering in your car.

Steering and Suspension Issues

The first place to look for issues with shaky steering is of course the steering and suspension systems. Your car’s steering column and wheel can have issues or become loose, or there may be a problem where the steering and suspension systems link up. The problem could also be in the suspension system, causing handling issues that you feel as shaky steering.

Tire Trouble

Your car’s tires are responsible for a lot of what you feel and don’t feel through the wheel as you’re driving. If the tires are out of balance or there are problems with the tread, you’re going to feel that in the steering. It’s a good idea to periodically check your tires yourself, including the air pressure in each tire. That’s going to help you to see what’s going on with each tire.

Alignment Issues

There’s more to your tire and suspension system than either on their own, too. Your wheels connect to the suspension system and they hold the tires. If your wheels are out of alignment, that’s going to cause some shaking that you feel through the steering wheel. As the alignment gets worse, it’s likely that the shaky steering is going to get worse, too.

Broken Brakes

You could also have a problem with your brakes, specifically with how the rotors and the brake pads match up. If the rotors are warped or need to be turned, that can cause shaking as you brake. The other issues are more likely to be a problem while you’re driving, but problems with the brakes are going to be apparent only while you’re braking. You may be experiencing other signs of brake trouble, too, like new noises when you apply the brakes or a lack of brake pressure when you try to stop.

Problems with your car’s steering? Auto Repair Technology in Brook Park, OH can help. Contact us today and we’ll take a closer look at all of the symptoms your car is experiencing. From there, we’ll be able to recommend the right repairs to correct exactly what’s wrong.

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