Why Is My Car Trembling?

An aggressively shaking or vibrating vehicle can be pretty distracting and nerve-wracking to drive. You may find that it only ever happens when your vehicle goes over a certain speed, or it might be a constant feeling. If you're feeling unstable in your car, please do not ignore it! Any unusual symptoms with your car can indicate a problem and should be inspected by an auto professional as soon as possible. 


Unfortunately, it can be challenging to give you a clear-cut explanation of why your car is feeling shaky. There is a long list of things that can happen to cause that uneasy feeling. Some may not be as serious, while others can be very hazardous. Below are some of the potential problems that can result in a trembling car:

  • Lack of gasoline - If you're running low on fuel or have an issue with your fuel injectors or fuel system, your car may feel jittery. You should check out fuel problems as soon as they arise.
  • Old spark plugs
  • Faulty driveshaft or CV joints
  • Warped brake rotors - If your car trembles whenever you brake, distorted brake rotors are likely the cause.
  • Poor alignment 
  • Old wheel bearings
  • Aging ball joints
  • Lack of tire maintenance - Tires out of balance, uneven wear, or worn-out tires will typically make your vehicle shake.

These are just a handful of the reasons why you may find yourself with an unsteady car. As you can see, there are a myriad of potential causes. In your case, the best thing to do is to bring your vehicle to Custom Wrenches for a proper inspection! Our expert team will pinpoint the exact problem area and offer you the best solution to fixing it. Please call us at (618) 690-9369 or visit our shop in Greenville, IL.