Q:

Why does my car vibrate when it accelerates?

A:

Issues that can cause a car to vibrate on acceleration include bad brake pads or disks. The car may be out of alignment, or there may be worn front suspension parts.

If the brake pads or disks are the problem, then replacing them should eliminate the shaking. When you replace one side, replace the other. If the alignment is bad, get the car aligned to make the vibration stop. If a front suspension part has become worn, the exact part must be determined and replaced. These parts include the tie rods, ball joints, steering rack, wheel bearing, strut bearing and struts.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is wrong with a car when it jerks?

    A:

    A car jerks because of a clogged fuel injector, a dirty fuel filter or because the transmission is about to fail. If the engine is manual rather than automatic, then the car might jerk because of improper shifting.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    Why does a car idle rough?

    A:

    There are a variety of problems that can cause a car's idle to be rough. A rough idle is usually defined by the car idling below its normal speed, loping RPMs, a skipping sound or in a way that causes the car to shake. Idle problems can often be a clue to something more serious going on, so it is best for car owners to get them checked out.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How wide is a car?

    A:

    An average sedan is just under 73 inches wide not including side-view mirrors. Side-view mirrors add up to 10 inches to the overall width. For example, a 2015 Ford Fusion measures 75.2 inches wide with the side mirrors folded and 83.5 inches with them open.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    Why is my car hard to start?

    A:

    If a car is hard to start, the issue is often the battery. While a dead battery does not turn the starter at all, a weak one turns it very slowly. This slow turn does not create enough compression to cause the fuel to ignite in the cylinders, making it difficult to start the vehicle.

    Full Answer >

Explore