Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

Mechanic Inspecting Brake Pads and Rotors

 

If you notice your vehicle shaking as you brake or drive along Sparta Twp roads, then this can be a sign of a major issue that needs to be addressed. Whether you notice it is the brakes or in your steering wheel, you’ll want to have your vehicle looked at as soon as possible, so you’re not constantly wondering: Why does my car shake when braking? Learn more about several causes of this and then set up your next service appointment at Sussex Honda!

 

 

The Brake Rotors Are Warped

The number one reason that a car trembles when braking is warped or damaged brake rotors. Brake rotors work with your brake pads to stop your wheels from spinning and over time, they get thinner and thinner from constant wear. As you use your brake every time you drive, this exposes the rotors to excessive heat causing them to warp the rotors and the brake pads to slip which leads to a shaking motion. Your brake rotors should be replaced around the first 70,000 miles, but it may need to be done sooner depending on Hackettstown driving conditions.

The Tires Need Service

Another possible reason your car trembles when braking is that your tires are misaligned or are getting worn down and need to be replaced. If you hit a big pothole or curb around Denville, then this could alter your alignment and shake your steering wheel. A tire alignment should usually be done during a routine tire rotation, which should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, but always refer to your owner’s manual for exact tire service intervals.

Steering & Suspension Issues 

You may also notice your car shaking when braking as well as driving if there’s an issue with your steering or suspension systems. This is typically due to a damaged part, such as an axle shaft which can cause an issue as you come to a stop. Once again, always have these components of your vehicle’s vital systems inspected when you bring it in for additional maintenance. 

Find More Helpful Service Tips at Sussex Honda Today

Now that you know more about how a car trembles when braking, ensure your vehicle continues to run at its best on Denville roads for years to come. Find more helpful service tips from the certified technicians at Sussex Honda and see how you can save on the essential maintenance you need most with our rotating selection of service specials. Contact us today for more information and to set up your next service appointment at our dealership in Newton!

Service Specials at Sussex Honda

April 2024 - Tire Rotation

$19.95

Extend the life of your tires
$19.95 + tax

*Offer valid on Hondas at Sussex Honda only through end of month. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. No other discounts or offers apply, prior sales excluded. Limit (1) coupon per transaction.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

April 2024 - Alignment

$99.95

Alignment special
Extend the life of your tires
$99.95 + tax

*Offer valid on Hondas at Sussex Honda only through end of month. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. No other discounts or offers apply, prior sales excluded. Limit (1) coupon per transaction.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

April 2024 - Wiper Inserts

$14.95

Genuine Honda Wiper Inserts
$14.95 Per Pair + Tax

*Offer valid on Hondas at Sussex Honda only through end of month. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. No other discounts or offers apply, prior sales excluded. Limit (1) coupon per transaction.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

April 2024 - Express Service

$45.79

Includes Oil Change, Multipoint Inspection and Complimentary Car Wash.

*Offer valid on Hondas at Sussex Honda only through end of month. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. No other discounts or offers apply, prior sales excluded. Limit (1) coupon per transaction.

EXPIRES: 04/30/2024

 

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