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Why does my steering wheel shake?

Why does my steering wheel shake?

Why does my steering wheel shake? Have you ever noticed your steering wheel shaking while you drive? It’s not just annoying; it could be a sign of something that needs your attention. Let’s dive into some common causes and how we can help smooth out your ride. 1. Wheel Balance: First up, a common culprit could be unbalanced wheels. Imagine trying to roll a wobbly cart; it’s the same idea with your car. If the weight isn't evenly distributed around your wheels, it can cause your steering wheel to shake. It’s an easy fix, and we’re here to balance things out for you. 2. Brake Check: Does the shaking get worse when you hit the brakes? It might be time to check your brake components. Worn rotors or pads can make your steering wheel vibrate, and that’s your car’s way of saying, “Help!” Remember, effective brakes are key to your safety on the road, so let’s get them checked o ... read more

Revitalize Your Ride: Removing Carbon Buildup for Better Engine Performance

Revitalize Your Ride: Removing Carbon Buildup for Better Engine Performance

Hey there, fellow drivers and car enthusiasts! Welcome to Wayside Garage's latest blog post. Today, we're diving into a crucial aspect of maintaining your vehicle's health: cleaning the carbon buildup from your engine's fuel system. At Wayside Garage, we understand the importance of keeping your engine running smoothly and efficiently. Carbon buildup is a common issue that can occur over time, especially in older vehicles or those with high mileage. It can lead to reduced fuel efficiency, decreased power, and overall poor engine performance. But fear not! We're here to help you tackle this problem head-on. Let's break it down in simple terms: What is Carbon Buildup? Carbon buildup occurs when fuel additives, oil vapors, and other deposits accumulate in the engine's combustion chamber and fuel system. Over time, these deposits form a layer of carbon that can interfere with the proper functioning of your engine. Why is it a Problem ... read more

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Fuel System

Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake? Common Causes Explained!

Fixing Car Shaking When Braking: Tips from Wayside Garage in Seaside, California Do you feel your car shaking when you hit the brakes? Don't worry! Lots of people have this issue. In this blog post, we'll talk about why your car shakes when you brake and how to fix it. We'll keep it simple, so it's easy to understand. Understanding the Problem: Have you ever pressed the brakes and felt your car shake? That's what we're talking about. Sabrina and Stacey, two car experts, will help us figure out why this happens. Exploring Potential Causes: Sabrina and Stacey say a few things could be causing your car to shake: - Your tires might be unbalanced. - The shocks and struts could be worn out. - Some parts like ball joints or tie rod ends might be loose. - Your brakes might be old and need fixing. - Brake rotors or drums might be warped. - Your anti-lock brake system might not be working right. Finding Solut ... read more

Top 10 Car Maintenance Services

Top 10 Car Maintenance Services

As a true believer in preventative maintenance, I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of your vehicle to ensure its longevity. Whether it's gas, diesel, hybrid, and even an electric vehicle, they all need proper maintenance. Below, I will discuss the top 10 car maintenance services that will keep your car running and on the road for up to 300,000 miles and beyond. Regular Oil Changes Regular oil changes are crucial in maintaining the health of your car's engine. Engine oil lubricates and cools the engine components, preventing them from overheating and reducing friction. It's suggested that you change your oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or every six months, whichever comes first. Tire Maintenance Tires are an essential part of your car's overall performance, and proper maintenance can help you maximize their lifespan. Regular tire rotations and alignments ensure even wear and tear, which can also extend their lifespan. Additionally, proper inflation can ... read more

Why does my car shake when I brake?

Why does my car shake when I brake?

There could be several reasons why your car shakes when you press the brakes. Some of the most common causes include: 1. Warped or damaged brake rotors: When the brake rotors are warped or damaged, they can cause the brake pedal to vibrate or shake when you apply the brakes. 2. Worn brake pads: Over time, the brake pads can wear down, causing them to vibrate or shake when you apply the brakes. 3. Loose or worn suspension components: If your car's suspension components, such as the shock absorbers, struts, or ball joints, are worn or loose, they can cause the car to vibrate or shake when you brake. 4. Sticking brake caliper: A sticking brake caliper can cause the brake pads to wear unevenly, leading to shaking or vibration when you brake. 5. Unevenly worn tires: If your car's tires are worn unevenly, they can cause the car to shake or vibrate when you brake. It is recommended that you have a qualified mechanic inspect your car to determine the exact cause of the shaking wh ... read more

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Brakes
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