If you've noticed that your car is vibrating, there could be a number of reasons for it. It's important to figure out the root cause so that you can get the problem fixed and take care of the issue before it becomes something more serious.
Here are some of the most common causes of vibrations in a car:
Bent wheels or tires
If your car has bent wheels or tires then it could be causing your vehicle to vibrate. Most often this will appear as a vibration in the steering wheel when driving straight, but if it is bad enough you may feel it in both the steering wheel and the seat of the car.
Wheels may appear to be out of round or off balance from looking at them from an angle. If you are experiencing a vibration in your vehicle then it is important to take it to a professional immediately for further inspection.
This is what I experience with my previous car. My car shakes when i hit 60 mph, and changing the tire with some wheel balancing solve the issue.
Loose suspension components
The suspension of your vehicle is made up of the springs, shocks and bearings. These are usually separate components that can be replaced when they wear out or aren't working properly. Bearings are located at each wheel where the axle and wheel meet, while the springs and shocks are on the body of your car. If any of these suspension parts is loose or defective it can cause a vibration in your ride.
Broken or worn suspension components (shocks, struts, springs)
Some of the reasons your car is vibrating can include a broken or worn suspension component. A few examples are bad struts, ball joint, toe rod ends, tie rod ends and more. This could be caused by poor maintenance, hitting curbs or potholes and hitting road debris like nails or screws.
If one shock absorber is bad in the front on both sides of the car driving feels a little weird so consider replacing both sides at once. (And then making an appointment with our service department to get everything else checked out.)
Faulty engine mounts or transmission mounts
Faulty engine mounts can lead to a variety of issues, such as vibration transmission into the steering wheel and pedal shafts, loss of power steering assist due to fluid leaks or pump failure, loss of traction/traction control, or even timing belt and water pump failure. These issues have the potential to not only damage your vehicle but other drivers on the road if they are not addressed quickly.