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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 when you apply the brakes. At Wayside Garage our ASE Certified technicians will be able to diagnose the problem and provide you with an appropriate solution.

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